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Penis enlargement: it’s on the rise – but the end result will leave many men feeling deflated

Penis stretching devices, penis extenders, pumps, dermal fillers, surgery – the penis enhancement sector is booming today. Therapists say it’s not penis size that matters most, though, but sexual technique.

23 Feb 2019 - 2:20PM
Penis enlargement: it’s on the rise – but the end result will leave many men feeling deflated

Penis stretching devices, penis extenders, pumps, dermal fillers, surgery – the penis enhancement sector is booming today. Therapists say it’s not penis size that matters most, though, but sexual technique.

How to stop someone you know falling for an online romance scam

With lovelorn Hong Kong witnessing a sharp increase in the number of online romance scams last year, we talk to counsellors on the best ways to help someone you know from falling into a trap.

16 Jan 2019 - 1:27PM
How to stop someone you know falling for an online romance scam

With lovelorn Hong Kong witnessing a sharp increase in the number of online romance scams last year, we talk to counsellors on the best ways to help someone you know from falling into a trap.

Should you buy an off-the-rack suit from a supermarket or discount store?

What are the differences between bespoke, made to measure and off the rack? Tailors, fashion bloggers, personal stylists and a psychologist weigh in on the eternal question.

24 Dec 2018 - 11:48AM
Should you buy an off-the-rack suit from a supermarket or discount store?

What are the differences between bespoke, made to measure and off the rack? Tailors, fashion bloggers, personal stylists and a psychologist weigh in on the eternal question.

Shipwrecked Hong Kong sailors’ brush with Indian island tribe that killed US missionary John Allen Chau

Crew were being threatened by ‘wild … people carrying spears and arrows’, captain cabled after freighter ran aground off North Sentinel Island; 37 years after MV Primrose shipwreck, hostile islanders slew US missionary.

10 Dec 2018 - 8:03PM
Shipwrecked Hong Kong sailors’ brush with Indian island tribe that killed US missionary John Allen Chau

Crew were being threatened by ‘wild … people carrying spears and arrows’, captain cabled after freighter ran aground off North Sentinel Island; 37 years after MV Primrose shipwreck, hostile islanders slew US missionary.

Hapless Hong Kong criminals: seven robberies that went awry

For every successful robbery, there is a good number that go wrong. We look back at seven in Hong Kong that didn’t go to plan.

18 Nov 2018 - 3:11PM
Hapless Hong Kong criminals: seven robberies that went awry

For every successful robbery, there is a good number that go wrong. We look back at seven in Hong Kong that didn’t go to plan.

Review | Photographer’s fascination with Hong Kong bamboo scaffolding shows in new book and exhibition

Peter Steinhauer’s eye was drawn to the colourful drapes covering scaffolding on Hong Kong construction sites, which he likens to cocoons when he first arrived in the city; images shot over more than 20 years capture ‘cocoons’ and city’s changing skyline.

28 Oct 2018 - 1:43PM
Photographer’s fascination with Hong Kong bamboo scaffolding shows in new book and exhibition

Peter Steinhauer’s eye was drawn to the colourful drapes covering scaffolding on Hong Kong construction sites, which he likens to cocoons when he first arrived in the city; images shot over more than 20 years capture ‘cocoons’ and city’s changing skyline.

How to change careers successfully and find your dream job

Changing jobs can be a daunting thought, but chasing your dream role is not as hard as you might think if you prepare and manage your expectations, say experts

11 Oct 2018 - 8:54PM
How to change careers successfully and find your dream job

Changing jobs can be a daunting thought, but chasing your dream role is not as hard as you might think if you prepare and manage your expectations, say experts

Chinese photographer Zhang Hai’er’s sensuous images challenge outdated norms of female sexuality

Zhang Hai’er’s images are raw, erotic and influential. An upcoming collection presents 70 of his most defining creations from 1988 to the present.

6 Oct 2018 - 6:02PM
Chinese photographer Zhang Hai’er’s sensuous images challenge outdated norms of female sexuality

Zhang Hai’er’s images are raw, erotic and influential. An upcoming collection presents 70 of his most defining creations from 1988 to the present.

