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Neon dreamers turn an icon of Hong Kong streets into art

Buildings from the Victoria Harbour skyline rendered in neon, a retro taxi wrapped in light tubes – artists put neon to new uses; the material, fast disappearing from the streets, is indelibly associated with Hong Kong.

Buildings from the Victoria Harbour skyline rendered in neon, a retro taxi wrapped in light tubes – artists put neon to new uses; the material, fast disappearing from the streets, is indelibly associated with Hong Kong.

18 Jan 2019 - 6:04PM
Hi-tech iTBra a breakthrough for Asian women at high risk of breast cancer

Women with so-called dense breasts – prevalent in Asia – are six times more likely to develop breast cancer than other women. Hi-tech bra inserts detect circadian temperature changes and previously undetectable small tumours.

Women with so-called dense breasts – prevalent in Asia – are six times more likely to develop breast cancer than other women. Hi-tech bra inserts detect circadian temperature changes and previously undetectable small tumours.

5 Jan 2019 - 9:18AM
Who’s who in More Than Blue, tear-jerking Taiwanese remake of a hit South Korean film

Jasper Liu, a musician in real life as guitarist with Morning Call, who plays K, a terminally ill musician, only made his film debut five years ago. Ivy Chen, popular with viewers in China and recently married, plays K’s childhood friend.

Jasper Liu, a musician in real life as guitarist with Morning Call, who plays K, a terminally ill musician, only made his film debut five years ago. Ivy Chen, popular with viewers in China and recently married, plays K’s childhood friend.

3 Jan 2019 - 5:16PM
Christmas decorations: Hong Kong shopping malls pull out the stops this holiday – photo gallery

There’s no telling what mall operators will do to draw shoppers and visitors; this year there is everything from Cocoa Monsters to inflatable characters drawn from Alice in Wonderland.

There’s no telling what mall operators will do to draw shoppers and visitors; this year there is everything from Cocoa Monsters to inflatable characters drawn from Alice in Wonderland.

27 Dec 2018 - 1:42PM
Want to throw banknotes from a rooftop? Think again. Here are five better ways to spend Coin Young Master’s cash
  • Banknotes totalling about HK$6,000 fell from the sky in the Hong Kong neighbourhood of Sham Shui Po on Saturday. Surely there are far better ways to spend the money. Here are five that you might consider.
  • Banknotes totalling about HK$6,000 fell from the sky in the Hong Kong neighbourhood of Sham Shui Po on Saturday. Surely there are far better ways to spend the money. Here are five that you might consider.
20 Dec 2018 - 6:16PM
Five Studio Ghibli films due a China release after My Neighbor Totoro gets the ball rolling

The long-awaited release in China of Hayao Miyazaki’s 1988 animated feature My Neighbor Totoro is hopefully a sign of more Studio Ghibli films being shown in the country.

The long-awaited release in China of Hayao Miyazaki’s 1988 animated feature My Neighbor Totoro is hopefully a sign of more Studio Ghibli films being shown in the country.

17 Dec 2018 - 6:04PM
Andy Lau, Leslie Cheung, Carina Lau, Brigitte Lin, Maggie Cheung - ’80s movie star photos

After decades-old images of Joey Wong and Chow Yun-fat went viral on Chinese social media this week, we look at other stars from the time who were blessed with natural good looks.

After decades-old images of Joey Wong and Chow Yun-fat went viral on Chinese social media this week, we look at other stars from the time who were blessed with natural good looks.

4 Dec 2018 - 5:11PM
Hot Weibo topics: three things girls should not do for their boyfriends

Chinese social media platform Weibo is abuzz with boyfriend advice. From wearing too much make-up to giving up your dream job, you can go too far when trying to impress your partner.

Chinese social media platform Weibo is abuzz with boyfriend advice. From wearing too much make-up to giving up your dream job, you can go too far when trying to impress your partner.

4 Dec 2018 - 1:05PM
Friends become family: how US expats abroad celebrate Thanksgiving

They may be thousands of miles away from home but US expats still know how to have a good Thanksgiving, where mixed cultures can lead to some interesting menu items.

They may be thousands of miles away from home but US expats still know how to have a good Thanksgiving, where mixed cultures can lead to some interesting menu items.

6 May 2021 - 6:21PM
Five Singles’ Day (11.11) hacks to help you save time and money, and make good choices

Writing down a list of things you would like to buy may sound obvious, but it’s easy to get swept up in the excitement and lose focus shopping online; check the latest trends online, and seek the advice of experts so you’re ready

Writing down a list of things you would like to buy may sound obvious, but it’s easy to get swept up in the excitement and lose focus shopping online; check the latest trends online, and seek the advice of experts so you’re ready

10 Nov 2018 - 12:37PM