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You're 22 years old, newly graduated from university, and ready to start a new chapter in your life. But you've just had surgery, and you are stuck at home alone feeling bored. Why not call up a "...

30 Sep 2014 - 5:25pm

Bistro Du Vin on Davis Street is classed as a high-end restaurant offering gourmet delights and the establishment maintains a tradition of serving a basket of breads, brought to table before...

11 Sep 2014 - 11:32am

It’s easy to go green with our purchasing decisions these days, but expanding that practice to ethically-sourced materials is another matter. Would you be content helping to save a tree if that’s...

26 Sep 2014 - 12:00pm

Benjamin Black had another 18 months to go before completing his computer science degree at the University of Southern California, but he just couldn't wait. Last October, the 23-year-old from...

26 Sep 2014 - 6:02pm

It's late May and a security team patrol the outdoor grounds of Singapore venue SCAPE while a series of blockades keeps an estimated 6,000 screaming fans from causing a riot. The crowd of mostly...

28 Sep 2014 - 12:07pm

Some claim it's the second bestselling book behind the Bible. So perhaps it's no wonder Bram Stoker's Dracula keeps rising from the dead.

28 Sep 2014 - 12:30pm

For almost 30 years, Singaporean Mark Tan, founder of the Page One bookstore chain, lived by the motto "I read therefore I am".

28 Sep 2014 - 12:07pm

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29 Sep 2014 - 12:14pm


Interiors & Living

What: Furse theatre light

Why: Vintage 1920s stage light with wooden tripod legs

How much: HK$22,000

Where: The World Beyond, 4/F, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, tel: 6891...

1 Oct 2014 - 4:22am

US federal officials have announced the arrest of the maker of a smartphone app marketed as a tool for catching cheating spouses by eavesdropping on their calls and tracking their locations, a...

1 Oct 2014 - 3:58am

Faced with the choice of a lifetime of back pain, or painful surgery to fix it temporarily, Alec Stuart took a third path: he dived into swimming. That was 3½ years ago, when Stuart, now 50,...

30 Sep 2014 - 10:25am
Family & Education

My nine-year-old daughter has been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome. Having the diagnosis is useful, so that we know she is struggling and not being defiant or disrespectful in the way she...

29 Sep 2014 - 5:44pm
Arts & Culture

Laughter fills the air when Hong Kong cinema doyen Ann Hui On-wah talks about her latest film, The Golden Era.

29 Sep 2014 - 5:28pm
Fashion & Watches

It's an auspicious day for John Ray, creative director of Dunhill. He's a Scotsman and the phone interview is taking place on the day his country votes in a referendum on whether to become...

29 Sep 2014 - 10:30am

In Ian McEwan's law-versus-religion scenario, religious edicts taken too far wreck lives.

28 Sep 2014 - 12:07pm
Food & Wine

Consultant chef Rowley Leigh, who is working with Swire Group to set up new restaurant The Continental in Pacific Place, might have been a novelist if he had worked harder at it. Becoming an...

26 Sep 2014 - 5:11pm

A youth hostel fitted out with jacuzzis, herbal steam baths and hydromassage facilities has opened in a Swiss alpine village, declaring itself the first "wellness hostel" in the world.

24 Sep 2014 - 4:06am

The Strand is a four-storey beauty salon overlooking the Mid-Levels escalator in Central. The whole of the second floor is dedicated to men's grooming and treatments ranging from an authentic wet...

10 Sep 2014 - 11:18pm

Forget men and their wheels - it's time for the ladies to press the pedal to the metal, writes Daniel Scheffler.

6 Jun 2014 - 1:00am


11 Sep 2014

Teen star Chloe Grace Moretz is making all the right moves

7 Sep 2014

With Scotland just days from possible independence, Edinburgh details its China game plan

5 Sep 2014

A scintillating array of this season's most coveted fashion and jewellery

3 Sep 2014

Alfresco dining is gaining popularity among busy Hongkongers who want to unwind

8 Aug 2014

Christian Louboutin on his designs, his muse and his nail polish

4 Jul 2014

TIme for quality

18 Jun 2014

Time for tea

7 Apr 2014

Space invaders: ‘The final frontier’ is ready for tourists later this year

19 Mar 2014

The personal touch is what attracts diners to small, cosy restaurants

11 Nov 2013

Inside China’s booming contemporary-art market

2 Oct 2013

Precious gems meet powerful make-up for the party season

Fashion & Watches

Luxury fashion houses have long courted artists and photographers to create cutting-edge images for their brands.

But recent years have seen a rise in another kind of collaboration: luxury...

29 Sep 2014 - 10:30am

Food & Wine

One of life's mysteries is why so many associate the French with arrogance. A study of leading wine expert and hotelier Gerard Basset, recently here as a judge at the Decanter Asia Wine Awards,...

26 Sep 2014 - 11:14am


The summer sun is merciless on our hair - show it some love with these moisturising products.

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Have you ever had a day when coffee doesn't cut it? A US start-up has come up with a solution to boost your energy levels: a sprayable caffeine solution applied directly to the skin.

30 Sep 2014 - 10:25am


The Lamborghinis at the Italian supercar maker's pop-up museum in Causeway Bay are three of possibly 12 models that visitors will have a chance to see before the museum closes in September.

6 Jun 2014 - 12:11am


The rocks of a remote river valley in Guizhou provide not only fabulous scenery, but also challenges that climbers are finding too tempting to resist.

10 Sep 2014 - 11:06pm

Arts & Culture

Mamma Mia!

Academy for Performing Arts Lyric Theatre Reviewed: September 25

29 Sep 2014 - 5:20pm


"Prediction is very difficult," Danish physicist Niels Bohr said, "especially if it's about the future."

28 Sep 2014 - 12:07pm

Family & Education

Australian lawyer and businessman David Gillespie grew up in Brisbane and was educated at one of the city's top private schools.

29 Sep 2014 - 5:44pm

Interiors & Living

When the British interior designer and architect David Collins died after a short illness last year, many feared his eponymous studio would disband.

Updated 1 Oct 2014 - 5:04am


Several Britons agreed to give their eldest child in return for free Wi-fi, in an experiment that highlighted the dangers of public internet.

1 Oct 2014 - 2:41am

Horoscopeswith Shelley von Strunckel


Libra: September 23-October 22

Everyone knows the importance of using resources wisely

Chinese Zodiacwith Edwin Ma Lai-wah


Auspicious for: weddings
Bad for: travel
Auspicious direction: southeast
Lucky colours: pink
Lucky numbers: 8, 9


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