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  • Dec 27, 2014
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TrailWatch app for Hong Kong hikers doubles as conservation tool

In the autumn of 2012, a group of keen hikers got to thinking how they could use their smartphones not only to capture images of the stunning scenery but to report on environmental problems...

23 Dec 2014 - 10:22am
Hiking on Ap Lei Chau

For those who hike for the first time on Ap Lei Chau, an island located on the southwestern edge of Hong Kong island, the experience of walking along the natural eastern coast is very different...

24 Dec 2014 - 3:08pm
Life givers

House plants are no longer in vogue. Yet, now we need them more than ever for the sake of our health. Indoor air in the modern home is, well, polluted. Not as bad as standing on a traffic island...

24 Dec 2014 - 9:10am
The ABC of eating well during the festive season ... but not gaining weight

It's the season to be jolly and not on a diet. Yet, with all the turkey and trimmings, how can you avoid weight gain over the festive season? Just follow our ABC of smarter feasting.

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22 Dec 2014 - 4:14pm
Lou Schuler's fitness guide The Lean Muscle Diet offers sensible advice

The Lean Muscle Diet

by Lou Schuler and Alan Aragon

Rodale

22 Dec 2014 - 3:43pm
Lou Schuler's fitness guide The Lean Muscle Diet offers sensible advice

Beyond the skyscrapers and traffic-choked streets, Hong Kong is a paradise for runners. On January 25, some 73,000 people will take part in the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon.

22 Dec 2014 - 3:43pm
Lou Schuler's fitness guide The Lean Muscle Diet offers sensible advice

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

Opinion

Arts & Culture
German composer Zollitsch triumphs with traditional Chinese works

Munich-born composer Robert Zollitsch, better known as Lao Luo, showed his extraordinary grasp of the depth and subtlety of Chinese music and blended it with his own German symphonic tradition.

24 Dec 2014 - 6:03am
Technology
German composer Zollitsch triumphs with traditional Chinese works

Your bedtime e-reader habit may be robbing you of sleep rather than helping you drift off, a US study has found.

24 Dec 2014 - 3:44am
Family & Education
German composer Zollitsch triumphs with traditional Chinese works

When Koko Mueller posted details of her Christmas traditions on the Facebook page of Hong Kong Moms, there was one comment she attracted that must have struck a chord with many of those reading....

23 Dec 2014 - 6:01am
Health
German composer Zollitsch triumphs with traditional Chinese works

In the autumn of 2012, a group of keen hikers got to thinking how they could use their smartphones not only to capture images of the stunning scenery but to report on environmental problems...

23 Dec 2014 - 10:22am
Books
German composer Zollitsch triumphs with traditional Chinese works

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.

22 Dec 2014 - 11:51am
Fashion & Watches
German composer Zollitsch triumphs with traditional Chinese works

Shakespeare mentions high heels in Hamlet, former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg praised them, and designers from Christian Dior to Manolo Blahnik have bewitched women and men with their...

22 Dec 2014 - 2:10pm
Food & Wine
German composer Zollitsch triumphs with traditional Chinese works

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
German composer Zollitsch triumphs with traditional Chinese works

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
Interiors & Living
German composer Zollitsch triumphs with traditional Chinese works

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
German composer Zollitsch triumphs with traditional Chinese works

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
German composer Zollitsch triumphs with traditional Chinese works

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

British designer Kit Neale parades pop culture in vibrant prints

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

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.

23 Dec 2014 - 10:57am

Beauty

'Non-rinse' make-up removers on sale in Hong Kong contain chemicals due to be banned in Europe

If you entrust your face to make-up removers that proclaim no rinsing is needed after use, the Consumer Council would like you to think again.

16 Dec 2014 - 11:24am

Health

The ABC of eating well during the festive season ... but not gaining weight

It's the season to be jolly and not on a diet. Yet, with all the turkey and trimmings, how can you avoid weight gain over the festive season? Just follow our ABC of smarter feasting.

...

22 Dec 2014 - 4:14pm

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

Lang Lang plays Mozart, but not as we know it

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

23 Dec 2014 - 2:20pm

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

Divorced dad struggles to set boundaries with ex-wife for parenting

I divorced two years ago and this will be the first Christmas I am not spending time with my children. They will be with my ex and her boyfriend, whom my children hate as our marriage ended due to...

23 Dec 2014 - 12:02am

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

More drones in the US skies after Christmas has FAA officials concerned

Santa Claus may travel on a reindeer-powered sleigh, but he's expected to deliver a lot of high-flying drones this week to teenagers and other amateur aviators around the world.

24 Dec 2014 - 6:43am

Horoscopeswith Shelley von Strunckel

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY

Capricorn: December 21-January 19

Usually, misunderstandings are just facts that have become mixed up and need to be disentangled. Yet, the issues you’re facing now are of a more complex and penetrating nature.

Chinese Zodiacwith Edwin Ma Lai-wah

TODAY'S ALMANAC

Auspicious for: ancestral offerings
Bad for: grand openings
Auspicious direction: north
Lucky colours: pink
Lucky numbers: 3, 4

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