Some public swimming pools are operating inefficient showers that spray out as much as 14 litres of water per minute, an inspection by the South China Morning Post has found.
This column is called So Near, Yet So Feared for obvious reasons. The mainland is our hinterland and yet that large and looming entity is greatly dreaded by many in Hong Kong.
In many homes, a long soak in a tub is being replaced by a quick shower, as bathroom trends reflect the need to save time and space.
The alarm clock goes off and I grab my shower gel and shampoo. I hop into the shower and turn on the tap. I'm on autopilot as warm water pours over me, waking me up.
A refreshing shower is especially welcome as the steamy, humid weather sets in and threatens to drive us all nuts.
DHC Mild Body Shampoo (HK$46/600ml)
Dress it up
The kitchen cupboard could be your solution for healthy, shiny hair. Try some of these homemade recipes for various hair woes - you can even eat the leftovers.
What is it? A full-body pampering experience.
What does it involve?
The summer can leave you feeling sticky and dirty. A cool shower with a foamy shower gel will have you clean and fresh in no time.
Galenic Toning Shower Gel (200ml/HK$115)
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