The Flying Dutchman

Just in time for Halloween, a spooky legend from Holland shows that being arrogant and selfish, and not listening to the advice of others, can have dreadful consequences.

Monday, 31 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

The Loch Ness monster

Listen to this podcast about the Loch Ness monster

Dr Chris Jones is a scientist at a natural history museum in London. As a biologist and historian, she is fascinated by the famous Loch Ness monster. Here she is interviewed about Nessie. Listen to what Dr Jones has to say and then answer the questions.

1 What is a loch?

a. a long, narrow river

17 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Young guns ready to show their class

John Size has his young brigade fit and ready to fire first-up, judging by the way promising Fulfil A Wish and Dr Win trialled at Sha Tin yesterday.

Last season's smart griffin, Fulfil A Wish made a solid impression in the second heat over 1,050m behind hard-ridden Master Rio when lengthening nicely in the straight to finish third under the guidance of Douglas Whyte.

3 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Just pie in the sky?

Wah Fu Estate, 1970s and 1980s

5 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

There one day, gone the next

In these times, when everybody is a Skype, MSN or mobile phone text or call away, it's difficult to imagine someone simply vanishing. But, the fact is, they do, and their disappearances intrigue people for years, decades, even centuries afterwards.

1 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Field Studies

Field Studies

The Cat Street Gallery

Australian painter Guy Maestri is a man in love with the natural environment of his country. He's also a man who seems to struggle to recall it. But that's one of the ideas behind this show.

2 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Mythic beings or real monsters

The Mongolian Death Worm

Growing up to 1.5 metres in length and to the thickness of a grown man's forearm, the bright red Alghoi Khorkhoi, nicknamed the Mongolian Death Worm, is reputed to live deep in the Gobi Desert on the borders of China and Mongolia.

8 Jul 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

Nessie the Loch Ness Monster

The International Purves Puppets from Scotland presents a production (left)about the legendary giant underwater creature. In Cantonese. Today, 8pm, North District Town Hall, 2 Lung Wan St, Sheung Shui, HK$90, HK$120 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

6 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Collision sinks PLA boat, crew missing

At least 13 Chinese naval personnel were left missing after their military vessel collided with a Hong Kong cargo ship near Zhuhai , according to a state media report.

The accident happened last Thursday when the PLA patrol vessel collided with the 23,700-tonne cargo ship Pacific Adventurer owned by Swire Group subsidiary China Navigation.

27 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Monster myths?

When in crisis, a nation turns to its enduring myths. The US has the Alamo and Wyatt Earp. Canada has Bigfoot. While the rest of Canada was agonising over the latest revelations in the 'sponsorship' scandal - taxpayers' money being illegally channelled to political parties - Bobby Clarke, of northern Manitoba, was standing one morning near a riverbank with his video camera.

27 Apr 2005 - 12:00am


Extraterrestrials have not only visited Europe and the United States. Hong Kong and China are also among the most popular visiting spots for aliens.

The Hong Kong Observatory has been keeping records of reports on UFO sightings since 1984.

Fong Chung-moon of Hong Kong UFO Club says that the association receives reports of UFO sightings almost every month.

22 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Smart pair can get Whyte back on track

The start of the New Year was not kind to Douglas Whyte, who failed to ride a winner from 10 rides (including five favourites).

But the reigning champion jockey can look forward to future winners with Good Lad and Native Language, who both impressed in their dirt trials on Friday. Good Lad had been withdrawn on his intended run on November 12 when he arrived at the start lame.

4 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

China's X-files

The following accounts are based on the claims of mainland and overseas UFO-watching groups.

The day China saw its first UFO

UFOs were first seen over China during the Sino-Japanese War of 1937 to 1945, when both sides suspected the strange objects they saw were bombers sent by their enemies.

23 Nov 2003 - 12:00am