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  • Dec 22, 2014
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Dengue fever scare for Hong Kong family highlights rising risk from disease

On a recent family holiday to Bali, Lindsey Price's 10-year-old daughter Lauren came down with a sudden high fever of 39 degrees Celsius on the second day of their trip.

20 Dec 2014 - 12:00pm
A world apart: why Ap Lei Chau is the perfect escape from Hong Kong’s bustle

Hong Kong’s Island South, which feels like a world apart from the hustle and bustle of the central business district, is filled with hidden gems.  The Aberdeen Marine Club is an exclusive retreat...

11 Dec 2014 - 4:05pm
Experts bring Christmas warmth and cheer indoors

Across the city, shopping malls are once again festooned with glittering decorations, the air is filled with the sounds of carols and the scent of pine needles, and excited little faces are...

19 Dec 2014 - 9:47am
Inflammatory eye condition iritis should be treated immediately

When a university professor friend of mine needs to write a thesis, or has a lot of work to do, he suffers from red eyes, blurry vision and headaches, and he becomes oversensitive to light.

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20 Dec 2014 - 6:16am
Pick of the page-turners

2014 was a vintage year for publishing, with some strong debuts and fine follow-ups. James Kidd offers his list of the best holiday reads.

21 Dec 2014 - 12:10am
Pick of the page-turners

Bill Clinton's head is bowed, hands masking his mouth, as his inquisitor asks: "If Monica Lewinsky said that while you were in the Oval Office area you touched her breasts, would she be lying?"...

19 Dec 2014 - 4:02pm
Pick of the page-turners

It's Monday evening, but it feels like Friday night. Nearly 200 people crowd into The Dairy, the Fringe Club's basement nightclub. The music is loud, mostly dubstep with a local MC rapping over...

19 Dec 2014 - 11:13am

Opinion

Family & Education
Why singing in a choir is so good for you

Creative self-expression is an innate desire and a reason why performing arts are an important part of a well-rounded education. In the case of choir practice, there are also physical benefits.

21 Dec 2014 - 10:00am
Technology
Why singing in a choir is so good for you

Which major breakthroughs in technology have had a transformative effect on the lives of the world's poorest?

21 Dec 2014 - 7:46am
Arts & Culture
Why singing in a choir is so good for you

Performing mimicry and tai chi while hitting all the right notes on the keyboard - that was showman Lang Lang at his best.

21 Dec 2014 - 5:13am
Books
Why singing in a choir is so good for you

2014 was a vintage year for publishing, with some strong debuts and fine follow-ups. James Kidd offers his list of the best holiday reads.

21 Dec 2014 - 12:10am
Food & Wine
Why singing in a choir is so good for you

For an extra special holiday meal, stop talking turkey and treat your guests to a beautiful bird of their own..

21 Dec 2014 - 9:24am
Travel
Why singing in a choir is so good for you

Where is it? About as central as it's possible to get in Central Java, Indonesia. And, as you'd expect from an alpine wellness retreat, MesaStila is well off the beaten track, being a good 90...

20 Dec 2014 - 11:51pm
Health
Why singing in a choir is so good for you

Tired of gyms, 10K runs and army-style fitness clubs? Here's an alternative way to work off December's delicious excesses: Bollywood aerobics.

20 Dec 2014 - 11:51pm
Fashion & Watches
Why singing in a choir is so good for you

Kit Neale launched his eponymous label in 2012, celebrating a design philosophy built on rich textures and vibrant prints. The designer has had a busy schedule thus far, working on both his label...

20 Dec 2014 - 11:51pm
Interiors & Living
Why singing in a choir is so good for you

By opening up a 3,000 sq ft flat and dressing it in a clean, contemporary-classic style, a designer has made The Peak home look and feel even larger..

21 Dec 2014 - 12:20am
Beauty
Why singing in a choir is so good for you

A refuge of calm in the middle of bustling Central, Flawless spa is bright, sleek and modern; there are faux Balinese touches here, no dark lighting, or statuettes of ambiguous spiritual...

18 Dec 2014 - 11:16am
Motoring
Why singing in a choir is so good for you

Sports car enthusiasts will be lining up to take a ride in a Porsche for charity.

