Stay tuned

It's impossible to rein in time as far as musician Tan Han Jin is concerned. 'We can't manage or control time like a computer or a factory line. Everything will come together at the right moment, which can hardly be foreseen or forced. Time in this sense is a blessing.

Wednesday, 9 November, 2011, 12:00am

Eco store looking to spread the message

Organic food is nothing new to Hongkongers. But an organic sanitary towel could make a few people sit up and take notice.

The towel is one of a number of new products available at the Eco Shop in Tai Kok Tsui, a social enterprise launched last month that offers environmentally friendly goods.

19 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Money-laundering casino boss jailed for 4 years

The head of a family's online casino business based in Myanmar was jailed for four years yesterday for laundering a substantial part of HK$314.1 million from casino proceeds in Hong Kong.

10 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Activist's 'open' trial a closed-door hearing

Yesterday's trial of mainland rights activist Tan Zuoren over the charge of subversion was supposed to be an open court hearing, but the heavy-handed approach officials adopted rendered it virtually a closed-door hearing.

13 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Leaving no stone unturned in bid to entice the world's best

Enhancing the overall experience for players at the World Cup, rather than increasing the size of the tournament purse, is how Mission Hills can lure the cream of professional golf to the event in future years, says club vice-president Valen Tan.

26 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Women's Work

Explorations of femininity through different media by 14 women artists from Hong Kong and the mainland, including Jaffa Lam Laam, Siy Tak-yin, Yuk King Tan and Sara Tse. Featuring Tan's untitled work made from masks and strings and Lam's installation Enclosed Conversation with Joseph Beuys (below).

24 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Altered Ambience

Altered Ambience

1a space

Until Apr 13

Put together by artist and first-time curator Magdalen Wong, and featuring four Hong Kong-based artists, Altered Ambience suggests the local art scene may be maturing.

1 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Cottage industry

A run-down Hakka house was converted into a welcoming home for a mother and daughter who brought its spirit back to life.

9 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Everybody has a mum but me, laments desperate son

The last time Simon Tan saw his mother was when they were in Kowloon Park, just after his parents divorced and his father had won custody of him.

That was 25 years ago.

Now Mr Tan, who has lived in Britain since 1987, wants to find his mother.

28 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Tan Lines

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This spray on tan is the quickest way to achieve an all over glow.

Body Quick Bronze Self Tanner by Clinique $160

This creamy formula is suitable for dry skin.

7 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In an article on February 13 this year by David Wilson in the column 'Writers from China's diaspora', it was stated erroneously that the author of the book Awakenings, Dawn Tan, was an 'investigative reporter'. Ms Tan is a writer of non-fiction and fiction books.

30 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

A big surprise

Dad took back the letter I had been holding in my hand but he didn't say a word. What a bomb-shell! I was completely taken aback by what I had read. Neither my sister nor I had seen it coming. I think mum had known for quite some time, but she had kept quiet.

14 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Bask in it

Skin protection is essential for anyone planning to bask in the sun to get a tan. Phytomer has just added to its sun care collection with the launch of a new After-Sun Mask ($305), which soothes and regenerates skin damaged by the sun's rays. Made with a pheohydrane, a powerful algae-based moisturising agent, it aims to restore a healthy glow and give a long-lasting tan.

29 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

No Sweat Canto-Love - An Easy Guide to Cross-Cultural Relationships

No Sweat Canto-Love - An Easy Guide to Cross-Cultural Relationships

by Amy Leung

Asia 2000 $98

10 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Fantasy Tan

What is it?

Fantasy Tan was invented in 1997, and has been in use at the Feel Good Factor studio for 18 months. It contains dihydroxyacetone, a carbon sugar that reacts with amino acids on top of the skin.

Is it safe?

15 Mar 2005 - 12:00am