Drinking Culture

Campuses prepare for younger students

Universities are signing guardianship papers and preparing to crack down on under-age drinking ahead of the arrival of a record intake of under-18-year-olds this autumn.

Monday, 30 July, 2012, 12:00am

Dancing challenge trips up in court

The police were justified in halting dancers during a gay rights rally last year because organisers had not obtained a licence under the entertainment ordinance, a court ruled yesterday.

The ruling stems from a constitutional challenge lodged earlier this year by a participant in the rally, identified only as T.

17 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


Say no to alcohol and yes to health

The number of car accidents in Hong Kong is increasing. Unfortunately, many of these accidents are caused by drink driving.

6 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

LORD knows


Water makes up more than 80 per cent of most wine, so Galileo Galilei's observation that 'wine is sunlight held together by water' was scientific and poetic. Health-conscious wine lovers, however, are careful to drink a little more water that hasn't been squeezed from a grape alongside their fine vintages.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

Curb alcohol sales in shops, doctors urge

As more teenagers indulge in binge drinking, doctors are calling for stricter control on sales of alcohol in shops.

23 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

A sight for sore heads

Anyone still suffering the after-effects of last weekend's almighty booze-up, where some rugby was apparently played, might want to load up on a new anti-hangover concoction ahead of next year's event.

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am


Your liver might be crying murder after the weekend's revelry and beer guzzling at the Hong Kong Sevens.

Binge drinking certainly has negative effects on health, but recent research has shown that moderate and regular drinking of beer can actually match wine for its positive effects on cardiovascular health.

27 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Anti-binge drinking campaign

An alcohol awareness campaign directed at young people -'Binge Drinking ... Knowing the Facts' - has been launched before this month's Hong Kong Sevens.

7 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Clearer heads

Memories are the dramas of our minds, the bits of our past that are unforgettable because of particular action, suspense or sadness. The day a bar owner in Australia chased me from the pool room of his pub for underage drinking is one of those occasions. I had been going there after school on Fridays with older friends just for the game, not the alcohol.

27 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Moaning after the night before

It's happened to the best of us. An evening of excess and alcohol turns overnight into a wretched morning mess. You slink through the remainder of the day hating life. The queasiness, the raging headache, the multiple trips to the bathroom, the onset of flu-like symptoms, that odd feeling that your insides have been pickled - it is enough to make you swear off drinking forever.

27 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Teenage access to alcohol too easy

Hong Kong makes plain to teenagers that taking drugs is unacceptable through random testing in some high schools and public campaigns. The message that smoking is harmful is sent out clearly through the restriction on the sale of cigarettes to those aged 18 and over and the high taxes levied on them.

5 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Call to crack down on drinking by youths

Doctors and experts are warning that drinking among young Hongkongers is getting out of control.

They are urging the government to get tough by bringing back taxes on wine and light liquor or setting a minimum age for drinking.

1 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

'Let's get tough' on teenage alcohol abuse

The government is being urged to take a tougher stance on a growing youth drinking problem by reinstating a wine duty or imposing age restrictions.

31 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Call for crackdown on teenage alcohol abuse

The government is being urged to take a tougher stance on a growing youth drinking problem by reinstating a wine duty or imposing age restrictions.

31 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Biergarten German Bar and Restaurant

G/F, 5 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui Tel: 2721 2302

8 Sep 2011 - 12:00am