10 Dec 2014 - 10:39pm

Magazines

21 Dec 2014

The quiz!

18 Dec 2014

Why director John Woo is so satisfied with his latest historical epic

14 Dec 2014

Disney and Pixar creative head John Lasseter is nothing if not animated when talking about the medium he helped to create

12 Dec 2014

Private jet industry takes off in China

11 Dec 2014

Tolkien's epic tale draws to a thrilling close

7 Dec 2014

With no end of dark subject matter to draw upon, Cambodian filmmakers are enjoying something of a renaissance

4 Dec 2014

The party issue

30 Nov 2014

Paul Theroux: Travel writer, novelist, contrarian

19 Nov 2014

Local chefs create spicy menus for the more adventurous diners

7 Nov 2014

Cate Blanchett on her love for theatre and her challenges with Blue Jasmine

3 Oct 2014

Oscar de la Renta celebrates femininity and beauty in his work

3 Sep 2014

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

18 Jun 2014

Time for tea

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

How to shine with our fashion tips for the winter party season

Ridiculous Christmas jumpers, woolly hats, comedy socks and "Santas" stumbling down Wyndham Street with a cigarette and beer in hand - the festive season, more often than not, is about frivolity...

19 Dec 2014 - 4:34pm

Food & Wine

How to spice up Christmas dinner: top chefs offer their tips

Christmas is no holiday for chefs. If they're not working in restaurant kitchens, they're probably cooking for friends and family at home.

18 Dec 2014 - 6:20pm

Beauty

Good stuff: my favourite last-minute beauty gifts

Have you made your list and checked it twice? If you’re like me, you’re probably only just starting to think about all the gifts you need to buy before December 25.

17 Dec 2014 - 3:41pm

Health

Dengue fever scare for Hong Kong family highlights rising risk from disease

On a recent family holiday to Bali, Lindsey Price's 10-year-old daughter Lauren came down with a sudden high fever of 39 degrees Celsius on the second day of their trip.

20 Dec 2014 - 12:00pm

Motoring

The Hong Kong Classic Car and Vintage Festival reflects the city's motoring history

Anders Bilidt has been married for seven years, but his attachment to his 1973 vintage BMW goes back 22 years. "You could argue I have more history with my first classic car than I do with my own...

1 Oct 2014 - 10:27pm

Travel

Luxury Antarctica trip includes night at South Pole

Cold comfort Jacada Travel has added a "Polar" section to its online offerings, with available destinations including Iceland, Norway and Antarctica. The luxury tour operator's bespoke trips don't...

20 Dec 2014 - 11:51pm

Arts & Culture

Spinal Tap find real life as a spoof

Rock's greatest pretenders, Spinal Tap, still delight and amuse 30 years after the film that made them, writes Richard James Havis.

21 Dec 2014 - 12:10am

Books

Origins of Tolkien's The Hobbit

With the last of The Hobbit trilogy in cinemas, author and Tolkien expert John Garth shows how J.R.R. drew on Norse and transatlantic mythology for his novel.

21 Dec 2014 - 12:10am

Family & Education

Why we need more liberal studies in Hong Kong schools, not less

The recent Occupy movement has led some to accuse liberal studies as the culprit that instigated the student movement and say it should therefore be scrapped, drastically reformed or made an...

21 Dec 2014 - 9:02am

Interiors & Living

Muji makes room for style in award-winning Vertical House

Tokyo residents have long responded to the city's notoriously expensive real estate with ultra-compact homes that maximise every inch of space.

17 Dec 2014 - 7:26am

Technology

Sceptical of climate change or just sceptical of the solution?

It is often said that people who don't want to solve the problem of climate change reject the underlying science, and hence don't think there's any problem to solve.

21 Dec 2014 - 7:46am

Horoscopeswith Shelley von Strunckel

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY

Sagittarius: November 22-December 21

This birthday marks a turning point in the relationship side of your life.

Chinese Zodiacwith Edwin Ma Lai-wah

TODAY'S ALMANAC

Auspicious for: weddings
Bad for: planting
Auspicious direction: southeast
Lucky colours: gold
Lucky numbers: 6, 7

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