S1E8: Hong Kong's museum M+, the jewel of West Kowloon arts hub: Letter From The Bureau Ep 8

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Synopsis: The Straits Times' foreign editor Bhagyashree Garekar chats with ST’s correspondents in the Asia-Pacific, the US and Europe every month.

They talk about life as it goes on, amid the screaming headlines and bubbling crises.

In this episode, she chats with ST's Hong Kong correspondent Claire Huang.

Highlights (click/tap above):

01:02 Asia's first global museum of visual culture

03:28 The reason behind the name of M+

05:22 Hong Kong's reaction to the new museum and possible global reaction to M+

08:26 Ai Wei Wei's controversial piece "Study of Perspective - Tianenmen Square" faced national security issues

09:52 The hurdles faced in constructing the museum and future possibilities for artistic freedom

Produced by: Bhagyashree Garekar (bhagya@sph.com.sg), Ernest Luis, Hadyu Rahim & Fa’izah Sani

Edited by: Hadyu Rahim & Dan Koh

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