Carpentry is undergoing a revival in Hong Kong, and its skills and beauty are on show in an exhibition of work by traditional craftsmen and contemporary artisans.
China recently banned its football players from having tattoos. Long viewed as uncivilised by Han Chinese, tattoos were used as a form of punishment whose victims, incapable of rehabilitation, joined crime gangs.
When Hong Kong Wetland Park opened after a four-year refit and expansion, 5,500 visitors came on the first day amid reports of chaos and littering.
Lying on almost the same latitude, Calcutta was the inspiration for many building design features in Hong Kong, including deep verandas, high ceilings, chick blinds and shutters.
A Hong Kong student has called on companies to protect the environment. Tree planter EcoMatcher is doing just that, and has named her an honorary youth ambassador.
In 1854 a US magazine coined the term ‘climate change’; the ‘greenhouse effect’ was first described in 1827. Only in recent years have we started talking about a climate crisis and global heating.
Chinese civilisation learned the concept of ecological sustainability at an early stage, based on the idea that human exploitation of nature had to be synchronised with nature’s cycle.
Hong Kong’s winter polio vaccination drive in 1963 was deemed a great success, with free doses given to children aged five and under.
The peace and quiet of Hong Kong’s most tranquil places have been ruined by the sound of buzzing drones in the air. It’s time their wings were clipped.
Being confined in hotel quarantine in Hong Kong is nothing compared to the hotel internment endured under Japanese occupation. And Penny’s Bay is paradise compared to the Stanley camp internees were moved to.
Fourteenth-century traveller Wang Dayuan wrote of pirates and people wearing headdresses and red cloths in his account of Singapore, part of his wider observations on Southeast Asia.
Photographer Annie Leibovitz talks about her book Wonderland and Hong Kong exhibition, and a 50-year career in which she has shot Donald Trump, Karl Lagerfeld and Kate Moss among others, and captured a naked Rihanna in Cuba.
A state holiday for over 2,000 years in China, winter solstice sees Chinese families everywhere gather for special meals, and tangyuan, or tong yuen, is one of their favourite treats.
Hong Kong’s first heart transplant gave a new lease of life to a 50-year-old civil servant back in 1992, and he was excited to be able to dance with his wife again.
Meaning ‘little o’ in Greek, Omicron is on everyone’s lips with its designation as the latest Covid-19 variant of concern, but the letter’s shape means it’s comparatively rarely seen.
Author Dominica Yang’s latest cookbook, Mum’s Kitchen – Back to Basics, pays homage to the dishes she grew up eating with her family in Hong Kong.
Giant pandas Bao Ling and Bao Li were seen by 800,000 visitors to Hong Kong’s Ocean Park theme park during a three-month stay that began in December 1978.
Flashy decorations, snow-covered Christmas trees and Santa Claus – they’re part and parcel of the Hong Kong festive season now, but how did the city celebrate the Christian festival in the past?
With vaccines representing scientific progress during Covid-19, two dictionary publishers have chosen ‘vaccine’ and ‘vax’ as the 2021 words of the year.
The Circus Plays programme at Tai Kwun includes famous Spanish circus act Flotados and The ChristMice Cracker by Hong Kong’s TS Crew.