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Top 5 mobile and instant messaging apps in China

Mobile instant messaging has become a key battleground for control of China’s internet services market.

19 Apr 2015 - 10:01pm
Sleep smart for a better night's rest

Work hard, play harder - a theme many Hongkongers take to heart, which leads to skimping on much needed shut eye. Smart technology aims to provide you with a good night’s sleep.

16 Apr 2015 - 9:34am
Top 5 most secretive and mysterious research universities in China

If you are a student of science or engineering looking for a “thrilling” exchange programme in China, this may be the right place for you.

19 Apr 2015 - 5:31pm
Review: The Piano Guys never fail to surprise

The Piano Guys

AsiaWorld-Arena

Reviewed April 20

19 Apr 2015 - 2:24pm
Review: The Piano Guys never fail to surprise

The Jockey Club has poached Tobias Berger from M+ to head the art element of the revitalised Central Police Station.  His appointment will facilitate the development of a concrete strategy for the...

17 Apr 2015 - 5:39pm
Review: The Piano Guys never fail to surprise

Going deep has always presented challenges. It was crucial for divers to keep track of time. Whether they were down there for scientific exploration, military operations or fun, the amount of time...

17 Apr 2015 - 3:13pm

Opinion

Technology
Top 5 mobile and instant messaging apps in China

Mobile instant messaging has become a key battleground for control of China’s internet services market.

19 Apr 2015 - 10:01pm
Arts & Culture
Top 5 mobile and instant messaging apps in China

The Piano Guys

AsiaWorld-Arena

Reviewed April 20

19 Apr 2015 - 2:24pm
Books
Top 5 mobile and instant messaging apps in China

Once relegated to the back shelf, the fantasy genre is finally front and centre.

18 Apr 2015 - 10:39pm
Film & TV
Top 5 mobile and instant messaging apps in China

In his directorial debut, Alex Garland has crafted a sci-fi drama that is powered by human emotion.

18 Apr 2015 - 10:39pm
Music
Top 5 mobile and instant messaging apps in China

As electronic dance music continuesto grow, the pioneering Kaskade is reinventing the genre for a new generation of fans.

18 Apr 2015 - 10:39pm
Food & Wine
Top 5 mobile and instant messaging apps in China

Seafood stock is an easy-to-make, inexpensive and delicious building block for dishes that celebrate the fruits of the ocean.

18 Apr 2015 - 10:07pm
Beauty
Top 5 mobile and instant messaging apps in China

Spring's rising humidity calls for some vivacious scents to revitalise the senses.

18 Apr 2015 - 10:06pm
Travel
Top 5 mobile and instant messaging apps in China

A car journey through Morocco's interior reveals a landscape of ancient ruins, snowy peaks, Game of Thrones sets - and myriad hazards. Words and pictures by Tim Pile.

18 Apr 2015 - 10:06pm
Interiors & Living
Top 5 mobile and instant messaging apps in China

Baby blanket, HK$1,350; Scarf, HK$790; and Towel, HK$725, from Inside, 12/F, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, tel: 2873 1795.

18 Apr 2015 - 10:06pm
Motoring
Top 5 mobile and instant messaging apps in China

Two years after sowing the radical idea of drivers renting their cars to others when not in use, Carshare.HK has electric car deal with BYD, has spread to Shanghai and is eyeing Shenzhen.

17 Apr 2015 - 6:28pm
Family & Education
Top 5 mobile and instant messaging apps in China

A maths problem that first appeared in a test for Singapore's elite high school students has baffled internet users around the world after it went viral, prompting a rush of attempts to solve it...

16 Apr 2015 - 10:59am
Health
Top 5 mobile and instant messaging apps in China

I've been an avid hiker for years, but I've never climbed anything as high as Mount Kinabalu in East Malaysia. Calling it "difficult" would be an understatement. If hell were a mountain, I think...

14 Apr 2015 - 6:17am
Watches
Top 5 mobile and instant messaging apps in China

Special breed of watchmakers have found a niche market and these brands focus on quality ahead of quantity, writes Vivian Chen.

