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Macau showgirl turned Pilates instructor on how the exercises can change your life, and her tips for staying fit and mobile

A former Macau showgirl, Corinne Clifford started doing Pilates as a teenager; she turned to it full-time when she quit the stage at 32 to become an instructor – and stay in shape herself.

A former Macau showgirl, Corinne Clifford started doing Pilates as a teenager; she turned to it full-time when she quit the stage at 32 to become an instructor – and stay in shape herself.

10 May 2021 - 11:20AM
Sold from one man to another, 3 Chinese women central to cultural and literary life in Ming dynasty China whose arts shone

The lives of three of the Ming dynasty ‘Eight Beauties’ – courtesans known for their poetry, opera and calligraphy – are captured in author Alice Poon’s novel ‘Tales of Ming Courtesans’.

The lives of three of the Ming dynasty ‘Eight Beauties’ – courtesans known for their poetry, opera and calligraphy – are captured in author Alice Poon’s novel ‘Tales of Ming Courtesans’.

16 Feb 2021 - 10:52AM
Heroin smuggling, subterfuge and adventure at sea: historic drug bust off Hong Kong recalled in new book

In his book Operation Clinker: Heroin Smuggling, a former undercover Hong Kong police officer recounts a major drug bust on the high seas and subsequent sting operations that snared triads in Hong Kong and their clients in Australia.

In his book Operation Clinker: Heroin Smuggling, a former undercover Hong Kong police officer recounts a major drug bust on the high seas and subsequent sting operations that snared triads in Hong Kong and their clients in Australia.

15 Feb 2021 - 4:39PM
Last survivor of World War II prison ship tragedy dies aged 101 – his life before and after the sinking of the Lisbon Maru

Briton Dennis Morley, who was on board the Lisbon Maru prison ship when it was torpedoed en route from Hong Kong to Japan by a US submarine, killing hundreds, died in January aged 101.

Briton Dennis Morley, who was on board the Lisbon Maru prison ship when it was torpedoed en route from Hong Kong to Japan by a US submarine, killing hundreds, died in January aged 101.

28 Jan 2021 - 4:45PM
Chinese workers in America and the prejudice they faced in the 1800s looking for gold and building railways: Ed Shew’s historical novel

A new historical novel tells the tale of two brothers from China who went to the US to seek their fortune in the 1800s and how they found discrimination, tragedy and love along the way.

A new historical novel tells the tale of two brothers from China who went to the US to seek their fortune in the 1800s and how they found discrimination, tragedy and love along the way.

3 Nov 2020 - 10:26AM
‘The atmosphere is so tense in Hong Kong now,’ says artist Movana Chen

The mainland-born artist takes magazines, books and maps, which she shreds to create artworks from the remains.

The mainland-born artist takes magazines, books and maps, which she shreds to create artworks from the remains.

6 Oct 2020 - 4:12PM
‘I’m a crazy granny’ - artist and activist Evelyna Liang Kan brings creative projects to people in need

Evelyna Liang Kan, the founder of Art In Hospital, has used art to help refugees, patients, and even displaced Sai Kung fishermen.

Evelyna Liang Kan, the founder of Art In Hospital, has used art to help refugees, patients, and even displaced Sai Kung fishermen.

19 Aug 2020 - 10:13AM
How John Culkin became the voice of Hong Kong’s English-language news

After 50 years in the business, recently retired Hong Kong broadcaster John Culkin recalls the perils of presenting live and why Cliff Richard was his most boring interviewee.

After 50 years in the business, recently retired Hong Kong broadcaster John Culkin recalls the perils of presenting live and why Cliff Richard was his most boring interviewee.

9 Aug 2020 - 3:19PM
For king and country? Not so for the Danish volunteer soldiers in World War II Hong Kong who fought to defend the British colony

The Danish men were banned from swearing allegiance to a foreign king, but they signed up anyway to defend the city against Japanese invasion in World War II. Some paid with their lives.

The Danish men were banned from swearing allegiance to a foreign king, but they signed up anyway to defend the city against Japanese invasion in World War II. Some paid with their lives.

2 Jun 2020 - 12:18PM
The mysterious Russian wife of Chiang Kai-shek son and former Taiwan leader Chiang Ching-kuo

Russian factory worker Faina Vakhreva married Chiang Ching-kuo, son of China’s Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek, in 1935, and stayed a loyal supporter despite his repeated infidelity. Little was known about her, until now.

Russian factory worker Faina Vakhreva married Chiang Ching-kuo, son of China’s Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek, in 1935, and stayed a loyal supporter despite his repeated infidelity. Little was known about her, until now.

