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How golf has boomed in China despite a freeze on new courses

For someone who has written a book about golf, it may come as a surprise to learn that Dan Washburn is rarely one to hit the greens. That's because Washburn is not so much a golfer as an observer...

27 Mar 2015 - 6:30am
Clean out the clutter to help you move on in life

Decluttering is good for us, we are told. Too much stuff can weigh us down mentally and physically, while a good clear-out sweeps the decks clean and allows fresh energy to flow in. However, it’s...

20 Mar 2015 - 10:31am
Big Hero 6 in Hong Kong? Meet Han and Arthur, incredibly realistic caregiving robots

Human-like robots may no longer just be the stuff of science fiction, if one sees the fascinating innovations from a Hong Kong-based robotics firm.

26 Mar 2015 - 6:41pm
A Hong Kong kidnap: how Kim Jong-il had South Korea's top actress abducted from Repulse Bay

Before becoming a notorious dictator, Kim Jong-il ran North Korea's Ministry for Propaganda and its film studios. Acting as producer and screenwriter, he was behind every movie made in the country...

26 Mar 2015 - 9:23am
A Hong Kong kidnap: how Kim Jong-il had South Korea's top actress abducted from Repulse Bay

27 Mar 2015 - 2:42pm
A Hong Kong kidnap: how Kim Jong-il had South Korea's top actress abducted from Repulse Bay

Air-conditioning powerhouse Gree Electric, one of the most popular air-conditioner brands in China, will release its first smartphones within six months, taking on a tough market filled with big ...

27 Mar 2015 - 3:00pm

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Changing Times
13 Mar 2015 - 3:38pm

Opinion

Beauty
Reset for spring with The Organic Pharmacy

27 Mar 2015 - 2:42pm
Technology
Reset for spring with The Organic Pharmacy

Chinese smartphone marker Nubia, which prides itself on the quality of its phone cameras, launched the Z9 Max this week with an aggressive claim: that it can shoot better photos than the iPhone 6...

27 Mar 2015 - 1:27pm
Books
Reset for spring with The Organic Pharmacy

For someone who has written a book about golf, it may come as a surprise to learn that Dan Washburn is rarely one to hit the greens. That's because Washburn is not so much a golfer as an observer...

27 Mar 2015 - 6:30am
Food & Wine
Reset for spring with The Organic Pharmacy

Dietary advice can be a minefield for the layman, especially for its apparent ability to change on a whim and its use as the rationale behind some fairly faddish diets.

27 Mar 2015 - 6:25am
Fashion & Watches
Reset for spring with The Organic Pharmacy

Decorated with dark leather furniture, bronze tiled walls and richly lacquered cabinets, the dimly lit showroom exudes sophistication. But the decor by acclaimed interior designer Johannes...

27 Mar 2015 - 6:19am
Music
Reset for spring with The Organic Pharmacy

One Direction singer Zayn Malik, last seen onstage singing to adoring and hysteric crowds in Hong Kong, announced he has left the hit-making British-Irish boy band.

26 Mar 2015 - 6:07pm
Travel
Reset for spring with The Organic Pharmacy

It doesn't have the name recognition of Mong Kok or Causeway Bay, but the Kowloon neighbourhood brings together old Hong Kong culture and millennial creative types.

26 Mar 2015 - 4:54pm
Health
Reset for spring with The Organic Pharmacy

25 Mar 2015 - 8:51pm
Interiors & Living
Reset for spring with The Organic Pharmacy

Spring in Hong Kong is when relative humidity peaks - and so does mould. Here's what to do to stop it and, if you don't, how to deal with the consequences.

25 Mar 2015 - 6:57pm
Motoring
Reset for spring with The Organic Pharmacy

One of the most popular video-sharing websites in China is moving beyond the traditional media business by expanding into small in-car screens.

25 Mar 2015 - 8:03pm
Family & Education
Reset for spring with The Organic Pharmacy

The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union no longer allows beer jugs and under-18s into the South Stand. The HKRFU has also made concerted efforts with partners such as KELY Support Group in the past few...

24 Mar 2015 - 6:07am
Arts & Culture
Reset for spring with The Organic Pharmacy

Learn the tricks of the trade from drone photographer and videographer Nero Chan, sports photographer Lloyd Belcher and wildlife photographer Martin Williams.

