Rex Tso Sing-yu
The boxer became the first Hongkonger to enter the top 30 in WBC rankings after defeating Kyrgyzstan's Timur Shailezov for the WBC Amco Asia Continental super-flyweight title. Tso's performance impressed British boxing legend and former world champion Ricky Hatton, who is contemplating signing up as his promoter.
Professor Rossa Chiu Wai-kwun
The Chinese University academic won a top national award for her work in chemical pathology - and her research could also be good news for cancer patients. Chiu became the second Hong Kong winner of the Chinese Young Women in Science Fellowship. She hopes the non-invasive test she developed for Down's syndrome can be developed to combat cancer without the undesirable side effects.
The Canadian architect had every reason to smile when his design was chosen for the Xiqu Centre for Chinese opera at the West Kowloon Cultural District. Not only did the design by Thom's practice and Ronald Lu & Partners beat leading international firms to win the competition, it was also the first time Thom designed a building in the city of his birth, which he left at the age of nine.