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Noodle Lah! in Wan Chai offers lunch sets for under HK$100 and a view to remember

Noodle Lah! in Wan Chai sets itself apart from the competition with its view over Victoria Harbour; its lunch sets offer good value, with the starters the star of the show and Malaysian chicken rice a change from the Hainan variety.

28 Aug 2018 - 12:46PM

Noodle Lah! in Wan Chai sets itself apart from the competition with its view over Victoria Harbour; its lunch sets offer good value, with the starters the star of the show and Malaysian chicken rice a change from the Hainan variety.

Noodle Lah! in Wan Chai offers lunch sets for under HK$100 and a view to remember
Five of Trump’s most controversial statements amid Omarosa meltdown, from genital grabbing to creepy compliments

Following claims from a former White House aide that she heard a tape of the US president using the N-word, we sort through the catalogue of Trump’s previous gaffes to bring together the craziest and most cringeworthy.

15 Aug 2018 - 12:43PM

Following claims from a former White House aide that she heard a tape of the US president using the N-word, we sort through the catalogue of Trump’s previous gaffes to bring together the craziest and most cringeworthy.

Five of Trump’s most controversial statements amid Omarosa meltdown, from genital grabbing to creepy compliments
Homeless World Cup soccer tournament is beacon of hope for Hongkongers with troubled pasts

Annual soccer tournament is the chance of a lifetime for former rough sleepers, drug addicts and alcoholics. To earn a spot on the team headed for Mexico, players must show determination and growth on and off the field

14 Aug 2018 - 8:19PM

Annual soccer tournament is the chance of a lifetime for former rough sleepers, drug addicts and alcoholics. To earn a spot on the team headed for Mexico, players must show determination and growth on and off the field

Homeless World Cup soccer tournament is beacon of hope for Hongkongers with troubled pasts
Seven daring jewellery thefts to match Swedish crown jewels heist

Graff Diamonds and Hatton Garden in London, Harry Winston in Paris, Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport – jewellery shops, stores and shipments have been a magnet for smash-and-grab raiders and sophisticated operators alike.

3 Aug 2018 - 12:00PM

Graff Diamonds and Hatton Garden in London, Harry Winston in Paris, Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport – jewellery shops, stores and shipments have been a magnet for smash-and-grab raiders and sophisticated operators alike.

Seven daring jewellery thefts to match Swedish crown jewels heist
Homeless in Hong Kong: a cycle of despair for evicted street sleepers with few places to go but back to the streets

Nguyen Van Son and his neighbours on a footbridge in Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong’s poorest district, have few places to go after packing up their shelters: a subdivided flat, a ‘coffin home’, or another street berth.

6 Aug 2018 - 7:25PM

Nguyen Van Son and his neighbours on a footbridge in Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong’s poorest district, have few places to go after packing up their shelters: a subdivided flat, a ‘coffin home’, or another street berth.

Homeless in Hong Kong: a cycle of despair for evicted street sleepers with few places to go but back to the streets
Ivanka Trump fashion: five missteps on the road to oblivion

From manufacturing abroad when her father was denouncing outsourcing, to using fur and allegedly copying a shoe, to getting a free plug from a White House adviser, the Ivanka Trump brand made headlines for the wrong reasons.

27 Jul 2018 - 5:30AM

From manufacturing abroad when her father was denouncing outsourcing, to using fur and allegedly copying a shoe, to getting a free plug from a White House adviser, the Ivanka Trump brand made headlines for the wrong reasons.

Ivanka Trump fashion: five missteps on the road to oblivion
Cycle tour start-up’s personal touch drives 12,000pc growth in first two years of its companion service for independent travellers

Bikego started two years ago in one city with five staff; today it serves 13 and has 600 staff. Its mission to provide authentic experiences led by local guides who treat customers as friends resonates with its domestic Chinese tourists.

21 Jul 2018 - 7:29PM

Bikego started two years ago in one city with five staff; today it serves 13 and has 600 staff. Its mission to provide authentic experiences led by local guides who treat customers as friends resonates with its domestic Chinese tourists.

Cycle tour start-up’s personal touch drives 12,000pc growth in first two years of its companion service for independent travellers
Hooked on Hong Kong horse racing: the men and women who live for their weekly flutter at Happy Valley

Among the high rollers and the party crowd at the city’s oldest racecourse are the regulars who live for Wednesday nights and the chance for a bit of fun. For one who bet too much, the last night of the season is the chance for a flutter.