17 Apr 2015 - 11:42am

Magazines

19 Apr 2015

The grisly murder of a Hong Kong police officer by one of his own men

16 Apr 2015

Factories are the new fun palaces

12 Apr 2015

The city is booming but at what cost?

10 Apr 2015

Evolution of luxury 

9 Apr 2015

We meet five Hong Kong dance award nominees

5 Apr 2015

A group of North Korean escapees is plotting to oust Kim Jong-un

2 Apr 2015

Zhuhai is perfect for a fun-packed weekend

29 Mar 2015

Vivienne Tam: the queen of China chic

25 Mar 2015

Hong Kong's top chefs work their magic on the humble tomato

6 Mar 2015

Get a refreshing boost from a new generation of designers

6 Feb 2015

Taste for love

19 Nov 2014

Local chefs create spicy menus for the more adventurous diners

3 Sep 2014

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

7 Apr 2014

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

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

Dolce & Gabbana looks to Spain while Ted Baker belts provide solace for real men

Italy's Dolce and Gabbana has looked to Spain for its spring-summer collection. While there were some wacky matador-inspired looks - think black embroidery on silk jackets and cropped trousers -...

18 Apr 2015 - 10:33pm

Food & Wine

Spice up your weekly brunch with Hushup's secret shenanigans

Brunch in Hong Kong can be a little predictable; from the mediocre buffet stations to the free-flowing fizz, we all know the drill.

18 Apr 2015 - 10:07pm

Beauty

How to get rid of the camel toe and tech neck

I heard there's a thing called "tech neck". I'm always on my devices, so if I don't have it yet, I'm sure I will soon. Help! I've been so good about treating my face to potions and lotions. What...

11 Apr 2015 - 7:26pm

Health

Hong Kong's Sean Kesluk talks about leading 24 Hour Race, a global student relay

Sean Kesluk has always dabbled rather than dived into sport, preferring to dedicate his energy to charity. From aid coordination in South Sudan to disaster relief in Haiti, Kesluk's sporting...

14 Apr 2015 - 6:11am

Motoring

Profile: Richard Lee, the Hong Kong businessman linked to AC Milan takeover

Richard Lee Man-fai, known for importing luxury sports cars, is reported to be heading a Chinese consortium bidding to take over Italian soccer giants AC Milan.

4 Apr 2015 - 4:41am

Travel

Boutique hotel Casa Gangotena, a beautifully restored mansion in the heart of Quito

What's so special about this casa? It is without doubt the most romantic place in which to stay in Quito, Ecuador - and that's not just because there are huge tubs of roses at every turn (easily...

18 Apr 2015 - 10:06pm

Arts & Culture

Alex Garland's Ex Machina is a man-vs-machine tale that sides with the machines

In his directorial debut, Alex Garland has crafted a sci-fi drama that is powered by human emotion.

18 Apr 2015 - 10:39pm

Books

Q&A: Gretchen Rubin, author of Better Than Before

Gretchen Rubin has an energetic zeal when talking about her new book, for which she was once again part researcher and part guinea pig. Better Than Before in many respects picks up where The...

18 Apr 2015 - 10:39pm

Family & Education

Child commuters to Hong Kong given help with acclimatising

Cross-border pupils are finding that going back and forth between Hong Kong and the mainland every day is an experience that can also be stressful. That's why a partnership of two non-profit...

15 Apr 2015 - 2:57pm

Interiors & Living

Two flats in Kowloon Tong turned into a modern duplex for a family of four

For a family retreating from Mid-Levels, not one but two flats in Kowloon Tong offered a better work-life balance.

18 Apr 2015 - 10:28pm

Technology

Top 5 most secretive and mysterious research universities in China

If you are a student of science or engineering looking for a “thrilling” exchange programme in China, this may be the right place for you.

19 Apr 2015 - 5:31pm

Horoscopeswith Shelley von Strunckel

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY

Aries: March 20-April 19

Once you understand that the obstacles you encounter could be keys to resolving persistent difficulties, you’ll explore further and talk them over with others.

Chinese Zodiacwith Edwin Ma Lai-wah

TODAY'S ALMANAC

Auspicious for: doctor’s visit
Bad for: breaking ground
Auspicious direction: southeast
Lucky colours: white, blue
Lucky numbers: 1,6

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