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Five easily accessible Hong Kong buildings with history and architecture as rich as the city’s colourful past

Structures have changed hands and played many roles over decades, with one now a heritage hotel, while another represents the spectre of Beijing.

16 Mar 2019 - 12:28PM
Five easily accessible Hong Kong buildings with history and architecture as rich as the city’s colourful past

Structures have changed hands and played many roles over decades, with one now a heritage hotel, while another represents the spectre of Beijing.

Explainer | What you should know about Hong Kong’s country parks ... and are they under threat in city’s thirst for land?

From sub-zero conditions on Tai Mo Shan to unique rock formations at the Geopark and a monkey kingdom in Kam Shan, some 40 per cent of city’s land area is set aside for Mother Nature. But how long will these stay safe from development?

9 Mar 2019 - 9:13AM
What you should know about Hong Kong’s country parks ... and are they under threat in city’s thirst for land?

From sub-zero conditions on Tai Mo Shan to unique rock formations at the Geopark and a monkey kingdom in Kam Shan, some 40 per cent of city’s land area is set aside for Mother Nature. But how long will these stay safe from development?

Explainer | Hong Kong’s tax system explained: why levies are so low, how it competes with Singapore, and why it’s ‘both out of date and ahead of its time’

The pairing of low income tax and high property values has been successful for the city, but experts warn it might not last.

2 Mar 2019 - 4:03PM
Hong Kong’s tax system explained: why levies are so low, how it competes with Singapore, and why it’s ‘both out of date and ahead of its time’

The pairing of low income tax and high property values has been successful for the city, but experts warn it might not last.

Best cha chaan tengs – where to find bustling cafes serving Hong Kong’s much loved Canto-Western cuisine

Born as a way to provide affordable Western food, cha chaan teng in Hong Kong have become a vital part of the city’s culture.

23 Feb 2019 - 10:04AM
Best cha chaan tengs – where to find bustling cafes serving Hong Kong’s much loved Canto-Western cuisine

Born as a way to provide affordable Western food, cha chaan teng in Hong Kong have become a vital part of the city’s culture.

Auspicious numbers, no-go presents and self-grooming quirks: a guide to Hong Kong feng shui and superstitions

Hong Kong still retains practices steeped in tradition and beliefs, from the sound and pronunciation of numbers to the flow of energy through spaces.

16 Feb 2019 - 10:30AM
Auspicious numbers, no-go presents and self-grooming quirks: a guide to Hong Kong feng shui and superstitions

Hong Kong still retains practices steeped in tradition and beliefs, from the sound and pronunciation of numbers to the flow of energy through spaces.

As threat of global warming becomes deadly reality, what can Hong Kong do to safeguard the city against extreme weather?

From a polar vortex in the United States, to searing heat in Australia, and the hottest Lunar New Year on record in Hong Kong, extreme weather events are becoming increasingly frequent around the world.

9 Feb 2019 - 1:24PM
As threat of global warming becomes deadly reality, what can Hong Kong do to safeguard the city against extreme weather?

From a polar vortex in the United States, to searing heat in Australia, and the hottest Lunar New Year on record in Hong Kong, extreme weather events are becoming increasingly frequent around the world.

Explainer | How to stay lucky over Lunar New Year and what it means if you’re a pig in the Chinese zodiac: everything you need to know

Hong Kong and Chinese communities around the world are gearing up for the Year of the Pig. Here are our tips for the festive period and the year ahead.

2 Feb 2019 - 9:31AM
How to stay lucky over Lunar New Year and what it means if you’re a pig in the Chinese zodiac: everything you need to know

Hong Kong and Chinese communities around the world are gearing up for the Year of the Pig. Here are our tips for the festive period and the year ahead.

Fish on buildings, storm names and signal No 8 free shots: Hong Kong’s history of typhoons

As Super Typhoon Mangkhut bears down, here’s a look at some storms which have rocked the city from decades past.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Fish on buildings, storm names and signal No 8 free shots: Hong Kong’s history of typhoons

As Super Typhoon Mangkhut bears down, here’s a look at some storms which have rocked the city from decades past.