13 May 2020 - 9:10PM
Old photos of Hong Kong’s harbours show city’s vibrant maritime life since the 1890s

David Bellis, administrator of the website and Facebook page Gwulo, tells the stories behind the vintage and nostalgic photographs that make up his new book Old Hong Kong Photos and The Tales They Tell, Volume 3.

David Bellis, administrator of the website and Facebook page Gwulo, tells the stories behind the vintage and nostalgic photographs that make up his new book Old Hong Kong Photos and The Tales They Tell, Volume 3.

5 Mar 2020 - 7:29AM
Captivating old photos of 1890s China by famed travel writer Isabella Bird given new life

A republished version of ‘Chinese Pictures: China Through the Eyes of Isabella Bird’ contains 61 captivating images of China in the 1890s, ranging from classic architecture to dying men to a tower where poor people left dead babies.

A republished version of ‘Chinese Pictures: China Through the Eyes of Isabella Bird’ contains 61 captivating images of China in the 1890s, ranging from classic architecture to dying men to a tower where poor people left dead babies.

22 Feb 2020 - 8:47PM
When South China tigers roamed Hong Kong: maulings, devoured livestock, fleeing villagers – author hunts for forgotten stories

Author John Saeki has been collecting oral history accounts and archive newspaper reports of South China tiger sightings in Hong Kong and has found there were many more incidents involving the big cats than people may realise.

Author John Saeki has been collecting oral history accounts and archive newspaper reports of South China tiger sightings in Hong Kong and has found there were many more incidents involving the big cats than people may realise.

10 Feb 2020 - 12:12PM
Artists celebrate the ordinary in Hong Kong Hakka village show – adobe bricks, straw hats and rural hardship

Exhibition in remote Lai Chi Wo near Hong Kong’s border with China features artwork inspired by farming and rural life by eight artists, who had residencies in the village to connect with the community.

Exhibition in remote Lai Chi Wo near Hong Kong’s border with China features artwork inspired by farming and rural life by eight artists, who had residencies in the village to connect with the community.

29 Dec 2019 - 5:55PM
Hong Kong smuggling: sea battles, ‘car in a condom case’ and saving refugees recalled by ex-marine police officer

Les Bird led Hong Kong’s Special Boat Unit in the 1980s, tasked with capturing smugglers racing to mainland China in specially designed speedboats carrying everything from TVs to luxury cars.

Les Bird led Hong Kong’s Special Boat Unit in the 1980s, tasked with capturing smugglers racing to mainland China in specially designed speedboats carrying everything from TVs to luxury cars.

19 Nov 2019 - 10:24AM
Imperial beauty in China, Japan explored in Hong Kong show – a salute to women throughout history

Crowning Glory exhibition explores how women were able to express themselves despite being closeted in their quarters according to Confucian custom.The earliest items on display in the exhibition date back to the 7th century.

Crowning Glory exhibition explores how women were able to express themselves despite being closeted in their quarters according to Confucian custom.The earliest items on display in the exhibition date back to the 7th century.

2 Oct 2019 - 9:17PM
Collector’s 400 years of China maps and nautical charts up for sale – there’s not a nine-dash line to be seen

French, British, Dutch, Portuguese, Jesuit – collector Robert Nield’s nautical charts and maps, painstakingly drawn and coloured, show which European colonisers dominated the seas of southern China and Singapore through the centuries.

French, British, Dutch, Portuguese, Jesuit – collector Robert Nield’s nautical charts and maps, painstakingly drawn and coloured, show which European colonisers dominated the seas of southern China and Singapore through the centuries.

12 Sep 2019 - 5:07PM
Hong Kong arranged marriage heartbreak: the bridal laments women sang before leaving home

Man Fung-king was a typical bride in the rural Hong Kong of the 1950s, a farm girl contracted in an arranged marriage. She and fellow women of the Weitou minority sang bridal laments and recalled their lives for a documentary.

Man Fung-king was a typical bride in the rural Hong Kong of the 1950s, a farm girl contracted in an arranged marriage. She and fellow women of the Weitou minority sang bridal laments and recalled their lives for a documentary.

16 May 2019 - 8:36PM
She took on the tobacco industry, and taught a city about sex: a Hong Kong doctor’s life

Hong Kong doctor Judith Mackay has battled against smoking for 50 years – and had a major impact across the globe. She looks back on that and much else besides, including raising a family.

Hong Kong doctor Judith Mackay has battled against smoking for 50 years – and had a major impact across the globe. She looks back on that and much else besides, including raising a family.

