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Spirit of Hong Kong

Spirit of Hong Kong

Spirit of Hong Kong is a series that looks behind the scenes of one of Asia's largest and most vibrant cities by focusing on those whose contributions often go unnoticed yet are vital to the everyday success of Hong Kong. 

Making time to help city’s unloved furry friends

A large brown and black mongrel dog stands against the wall of his transparent enclosure and sniffs curiously through one of the holes as the volunteer wanders past.

Monday, 7 October, 2013, 7:04pm 1 comment

Hero's instincts took over as world turned upside down

It was National Day last year. And what was supposed to be a family outing with friends to see the fireworks display in Victoria Harbour became a nightmare for Lee Ming-sun as he tried to keep his family alive in one of Hong Kong's worst maritime disasters.

26 Aug 2013 - 5:50am 2 comments

Local trainer blitzes the field

Champion trainer Dennis Yip Chor-hong will have no shortage of support in the grandstands and around the paddocks for the coming horse racing season.

23 Aug 2013 - 5:12am

Angel of Temple Street

Elsa Tse Ngar-yee was a teenage heroin addict and dealer on Yau Ma Tei's Temple Street. Now, a couple of decades later, she is back. Only, this time it is to try to rescue the girls who have taken her place.

2 Dec 2013 - 12:19pm 5 comments

Octogenarian dancer brings cheer to elderly

As 85-year-old Nora Ng Choy-che packs her suitcase, she is not preparing for an exotic vacation in the Bahamas or an island paradise. Instead, she is fetching all the costumes and props she needs for a day with her fans in the nursing home.

2 Dec 2013 - 12:19pm

Small miracles: How hundreds of babies left in a squalid orphanage found loving adoptive parents

They were notoriously called the "dying rooms" where mostly unwanted or orphaned baby girls were sent within state orphanages until the mid-1990s. These babies were a by-product of the mainland's one-child policy.

2 Dec 2013 - 12:19pm 2 comments

The Hong Kong boxing club working hand in glove with troubled teens

Everyone deserves a second chance, and no organisation in Hong Kong believes this more than Operation Breakthrough.

2 Dec 2013 - 12:19pm

Help us to celebrate this city's unsung heroes

As part of its Celebrating Hong Kong initiative, the South China Morning Post today launches The Spirit of Hong Kong Awards to celebrate such unsung heroes. Over the next two months we would like nominations from you, our readers. There will be 11 awards, the first 10 all judged on the same criteria by our panel of judges, chaired by former chief secretary Sir David Akers-Jones. The awards can be given to one individual or a deserving team of individuals. The 11th award recipient will be voted for by you and called the Sino Spirit Award.

2 Dec 2013 - 12:19pm

Sink or swim: donations save rising athlete

Showing courage in the face of adversity is an expression that's bandied about far too easily these days, but it's something Aaron Zweig knows all too well.

5 Aug 2013 - 7:27am 1 comment

Aged cleric still cares for the elderly when others don't

Lee Mo-fan's character is best measured through the stories of those he has devoted his life to serving.

2 Dec 2013 - 12:19pm