Typhoon top ten: best leisurely long reads for a rainy day in Hong Kong

We’ve delved into our archives to bring you a list of great stories to keep you entertained if you’re cooped up at home as Typhoon Haima hammers the city

PUBLISHED : Friday, 21 October, 2016, 7:32am
UPDATED : Friday, 21 October, 2016, 7:32am

What does the future hold for the next generation of Mongolian nomads? Join us as we follow traditional herdsmen and their camels on a trek across the vast plains of remote Western Mongolia

Mongolia’s nomads: masters of their destiny in a changing world

When Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban, her family turned to another extraordinary young woman from Pakistan, Shiza Shahid. Now the former CEO of the Malala Fund has a new mission, investing in ‘the greatest solutions to the world’s greatest problems’.

After Malala: Shiza Shahid’s plan to change the world for good

What started with the murder of a laundry worker erupted into decades of tactical warfare on the streets of New York’s Chinatown

The tong wars: how New York’s 1900s Chinatown descended into violence, bloodshed and savvy politics

You think it’s easy to have plenty of family money and connections and not need to worry about mundane things like affording food and rent? These three may disagree with you

Mixed fortunes for Hong Kong rich kids: three stories from inside the gilded cage

Fashion power couple David and Victoria Beckham have been spending a growing amount of time in Hong Kong since American fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger introduced them to Hong Kong-based apparel tycoon Bruce Rockowitz. “They both have an affinity for Hong Kong,” Rockowitz tells us.

Why David and Victoria Beckham have a thing for Hong Kong

The death of revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej has pulled the plug on the entertainment that draws many visitors to Thailand, but people working in tourist trade don’t see a long-term impact

Bangkok’s nightlife shuts down, and no one knows when the party will resume

Life is already hard for the poor in Hong Kong, and the prevalence of hostile architecture designed to prevent street sleepers finding shelter is a reflection of uncaring official attitudes towards the needy

How Hong Kong’s hostile architecture hurts city’s homeless and poor

“It’s not just another plane,” says a lucky passenger who took the 747’s final flight from Tokyo to Hong Kong. As Cathay Pacific retires the Boeing 747, we take a look at the jumbo jet that captured the hearts and imaginations of millions of people worldwide

Memories fly aboard Cathay Pacific’s last 747 flight

Once a backwater cut off from northern Hong Kong Island, Wong Chuk Hang saw factories sprout, then wither, before art galleries, fashion studios and cafes moved in. Now it is set to be another Taikoo Shing

Farms, factories and the future: Wong Chuk Hang to change again with MTR opening

‘You were two sons rolled into one,’ his mother told Ian Gill the first time they visited his half-brother’s grave in Hong Kong’s Stanley Military Cemetery. But for little Brian’s death in 1944, the author might never have been conceived at the nearby internment camp.

The Hong Kong half-brother I never knew, and the life I owe him