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Over-the-counter eye drops - are they safe?

The ready availability of eye drops and antibiotic medication across the counter at pharmacies makes it an obvious first port of call for sufferers. After all, a short period of treatment clears...

26 Jan 2015 - 6:02am
The exclusive Aberdeen Marina Club at Island South

Founded in 1984, the Aberdeen Marina Club (AMC) is one of the most prestigious private clubs in Hong Kong. Membership to the AMC is exclusively by invitation, which means there are significantly...

14 Jan 2015 - 9:53am
Let there be smart light: the high-tech bulbs that can be controlled with your phone

The standard incandescent light bulb has long been the universal symbol for a bright idea. Ironically, one of the brightest ideas of these more eco-friendly times has been to phase out the...

23 Jan 2015 - 4:05pm
Cavalia's horses bound for Hong Kong harbour

Galloping horses and flying riders will be racing along the harbourfront at Central when the internationally acclaimed equestrian spectacular Cavalia hits town.

24 Jan 2015 - 12:07am
Final chapter of Storm Riders to be shown in Hong Kong exhibition

What was meant to be a glorious finale for Hong Kong comic classic Storm Riders could be a depressing curtain call for industry in the city.

24 Jan 2015 - 12:06am
Final chapter of Storm Riders to be shown in Hong Kong exhibition

Last Friday evening Rummin' Tings, the Caribbean bar and restaurant on Hollywood Road, was close to bursting. People spilled onto the streets, while peals of laughter and shouted greetings...

23 Jan 2015 - 6:36am
Final chapter of Storm Riders to be shown in Hong Kong exhibition

It has scenes that make good use of locations in places such as Yau Ma Tei and Shek O, and accords prominent screen time to Wang Leehom and Tang Wei, but there’s still no mistaking the fact...

24 Jan 2015 - 10:44pm

Opinion

Fashion & Watches
Flares, patchwork and denim skirts: back to the '70s in women's fashion

26 Jan 2015 - 6:06am
Health
Flares, patchwork and denim skirts: back to the '70s in women's fashion

The ready availability of eye drops and antibiotic medication across the counter at pharmacies makes it an obvious first port of call for sufferers. After all, a short period of treatment clears...

26 Jan 2015 - 6:02am
Arts & Culture
Flares, patchwork and denim skirts: back to the '70s in women's fashion

Disgruntled musicians of the city's flagship Chinese ensemble called on Sunday for the resignation of its artistic and executive chiefs due to "inept governance and wastage of public funds".

26 Jan 2015 - 5:49am
Technology
Flares, patchwork and denim skirts: back to the '70s in women's fashion

Synthetic amino acids may one day allow scientists to create "genetic firewalls" that prevent genetically modified crops or animals from escaping into the wild and causing environmental damage.

25 Jan 2015 - 8:08am
Books
Flares, patchwork and denim skirts: back to the '70s in women's fashion

A new book about the little-known women-only Ravensbrück Nazi camp showed that its inmates faced brutality, degradation and death, writes Yvonne Roberts.

24 Jan 2015 - 10:32pm
Interiors & Living
Flares, patchwork and denim skirts: back to the '70s in women's fashion

A couple have blended their contrasting styles to create an enchanting country nest.

24 Jan 2015 - 10:19pm
Travel
Flares, patchwork and denim skirts: back to the '70s in women's fashion

A circus in Siem Reap is allowing impoverished young Cambodians to vault into the limelight, writes Douglas Thompson.

24 Jan 2015 - 10:19pm
Food & Wine
Flares, patchwork and denim skirts: back to the '70s in women's fashion

The owner of Michelin-starred Tate Dining Room & Bar, in Central, who has been named Best Female Chef 2015 by the organisers of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants, talks to Kylie Knott about Hong Kong...

24 Jan 2015 - 10:28pm
Beauty
Flares, patchwork and denim skirts: back to the '70s in women's fashion

Other than its comprehensive spa menu, Iyara Day Spa now also provides by-appointment therapeutic and clinical massages by veteran rehabilitative massage therapists Anthony Chong and Naresh Kumar...

