Maldives on a budget: former British military base of Gan

Reminders of its days as a British military base are not difficult to find on one of the less glitzy islands in the Maldives. Words and pictures by Tim Pile.

Olivia Chow says immigrant past made her stronger, as she enters race to be Mayor of Toronto

As Hong Kong-born Olivia Chow takes on Rob Ford in the battle to be mayor of Toronto, she tells Kate Whitehead how surviving as a poor immigrant in Canada has steeled her for the fight ahead.

A good man is hard to find: China's 'leftover women' look for love abroad

Well-educated, Chinese singletons in their late-20s or older - branded 'leftover women' by a chauvinistic society - are looking further afield for husbands who aren't turned off by their age or...

A good man is hard to find: China's 'leftover women' look for love abroad

Charles Darwin’s work on natural selection rocked humanity’s view of itself in 1859, and laid the foundation for modern science. Now a Hong Kong-based geologist has refined the great naturalist’s...

Pair haute couture with high jewellery for a glitzy night out

Supermodel Hanaa Ben Abdesslem gives a high-jewellery flourish to haute couture.

Pair haute couture with high jewellery for a glitzy night out

Traditional tong laus are vanishing fast, but this studio updates that historic, gritty vibe into a chic bachelor pad.

Pair haute couture with high jewellery for a glitzy night out

The American translator of Buddhist texts and poetry, also known as Bill Porter, talks bank robberies and meditation with Clare Morin.

Pair haute couture with high jewellery for a glitzy night out

The French chef, who was in town recently to launch his HK$16,000 book, Ma Cuisine Francaise, talks to Grace MW Wong about fusion food and a foray into Asia.