Fish bladders, bird saliva and a phallic seabed critter: would you eat these odd Chinese delicacies?

Centuries-old Chinese dishes come with their mix of mystery, myth and medicinal properties to whet your appetite ... or wean you off them for good.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Fish bladders, bird saliva and a phallic seabed critter: would you eat these odd Chinese delicacies?

Centuries-old Chinese dishes come with their mix of mystery, myth and medicinal properties to whet your appetite ... or wean you off them for good.

Hong Kong’s Jack Sparrow: a pirate legend behind Cheung Po Tsai cave on Cheung Chau Island

Notorious and fabled Qing dynasty pirate was said to have hidden his loot in a famous spot on Cheung Chau Island, just an hour’s ferry ride from the city.

29 Nov 2018 - 12:52PM
Hong Kong’s Jack Sparrow: a pirate legend behind Cheung Po Tsai cave on Cheung Chau Island

Notorious and fabled Qing dynasty pirate was said to have hidden his loot in a famous spot on Cheung Chau Island, just an hour’s ferry ride from the city.

How Hong Kong rose to become tallest city in the world

With more than 7,800 high-rises, the city soars above all others.

30 Jun 2018 - 11:03AM
How Hong Kong rose to become tallest city in the world

With more than 7,800 high-rises, the city soars above all others.

The haunting stories behind four Hong Kong urban legends

Two bodies of water and two housing developments evoke death and curiosity.

29 Nov 2018 - 12:52PM
The haunting stories behind four Hong Kong urban legends

Two bodies of water and two housing developments evoke death and curiosity.

The 120-year-old story of Hong Kong’s iconic Star Ferry

Famous mode of transport across Victoria Harbour sails on in the face of changing times, buoyed by its rich history and place among city’s collective memory.

16 Jun 2018 - 12:33PM
The 120-year-old story of Hong Kong’s iconic Star Ferry

Famous mode of transport across Victoria Harbour sails on in the face of changing times, buoyed by its rich history and place among city’s collective memory.

Four Hong Kong pests that may terrify you this summer

As temperatures heat up, out of the woodwork comes all manner of horrors that lurk underground, in nooks and crannies, and yes, even in your bed.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Four Hong Kong pests that may terrify you this summer

As temperatures heat up, out of the woodwork comes all manner of horrors that lurk underground, in nooks and crannies, and yes, even in your bed.

Six of the best islands to visit in Hong Kong: escape the urban jungle and retreat to the city’s last bastions of laid-back life

Six gems in the South China Sea offer nature, a trip back in time and sunset views amid the ocean breeze.

3 Jul 2018 - 5:31PM
Six of the best islands to visit in Hong Kong: escape the urban jungle and retreat to the city’s last bastions of laid-back life

Six gems in the South China Sea offer nature, a trip back in time and sunset views amid the ocean breeze.

A child emperor, agarwood, adding oil and ordering wishes – stories behind Hong Kong words

What’s in a name and what do some endearing terms in the city mean? City Weekend breaks down five examples.

26 May 2018 - 11:26AM
A child emperor, agarwood, adding oil and ordering wishes – stories behind Hong Kong words

What’s in a name and what do some endearing terms in the city mean? City Weekend breaks down five examples.

Hong Kong’s lesser-known gems: secret bars, see-through tents and ghost towns

The zany and exclusive are just an alleyway, stairwell or ferry ride away from the densely packed tourist traps of Hong Kong ... if you know where to look.

19 May 2018 - 8:00PM
Hong Kong’s lesser-known  gems: secret bars, see-through tents and ghost towns

The zany and exclusive are just an alleyway, stairwell or ferry ride away from the densely packed tourist traps of Hong Kong ... if you know where to look.

5 top space-saving ideas found in Hong Kong – for the living and the dead

From flats that transform into 24 rooms to floatable cemeteries, Hong Kong’s lack of space has resulted in some ingenious designs.

12 May 2018 - 7:00PM
5 top space-saving ideas found in Hong Kong – for the living and the dead

From flats that transform into 24 rooms to floatable cemeteries, Hong Kong’s lack of space has resulted in some ingenious designs.

