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Why Hong Kong has Mao to thank for ID cards

British colonial administration, braced for chaos and a tide of refugees from Communist takeover in China, began registering population and issuing them identity cards in the summer of 1949

British colonial administration, braced for chaos and a tide of refugees from Communist takeover in China, began registering population and issuing them identity cards in the summer of 1949

12 Sep 2016 - 10:27AM
Hong Kong author leads writing retreat on private Indonesian island

This is not a holiday, warns Xu Xi of five-day visit to island in Riau archipelago with just 15 vacation villas, writes Jenni Marsh

This is not a holiday, warns Xu Xi of five-day visit to island in Riau archipelago with just 15 vacation villas, writes Jenni Marsh

15 Dec 2015 - 12:50PM
Why are Hong Kong businesses still giving us paper receipts?

Jenni Marsh wonders how Hong Kong can do some things so efficiently while retaining archaic practices in other areas, such as shopping

Jenni Marsh wonders how Hong Kong can do some things so efficiently while retaining archaic practices in other areas, such as shopping

10 Oct 2015 - 11:11PM
Reality TV show Dream On aims to help Hong Kong's underprivileged achieve their goals

Each 30-minute episode will follow an inspiring dreamer, telling their life story and making their ambition a reality for a day, writes Jenni Marsh.

Each 30-minute episode will follow an inspiring dreamer, telling their life story and making their ambition a reality for a day, writes Jenni Marsh.

19 Sep 2015 - 10:53PM
Top things to do in Yangshuo: hills, thrills and chilling

A high-speed train from Shenzhen has made the neon town of Yangshuo more accesible. Beyond the town, the karst peaks of Guangxi remain among the most serene and unspoiled scenery in China.

A high-speed train from Shenzhen has made the neon town of Yangshuo more accesible. Beyond the town, the karst peaks of Guangxi remain among the most serene and unspoiled scenery in China.

27 Aug 2015 - 3:16PM
Fit for a king: Dubai's 'seven-star' Burj Al Arab hotel

It's the building whose construction defined Dubai, writes Jenni Marsh. To experience its opulence is also to experience a piece of history.

It's the building whose construction defined Dubai, writes Jenni Marsh. To experience its opulence is also to experience a piece of history.

1 Sep 2015 - 4:15PM
North Korean Hyeonseo Lee, the accidental defector

The North Korean fulfilled a fortune teller's prophecy by defecting, but found life outside the hermit state presented its own challenges.

The North Korean fulfilled a fortune teller's prophecy by defecting, but found life outside the hermit state presented its own challenges.

25 Jul 2015 - 11:08PM
Why Dr Google ain't all that when it comes to diagnosis

As anyone who's briefly had Google Herpes, Google Colitis or Google Cancer will ruefully admit, you can read too much into search results.

As anyone who's briefly had Google Herpes, Google Colitis or Google Cancer will ruefully admit, you can read too much into search results.

20 Jun 2016 - 12:23PM
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'Becoming Chinese': Meet the first Somali with a Home Return Permit

Ali Mohamed Ali, the Hong Kong government's official - and only - Somali translator, tells Jenni Marsh about being a voice for new refugee arrivals in the city, and "becoming Chinese".

Ali Mohamed Ali, the Hong Kong government's official - and only - Somali translator, tells Jenni Marsh about being a voice for new refugee arrivals in the city, and "becoming Chinese".

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Forgotten Singapore: evicted islanders grieve for lost 'paradise'

From the 1960s on, residents of Singapore's idyllic southern islands were forced out of fishing villages and into high rises. A documentary finds many still grieving for their old way of life, writes Jenni Marsh.

From the 1960s on, residents of Singapore's idyllic southern islands were forced out of fishing villages and into high rises. A documentary finds many still grieving for their old way of life, writes Jenni Marsh.

30 Jun 2016 - 2:21PM
Bar review: Safe Bubbles & Malt - for rare whiskies and champagne

With 700 whiskies to select from, you won't be short of choice. Keep an eye on the bubbly prices, though - the priciest champagne will set you back HK$29,800.

With 700 whiskies to select from, you won't be short of choice. Keep an eye on the bubbly prices, though - the priciest champagne will set you back HK$29,800.

