Johanna Ho: 'Don't give up when the going gets tough'

Photo: Herbert Tsang

There are brands that mistreat animals in the name of fashion but, for Johanna Ho, looking good doesn't have to mean sacrificing the environment.

Thursday, 22 May, 2014, 4:08pm

The house of Ho

'I would call it all second to garbage,' says Robert Ho Hung-ngai, with a self-deprecating laugh, after an hour recollecting his life.

The journalist-cum-philanthropist, who turns 80 this year, belongs to the third generation of the Hotung family, the Eurasian clan that has left its mark many times over in the history of Hong Kong and, for a period, the mainland.

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

Strained ties lie ahead if Leung elected, says Ho

Albert Ho Chun-yan has accused his fellow chief executive contender Leung Chun-ying of having a high-handed leadership style and foresees strained ties with pan-democrats if he is elected.

22 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Honest Mr Medici ready for Caulfield Cup, says confident Ho

Trainer Peter Ho Leung has reported all is well with Mr Medici ahead of a Caulfield Cup tilt tomorrow that may see the weather conditions turned in his favour.

15 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

A canine trainer's dogged devotion

Felix Ho is a man who loves dogs so much he moved countries for them.

The Hongkonger relocated to Belgium five years ago so he could pursue his passion: dog training.

For the past 10 years, the 33-year-old has honed his skills as a dog handler and is ranked 16th in the world for training working dog breeds such as German shepherds.

6 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Only the king of durians will do for casino tycoon with a taste for the stinky fruit

Owning a private jet is more than just a status symbol - apart from showing that you're extremely rich and can travel in style, it also allows you to fly in your favourite food from anywhere in the world and at any time.

17 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

One-Way to Love

One-Way to Love Hook Dance Theatre McAulay Studio, HK Arts Centre Reviewed: Apr 2

6 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Villages fear track blocked to push sale

Tai Po villagers whose only access track was blocked by a developer fear the action is intended to frighten them into selling their land cheaply.

Hours after three one-cubic metre concrete blocks were unloaded in the middle of a path at Kei Ling Ha Lo Wai on Thursday evening, rural committee staff arrived to create a makeshift path next to the track.

3 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Border lines

What is drawing? For artist and curator Carol Ho Oi-yan, the medium is no longer defined as 'a work on paper' but can be anything from sculpture to installation to video. Drawing has evolved so much over the past 20 years that it offers almost limitless possibilities in contemporary art.

2 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Writing on the wall

In the eyes of Pansy Ho, daughter of tycoon Stanley Ho and the managing director of Hong Kong-based Shun Tak Holdings, Macau's rise over the past decade has been nothing short of meteoric given the uncertainty and financial tumult of the late 1990s.

12 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Q&A: Denise Ho

Canto-pop singer Denise Ho Wan-see is known for her androgynous image. She's released songs such as Rosemary (2002) and Lawrence and Lewis (2005) that touch on homosexuality and shocked people by 'admitting' that she was gay. Although Ho (above) later explained her outing was meant to be a joke, many believed she was serious.

29 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Search for diver to resume today

A search for a diver who went missing on Sunday off Bluff Island in Sai Kung was suspended at 6.30pm yesterday and was to resume today. The man, surnamed Ho, 46, entered the water with about 20 divers at Ung Kong Wan at about 2.30pm on Sunday. Police were called at 3.45pm after Mr Ho failed to surface.

26 May 2009 - 12:00am

Studies teach director how to run a business

Daisy Ho, in common with many students taking the Ivey EMBA, found the first few classes and study group sessions came as something of a shock.

25 May 2009 - 12:00am

'Naughty' Stanley Ho wised up after poor grades at elite school

He was among the worst and naughtiest in his class, but the idea of having to make a living out of sweeping the streets sent casino mogul Stanley Ho Hung-sun a wake-up call that changed his life.

22 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Mastering the art of managing the women around you

Perhaps Joseph Lau Luen-hung could learn a thing or two about romantic management from casino king Stanley Ho Hung-sun: just admit all and play it cool. After all, the gambling king has managed four wives for years, even managing to see each on his birthday.

5 Nov 2008 - 12:00am