25 Sep 2018 - 12:39PM
Last of its kind: kiln that made pots for post-war Hong Kong and the enthusiasts out to make it a living museum

Chamber pots, flower pots, soup pots – you name it, they were fired in the flames of a Tuen Mun dragon kiln, a type used in China since ancient times. The only one left in Hong Kong, ceramic artists are pushing for its preservation.

Chamber pots, flower pots, soup pots – you name it, they were fired in the flames of a Tuen Mun dragon kiln, a type used in China since ancient times. The only one left in Hong Kong, ceramic artists are pushing for its preservation.

5 Aug 2018 - 3:37PM
With headhunters in Malaysia fighting Chinese terrorists – a British Army major looks back at his life

Retired soldier Brian Finch recalls his time in the jungles of Malaysia, his role in Sino-British negotiations over Hong Kong’s future, and the day in 1989 when a million Hongkongers took the streets

Retired soldier Brian Finch recalls his time in the jungles of Malaysia, his role in Sino-British negotiations over Hong Kong’s future, and the day in 1989 when a million Hongkongers took the streets

9 Mar 2018 - 8:48AM
British playwright on his humiliating ‘soft-porn’ role and Hong Kong’s colonial overhang

Tim Crouch, author of plays such as My Arm and An Oak Tree, reflects on his more desperate times and why ‘pompous English prigs’ strike a chord in Hong Kong

Tim Crouch, author of plays such as My Arm and An Oak Tree, reflects on his more desperate times and why ‘pompous English prigs’ strike a chord in Hong Kong

23 Feb 2018 - 12:09PM
Hong Kong’s ‘father of public housing’ recalls POW camp life and the city’s challenges in 1960s

In his last interviews and at the age of 105, Michael Wright, the architect of Hong Kong’s first ‘private’ public housing estate, explains why there was never a dull moment in the city

In his last interviews and at the age of 105, Michael Wright, the architect of Hong Kong’s first ‘private’ public housing estate, explains why there was never a dull moment in the city

2 Feb 2018 - 7:30PM
‘It’s like having your insides ripped out’: Singaporean air crash widow on getting over Hong Kong husband and daughter’s death

When AirAsia Flight QZ8501 crashed into the Java Sea in 2014, all 162 people on board were killed, including Wee Mei Yi’s husband and their two-year-old daughter. She talks about overcoming grief and making a life for their son, Luca

When AirAsia Flight QZ8501 crashed into the Java Sea in 2014, all 162 people on board were killed, including Wee Mei Yi’s husband and their two-year-old daughter. She talks about overcoming grief and making a life for their son, Luca

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Social worker devoted to ethnic minorities in Hong Kong tells her story

Her biography newly published, Fermi Wong talks about Mao, moving from China to a subdivided flat in San Po Kong and battling breast cancer

Her biography newly published, Fermi Wong talks about Mao, moving from China to a subdivided flat in San Po Kong and battling breast cancer

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Hong Kong journalist Francis Moriarty reflects on his storied career

Having covered everything from the Tiananmen Square crackdown and the 2004 tsunami to the handover and 9/11, the veteran broadcaster and writer is set return to the US

Having covered everything from the Tiananmen Square crackdown and the 2004 tsunami to the handover and 9/11, the veteran broadcaster and writer is set return to the US

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Hong Kong doctor volunteering in West Africa can’t forget the children she saved, or the ones she lost

Surgeon Jessica Ng fulfilled a dream by working for a year in a charity’s hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone, operating for free on patients, many of them young and often with terrible injuries. She can’t wait to go back

Surgeon Jessica Ng fulfilled a dream by working for a year in a charity’s hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone, operating for free on patients, many of them young and often with terrible injuries. She can’t wait to go back

20 Jul 2018 - 8:46PM
Jonathan Wattis on his 30 years in Hong Kong's antiques trade

The British dealer in antique maps, rare books, painting and photographs remembers when Central felt like a village

The British dealer in antique maps, rare books, painting and photographs remembers when Central felt like a village

31 Dec 2016 - 9:31AM
Comic Jameson Gong, on Trump, Hillary and flatulence

The New York-born stand-up comedian who founded The TakeOut Comedy Club in Hong Kong reveals why he hated being Chinese and why he finds news funny

The New York-born stand-up comedian who founded The TakeOut Comedy Club in Hong Kong reveals why he hated being Chinese and why he finds news funny

30 Sep 2016 - 11:03AM
3 Feb 2016 - 11:49AM