Hong Kong’s wall trees: everything you need to know about the banyans that define the city’s landscape Infographics

Hong Kong’s wall trees: everything you need to know about the banyans that define the city’s landscape

Friday, 31 July, 2015, 9:50am

The practice of growing trees directly on walls originated with 19th century Guangdong masonry workers known as the Wu Hua.

GREECE INFOGRAPHIC: How the Greek Euro crisis happened

INFOGRAPHIC: How the Greek Euro crisis happened

24 Jul 2015

Despite a bloated public sector and high government spending, Greece adopted the euro as its currency in 2001.

SOCIETY INFOGRAPHIC: How Hong Kong's drinking water reaches your home

INFOGRAPHIC: How Hong Kong's drinking water reaches your home

23 Jul 2015 Click to view the full-size infographic in high resolution.
SOCIETY Waste not, want not: The 'food angels' collecting goodies we're about to throw out to cook for Hong Kong's underprivileged

Waste not, want not: The 'food angels' collecting goodies we're about to throw out to cook for Hong Kong's underprivileged

16 Jul 2015

“Some 3,600 tons of food are thrown out everyday, and we can only collect 4 tons of it,” explains Food Angel CEO Caribbean Chan. The charity has a small fleet of trucks that not only pick up food from suppliers during the day on a regular basis, but also at closing time, rush to supermarkets and wet markets to “rescue” as much food as possible, mostly fruits, vegetables, meat and some seafood.

LANGUAGE INFOGRAPHIC: A world of languages - and how many speak them

INFOGRAPHIC: A world of languages - and how many speak them

4 Jun 2015 28 comments

There are at least 7,102 known languages alive in the world today. Twenty-three of these languages are a mother  tongue for more than 50 million people.

DRAGON BOATING INFOGRAPHIC: How dragon boating evolved from an ancient Chinese tradition into a global sport

INFOGRAPHIC: How dragon boating evolved from an ancient Chinese tradition into a global sport

3 Jul 2015 1 comment

Every year, on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, crews of paddlers re-enact the legend of Qu Yuan.