Hong Kong’s wall trees: everything you need to know about the banyans that define the city’s landscapeFriday, 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.
INFOGRAPHIC: How water pipe installation projects at centre of Hong Kong contamination scandal were approved17 Jul 2015 Click to view the full-size infographic in high resolution.
Waste not, want not: The 'food angels' collecting goodies we're about to throw out to cook for Hong Kong's underprivileged16 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.
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.
Every year, on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, crews of paddlers re-enact the legend of Qu Yuan.