News & Trends

What is ‘Slow Travel’ and why are Hongkongers signing up?

According to Skyscanner’s 2020 Travel Trend Report, ‘Slow Travel’ has become a top priority for Hong Kong travellers, and Istanbul is the top city where they like to visit

14 Dec 2019 - 12:00PM
Is K-drama star Kim Soo-hyun starting his own agency

Reports say Kim will team up with filmmaker Lee Sa-rang, and that actresses Seo Ye-ji and Kim Sae-ron are likely to join the agency

14 Dec 2019 - 9:00AM
How does Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, feel about the Hong Kong protests?

She was close friends with Shanghai Tang founder David Tang, has visited Hong Kong many times and loves dim sum as much as Hongkongers do

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Review | I lived with Apple’s MacBook Air for a year – and it’s worth every cent

At US$1,099 upwards, Apple’s flagship MacBook Air is hardly cheap – but after a year of work and play, reporter Ben Gilbert is convinced it’s the best laptop money can buy

13 Dec 2019 - 4:18PM
Which celebrity couple had the most romantic proposal of 2019?

Tim Tebow got down on one knee, Celebrity Island couple Lucy Mecklenburgh and Ryan Thomas were in Italy when Thomas proposed, but who had the most romantic engagement?

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Bedroom designs focus on sustainability and environmental concerns

Using elevated furniture makes interiors lighter and frees up more floor space to make the room seem bigger

13 Dec 2019 - 5:08PM
Who is Alex Zhu, the new head of TikTok?

Alex Zhu may be known for a kooky streak, but the Chinese co-founder of Musical.ly has now taken the top job at TikTok – the video sharing app beloved by Gen Z but feared by US regulators

12 Dec 2019 - 5:20PM
Why Chinese investors are eyeing up Malaysia’s luxury properties

The Hong Kong protests are driving mainland Chinese and Hongkongers away from the city to sophisticated but affordable residential properties in Malaysia

13 Dec 2019 - 10:02AM
5 new restaurants at the Hong Kong Museum of Art in Tsim Sha Tsui

New harbourfront restaurants cater to theatre and ballet crowds since the reopening of the Hong Kong Museum of Art

12 Dec 2019 - 10:00AM
Net-a-Porter and Balmain are making monochrome cool again

16 styles of capes, crop tops, leggings and shoes in striking black and white offer a modern take on classic French pied-de-poule

12 Dec 2019 - 4:41AM
Will smartphones become more like Google’s Stadia game-streaming service?

Apps will run from massively powerful computers in the cloud, and they’ll be streamed over fast and lag-free 5G networks

12 Dec 2019 - 10:33AM
Why non-vegans will love these plant-based places in Hong Kong too

From vegan roasted duck using and golden fried Brussels sprouts to plant-based tea cakes – here’s our favourite vegan fare of the season

11 Dec 2019 - 5:08PM
Are Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin dating?

The Korean actors have been rumoured to be dating, and now Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin are starring in a television drama about North Korea

11 Dec 2019 - 2:00PM
Are BTS really suing Bit Hit over ‘sharing revenue’?

K-pop band’s management agency has demanded an apology after JTBC’s ‘baseless’ legal action claims

11 Dec 2019 - 1:38PM
Opinion | Why Kim Ji-young, Born 1982 isn’t just a feminist film

The Korean drama may have sparked debate for its bold framing of feminist themes – but it’s also a movie for modern men everywhere

11 Dec 2019 - 10:00AM
Which countries have just one billionaire?

China and the US are home to the most billionaires, but there are 15 countries in the world with only one

11 Dec 2019 - 2:50AM
Harbour City just got another restaurant from a Michelin-starred chef

We chatted with famed chef Paulo Airaudo about his modern European menu and why he chose Hong Kong as the spot for his next restaurant

11 Dec 2019 - 4:44PM
What types of tea are the most sought after?

Tea has come a long way since a little leaf was plucked from a tree in Yunnan during the Tang dynasty. Now we have Pu’er, oolong, white and green teas

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K-pop fans banned from events after Twice leader Jihyo suffers injury

JYP Entertainment banned certain fans from future events after a mob stormed the girl group’s airport arrival – but does that kill the inclusive spirit of K-pop fandom?

10 Dec 2019 - 1:08PM