China’s Qing dynasty empresses, their lives, riches and erotica celebrated in book

Lavishly illustrated volume lifts the veil on the life of China’s Qing dynasty empresses by looking at the robes, jewellery, and accessories they wore and the sensuous paintings that adorned their walls.

1 Oct 2018 - 7:39PM
China’s Qing dynasty empresses, their lives, riches and erotica celebrated in book

Lavishly illustrated volume lifts the veil on the life of China’s Qing dynasty empresses by looking at the robes, jewellery, and accessories they wore and the sensuous paintings that adorned their walls.

New Chinese science fiction anthology promises to reignite the genre

This collection of modern Chinese sci-fi writing covers everything from dystopia to cyberpunk and parallels with China’s economic growth, and according to some, heralds a new age of recognition for Chinese writers.

1 Oct 2018 - 5:58PM
New Chinese science fiction anthology promises to reignite the genre

This collection of modern Chinese sci-fi writing covers everything from dystopia to cyberpunk and parallels with China’s economic growth, and according to some, heralds a new age of recognition for Chinese writers.

LOLs, trolls, and tequila: Facebook groups for Hong Kong mums offer support, advice, laughs – and a good argument

Whether its for advice, support, a business idea, or just a joke you can laugh out loud at, mothers in Hong Kong from all over the world join Facebook groups. Online guide The HK Hub lists 16, and some even attract men – who are soon booted out.

3 Sep 2018 - 12:33PM
LOLs, trolls, and tequila: Facebook groups for Hong Kong mums offer support,  advice, laughs – and a good argument

Whether its for advice, support, a business idea, or just a joke you can laugh out loud at, mothers in Hong Kong from all over the world join Facebook groups. Online guide The HK Hub lists 16, and some even attract men – who are soon booted out.

The traits that make US firms less likely to hire Hong Kong Chinese over white applicants, according to Stanford study

You might think appearing unflappable in a job interview an asset, but what US employers see instead is an enthusiasm deficit, research shows. A cultural critic isn’t surprised by the findings, and says Asian job applicants are typecast.

2 Aug 2018 - 7:10PM
The traits that make US firms less likely to hire Hong Kong Chinese over white applicants, according to Stanford study

You might think appearing unflappable in a job interview an asset, but what US employers see instead is an enthusiasm deficit, research shows. A cultural critic isn’t surprised by the findings, and says Asian job applicants are typecast.

Review | Sex in China from imperial times to today explored via nine essays in Sexuality in China

Prostitution, penis size, polygamy, concubines and crimes of passion, these nine essays, edited by history professor Howard Chiang, examine all aspects of sex in China, from the imperial times until the present day.

4 Jul 2018 - 8:45AM
Sex in China from imperial times to today explored via nine essays in Sexuality in China

Prostitution, penis size, polygamy, concubines and crimes of passion, these nine essays, edited by history professor Howard Chiang, examine all aspects of sex in China, from the imperial times until the present day.

Venomous creatures in Hong Kong, from jellyfish to hornets to centipedes – beware, some can kill

From the common toad to a giant jellyfish, from the largest poisonous snake to a terrifying home-invading centipede, Hong Kong has its share of animals that carry a venomous bite, sting or secretion. Here are some of the city’s most toxic inhabitants and visitors

12 Jun 2018 - 12:25PM
Venomous creatures in Hong Kong, from jellyfish to hornets to centipedes – beware, some can kill

From the common toad to a giant jellyfish, from the largest poisonous snake to a terrifying home-invading centipede, Hong Kong has its share of animals that carry a venomous bite, sting or secretion. Here are some of the city’s most toxic inhabitants and visitors

The Miss Hong Kong pageant runner-up who was big winner when victor’s crown slipped, and how it changed her life

2008 contest winner Edelweiss Cheung’s contract was frozen after she was photographed smoking and kissing her boyfriend in public. Runner-up Skye Chan had to step into the role, and it kick-started her television career 

21 May 2018 - 11:01AM
The Miss Hong Kong pageant runner-up who was big winner when victor’s crown slipped, and how it changed her life

