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A five-storey holiday home in Macau that's built to entertain
10 Jul 2015 - 4:39PM
Why train travel will be sexy again, according to writer Michael Williams

The British writer and expert on train travel talks about the lure of life on the rails and an Indian trip that ended at the altar.

The British writer and expert on train travel talks about the lure of life on the rails and an Indian trip that ended at the altar.

Why train travel will be sexy again, according to writer Michael Williams
21 Jun 2015 - 12:03PM
Q&A: what '60s design taught Danish furniture brand Hay's Rolf Hay

Simple but not ordinary, different but not weird - that's what makes a product long-lasting, says designer, who co-founded Hay with his wife, Mette, and is inspired by 1950s and '60s designs.

Simple but not ordinary, different but not weird - that's what makes a product long-lasting, says designer, who co-founded Hay with his wife, Mette, and is inspired by 1950s and '60s designs.

Q&A: what '60s design taught Danish furniture brand Hay's Rolf Hay
6 Jun 2015 - 11:18PM
Architect couple create a spa-like retreat amid Hong Kong hubbub

Winnie Ling and Scott Findley love the vibrancy and convenience of Wan Chai, but needed to feel relaxed at home in their 670 square foot walk-up flat.

Winnie Ling and Scott Findley love the vibrancy and convenience of Wan Chai, but needed to feel relaxed at home in their 670 square foot walk-up flat.

Architect couple create a spa-like retreat amid Hong Kong hubbub
30 May 2015 - 10:39PM
In Hong Kong show, French designer Olivia Putman celebrates mother's legacy

Rebellious, but disciplined: these are the qualities Putman feels she took from her upbringing among the intelligentsia of Paris' Left Bank.

Rebellious, but disciplined: these are the qualities Putman feels she took from her upbringing among the intelligentsia of Paris' Left Bank.

In Hong Kong show, French designer Olivia Putman celebrates mother's legacy
27 May 2015 - 12:03PM
Philosopher Peter Singer on why all men are not created equal

Dubbed the most influential philosopher alive, Peter Singer is loved and loathed for his controversial views. Now he wants us to give away a lot of our money. 

Dubbed the most influential philosopher alive, Peter Singer is loved and loathed for his controversial views. Now he wants us to give away a lot of our money. 

Philosopher Peter Singer on why all men are not created equal
9 May 2015 - 10:13PM
Annie van Es, widow of fall of Saigon photographer talks about life in the war zone

The widow of Dutch photographer Hubert van Es tells Jo Baker about her husband's iconic picture from the fall of Saigon and the peaks and troughs of living in a war zone.

The widow of Dutch photographer Hubert van Es tells Jo Baker about her husband's iconic picture from the fall of Saigon and the peaks and troughs of living in a war zone.

Annie van Es, widow of fall of Saigon photographer talks about life in the war zone
26 Apr 2015 - 11:20AM
A breath of fresh flair: young Hong Kong entrepreneurs chase start-up dreams in Silicon Valley

On a whistle-stop tour of Silicon Valley, some of Hong Kong's most promising young entrepreneurs learn the risks and rewards of chasing their start-up dream. Words and pictures by Jo Baker.

On a whistle-stop tour of Silicon Valley, some of Hong Kong's most promising young entrepreneurs learn the risks and rewards of chasing their start-up dream. Words and pictures by Jo Baker.

A breath of fresh flair: young Hong Kong entrepreneurs chase start-up dreams in Silicon Valley
16 Nov 2014 - 10:20AM
My life: Noor Huda Ismail

The anti-terrorism expert tells Jo Baker about attending school with a future Bali bomber and helping jihadists to reform.

The anti-terrorism expert tells Jo Baker about attending school with a future Bali bomber and helping jihadists to reform.

My life: Noor Huda Ismail
23 Aug 2014 - 11:17PM
My life: Dr Talavane Krishna

The founder of an Ayurveda retreat in India talks to Jo Baker about using the ancient practice to nourish both body and soul.

The founder of an Ayurveda retreat in India talks to Jo Baker about using the ancient practice to nourish both body and soul.

