Vanessa Ko

Trial by trail

Hiking is the perfect Hong Kong activity. It's free, it's close by and you can feel miles away from civilisation. But, as Jean-Paul Sartre said, 'Hell is other people.' On the trails, it is specifically these people:

Sunday, 29 April, 2012, 12:00am

Escalating tensions

The Mid-Levels escalator, the world's longest covered outdoor escalator system, is a modern marvel. Well, it is when it's working, which appears to be hardly ever.

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Talking of stereotypes

Being Chinese, I am cheap, naturally.

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Charm offensive

Gliding up a packed escalator in the Central MTR station recently, I became captivated by some video advertisements that ran along the wall.

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Wake-up call

Your friends told you about it and you know your time will come soon. You know when it will happen, but there's nothing you can do to stop it. The phone will ring and those dreaded words will be spoken, telling you how much time you have left.

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am