2008 contest winner Edelweiss Cheung’s contract was frozen after she was photographed smoking and kissing her boyfriend in public. Runner-up Skye Chan had to step into the role, and it kick-started her television career 

Has grunge fashion lost its gritty edge? Modern-day revival proves too ‘clean’ for diehards

A quarter of a century since Marc Jacobs’s grunge collection cost him his job at Perry Ellis, we take a look at how the subgenre has shaped fashion over the years – and how it’s making a comeback

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM
Has grunge fashion lost its gritty edge? Modern-day revival proves too ‘clean’ for diehards

A quarter of a century since Marc Jacobs’s grunge collection cost him his job at Perry Ellis, we take a look at how the subgenre has shaped fashion over the years – and how it’s making a comeback

Inside Hong Kong’s secretive free-love scene: don’t call it swinging – this is polyamory, where sex is just one option

Lea and Judy are part of a community that enjoys giving and receiving love with multiple partners. But despite polyamory not being all about sex, no one sees it crossing cultural barriers in Hong Kong any time soon

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM
Inside Hong Kong’s secretive free-love scene: don’t call it swinging – this is polyamory, where sex is just one option

Lea and Judy are part of a community that enjoys giving and receiving love with multiple partners. But despite polyamory not being all about sex, no one sees it crossing cultural barriers in Hong Kong any time soon

Ten of Hong Kong’s most endangered species, from animals hunted for TCM to the gigantic Plantasaurus

December 4 is Wildlife Conservation Day, initiated to promote respect for, and protection of, endangered species. We take a look at Hong Kong’s rarest flora and fauna, and the reasons why they face extinction

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Ten of Hong Kong’s most endangered species, from animals hunted for TCM to the gigantic Plantasaurus

December 4 is Wildlife Conservation Day, initiated to promote respect for, and protection of, endangered species. We take a look at Hong Kong’s rarest flora and fauna, and the reasons why they face extinction

How banknotes and coins make canvases for designs: artistic licence to print pretty money

It may be the root of all evil, but money has an artistic side, too. From Fiji’s celebratory seven dollar note to Switzerland’s 50 franc note to Australia’s Possum Magic coin collection, we look at the most attractive legal tender

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
How banknotes and coins make canvases for designs: artistic licence to print pretty money

It may be the root of all evil, but money has an artistic side, too. From Fiji’s celebratory seven dollar note to Switzerland’s 50 franc note to Australia’s Possum Magic coin collection, we look at the most attractive legal tender

The rise of DIY plastic surgery in Asia: from smile trainers to nose slimmers and lifters

As increasing numbers of Chinese go under the knife in their quest for the perfect face, we look at the non-surgical devices on the market, and ask whether they are worth the time, money and pain people spend on them

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
The rise of DIY plastic surgery in Asia: from smile trainers to nose slimmers and lifters

As increasing numbers of Chinese go under the knife in their quest for the perfect face, we look at the non-surgical devices on the market, and ask whether they are worth the time, money and pain people spend on them

World’s top five whiz kids, Hong Kong-born prodigy Wang Pok-lo included, show age is no barrier

Whether they have graduated from university at the age of 13, spoken at TEDxTeen, or been able to name all 196 countries before starting school, these five prodigies hope to use their talents to make the world a better place

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
World’s top five whiz kids, Hong Kong-born prodigy Wang Pok-lo included, show age is no barrier

Whether they have graduated from university at the age of 13, spoken at TEDxTeen, or been able to name all 196 countries before starting school, these five prodigies hope to use their talents to make the world a better place

World’s first albino model Connie Chiu on growing up in Kowloon and diversity on the catwalk

A refugee from Hong Kong’s bright sun, Chiu left for Sweden. She recalls the chance inquiry to Jean Paul Gaultier that brought an invitation to model his haute couture collection in Paris, and kick-started her career in fashion

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
World’s first albino model Connie Chiu on growing up in Kowloon and diversity on the catwalk

