LIFE | South China Morning Post
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  • Mar 27, 2015
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SCMP's Life section takes a broad view of culture and covers issues including the environment, community affairs and human interest stories. Mondays are dedicated to Fashion, Health and Education. Tuesdays focus on Fitness and Wellbeing, Arts and Entertainment, and Family. Fridays cover Food and Wine, Technology and Design and Luxury.  

Asia Art Archive's Mobile Library travels to Myanmar

Visitors at the Mobile Library in Myanmar.

Scholarly tomes on art history and theory with titles such as Minor Transnationalism and Lacan Reframed are unlikely to send a frisson of excitement through even the most studious of gatherings in Hong Kong.

Tuesday, 10 February, 2015, 4:36pm

Schools without Wi-fi, kids without computers in Hong Kong's digital divide

Schools without Wi-fi, kids without computers in Hong Kong's digital divide

In the era of e-learning, students from poor backgrounds are lagging behind. Charities are doing their best to help, but educators say the government must do more.

10 Feb 2015 - 11:42am 1 comment

Five beverages that rehydrate the body better than any sports drink

Five beverages that rehydrate the body better than any sports drink

Looking for a boost during a workout, or to quench your thirst after? Before reaching for that sports drink, consider this: not only are you drinking teaspoons of sugar, you're also taking in a cocktail of additives and artificial flavours.

10 Feb 2015 - 6:30am 1 comment

TLC and TCM: Hong Kong mum juggles family and Chinese medicine practice

Cinci Leung. Photo: Bruce Yan

Cinci Leung Wun-sien has a busy year ahead. Besides building her practice in Chinese medicine, contributing newspaper columns and raising a toddler, she is also developing her own line of herbal teas and natural soaps. And then there's her book on traditional Chinese medicine that's due out later this year.

11 Feb 2015 - 11:53am

King of yoga attempts 40-hour marathon in Hong Kong record bid

Yogaraj C.P. strikes a pose. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Yogaraj C.P. will stretch himself to his limit this weekend when he attempts to beat his own record for the number of yoga positions held continuously, in a 40-hour marathon in Hong Kong.

9 Feb 2015 - 12:06pm 1 comment

Dumbo unchained: how ethical elephant tourism in Thailand is changing the industry

Baby elephants are put through rigorous and cruel training in order to perform for tourists in Thailand.

Tourists love elephants. Every year, millions of visitors travelling to countries like Thailand and Cambodia enjoy riding on their backs, or watching them perform circus tricks like balancing on a stool or riding a custom-made bicycle.

10 Feb 2015 - 10:26am

Habitat for Humanity projects in Hong Kong building a better future

Habitat for Humanity projects in Hong Kong building a better future

The adage "home is where the heart is" aptly characterises the vision of Habitat for Humanity, the world's largest non-profit housing organisation, founded in 1976 in the US. And Hong Kong's dedicated "Habitat Youth" are learning, as they toil for the less fortunate, that homes and communities are made stronger when love and respect are added to bricks and mortar.

9 Feb 2015 - 6:15am

For parents' day at schools to work, students need to take a leading role

Illustration: Corbis

With mid-term exams done and dusted at most secondary schools, it won't be long before parents' day rolls around.

Indeed, the half-year mark is the perfect time for the two parties that have the students' best interests at heart to come together and exchange thoughts on how to foster their personal growth and academic development.

9 Feb 2015 - 6:07am

Nobel winning physicist Hiroshi Amano succeeds by doing what he likes

Hiroshi Amano

Nobel prize winner offers simple advice

Hiroshi Amano, the 2014 Nobel laureate in physics, has told an audience at a talk at Bangkok's Chulalongkorn University that he managed to become a prize winner by doing what he likes.

9 Feb 2015 - 6:00am

How Hong Kong has profited from the arms trade

The Teppo Festival, in Japan.  Photo: AFP

Ethics play little or no part in the way Hong Kong business conducts itself – and they never have done. This helps explain why various "old money" Hong Kong fortunes were founded on war profiteering.

13 Feb 2015 - 12:47pm

60 years a Hongkonger: Dan Waters on the second world war, karate kicks and mixed-marriages

Photo: Jonathan Wong

Second world war veteran, who became a marathon runner in his 60s, tells Jenni Marsh that he sailed into Hong Kong in 1954 and never looked back.

13 Feb 2015 - 11:57am

Picky eaters - don't you just hate them?

Picky eaters - don't you just hate them?

Britain's Prince Philip once wisely said: "If it has four legs and is not a chair, has wings and is not an aeroplane, or swims and is not a submarine, the Cantonese will eat it."

7 Feb 2015 - 10:31pm

A peek inside Dolce & Gabbana's glamorous Alta Moda show in Milan

Dolce & Gabbana presented its spring-summer 2015 Alta Moda collection at Milan's La Scala Theatre

Dolce & Gabbana's spring-summer Alta Moda show was held in Milan's La Scala Theatre and fittingly, their collection was all about drama, from strapless gowns with huge tulle skirts to gem-encrusted ballet flats.

6 Feb 2015 - 3:51pm

Laurence Xu's part in Paris couture week shows Chinese designer's global vision

A look from Xu's collection.  Photo: Guillaume Roujas

6 Feb 2015 - 6:05am

Designer Olivia von Halle talks silk pyjamas, Coco Chanel and Shanghai

Olivia von Halle

The designer who conceived her chic silk pyjama label while living in Shanghai talks about how China remains at the root of her brand

6 Feb 2015 - 6:00am