What does paddling a dragon boat during a furious race look like?

At traditional Japanese bathhouse, new 'naked school' attracts younger bathers

Lowest turnout since 2008 for Hong Kong march in memory of June 4 crackdown

How a store that still sells kerosene stoves became a treasure trove of the community

At traditional Japanese bathhouse, new 'naked school' attracts younger bathers

May 30, 2017

The Hinodeyu public bath in Tokyo is offering classes on comedy and gaming as it tries to revive the dying tradition of communal bathing.

Lowest turnout since 2008 for Hong Kong march in memory of June 4 crackdown

May 29, 2017

Hong Kong organisers said only 1,000 people turned up at an annual march on Sunday to remember the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, the lowest official count since 2008, while the police said the turnout was 450 at its peak.

The demonstrators renewed their calls for the Chinese authorities to revise the official Communist Party's verdict that the democracy movement was anti-state. 

An annual vigil will take place in Hong Kong on June 4.

(Photo: SCMP's Sam Tsang)

How a store that still sells kerosene stoves became a treasure trove of the community

May 26, 2017

Founded in 1959, Chu Wing Kee is a hardware store selling everything from kerosene lamps to electric scales. Its owner, Perry Chu, is dedicated to keeping this treasure trove alive in Sheung Wan.

(Photo: SCMP's Dickson Lee)