Human Interest

Bring on the night

Claire wears Dior 5 Couleurs eyeshadow palette in Fairy Golds (HK$510) and Dior Addict Ultra Gloss in Ceremony Red (HK$260). Dress by Bottega Veneta, earrings by Chopard

 

Wednesday, 21 November, 2012, 11:36pm

Singapore cabbie returns lost bag with HK$6.9m in cash

Singaporean taxi driver Sia Ka Tian. Photo: AFP

A Singaporean taxi driver has been heralded as a hero after he returned S$1.1 million (HK$6.96 million) in cash to a vacationing Thai couple who left the money in his cab.

Sia Ka Tian, 70, was shocked to find the money in a black paper bag on the back seat on Monday after he dropped the couple off at a shopping centre.

21 Nov 2012 - 2:59am

Horoscopes

Sagittarius (Nov 23 - Dec 21) Be true to yourself this week. Too often you have hidden the real you behind a wall of make believe to impress others. It is time to show your true colours. You are who you are for a reason.

 

17 Nov 2012 - 11:13pm

High dining

THE 41ST-STOREY VIEWS OF LE 188 IN NORTH POINT'S HARBOUR GRAND HOTEL REMIND GUESTS THEY ARE DINING IN ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CITIES IN THE WORLD.

Tuck into some of the finest food in town, with the world at your feet.

15 Nov 2012 - 1:00am

Uplifting experience

THE VIEW FROM WOOLOOMOOLOO'S ROOFTOP COULD BE FRIENDLIER THAN THE RESTAURANT'S SERVICE

FAST FOOD

 

WOOLOOMOOLOO

31/F & ROOFTOP, THE HENNESSY 256 HENNESSY ROAD WAN CHAI 2893 6960WWW.WOOLOO-MOOLOO.COM

 

FARE Mixed selection of Australian-style grub.

15 Nov 2012 - 12:42am

All slings considered

Naomi Tempany on the go with her brood. Photo: David Wong

When Naomi Tempany moved to Hong Kong three months ago, she struggled to explore the city with three children in tow and a baby in a stroller.

After a particularly frustrating MTR journey, she found a more convenient way of getting around town with her young family.

4 Nov 2012 - 10:07am

Six degrees

Photo: Corbis

Cung Le, the Vietnamese-born sanda champion, will headline the first Ultimate Fighting Championship event to be staged in China this week. In a testosterone-fuelled spectacular in Macau, Le (above left) - who says he was discriminated against as a boy after moving to America - will aim to use his mixed martial arts skills to pulverise another man inside an octagonal cage.

3 Nov 2012 - 11:29pm

About time: strapped?

About time: strapped?

As a committed reader of the Financial Times and The Economist, those purveyors of doom and gloom, I am, of course, preparing myself for Global Economic Armageddon Part II. “What Armageddon?” you say, sipping your cold Sancerre and stroking a fluffy white cat.

4 Nov 2012 - 12:03am

Horoscopes

Scorpio (Oct 24 - Nov 22) A dynamic alignment between fearless Mars and Jupiter, planet of success but also excess, indicates you will either win big or lose big. Be brave and, if it goes wrong, be big enough to blame yourself.

 

3 Nov 2012 - 11:29pm

Up Close & Personal: toy guns

Up Close & Personal: toy guns

When I was pregnant with our firstborn, my husband and I decided on a number of parenting guidelines. Some, like no smacking, were agreed upon without much needing to be said. Others needed to be more clearly spelled out, specifically by me to my husband. He called them "the regulations".

28 Oct 2012 - 3:30pm

Snack attack: hotdogs

Photo: Shutterstock

Bun fright One of my pet peeves when eating a hotdog is when the sausage is shorter than the bun, or vice versa.

27 Oct 2012 - 11:21pm

Horoscopes

Scorpio (Oct 24 - Nov 22) With analytical Mercury turning retrograde this week you may be tempted to abandon a money-making idea that suddenly does not seem so hot. But if you stand to lose out financially, it might be better to wait a few weeks to see if you can recoup any of your losses.

 

27 Oct 2012 - 11:20pm

E-books and audiobooks - non-fiction

E-books and audiobooks - non-fiction

Some Kindle Singles are stories that stand on their own. Some make you wonder why they weren't fleshed out as regular books. The Main Dish, however, lacks ingredients and leaves you unsatisfied. By Michael Ruhlman, a writer and chef, it conveys well the hardships many freelance writers endure to hone their craft and make a living.

21 Oct 2012 - 11:24am

A sobe story

A cable-car ride is a great way to get a bird's-eye view of Dubrovnik.

Once the Mediterranean's best-kept secret, Croatia now has few empty beds in the high season. Words and pictures by Tim Pile.

14 Oct 2012 - 12:18am

Horoscopes

Horoscopes

 

Libra (Sep 24 - Oct 23) You are sometimes reluctant to speak your mind for fear of upsetting those with fragile egos but you will speak loud and long if that's what it takes to get your message across this week.

 

14 Oct 2012 - 12:17am

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