17 Jul 2018 - 6:44PM

Among the high rollers and the party crowd at the city’s oldest racecourse are the regulars who live for Wednesday nights and the chance for a bit of fun. For one who bet too much, the last night of the season is the chance for a flutter.

Hooked on Hong Kong horse racing: the men and women who live for their weekly flutter at Happy Valley
As Kylie Jenner makes Forbes’ super rich list, five young Chinese billionaires already on Forbes’ China Rich List

Kylie Jenner is likely to become America’s youngest self-made billionaire.

China has a few of its own already; from the CEO of a ride hailing company to an airline heir, here are five who’ve made it onto Forbes’ China Rich List.

14 Jul 2018 - 7:42PM

Kylie Jenner is likely to become America’s youngest self-made billionaire.

China has a few of its own already; from the CEO of a ride hailing company to an airline heir, here are five who’ve made it onto Forbes’ China Rich List.

As Kylie Jenner makes Forbes’ super rich list, five young Chinese billionaires already on Forbes’ China Rich List
Meet Mrs Jay Chou, Skyscraper actress: five things about Hannah Quinlivan you may not know

To some she is a Taiwanese actress, to others a fashion designer. To anyone else she is the woman who married Jay Chou in a fairy tale wedding in the UK

10 Jul 2018 - 9:29AM

To some she is a Taiwanese actress, to others a fashion designer. To anyone else she is the woman who married Jay Chou in a fairy tale wedding in the UK

Meet Mrs Jay Chou, Skyscraper actress: five things about Hannah Quinlivan you may not know
Competitive eater Joey Chestnut not the only crazy glutton – meet five others who stretch their stomachs in pursuit of a crown

Joey Chestnut just broke the record for eating 74 hot dogs, including buns, in 10 minutes at Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest in the US, but he’s not the only competitive eater making headlines. Meet five more whose feats are hard to swallow

6 Jul 2018 - 2:37PM

Joey Chestnut just broke the record for eating 74 hot dogs, including buns, in 10 minutes at Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest in the US, but he’s not the only competitive eater making headlines. Meet five more whose feats are hard to swallow

Competitive eater Joey Chestnut not the only crazy glutton – meet five others who stretch their stomachs in pursuit of a crown
How Hong Kong’s Kowloon Park got its name, despite public pressure to call it Sun Yat-sen Garden

The green heart of Tsim Sha Tsui was built at the site of the former Whitfield Barracks

22 Jun 2018 - 7:33AM

The green heart of Tsim Sha Tsui was built at the site of the former Whitfield Barracks

How Hong Kong’s Kowloon Park got its name, despite public pressure to call it Sun Yat-sen Garden
Gambling addiction in Hong Kong: as World Cup kicks off betting surge, we look at the addicts and victims

With the Fifa World Cup in the news, we talk to a reformed gambler, social workers and a gambler’s former wife about the vicious cycle of addiction and the impact it can have on physical and mental health as well as finances and property

18 Jun 2018 - 7:31PM

With the Fifa World Cup in the news, we talk to a reformed gambler, social workers and a gambler’s former wife about the vicious cycle of addiction and the impact it can have on physical and mental health as well as finances and property

Gambling addiction in Hong Kong: as World Cup kicks off betting surge, we look at the addicts and victims
‘Buying a Kate Spade bag was a rite of passage’ – Hongkongers, fashion world pay tribute to designer following her suicide

Buying a Kate Spade bag was a rite of passage, recalls one Hong Kong fan after news of the American fashion and bag designer’s suicide

8 Jun 2018 - 8:27PM

Buying a Kate Spade bag was a rite of passage, recalls one Hong Kong fan after news of the American fashion and bag designer’s suicide

‘Buying a Kate Spade bag was a rite of passage’ – Hongkongers, fashion world pay tribute to designer following her suicide
Not just Duterte: five other world leaders have awkward moments that went viral online

Philippine president’s impromptu action on a stage in Seoul set the internet alight, but he’s not the only world leader to have been caught on camera or video behaving unexpectedly. There’s Putin, May, Berlusconi … and Trump

6 Jun 2018 - 12:25PM

Philippine president’s impromptu action on a stage in Seoul set the internet alight, but he’s not the only world leader to have been caught on camera or video behaving unexpectedly. There’s Putin, May, Berlusconi … and Trump

Not just Duterte: five other world leaders have awkward moments that went viral online