26 Mar 2015 - 4:53pm

Magazines

26 Mar 2015

Five of the best places to get your chilli fix in Hong Kong

25 Mar 2015

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

22 Mar 2015

Former French prime minister and poet Dominique de Villepin advocates making friends of our enemies

19 Mar 2015

Our guide to the pick of the flicks at this year’s Hong Kong International Film Festival

15 Mar 2015

One doctor’s experience on the Ebola frontline

12 Mar 2015

In pursuit of One Direction — the world’s biggest boy band

8 Mar 2015

A remote corner of China or the North American frontier?

6 Mar 2015

Get a refreshing boost from a new generation of designers

1 Mar 2015

Dirty politics, poaching and attempted murder: Richard Leakey’s story is getting the Hollywood treatment

6 Feb 2015

Taste for love

9 Jan 2015

Heli-sports is the lastest craze in snowy adventures

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

Paris Fashion Week AW15 Highlights

Looking back at the whirlwind Paris Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2015, STYLE pinpoints the five shows that everyone has been talking about.

Valentino

27 Mar 2015 - 11:25am

Food & Wine

Pierre Gagnaire's Les Menus restaurant in Moscow to close

Michelin-starred French chef Pierre Gagnaire is to close his restaurant in a Moscow luxury hotel, a spokeswoman said this week, with Russian media blaming the economic crisis and the embargo on...

27 Mar 2015 - 6:21am

Beauty

Clarins' Art of Touch treatment will rub away your cares

Parisian beauty stalwart Clarins is celebrating its 60th anniversary and to mark the occasion it has launched a comprehensive Art of Touch treatment.

25 Mar 2015 - 10:29pm

Health

Frozen vegetables can be healthier for you than fresh vegetables

From broccoli and peas to carrots and cauliflower, frozen veggies are harvested and flash-frozen at the peak of their freshness, whereas fesh vegetables have often been on supermarket shelves for...

24 Mar 2015 - 10:53am

Motoring

Volkswagen's electric Golf cheaper to ride than a Hong Kong tram

Volkswagen has unveiled an electric version of its most popular car in Hong Kong that could make a trip around town significantly cheaper than taking public transport. You’ll still need to fork...

20 Mar 2015 - 11:17am

Travel

Hell of a trip: dirt biking from Phnom Penh to Koh Kong

Eight riders set off for seven days of intense off-road riding that will take them to the rainforest of the Cardamom mountain range en route for the small coastal town of Koh Kong.

25 Mar 2015 - 3:34pm

Arts & Culture

Hong Kong gig was Zayn Malik’s last as he quits One Direction

One Direction singer Zayn Malik, last seen onstage singing to adoring and hysteric crowds in Hong Kong, announced he has left the hit-making British-Irish boy band.

26 Mar 2015 - 6:07pm

Books

A Hong Kong kidnap: how Kim Jong-il had South Korea's top actress abducted from Repulse Bay

Before becoming a notorious dictator, Kim Jong-il ran North Korea's Ministry for Propaganda and its film studios. Acting as producer and screenwriter, he was behind every movie made in the country...

26 Mar 2015 - 9:23am

Family & Education

Don't sell short the power of the pen

In advocating literacy, we have mostly discussed the importance of reading aloud with children. But there's a second part we haven't addressed as deeply: writing. Writing is powerful. Consider...

24 Mar 2015 - 6:07am

Interiors & Living

Five items to add to your home

Rock the Chinese zodiac with this hand-carved wooden beast. Think outside the box for meals with this colourful square rice cooker. And many more...

25 Mar 2015 - 9:42pm

Technology

Breezing into the smartphone market: China’s top air-conditioner maker Gree announces new device

Air-conditioning powerhouse Gree Electric, one of the most popular air-conditioner brands in China, will release its first smartphones within six months, taking on a tough market filled with big ...

27 Mar 2015 - 3:00pm

Horoscopeswith Shelley von Strunckel

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY

Aries: March 20-April 19

Every once in a while, people say things about you that come across as very odd. 

Chinese Zodiacwith Edwin Ma Lai-wah

TODAY'S ALMANAC

Auspicious for: breaking ground
Bad for: immigration
Auspicious direction: south
Lucky colours: white, blue
Lucky numbers: 1,6

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