Forget the leather jacket. A tweed suit, silk pocket square and manicured moustache will be the uniform of choice when about 100 bikers gather in Hong Kong for the annual Distinguished Gentleman's...
Bistro Du Vin on Davis Street is classed as a high-end restaurant offering gourmet delights and the establishment maintains a tradition of serving a basket of breads, brought to table before...
There are several reasons for going to a spa, such as to de-stress, to relax, to beautify, to fight the ageing process, and to forget life’s problems for an hour or two. Whatever the reason for...
When Philip Leung was a boy in the 1950s, his father used to take him to the Mid-Levels homes of his business associates for Lunar New Year celebrations. He was amazed by the grandiose terrace...
Demand for etiquette coaching is on the rise in Asia as companies realise the importance of making a good impression
A couple of nights each week, stock broker Calvin Choy Chi-hai heads to a small Wan Chai studio after work to host radio talk shows.
Woody Allen has been spending a lot of his time behind the camera writing and directing, and has not appeared in any of his recent films. But the characters he brings to the screen still display...
When Hayao Miyazaki announced his retirement from feature filmmaking in September last year, it was hardly unexpected: the septuagenarian co-founder and resident genius of Studio Ghibli had been...
Not so long ago, if you wanted a cheap knock-off iPhone or accessory, or a part for anything electronic in Shenzhen, Huaqiangbei district was the place to go. But its notorious reputation is...
Former teacher Tom Grundy was caught in a maelstrom of recriminations after putting up a post on his Hong Wrong blog about racial stereotyping in a primary school workbook.
The scores of new features in Apple’s software update for mobile devices can be boiled down to one word: unity.
From saving through construction techniques to economising on fixtures and making simple changes, there are myriad ways to cut costs.
Early in the morning, while the city sleeps, a group of cyclists roam Hong Kong's empty streets. With sleep in their eyes, they ascend The Peak three times before breakfast. The informal group,...
Of the many internet radio stations in Hong Kong, D100 stands out as more like a mainstream operation. That's because it has links to Digital Broadcasting Corporation (DBC), which was co-...
Film, television, stage, publishing - Tina Liu has many accomplishments under her belt. And there's a good chance that belt came from Tina's Choice, the hip accessories store Liu set up in...
This really is the end. After 10 novels, a collection of short stories and, finally, this novella, An Event in Autumn, all of Swedish author Henning Mankell's stories featuring the increasingly...
Before Claire Cheung, a co-founder of Churro's Twist, opened her new dessert outlet last Saturday, she developed and tested her recipes at Kitchen Sync.
The Strand is a four-storey beauty salon overlooking the Mid-Levels escalator in Central. The whole of the second floor is dedicated to men's grooming and treatments ranging from an authentic wet...
The rocks of a remote river valley in Guizhou provide not only fabulous scenery, but also challenges that climbers are finding too tempting to resist.
Forget men and their wheels - it's time for the ladies to press the pedal to the metal, writes Daniel Scheffler.
Teen star Chloe Grace Moretz is making all the right moves
With Scotland just days from possible independence, Edinburgh details its China game plan
A scintillating array of this season's most coveted fashion and jewellery
The fashion issue
Alfresco dining is gaining popularity among busy Hongkongers who want to unwind
John Rocha calls it a day - The Hong Kong-born fashion designer quits the catwalk
Has France's war with China 130 years ago been forgiven, or just forgotten, by Hong Kong?
Christian Louboutin on his designs, his muse and his nail polish
TIme for quality
Time for tea
Space invaders: ‘The final frontier’ is ready for tourists later this year
The personal touch is what attracts diners to small, cosy restaurants
Inside China’s booming contemporary-art market
Precious gems meet powerful make-up for the party season
It may not be cold outside, but if you're planning to hit the slopes to ski or engage in a winter sport for your next holiday, then it's vital to start training now. The fitter and better prepared...
The Lamborghinis at the Italian supercar maker's pop-up museum in Causeway Bay are three of possibly 12 models that visitors will have a chance to see before the museum closes in September.
A last-minute change to the Hong Kong Museum of Art's renovation plans may turn out to be one U-turn that will win the government much praise.
"We were going to keep the outside brick walls...
The opening line of The Accidental Apprentice, the third and latest novel by Vikas Swarup, reads: "In life you never get what you deserve: you get what you negotiate."
What: St Julian tray table
Why: Comes with a removable high-gloss tray and walnut wood or lacquer base
How much: HK$2,500
Where: Home Essentials, 33 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central...
Apple says it will no longer surrender data from most iPhones or iPads to police, even when they have a search warrant.
Horoscopeswith Shelley von Strunckel
Virgo: August 23-September 22
There’s a difference between saying what’s on your mind and being honest and direct.
Chinese Zodiacwith Edwin Ma Lai-wah
Auspicious for: weddings
Bad for: groundbreaking
Auspicious direction: south
Lucky colours: black, blue
Lucky numbers: 1, 3