A refugee from Hong Kong’s bright sun, Chiu left for Sweden. She recalls the chance inquiry to Jean Paul Gaultier that brought an invitation to model his haute couture collection in Paris, and kick-started her career in fashion

How six of Asia’s leading magicians play tricks on your eyes – and mind

Hong Kong illusionist Jeff Teo, Princess Tenko from Japan and Taiwan’s Will Tsai are among the stand-outs of Magic Week who will hoodwink you with their mastery of the mystical arts

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
How six of Asia’s leading magicians play tricks on your eyes – and mind

Hong Kong illusionist Jeff Teo, Princess Tenko from Japan and Taiwan’s Will Tsai are among the stand-outs of Magic Week who will hoodwink you with their mastery of the mystical arts

Five unusual Korean beauty trends – will they give you flawless skin?

South Koreans are great cosmetics innovators. Hong Kong experts explain the effects five of the most popular Korean beauty treatments can have on your skin and health

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Five unusual Korean beauty trends – will they give you flawless skin?

South Koreans are great cosmetics innovators. Hong Kong experts explain the effects five of the most popular Korean beauty treatments can have on your skin and health

Review | Book review: Finding Eden tells of Borneo’s beauty before deforestation destroyed the island

In detailing his 1978-79 expedition of Borneo to study the remote Penan tribal people, English explorer Robin Hanbury-Tenison laments how a pristine paradise has since been utterly destroyed by loggers and palm oil plantations

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Book review: Finding Eden tells of Borneo’s beauty before deforestation destroyed the island

In detailing his 1978-79 expedition of Borneo to study the remote Penan tribal people, English explorer Robin Hanbury-Tenison laments how a pristine paradise has since been utterly destroyed by loggers and palm oil plantations

Body dysmorphia in Hong Kong – doctor fears disorder is rife, with low self-esteem causing plastic surgery addiction

Human Ken and Barbie dolls are an extreme manifestation of a condition that leads people to seek repeatedly to improve their appearance through plastic surgery

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Body dysmorphia in Hong Kong – doctor fears disorder is rife, with low self-esteem causing plastic surgery addiction

Human Ken and Barbie dolls are an extreme manifestation of a condition that leads people to seek repeatedly to improve their appearance through plastic surgery

Spider silk: the bullet-stopping, plane-catching fabric that’s got the fashion world spinning

Appearing in parkas, capes, ties and even a dress by Stella McCartney, spider silk can be used to make material tougher than Kevlar – but harvesting it can be a problem, what with the creatures’ tendency to eat each other

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Spider silk: the bullet-stopping, plane-catching fabric that’s got the fashion world spinning

Appearing in parkas, capes, ties and even a dress by Stella McCartney, spider silk can be used to make material tougher than Kevlar – but harvesting it can be a problem, what with the creatures’ tendency to eat each other

Three fatal fashion trends in history and why fast fashion may be the worst of all

From mercury poisoning in Victorian hatters to the hot trend for radium beauty products, fashion has unwittingly caused an array of health hazards. But are we going to top them all with the microplastics in fast-fashion items?

5 Oct 2017 - 7:42PM
Three fatal fashion trends in history and why fast fashion may be the worst of all

From mercury poisoning in Victorian hatters to the hot trend for radium beauty products, fashion has unwittingly caused an array of health hazards. But are we going to top them all with the microplastics in fast-fashion items?

A hand model’s tale: Hongkonger on her love of manual labour

We talk to a Hong Kong model about her expressive, emotional hands, and the dedication needed to hold the same position for hours on end

26 Sep 2017 - 10:20AM
A hand model’s tale: Hongkonger on her love of manual labour

We talk to a Hong Kong model about her expressive, emotional hands, and the dedication needed to hold the same position for hours on end

Could advances in AI fashion design signal the beginning of the end for the industry?

As companies start to experiment with artificial intelligence, experts have begun to question whether machines can truly be creative when it comes to clothing

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Could advances in AI fashion design signal the beginning of the end for the industry?

As companies start to experiment with artificial intelligence, experts have begun to question whether machines can truly be creative when it comes to clothing

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