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Breaking the mould

Humidity is public enemy No1 for furniture. It can cause pieces to warp and crack, and Hong Kong's relative humidity levels hover around 80 per cent.

Friday, 6 July, 2012, 12:00am

Style meter


Chanel's Mademoiselle bag

If it's good enough for Blake Lively ...

Flowing summer gowns

Ferragamo stuns this season.

Rupert Sanderson's Asian fit

Winona heels. Finally, shapes designed for Asian feet!


Frizzy uncontrollable hair

29 May 2011 - 12:00am

The Wow Factor

Gloomy day, go away

19 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

The Wow Factor

Refreshingly moisturised

21 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

The Wow Factor

Simply organic

Skincare with simple recipes are better for our skin - the fewer the chemicals, the healthier our complexion. Green Tea Water and Bitter Orange Water from Apivita's new organic skincare collection promise to refresh skin in the heaviest humidity with only natural, 100 per cent organic ingredients. Available from all Apivita locations for HK$280.

12 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Chef makes an art out of sculpting chocolate Easter delights

Who doesn't love chocolate? The Mira's head pastry chef, Thomas Lui, is an especially big fan. Not so much eating it, as making art out of it. For Easter, the hotel's cocoa craftsman created more than 200 chocolate Easter art pieces in the form of eggs, rabbits and various cartoon-style characters. They are on display at the Miramar Shopping Centre until April 13.

3 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

This week's question: What's the best summer sport?

Ateeb Waqar , 14

Wakeboarding. It's an awesome sport that requires both strength and balance. Essentially it's surfing while being dragged along by a speedboat. People do all sorts of stunts, but I'm not that good yet.

Maybe if I keep practising...

Jason Yang , 15

17 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

It's vital to find the right temperature

This newspaper's finding that the government's air conditioning guidelines seem to be getting followed is good news indeed. Thermostats set at temperatures that are too high or low cause environmental damage through burning fuel to produce the wasted electricity. Four in five public places we studied met the suggested setting of 25.5 degrees Celsius.

28 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Cool-weather marathon likely to give overseas runners the edge

The temperature for tomorrow's Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon will be ideal for overseas runners but not local ones, a physical education expert said yesterday.

The Observatory forecasts it will be cloudy with rain patches. The mercury will hover between 12 and 15 degrees Celsius. The relative humidity will be between 60 and 85 per cent.

16 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

In their words

Chan Siu-kee, 27, clerk. Time: 3:38

This is the seventh time I've run the Hong Kong marathon. But I was disappointed with my effort today as it was well short of my best time which is 3:20. I trained a lot for this race, but the heat and humidity affected me. However, I will be back next year.

Theresa Do, 43, computer programmer. 3:45

5 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Let's face it, the air's worse

Even after just a few days, beauty brand Elemis co-founder Noella Gabriel has noticed the air in Hong Kong has worsened since her last trip to the city 10 years ago. The beautician is visiting to promote a new eye cream - and already she feels that her skin is more dull, oily and congested.

15 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

HYDRATE OR BE DAMNED: The key to brighter skin

Dennis Paphitis' business partner Suzanne Santos shares some simple skincare solutions for dealing with the Hong Kong climate.

'Living in Hong Kong's oppressive humidity and dry air-conditioning means your skin is subjected to a range of extreme environments.

28 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Relying on fans alone would not be practical

We refer to the letter from Joseph Fan (South China Morning Post, January 1) concerning the possibility of turning off the air-conditioning on our buses during the winter months.

16 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Now it's hot, hot, hot and Wet Wet Wet

There was water, water everywhere, with hundreds of litres of it being guzzled, splashed and sprayed to relieve soaring heat at the Celebrate Hong Kong 1997 concert yesterday.

The $30 million show overcame the 'cruel' weather which saw it postponed because of rain on Saturday only to have three teenage pop fans collapse because of the humidity.

7 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

O'Kelly perseveres in heat of Mexico

HONG KONG'S number one triathlete Con O'Kelly overcame the stifling Mexican heat and humidity to clock one of his best times over the Olympic distance but still finished well down the field at the World Championships in Cancun.

14 Nov 1995 - 12:00am