• Fri
  • Dec 19, 2014
  • Updated: 12:00am
Wuhan unveils spectacular statement buildings

It's a big week for the city of Wuhan.

18 Dec 2014 - 5:30pm
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
Prepare homes for Hong Kong’s winter chill

The mercury is falling, and that short window when we all cheer the reprieve from Hong Kong’s sticky summer has given way to a reminder that our homes are not really equipped for winter.

12 Dec 2014 - 9:40am

Fashion's most exquisite and exclusive creations are often called "fairy tale" dresses. There is a good reason for this: storytelling and myth-making are how brands conjure up their halo effect...

18 Dec 2014 - 5:20pm
Secret Walls has street artists battle it out

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...

18 Dec 2014 - 4:28pm
Secret Walls has street artists battle it out

18 Dec 2014 - 4:46pm
Secret Walls has street artists battle it out

Cantonese opera - and its conservation in this city - has come a long way since veteran Yuen Siu-fai and like-minded fellow artists set up an independent troupe in 1970 to ensure its survival and...

16 Dec 2014 - 11:19am

Opinion

Arts & Culture
Film review: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

The first Night at the Museum came out in 2006, which was followed by the less memorable sequel Battle of the Smithsonian three years later. And now, it looks like this fantasy adventure-comedy...

18 Dec 2014 - 5:39pm
Fashion & Watches
Film review: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Remember the bestselling book, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus? Always keep this in mind when buying a gift for the man in your life. That is why the book has sold more than 50 million...

18 Dec 2014 - 5:51pm
Food & Wine
Film review: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

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
Film review: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

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
Interiors & Living
Film review: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

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
Family & Education
Film review: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Tis the season to be jolly, right? The holidays are associated with joyful times with friends and family but the festive period can trigger a bout of the blues. Weeks of wall-to-wall cheer can act...

15 Dec 2014 - 5:40pm
Health
Film review: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Living in North Point, I love the fact that I can be on the trails and away from the bustle of the city in 15 minutes.

16 Dec 2014 - 4:36pm
Motoring
Film review: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

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

10 Dec 2014 - 10:39pm

Magazines

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

23 Nov 2014

The arduous ascent of an unconquered Sichuan mountain

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

Designer Tim Coppens' new line draws inspiration from the street

Tim Coppens’ love of sport and street culture drive his latest line.

18 Dec 2014 - 1:32pm

Food & Wine

Quest by Que in Wan Chai has new take on Vietnamese cuisine

After closing TBLS and then launching Tipping Point Brewing Co, chef Que Vinh Dang returns to the kitchen with Quest by Que (tel: 25540888) in Wan Chai.

17 Dec 2014 - 10:41pm

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

1980s-style trampoline workouts enjoy resurgence in popularity

It felt like the 1980s all over again. The aerobic moves, the knee-high socks, the high-ponytailed instructor. But most of all, it was the trampoline.

16 Dec 2014 - 4:34pm
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8 Dec 2014 - 11:04am

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

Byron Bay a place to release your inner bohemian

Australian haunt is known for its beaches and hippy vibe. But, as Kate Laytham learns, the lush hinterland is not to be outdone. Pictures by Glen Pearson

13 Dec 2014 - 9:54pm

Arts & Culture

Secret Walls has street artists battle it out

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...

18 Dec 2014 - 4:28pm

Books

Sugar-coated corporate histories deeply unsatisfying

Self-congratulatory tomes no substitute for stolidly factual accounts, writes Jason Wordie.

13 Dec 2014 - 9:55pm

Family & Education

Hong Kong 3D Museum, where the focus is on fun

If you're expecting a traditional exhibition when you visit the Hong Kong 3D Museum, you're in for a surprise. The 10,000 sq ft space is relatively small for a museum and the exhibits have little...

15 Dec 2014 - 5:40pm

Interiors & Living

Style with David Roden, December 17, 2014

What: Ying carpet

Why: Designed by Chinese fashion designer Han Feng and inspired by the flow of light through a prism

How much: HK$17,950 per square metre

Where: Tai Ping...

17 Dec 2014 - 7:23am

Technology

Android accessing personal data in phones, Hong Kong's privacy watchdog warns

Google's Android operating system allows smartphone applications to access users' personal data such as photos and files without notifying them, the privacy watchdog has found.

16 Dec 2014 - 9:39am

Horoscopeswith Shelley von Strunckel

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY

Sagittarius: November 22-December 21

You’re inquisitive by nature, and with your ruler Jupiter in the portion of your chart that accents the ways you can broaden your horizons on your birthday, your world is about to become a bigger and far more interesting place.

Chinese Zodiacwith Edwin Ma Lai-wah

TODAY'S ALMANAC

Auspicious for: grand openings
Bad for: travel
Auspicious direction: south
Lucky colours: black, blue
Lucky numbers: 1, 3

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