My life: Dr Talavane Krishna
15 Jun 2014 - 12:03AM
Making scents: saviours of the incense tree

The heady fragrance of agarwood gave Hong Kong its name, but it has become so valuable its source is under threat. As Jo Baker discovers, though, there are those for whom the incense tree is worth more than money.

The heady fragrance of agarwood gave Hong Kong its name, but it has become so valuable its source is under threat. As Jo Baker discovers, though, there are those for whom the incense tree is worth more than money.

Making scents: saviours of the incense tree
11 Mar 2014 - 10:37AM
Hong Kong still failing its women

Later this year, Hong Kong will come under the microscope of a UN committee reviewing the city's compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (Cedaw). While Hong Kong is ahead of many other societies in protecting the human rights of women, big gaps remain, and The Women's Foundation has submitted a "shadow report" to inform the committee's analysis.

Later this year, Hong Kong will come under the microscope of a UN committee reviewing the city's compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (Cedaw). While Hong Kong is ahead of many other societies in protecting the human rights of women, big gaps remain, and The Women's Foundation has submitted a "shadow report" to inform the committee's analysis.

Hong Kong still failing its women
20 Jun 2018 - 5:56PM
My life: Paul Kan Man-lok

The Chinese-language telecoms pioneer tells Jo Baker about his passion for collecting - and sharing -treasures.

The Chinese-language telecoms pioneer tells Jo Baker about his passion for collecting - and sharing -treasures.

My life: Paul Kan Man-lok
15 Feb 2014 - 10:59PM
Make the views of women count in a more open Myanmar

While many in and outside Myanmar question the quality of the democratic space being opened by the government after decades of military rule, a surge of new ideas is being allowed in the public sphere. And among the beneficiaries, finally, are women.

While many in and outside Myanmar question the quality of the democratic space being opened by the government after decades of military rule, a surge of new ideas is being allowed in the public sphere. And among the beneficiaries, finally, are women.

Make the views of women count in a more open Myanmar
20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
It's Slow time

Heavy hitters meeting at a Thai eco-resort seek to avert environmental catastrophe by targeting and changing the mindsets of the world's most powerful people and companies, writes Jo Baker.

Heavy hitters meeting at a Thai eco-resort seek to avert environmental catastrophe by targeting and changing the mindsets of the world's most powerful people and companies, writes Jo Baker.

It's Slow time
11 Dec 2013 - 5:21PM
Making Clockenflap tick

Staging Hong Kong's biggest annual music and arts festival is no walk in the park. Jo Baker meets a team of dedicated, determined and quite possibly exhausted organisers ahead of this year's event.

Staging Hong Kong's biggest annual music and arts festival is no walk in the park. Jo Baker meets a team of dedicated, determined and quite possibly exhausted organisers ahead of this year's event.

Making Clockenflap tick
30 Sep 2015 - 6:01PM
Leaps & bounds

A versatile penthouse apartment suits the work and social needs of a couple from two very different backgrounds.

A versatile penthouse apartment suits the work and social needs of a couple from two very different backgrounds.

Leaps & bounds
9 Nov 2013 - 10:27PM
Thrills & kills: Frederick Forsyth turns to modern-day terrorism

With his latest book, master storyteller Frederick Forsyth is back doing what he does best, writes Jo Baker.

With his latest book, master storyteller Frederick Forsyth is back doing what he does best, writes Jo Baker.

Thrills & kills: Frederick Forsyth turns to modern-day terrorism
4 Nov 2013 - 11:06AM
Daniel Libeskind
4 Dec 2011 - 12:00AM
Bridging the east-west design divide - in London
16 Nov 2011 - 12:00AM
Katie Targett-Adams
4 Sep 2011 - 12:00AM
Winning ways
22 Apr 2011 - 12:00AM
Hit the ground running
22 Apr 2011 - 12:00AM
The arts are a traveller's window into the heart of San Francisco
29 Dec 2006 - 12:00AM
Pull up a chair and put on a smile
23 Nov 2007 - 12:00AM
Chat: Lo Chi-wing
12 Oct 2007 - 12:00AM
Safe as houses
29 Jun 2007 - 12:00AM
Personal space
25 Jan 2008 - 12:00AM
Pat Mah
4 Nov 2007 - 12:00AM
Designer hang-outs
2 Nov 2007 - 12:00AM