Christmas Tree

Green group launches Christmas tree recycling effort

Ricky Fan, chairman of Hong Kong Environmental Protection Association. Photo: Jonathan Wong

People who buy wooden Christmas trees will have a chance to recycle them for free this year.

Tuesday, 25 December, 2012, 12:00pm

Short Science, December 23, 2012

The science fictions of Arthur C. Clarke will go electronic.

Scientists at Europe's CERN research centre said they may be able to definitively announce in March that they have discovered the elusive Higgs boson.

23 Dec 2012 - 6:11am

Jingle all the way for a Chinese christmas

The best example of a mainland adaptation of a foreign festival may be the tradition of eating apples on Christmas Eve.

23 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Tree is crowning glory

If your Christmas tree is nothing more than a few twigs with a stray ornament hanging off it, follow these tips to get the one you've always wanted, so that it will look like it's had a designer's touch.

First decide on the overall colour scheme, this should complement the format of the room.

23 Dec 2011 - 12:00am


We need to care for the elderly

Taking care of the elderly has become a serious social problem in our city. There are just not enough facilities and public services for older people.

There is also a shortage of recreational facilities available for them in residential areas, such as walking paths and parks.

22 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Seeing red

'Oh come all ye faithful' is one carol that is unlikely to be sung in the home of our next chief executive this Christmas.

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Paws for thought

Well, here it is, Muskehounds, my last column of 2011. It's been a crazy year of travel for this canine cadet - I've visited so many amazing countries, from Greece, Switzerland and Austria to Sri Lanka and South Africa.

I've seen so many things, met so many people, learned about so many cultures and eaten so many different sorts of food. I'm a very privileged pooch.

16 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Best and worst of festive frills


The Avenue of Stars

This place offers the most spectacular Hong Kong skyline at night and it is always decked out with the most illuminating, festive and often cutest lights at this time of year.

Tam Sum-sze

Our Christmas tree at school

9 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Deck the Halls

If it's Christmas, it must be red. Or purple. Or black. When it comes to decorating your house for the festive season, the only rule is to throw out the rule book, say designers.

2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Christmas ornaments

Christofle - Christmas ornament 2011

2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Tseung Kwan O shoppers spread festive cheer

A group of children in Tseung Kwan O spent this Christmas spreading warmth to less fortunate people.

Fifty children gathered at East Point City on Christmas Eve to construct a giant Christmas tree using presents donated to the mall by shoppers.

The shopping arcade set aside a corner of the mall to collect Christmas presents from the public.

31 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Hong Kong Faces

Designer Wong Hoi-to is proud of his most recent masterpiece - a Christmas tree that floats and swings and is made up of 800 wires that hold together nearly 20,000 ornaments in the shape of a tree in the oval atrium at the IFC Mall.

27 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Go green for Christmas

Christmas is the favourite season for many people who see it as an opportunity to splurge on food, decorations and presents.

While the colourful gift-wrappers and baubles on Christmas trees add sparkle to school parties, most of them end up in rubbish bins once the festivities are over.

24 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

The fight before Christmas

Harry never got along with his wife Claire's parents but the relationship reached breaking point last Christmas when they came to stay for a month. After three weeks of forced jollity and a couple of glasses of Christmas champagne, Harry cracked. He cornered Claire upstairs as she was putting the baby down for a nap.

22 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Small touches which make Christmas special

1. Christmas crackers

20 Dec 2007 - 12:00am