21 Jan 2015 - 9:57pm
Family & Education
Flares, patchwork and denim skirts: back to the '70s in women's fashion

When not working with children in her day job as head of performing arts at Peak School, Jane Engelmann helps the grown-ups of Discovery Bay express themselves through DB Glee, the community choir...

20 Jan 2015 - 6:02am
Motoring
Flares, patchwork and denim skirts: back to the '70s in women's fashion

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

10 Dec 2014 - 10:39pm

Magazines

25 Jan 2015

Adrenaline junky Kenny Chiang is China’s only aerobatic pilot

22 Jan 2015

We tackle five of the city's toughest food and drink challenges

18 Jan 2015

Manila street children have been locked away, out of sight of the visiting pope

15 Jan 2015

Ms Allen is back in business

11 Jan 2015

One man’s mission to bring down a US Navy plane from the Tai Tam hillside it crashed into 70 years ago

9 Jan 2015

Heli-sports is the lastest craze in snowy adventures

8 Jan 2015

Conductor Gustavo Dudamel has spread his love of music around the world

4 Jan 2015

The hot-headed French footballing legend says he is a butterfly really ...

12 Dec 2014

Private jet industry takes off in China

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 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

Milan Men's Fashion Week designers focused on comfort

Cosy and warm was the overriding theme of Milan Men's Fashion Week - autumn-winter 2015.

23 Jan 2015 - 6:15am

Food & Wine

Wine lovers, do your homework before an auction

Going once … Thanks to its zero-duty status, Hong Kong has grown to be the Asian centre of the wine auction world, setting records every year, with prices for first growth and rare wines reaching...

24 Jan 2015 - 10:19pm

Beauty

Beauty low-down: which face cream is kindest to your skin?

While Aveda's cream was the thickest in texture, none of these feel greasy or heavy. Aveda's beats the others in terms of value for money, and coats the skin with a protective matte layer that...

21 Jan 2015 - 11:21pm

Health

Feeling energetic? The definitive guide to Hong Kong's best running trails

For outdoors types who love nothing more than a brisk morning run, Hong Kong is a haven.

23 Jan 2015 - 6:12pm

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

Andy Murray's Cromlix Hotel in Scotland is a decadent, boutique hideaway

This is sporting legend Andy Murray's new Scottish hotel. The Eden family ran Cromlix House as a hotel for 30 years before they put it on the market in 2013. Murray, whose hometown of Dunblane is...

24 Jan 2015 - 10:19pm

Arts & Culture

Forerunners of YouTube - Art Institute of Chicago's video collection is unofficially collated online by a grad student

Chicago museum's little-seen film and video collection is getting an unofficial airing online, writes Nina Metz.

24 Jan 2015 - 10:32pm

Books

The Cultural Lives of Whales and Dolphins review - discoveries to sing about

On my last visit to the Azores - those black volcanic islands set adrift in the middle of the Atlantic - underwater photographer Andrew Sutton and I watched a pod of sperm whales at play. We were...

24 Jan 2015 - 10:32pm

Interiors & Living

Funny faces: quirky home accessories add a dash of humour

Chef bottle holder, HK$619, from Fink, 156 Queen's Road East, tel: 2529 0039.

24 Jan 2015 - 10:19pm

Technology

Debate over artificial intelligence raises moral, legal and technical questions

We all know about the Skynet scenario. It was the background story to the popular sci-fi Terminator film series in which a fully autonomous artificial intelligence (AI) system ended up launching a...

25 Jan 2015 - 8:11am

Horoscopeswith Shelley von Strunckel

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY

Aquarius: January 20-February 17

Don’t assume that people around you are as responsible about following through on certain obligations - particularly financial ones - as you are.

Chinese Zodiacwith Edwin Ma Lai-wah

TODAY'S ALMANAC

Auspicious for: ancestral offerings
Bad for: breaking ground
Auspicious direction: north
Lucky colours: white, yellow
Lucky numbers: 6,8

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