Hong Kong formed by rare supervolcano eruption

Evidence of an ancient supervolcano in Leung Shuen Wan. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

The haphazard history that gave Hong Kong some of the most valuable real estate in the world has just got more random. Geologists announced yesterday that we are only here thanks to an extraordinary volcanic eruption.

Friday, 31 August, 2012, 5:59pm

The day I met a caveman

During the holidays, my family and I went to Queensland in Australia. While driving to Port Douglas, we passed a sign to The Crystal Caves and decided to stop and take a look. It turned out to be a fascinating trip.

3 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

I can think of no greater fantasy than to be an explorer and see what no human eye has seen

Filmmaker James Cameron, on exploring the oceans' depths

He doesn't always have to say yes. Sometimes he can say no

CPPCC delegate Lew Mon-hung, urging Chief Executive Donald Tsang to say no to Beijing's intrusions into Hong Kong affairs

3 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Hong Kong's new eco tours rock

Visitors to the countryside are often awestruck by the beauty of the wild plants and animals. Rocks seldom draw such attention.

8 May 2015 - 12:15pm

News review

News items help us learn more about our society. However, we also need to look beyond Hong Kong. The News Review, such as this story from Australia, will help you get a glimpse of what is happening around the world.

Oldest piece of Earth 'to rewrite past'

(SCMP , January 12, 2001)

The New York Times

22 Jan 2002 - 12:00am