Cedric Sam

When completed, the 42km-long Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge will be one of the longest bridges above water in the world, constructed with the mission to speed up integration of cities in the Pearl River Delta. Will it be worth its staggering cost?

Sixteen years after its return to China, Macau is a city at the crossroads. In this South China Morning Post multimedia package, Raquel Carvalho delves into its chequered history, charts its meteoric rise and asks what the future holds.

Tree maintenance has come into sharper focus recently following the government’s controversial decision to cut down four giant century-old banyans in August, and the collapse of a number of trees in recent months that have caused injuries. With experts expressing concern over the health and maintenance of trees citywide, the South China Morning Post has put together an interactive guide to the condition of more than 3,000 trees across Hong Kong, based on the latest data contained in a register originally created by the Development Bureau in 2010. Our map contains information on the health of more than 900 trees included in the register along with 2,700 others deemed "failed" or which were removed and not found on the register.


Five governments claim islands in the Spratlys archipelago of the South China Sea. Each has constructed structures and reclaimed land, but the speed and scale at which China has built has gone unrivalled so far. In this interactive graphic, we cut out man-made features from islands with available satellite imagery and displayed them at scale with each other.

The deadly explosion that ripped through Bangkok’s Erawan Shrine in a busy tourist area on Monday constituted a rare attack of that scale. Elsewhere in Thailand, however, the violence has been more palpable, with a sequence of bombings attributed to various groups over the past four years and many of the attacks occurring in the country’s restive south.

Wonton noodles is one of Cantonese cuisine’s most iconic dishes. Janice Leung Hayes visits Mak An Kee in Sheung Wan, one of Hong Kong’s most famous wonton noodle restaurants, to find out exactly what goes into a perfect bowl. Illustration: Sarene Chan

Even after several years of double-digit spending increases, China’s military reach is limited to its home territory. The reach of the US armed forces includes historical ties with traditional allies, geographic distribution and cutting-edge technology, as well as income through arms exports.

As most Hongkongers wait for chance, we reveal the politicians, tycoons and religious leaders who have had a say in at least three elections.

In this interactive graphic, we show all the overseas mergers and acquisitions (excluding bonds) with a value above US$100 million that Chinese companies attempted from 2005 to the first half of last year.

The government plans to rezone 150 sites of various types of usage to increase residential land. We selected 79 sites that required rezoning and mapped them against the backdrop of current zonings.

The South China Morning Post, in collaboration with Code4HK, has devised a simple to use calculator that allows you to see how the budget affects you.

There’s more to the budget than announcements about how much you can save on taxes next year. Here are four graphs to help you understand how the budget works and what’s in it.

An ordinary domestic helper from Manila reaches her dream city of Hong Kong – only to find herself at odds with a flawed and troubled labour system

The South China Morning Post's multimedia “ghost town map” offers one perspective on where the new ghost towns may be in the next five years.

This year’s Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon was won on Sunday morning by Ethiopia’s Sentayehu Merga Ejigu in 2:12:59 (net time), almost 2 minutes better than the best score in 2014.

Growing air pollution levels in China's cities have been the flip side to these past decades’ economic boom. Through official data collected from the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) website, we take a look at one of the country’s gravest public health hazards.

After an eventful autumn, Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung gave his third policy address on Wednesday January 14, 2015. Readers can use this interactive graphic created by the SCMP to search and visualise terms appearing in policy addresses since mid-2005. You may use quotes for finding full phrases.

Hong Kong's “Umbrella Movement” lost its major stage on Thursday with the police clearance of the main protest site in Admiralty. With this immersive multimedia, we take you to the places where history was made in the last 75 days.

Hong Kong’s hawkers will die out in less than 50 years, if current stringent policies don’t change. Talking to different hawkers from those manning dai pai dongs to itinerant hawkers selling fruit on carts and stall owners touting clothes on Mong Kok’s famous hawker streets, the South China Morning Post reports on what is pushing the trade into extinction.

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

Find the businesses that may have distributed or used lard products manufactured by Chang Guann, the Taiwanese firm at the centre of the "gutter oil" scandal.

Marin Cilic only needed 113 minutes to win the men's singles final against Kei Nishikori for his first Grand Slam title. Cilic won the last 10 sets of his tournament. In the women's singles event, Serena Williams won her 6th US Open title in just 469 minutes of play and without dropping a single set throughout the entire tournament.

Those for and against Occupy Central explain their stance on the movement, which could see Hong Kong's financial district paralysed by protesters demanding democratic elections. 

July 28, 2014 marks the centenary of the outbreak of World War One. The story of hundreds of thousands of Chinese workers, the largest non-European labour contingent in the war, is only slowly being rediscovered.

This interactive graphic takes a look back at 15 years of tennis through the Grand Slam matches of four greats.

Our visualisation condenses the information of rankings into an interactive graphic that shows how group matches were decided.

Teams hoping to reach the World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro on July 13 will have to travel vast distances across the world's fifth largest country.

Where is the nearest WC when you need it? We made a map using data provided through the makers of the Toilet Rush app (map in Chinese).

This is a visualisation of the rainfall in Hong Kong. How does recent rainfall compare with the Observatory's recorded history?

Is a perfect run required to lift the Cup? How did your team fare in tournaments past? Find out by using this interactive infographic to explore the results of all the teams who have appeared at the Hong Kong Sevens since the start of the HSBC Sevens World Series.

It was the biggest earthquake to shake Japan. The SCMP tells the stories of people whose lives were changed forever on March 11, 2011.

The city's annual budgets have underestimated forecasts of profits tax income over the last four fiscal years for which figures are available, research by the South China Morning Post shows.

This year's Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon was won on Sunday morning by Ethiopians Gemeda Feyera and Rehima Kedir. We trace the milestones of the challenge race, the toughest among the event's tilts, from the firing gun to the last second.

Li Na and Stanislas Wawrinka take home their trophies as singles champions of the this year's Australian Open. We take a look at the paths of the top eight players in the tournament and the minutes they spent on the court.

On January 22, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) published an excoriating report on the extent of offshore accounts owned by China's wealthy and powerful. We illustrate how the exposé ties in with the timelines of other important ongoing stories.

Policy is made for the real world. What are the most frequently mentioned locations? What does this tell us about different areas in the city? What promises have been made, and what has been delivered? Find out with the SCMP's new interactive.

Hong Kong Chief Executive C.Y. Leung gave his second Policy Address on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014. Readers can use this interactive graphic created by the SCMP to search and visualise terms in every address since mid-2005.