The Filipino Dynamos dragon boat team, which is made up of Hong Kong domestic helpers, during a training session at Stanley main beach. Photo: Nora Tam

For Hong Kong’s first domestic helper dragon boat team, just being able to compete is a win

  • They can only train one day a week, but the history-making Filipino Dynamos team, brainchild of helper and Kilimanjaro conqueror Liza Avelino, are undaunted
  • Team members attend yoga and strength training classes, learn paddling technique on the water and, through it all, build camaraderie
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The Filipino Dynamos dragon boat team, which is made up of Hong Kong domestic helpers, during a training session at Stanley main beach. Photo: Nora Tam
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Castle Peak Hospital in 1992, which was officially opened in 1961, in Hong Kong’s New Territories. Photo: SCMP

Mental health in Hong Kong: why opening of Castle Peak psychiatric hospital was seen as big step

  • The 1,000-bed mental health facility was inaugurated in 1961 by governor Sir Robert Black
  • In a speech, he said that a growing understanding of the mind ‘has blown away much of the mist enveloping this illness’
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Castle Peak Hospital in 1992, which was officially opened in 1961, in Hong Kong’s New Territories. Photo: SCMP
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