After years in the school system, one former principal is on a mission: to give every child in Hong Kong a shot at quality education.Friday, 20 September, 2013, 4:17am 1 comment
Wong Wai-king’s face lights up; she leans back in her chair and looks into the distance. She’s talking about her childhood in Tai O in the 1960s.19 Sep 2013 - 4:48pm
Ho Loy greets me, weighed down with a bag of pamphlets in one hand and two folded banners in the other. “Can you walk with me?” she asks, “we might get to see Billy”.
Not yet 10 metres down the path to Pui O beach, Ho Loy is already deeply involved in explaining why buffalo are such an important part of Lantau’s ecosystem.3 Oct 2013 - 1:56pm 1 comment
Derek Ko Chi-kin is a busy man. His training academy runs a variety of team-building activities to enhance self-confidence, improve communication and encourage leadership skills. An avid sportsman, he practices cycling, canoeing, climbing, caving and mountaineering. He has an impressive list of sporting achievements to his name, and has won medals in several international competitions.4 Oct 2013 - 2:32pm 1 comment
Mong Kok’s Sai Yeung Choi Street - in Andrew So Chun-chau’s ideal Hong Kong - would be transformed into an outdoor theatre. A destination for tourists and locals, who would come to enjoy a diverse range of street performances, and learn about a variety of art forms.30 Sep 2013 - 12:33pm 1 comment
Celia Ho Yen-kei shakes my hand and immediately passes me her business card. At the age of 14, she is professional and savvy. It’s Saturday morning and she is already doing her second media interview for the day.17 Sep 2013 - 1:17pm 3 comments
Kowloon Mosque is quite a majestic structure at the end of Kowloon Park in Tsim Sha Tsui. The current mosque building has been there since 1984, but Hong Kong’s Muslim heritage stretches back more than 160 years. At the mosque, three sermons on a Friday cater to multi-ethnic worshippers.17 Sep 2013 - 12:33pm
In her studio in Wong Chuk Hang, artist Evelyna Liang-kan has an interesting chair "cover" - it is of an elderly woman with big arms, so you can sit on her lap and wrap her arms around you.2 Dec 2013 - 12:19pm
The brush is held deftly between her big toe and the next toe, as artist Chan Tung-mui dips it in water and chooses her next colour. She swings the brush across the palette, settles on the brown and then brings it back to her painting, to deftly create tree trunks and brunches. Soon green leaves are added to create foliage in the forest scene against a night sky.2 Dec 2013 - 12:19pm
“Danny”, as he calls himself, lives on the streets of Jordan. He did have a room for a while, but now he has to take his pile of cases with all his belongings wherever he goes. They’re covered in tape and plastic to protect them from rainy weather. He’s happy to see hawker Chau Shu-tak and after our chat wants to have lunch with him.23 Sep 2013 - 4:24pm
At 77, he’s thinking about hanging up his training shoes – but considering he’s completed 115 marathons and 116 ultra-marathons it’s safe to say Briton John Lane has earned his spurs.
Retired quantity surveyor Lane has run many of the winding trails and paths of Hong Kong’s country parks, as well as running in the Himalayas and in a marathon in Shanghai.15 Sep 2013 - 3:00pm
As a reporter and producer in a previous life, Doris Leung Shuk-yi enjoyed producing community television about issues affecting Hongkongers.
With a confident and vivacious personality, Leung enthusiastically recalls the community news she used to do for “Eye on Community” - an evening news programme which she presented for Cable TV.14 Sep 2013 - 8:48pm
Like other newcomers to Hong Kong, Fermi Wong Wai-fun struggled when she first came to the city in 1981. Originally from Fujian province in the mainland, her family lived in a wooden shack at a Diamond Hill squatter settlement. Back then, there were no services for new arrivals. But there was plenty of discrimination towards mainlanders.14 Sep 2013 - 3:06pm
She saw a picture of a ballerina, and wanted to be just like her. Josephine Cheung Ching-nga, 19, graduated from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow this summer after three years training and is currently with a ballet company in Toronto.15 Sep 2013 - 3:22pm 2 comments
At the crowded opening of The Birth of a Hero exhibition, Ma Wing-shing, the local comic artist featured in the show, was mobbed by hundreds of guests - from government officials to industry veterans and press.13 Sep 2013 - 6:00am