Why Hong Kong’s festivals are not to be missed – from dragon boats to hungry ghosts

The city is gearing up for an onslaught of celebrations indigenous to Hong Kong, starting with Tin Hau’s birthday this month.

5 May 2018 - 2:31PM
Why Hong Kong’s festivals are not to be missed – from dragon boats to hungry ghosts

The city is gearing up for an onslaught of celebrations indigenous to Hong Kong, starting with Tin Hau’s birthday this month.

Vegan, farm-to-table and health-conscious eating: How is Hong Kong’s food scene changing amid the push to be more sustainable?

While veganism, farm-to-table, health-conscious eating and other dietary trends abound, it remains an open question how Chinese cuisine will adapt.

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM
Vegan, farm-to-table and health-conscious eating: How is Hong Kong’s food scene changing amid the push to be more sustainable?

While veganism, farm-to-table, health-conscious eating and other dietary trends abound, it remains an open question how Chinese cuisine will adapt.

What social media platforms run Hong Kong and what are the implications?

As more people in the city are plugged in than ever before, City Weekend looks at how the high connectivity affects daily life.

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM
What social media platforms run Hong Kong and what are the implications?

As more people in the city are plugged in than ever before, City Weekend looks at how the high connectivity affects daily life.

The iconic Chinese animals heading for extinction

Recreational killing, poaching, civil unrest and habitat destruction threaten some of the country’s most loved creatures.

29 Nov 2018 - 12:52PM
The iconic Chinese animals heading for extinction

Recreational killing, poaching, civil unrest and habitat destruction threaten some of the country’s most loved creatures.

Honouring the dead: how cultures around the world pay their respects

A look at the traditional funerary rituals of the mainland, Asia and beyond.

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM
Honouring the dead: how cultures around the world pay their respects

A look at the traditional funerary rituals of the mainland, Asia and beyond.

Why flowers in Hong Kong possess cultural and medicinal power

From orchids to the city’s bauhinia, we explore the significance of blooms for Chinese people 

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM
Why flowers in Hong Kong possess cultural and medicinal power

From orchids to the city’s bauhinia, we explore the significance of blooms for Chinese people 

Money, money, money – why does the Hong Kong government have so much cash?

After the local currency falls and officials unveil another bumper surplus, City Weekend explains Hong Kong’s financial system and its ballooning public coffers.

25 Mar 2018 - 12:12AM
Money, money, money – why does the Hong Kong government have so much cash?

After the local currency falls and officials unveil another bumper surplus, City Weekend explains Hong Kong’s financial system and its ballooning public coffers.

Sleepless and bone-weary from air travel? Here’s how to fight off jet lag

The bane of every frequent flier takes a physical and emotional toll. City Weekend explores remedies to battle the drain of hopping across time zones

17 Mar 2018 - 6:32PM
Sleepless and bone-weary from air travel? Here’s how to fight off jet lag

The bane of every frequent flier takes a physical and emotional toll. City Weekend explores remedies to battle the drain of hopping across time zones

After Chinese cough syrup takes New York by storm, what will be next ancient remedy to find favour in West?

From ginseng to ginger, cordyceps to congee, traditional Chinese medicine is full of healing mediums waiting to be explored by a new generation.

10 Mar 2018 - 6:04PM
After Chinese cough syrup takes New York by storm, what will be next ancient remedy to find favour in West?

From ginseng to ginger, cordyceps to congee, traditional Chinese medicine is full of healing mediums waiting to be explored by a new generation.

What colour comes to mind when you think of Hong Kong? Journey through the rainbow of shades that define our city

Hong Kong is a city defined by the brilliance of its colours and the brightness of its lights

3 Mar 2018 - 8:01PM
What colour comes to mind when you think of Hong Kong? Journey through the rainbow of shades that define our city

Hong Kong is a city defined by the brilliance of its colours and the brightness of its lights

The untold stories behind some of Hong Kong’s most-loved culinary treats
Humming, honking, beeping and babbling: 10 noises you will hear in Hong Kong
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