Collections to consider

Hongkongers are great collectors - but whether it be serious treasures or Hello Kitty dolls, there are guidelines to help build an eye-catching mixture, regardless of what it is you accumulate.

Friday, 7 October, 2011, 12:00am

The local luminaries who say they've encountered UFOs

Some of Hong Kong's most respected and credible citizens say they may have seen UFOs.

Tsui Lap-chee, vice- chancellor of the University of Hong Kong, said he saw a remarkable flying object that has left him unable to rule out the possibility of UFOs and alien life.

23 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Historical adventure in ancient Bohemia for curious-minded

The Cabinet of Curiosities Paul Dowswell Published by Bloomsbury ISBN 978 1408800461

20 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

UFO researcher wants more explanations from authorities

A Hong Kong-based researcher of extraterrestrial life says the Hong Kong Observatory was right to shoot down reports a UFO had appeared during rainstorms last week, but says other recent sightings have been ignored by authorities.

12 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Just pie in the sky?

Wah Fu Estate, 1970s and 1980s

5 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

A gripping adventure by a key writer of historical fiction

The Cabinet of Curiosities By Paul Dowswell Published by Paul Dowswell ISBN 978 1 4088 0046 1

5 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Man who moved rocks

Something that begins as a mild and interesting hobby can often end up as an all consuming passion.

In Homestead, Florida, US, there is a coral castle which is testament to this strange phenomenon.

Edward Leedskalnin was a Latvian immigrant to the US who managed to build a castle using coral stones, some of which weighed around 30 tonnes each.

28 Jul 2010 - 12:00am


Flying saucers

UFO means 'unidentified flying object'. UFOs are probably not spaceships flown by aliens, or 'flying saucers'. But sometimes that's what they look like, so quite a lot of people think that's what they are. Sometimes they are balloons. Sometimes they are planets. Sometimes there is no answer.

20 May 2009 - 12:00am

Collector's passion for antique Buddhas sheds light on how he found his destiny

Shanghai antique collector Zhou Maodi has spent nearly 30 years collecting items ranging from Buddha statues to bronzes and jades. Mr Zhou explains why antiques are his destiny and how beginners should learn about collecting.

How did you become interested?

19 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Nothing but the truth

'The truth is out there', according to the slogan from 1990s cult US television show The X-Files. (, launched this month, is an online social network where conspiracy theorists, fans of the paranormal and UFO enthusiasts share their beliefs, news, photos and videos with like-minded people around the world.

17 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Space invaders

Kevin Wu (left) and Don Mak, members of the Hong Kong UFO Club, believe in invisible residents.

29 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

UFO talk organiser says city not alien to intergalactic visitors

You don't have to wait until next year for an international conference on all things UFO to open here. Organiser Neil Gould, a South African-born Hong Kong resident who claims the city's status as a favourite tourist destination extends to the intergalactic market, will be giving a public lecture early next month on his personal experiences with ETs.

16 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Good as gold

Considering Hongkongers' passion for collecting and investing, it was only a matter of time before banks and financial advisers started to cater to both interests by including collectables - art, vintage cars and the like - when assessing clients' portfolios, and hosting seminars on investing in such items.

1 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Not a bleep detected in the search for extraterrestrial life

The issue of aliens poses a quandary. You must ask which is more scary: Is it better to be totally alone in space, an inhabitant of a blue planet that has developed life through a freakish quirk of fate, or for there to be aliens out there?

16 May 2006 - 12:00am

Have Your Say

Russian girl provides inspiration

We are preparing a display board for Open Day, which is part of our school's upcoming 40th anniversary celebrations.

Our group is having a tough time striking a balance between our studies and the project.

20 Mar 2006 - 12:00am