Istanbul: crossing cultural bridges

Straddling Asia and Europe, Istanbul has made at least one Hongkonger feel at home while giving cities further west a run for their money. Words and pictures by Tim Pile.

A century of distinction

Elsie Tu, who turns 100 today, has dedicated her life to the people of Hong Kong. Jason Wordie meets the corruption-busting matriarch of social activism.

Collect calling

What started as a penchant for bargain hunting has turned into a series of love affairs with specific types of art. It is an addiction that Romnesh Lamba finds hard to shake.

Collect calling

Amid the tumult of the Cultural Revolution, the Philadelphia Orchestra performed a series of concerts in China. Oliver Chou looks at the legacy of that groundbreaking tour as a 40th anniversary...

Paper prophets

Serve up some serious style with futuristic Asian-inspired designs that incorporate elements of origami.

Paper prophets

Learning to live with rounded walls is nothing if not a learning curve.

Paper prophets

The Colombian artist, famed for the voluminous proportions of his subjects, talks to Fionnuala McHugh at Art Basel about bullfights, abuse, fat people - and labels.

Paper prophets

You may have noticed it's been raining a fair bit in Hong Kong recently. Proper cats and dogs. Forty days and forty nights, pah! The downpours we've endured over the past couple of months would...