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Tracing the history of Hong Kong’s controversial ‘zoo’

The South China Morning Post’s archives reveal how monkeys, emus and storks called the Botanical Gardens home as far back as the 1870s

The South China Morning Post’s archives reveal how monkeys, emus and storks called the Botanical Gardens home as far back as the 1870s

13 Nov 2017 - 10:16AM
Hong Kong’s vinyl junkies have a reason to rejoice

Choose from one of more than 8,000 LPs at Potato Head Hong Kong’s state-of-the-art music room in Sai Ying Pun. And bring your records, too

Choose from one of more than 8,000 LPs at Potato Head Hong Kong’s state-of-the-art music room in Sai Ying Pun. And bring your records, too

12 Sep 2016 - 10:42AM
How Hong Kong taxis became red, green and blue

Unveiled in the 1970s, the colour code was introduced to counter the problem of illegal cabs and help passengers distinguish them from other cars

Unveiled in the 1970s, the colour code was introduced to counter the problem of illegal cabs and help passengers distinguish them from other cars

13 Nov 2017 - 10:16AM
How Hong Kong built the world’s longest covered outdoor escalator

The South China Morning Post’s archives reveal the Central-Mid-Levels escalator project was marred by budget overruns and missed deadlines

The South China Morning Post’s archives reveal the Central-Mid-Levels escalator project was marred by budget overruns and missed deadlines

13 Nov 2017 - 10:14AM
How the Post reported Hong Kong’s first Olympics team

The 1952 Games in Helsinki saw the territory’s swimming team win more hearts than medals

The 1952 Games in Helsinki saw the territory’s swimming team win more hearts than medals

13 Nov 2017 - 10:14AM
Want to be a beer judge? HK Brewcraft has the course for you

Eight-week programme covers everything from mashing to quaffing

Eight-week programme covers everything from mashing to quaffing

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How Hong Kong’s rainstorm warning system came into force

The city’s ‘traffic light’ storm alerts were launched following a 1992 deadly downpour

The city’s ‘traffic light’ storm alerts were launched following a 1992 deadly downpour

13 Nov 2017 - 10:12AM
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12 Sep 2016 - 12:04PM
How the Post, and Chiang Kai-shek’s army, were fooled by Mao Zedong

The Great Helmsman managed to hoodwink not only the Nationalist forces but, thanks in part to the time it took for news to travel in the 1930s, the South China Morning Post, too

The Great Helmsman managed to hoodwink not only the Nationalist forces but, thanks in part to the time it took for news to travel in the 1930s, the South China Morning Post, too

13 Nov 2017 - 10:10AM
Schwarzenegger's Arnold Classic Asia sports festival flexes its muscles in Hong Kong - and, yes, he'll be back

The Arnold Classic is coming to Hong Kong. Founded by Hollywood star and former bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger, the multisport festival has flexed its muscles since launching in 1989 as a bodybuilding competition.

The Arnold Classic is coming to Hong Kong. Founded by Hollywood star and former bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger, the multisport festival has flexed its muscles since launching in 1989 as a bodybuilding competition.

18 Jun 2016 - 11:14PM