What makes Hong Kong unique? Is it Cantonese Opera, the Dragon Boat festival, Lion dancing, Wing Chun, snake wine or shrimp paste? 

At the age of 90, Ip Chun is as passionate and relentless as ever in keeping his father's kung fu legacy alive - and the fight with bureaucracy is proving as tough as any opponent.


The MTR Corporation has promised to teach staff how to handle animals that wander onto the tracks after the death of a dog hit by a train led to public outrage.


Fright Dome Las Vegas, billed as one of the five scariest "haunted" attractions in the United States, will make its Asian debut on Victoria Peak next month.

Fifteen out of 32 shops and restaurants at Hung Hom Station have been forced to close until early 2016, as the first phase of modification work on a key transfer station in the Sha Tin to Central Link project is scheduled to take place early next month.

The government's consultation exercise on political reform was dominated by "orchestrated" bloc submissions, most of them favouring a conservative stance, a Post study has revealed.

Bargain hunters battled it out this morning for thousands of dollars worth of fish maw, a Chinese delicacy, after queuing all day and night for the opening of one Asia’s biggest food fairs in Hong Kong.

Hongkongers' ability to afford a home has hit a new low amid growing dissatisfaction over the government's performance and pessimism over press freedom.

A charity says it has been given just five days to decide whether to give up its headquarters or pay close to 50 per cent more in rent, potentially leaving the organisation out of funds in a year.

Efforts to eradicate mosquitoes have been stepped up after this year has already seen the highest number of cases of Japanese encephalitis in three years.

Forty small and medium-sized firms are threatening to scrap or cut their staff's dependent care benefits if the government approves the equality watchdog's plan to grant de facto couples entitlement to employment and health benefits.

Public hospitals should upgrade protection for medical workers who deal with any possible infections of the fatal Ebola virus, a microbiologist said yesterday.


A young mainland immigrant is determined to test the limits of his endurance, starting in the Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung which is still reeling from catastrophic gas explosions.

Those with the stomach for queuing could find themselves in the running for a fishy treat at this year's Food Expo as one vendor brings back a popular giveaway.

Amateur runners looking for a less liberating marathon experience take note: foreigners are again being invited to jog along the broad avenues of Pyongyang.

Red flag raised at Butterfly Beach and facilities at five public pools closed as about 100 lifeguards strike over a staff shortage and what they say is an increased workload due to an influx of mainland tourists.

Former Ming Pao chief editor Kevin Lau Chun-to yesterday returned to work for the first time since a triad-style attack nearly six months ago, and urged journalists to stand firm on their core principles.

Stephen Sui Wai-keung, a 36-year veteran of the civil service, was named yesterday as the new undersecretary for labour and welfare.

Shocked retailers have been given less than three months to clear out after the owner of a popular Stanley mall chose to close down in the face of a 50 per cent rise in government fees.

Anti-Occupy Central campaigners plan to stage a "walk for peace and universal suffrage" next month, and to offer free legal advice to small businesses in Central about how to ask the courts for an injunction against the civil disobedience movement.

Just over 60 minibus drivers protested against the planned Occupy Central sit-in, by parking their buses along busy Fa Yuen Street in Mong Kok. 

Die-hard anime fanatics queued for more than 24 hours to be first into the biggest ever edition of the Ani-Com & Games convention.


Organisers of this year's Ani-Com & Games exhibition say they are confident they will set a new turnout record as they prepare to open the biggest show in the event's 16-year history.


Young people's herd-like tendency to follow social or political groups online leaves them open to mindset manipulation, a journalism professor has warned.

Interaction between humans and animals is like a Skype chat conducted using words and emoticons that represent facial expressions, a veteran animal communicator says.

Hundreds of bookworms poured into the convention centre in Wan Chai this morning as the biggest event in the city's literary calendar kicked off.

Two of the three sites were widely rejected at a Tai Po District Council meeting, dealing a setback to the Housing Authority, the government's developer of public flats.

Parents of pupils who failed to secure a Form One place at the school of their choice yesterday slammed an agreement among some schools that barred them from seeking a transfer.

The English Schools Foundation has recorded eight top scorers in the International Baccalaureate Diploma - its second-best tally of high-fliers in the Geneva-based exams.

A record number of lawyers took to the streets yesterday to protest against Beijing's white paper that they say jeopardises judicial independence, a value that sets Hong Kong apart from the rest of the country.


As if crashing out of the soccer World Cup wasn't enough for defending champions Spain, their disappointed supporters had to take a second hit when they tried to drown their sorrows.

The dangers of cycling on Hong Kong’s roads have again been tragically highlighted with the death of a British man near Tung Chung.