6 Apr 2016 - 1:52PM
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Why I tried to kill the Shah of Iran - filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf interviewed

Director who was shot, jailed, and tortured as a teenager talks about family, career, and the power of cinema ahead of presenting his new film in Hong Kong

Director who was shot, jailed, and tortured as a teenager talks about family, career, and the power of cinema ahead of presenting his new film in Hong Kong

11 Apr 2015 - 7:37PM
How a wild tiger killed two Hong Kong policemen ... 100 years ago

Wild tigers did not exist within the borders of Hong Kong in the early 1900s, or so zoologists had believed. But a tombstone in Hong Kong Cemetery in Happy Valley tells a different story.

Wild tigers did not exist within the borders of Hong Kong in the early 1900s, or so zoologists had believed. But a tombstone in Hong Kong Cemetery in Happy Valley tells a different story.

7 Apr 2015 - 10:34AM
How Nick Danziger photographed North Korea

British photographer famed for Silk Road project documents North Koreans doing everyday things and the extraordinary.

British photographer famed for Silk Road project documents North Koreans doing everyday things and the extraordinary.

4 Apr 2015 - 10:02PM
The Ebola diary: Dr Kwan Kew Lai's harrowing journal of her time in Liberia

When Ebola broke out in West Africa, Malaysian-born Kwan Kew Lai knew she had to act. Kwan's blog about her harrowing time in Bong County was written for her family.

When Ebola broke out in West Africa, Malaysian-born Kwan Kew Lai knew she had to act. Kwan's blog about her harrowing time in Bong County was written for her family.

15 Mar 2015 - 9:12AM
Bar review: Crafty Cow - shabby-chic Poho gastropub

Upper Station Street is the heart of Poho (the area around Po Hing Fong), and Crafty Cow is the latest addition to the culinary Mexican wave rippling up the hillside. A craft beer gastropub with an East London shabby-chic vibe, this bar has high stalls, low lights and an open kitchen.

Upper Station Street is the heart of Poho (the area around Po Hing Fong), and Crafty Cow is the latest addition to the culinary Mexican wave rippling up the hillside. A craft beer gastropub with an East London shabby-chic vibe, this bar has high stalls, low lights and an open kitchen.

6 Apr 2016 - 1:44PM
60 years a Hongkonger: Dan Waters on the second world war, karate kicks and mixed-marriages

Second world war veteran, who became a marathon runner in his 60s, tells Jenni Marsh that he sailed into Hong Kong in 1954 and never looked back.

Second world war veteran, who became a marathon runner in his 60s, tells Jenni Marsh that he sailed into Hong Kong in 1954 and never looked back.

13 Feb 2015 - 11:57AM
Bar review: Djiboutii - a taste of East Africa in Wan Chai

A touch of the Horn of Africa, in, er, the Horn of Wan Chai. But Djiboutii's tribal decor, goats' skulls and safari-lodge wall mountings are where that theme ends. Probably a good job, as drunken behaviour in Islamic Djibouti can result in a two-year prison term.

A touch of the Horn of Africa, in, er, the Horn of Wan Chai. But Djiboutii's tribal decor, goats' skulls and safari-lodge wall mountings are where that theme ends. Probably a good job, as drunken behaviour in Islamic Djibouti can result in a two-year prison term.

6 Apr 2016 - 1:42PM
Bar review: Djiboutii - a taste of East Africa in Wan Chai

Venture into the "Horn of Wan Chai" for an East Africa-themed night of exotic cocktails.

Venture into the "Horn of Wan Chai" for an East Africa-themed night of exotic cocktails.

28 Jan 2015 - 6:51PM
Fasten your seatbelt: the world's only competing Chinese aerobatic pilot also flies jets for a Hong Kong airline

Hong Kong-born stunt flier tells Jenni Marsh about a sport that is faster and more deadly than Formula One.

 
 

Hong Kong-born stunt flier tells Jenni Marsh about a sport that is faster and more deadly than Formula One.

 
 
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
The town that China built: tourism boom at Zambia's Victoria Falls thanks to Chinese makeover

Copper-rich Zambia has long proved prosperous for Chinese migrants. Now their work and investments are attracting tourists from China to see its greatest asset - Victoria Falls.

Copper-rich Zambia has long proved prosperous for Chinese migrants. Now their work and investments are attracting tourists from China to see its greatest asset - Victoria Falls.

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