Tom Hildtich and Vivenne Chow
Welcome to SAR, a daily column about our city.
People have asked us what SAR stands for, and we say: 'Oh, it is short for Scandal And Rumour or Sexual Antics Recounted or Smell A Rat or Some Acronym Roughed out on the spot.' The truth is we don't know what SAR stands for but in these days of intense city rivalry and $9million dragon logos, we feel it should stand for something a little more positive, a little less lap dog, than Special Administrative Region. Hong Kong is way too exciting, has far too much energy for that. And over the next few months - fed by your tips and leads - we hope to bring you as much of that energy as is humanly wise and legally possible. Someone once said: 'If you want to know who you are, keep a journal.' SAR is Hong Kong's journal. So get in touch, e-mail us, phone us - all our details are below. Tell us how you see things. SAR is your journal. We just type it.
And, in the first of many competitions we will run, you are invited to tell us what SAR might stand for. You'll be able to celebrate your win with a guaranteed table reservation and complimentary magnum of Moet worth $900 for you and five friends at Elite Concepts' bar One Fifth during happy hour, Monday to Friday 6pm-9pm.
The best suggestion will be announced in this column next Friday, and we'll hang it on our banner that day.