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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

12 Sep 2016 - 10:27AM
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

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

15 Dec 2015 - 12:50PM
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

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

10 Oct 2015 - 11:11PM
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

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.

19 Sep 2015 - 10:53PM
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.

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.

27 Aug 2015 - 3:16PM
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.

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.

1 Sep 2015 - 4:15PM
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.

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.

25 Jul 2015 - 11:08PM
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.

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.

20 Jun 2016 - 12:23PM
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.

Xinjiang fan Josh Summers' ultimate travel guide to the region
'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".

25 Jul 2015 - 9:42AM
'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".

Emma Stone in Asian role highlights racial miscasting in Hollywood
Bar review: Vona - chocolate martinis for Sheung Wan hipsters
Smog meringue, anyone? Find out what pollution tastes like
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.

30 Jun 2016 - 2:21PM
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.

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.

6 Apr 2016 - 1:52PM
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.

Are you a true Hongkonger? It depends who you ask
We Club promotes cross-cultural interaction in Hong Kong
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

11 Apr 2015 - 7:37PM
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

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.

7 Apr 2015 - 10:34AM
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.

How Nick Danziger photographed North Korea

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

4 Apr 2015 - 10:02PM
How Nick Danziger photographed North Korea

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

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.

15 Mar 2015 - 9:12AM
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.

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.

6 Apr 2016 - 1:44PM
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.

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.

13 Feb 2015 - 11:57AM
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.

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.

6 Apr 2016 - 1:42PM
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.

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.

 
 
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
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.

 
 
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.

20 Mar 2015 - 10:52AM
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.

Bollywood aerobics delivers fitness, toning and a lot of fun
Ethiopian cuisine pops up in Hong Kong for the first time
Rant: mutton dressed as Lamma
29 Nov 2014 - 10:12PM
Rant: mutton dressed as Lamma
Something new: gold is the new black
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