Ball Games

Letters to the Editor, February 24, 2013

Karen Mok recalled her early days as a singer. Photo: AP

During my tenure as museum director, the Hong Kong Maritime Museum averaged 35,000 paying visitors a year. This compares favourably with the paid visits to government museums and, indeed, with that of similar maritime museums abroad.

Sunday, 24 February, 2013, 1:50am 2 comments

In pursuit of polo

Horses on an early morning stroll in the grounds of Coworth Park. Photos: GLEN PEARSON

A prestigious academy in Britain lets you experience the sport of kings. Lara Brunt takes the reins.

5 Oct 2012 - 12:39am

Let the people choose

1 Tai chi

15 Aug 2012 - 10:58pm

Spreading its wings

Tropical Storm Talim has been closing in on the Pearl River Delta for the past 24 hours and it seems to have sucked all the air south and out of the suburbs of Dongguan.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Build your own Euro ball

With Euro 2012 under way, get into the soccer spirit by making your own origami football. Design and colour your ball and send in pictures of your best efforts to feature in our upcoming photo gallery.

9 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Novices help inspire team to success

A lack of experience in lawn bowls did not mean young talents were unable to match veterans of the sport at this year's Inter-school Lawn Bowls Competition.

7 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Jury still out with US players on learning curve

The cavalry might have come for United States rugby, but just what impact it has - or will have - appears to be the subject of some debate.

26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

The magnificent Sevens

Rowdy out-of-towners, crazy costumes, packed streets in Causeway Bay, inflatable sports equipment dangling from road signs - yes, the Hong Kong Sevens are here again. If you're not sure why two seven-man teams of hulking rugby players would want to race around a field in front of 40,000 screaming fans, check out our Bluffer's Guide.

The game

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

A league of his own

Water polo enthusiast Gary Fung Kong-ching didn't let a little problem like a lack of teammates at Hoi Ping Chamber of Commerce Secondary School stop him from taking part in the annual schools competition.

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Breathing new life into an age-old game

The Hong Kong polo scene has been largely dormant for the past three decades, but that is about to change. So says the non-profit Hong Kong Polo Development and Promotion Federation (HKPDPF) that was set up in November to promote it as a spectator and competitive lifestyle sport.

8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Olympic dreams are squashed

'Squash has the credentials to become an Olympic event ... We are working towards this and will keep trying even if our bid is not successful.' - Jahangir Khan, retired squash champion

Squash and the Olympics

3 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Rolling on up for a taste of Gallic life in the east

There are plates of cheese and charcuterie, quiche lorraine and tartiflette on the menu; old advertisement posters for the anis-flavoured spirit absinthe are on the walls ... but despite a setting that could be mistaken for a French caf? Hong Kong's Les Boules draws a very international crowd.

13 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Paws for thought

Hello there my friends! Thank Dog it's Friday eh.

Me, I'm in the office, enjoying some P&Q with the team. I love watching them going clickety-click on keyboards as I potter around giving encouraging woofs ... and raiding the fridge for snacks when they're not looking, hee hee hee.

28 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Students learn to saddle up for sport of kings

At the end of last month, two lucky readers, Dora Cheung Yan-tung and Andy Chu Keng-hong, were whisked away to the Tianjin Metropolitan Polo Club for a four-day taster of its Junior Equestrian and Polo Programme. They were winners of a summer competition run jointly by the club and Young Post.

12 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

The King of Games

'Let other people play at other things. The King of Games is still the Game of Kings,' reads a stone tablet next to an ancient polo field in Asia.

31 Jul 2011 - 12:00am