Crouching Tiger, Hidden Sequel; Green Grass in China

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Sequel; Green Grass in China

Michelle Yeoh Hints at Crouching Tiger Sequel

After 13 years, it’s about time. Michelle Yeoh has revealed that the film which brought Malaysia’s favourite daughter such international acclaim looks set to have a sequel.

Directed by Ang Lee, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon took more than RM639 million worldwide after its release in 2000.

Harvey Weinstein is said to be behind the sequel project with director Ronnie Wu reportedly taking the helm. And for Michelle, if all goes ahead as planned, it could be the starring role.

Her character Yu Shu Lien would be the central focus of a second instalment, according to an interview she gave last week.

“It’s never easy to make another movie after such an incredible classic but Crouching Tiger is a gem in my heart and always will be. So we will see.”

The Grass Really Is Greener in Chengdu

Officials in the south-western Chinese city of Chengdu have breathed new life into the old adage that the grass is always greener somewhere else. Yet smog and pollution in China’s bustling cities often mean that green grass is in short supply.

Applaud then the bright spark in Chengdu’s administrative centre who decided it was a good idea to spray-paint the withered grass around the city’s roads green.

Photographs hit the internet a couple of days ago of Chengdu’s municipal landscaping department painting the verge with a fluorescent green substance called Top Green Turf Greening Agent – something it has emerged is being used in a number of Chinese cities.

City officials told the Chengdu Business Daily that the dye contains fertilizer to help plants grow. However, a salesman for Top Green Turfing Agent said that the dye had “no nutrients”.

“It is just a green dye. We have been selling it to the Chengdu government for at least five or six years, and we have lots of other government clients. … We also sell it to golf courses.”