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Season of Scents and Blooms
Flowers are highly representative in Chinese culture, and particularly so around the Lunar New Year, the most important festival of the year.
9 Feb 2018
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Transition to a Smart City Webcast
What makes a smart city? Undoubtedly, the answer lies in technologies closely aligned with innovative thinking.
2 Feb 2018
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A Feast of Artistic Treats
Now in its 46th year, the most comprehensive line-up to date will enthral audiences throughout a month-long programme, running from 23 Feb-24 March.
26 Jan 2018
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Culture Class
A number of Hong Kong opera production companies has been identifying opportunities for presenting Western opera to a local audience and, crucially, nurturing homegrown talent.
19 Jan 2018
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Roll up for Asia’s Carnival Extravaganza
Spanning the season from Christmas to Chinese New Year, the event blends the most important celebrations of the Western and Eastern calendars.
12 Jan 2018
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Epic Adventure Sails into Hong Kong
The biggest sailing event in Hong Kong’s history takes place this month when yachts competing in the Volvo Ocean Race, the world's premier offshore race for professional racing, sail into Victoria Harbour.
8 Jan 2018
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Networking in a Nutshell
Anyone familiar with the Hong Kong way of making business connections knows the drill: you swap name cards at every opportunity, and wait for the phone to ring.
22 Dec 2017
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On a Wing and a Plumage
According to the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD), more than 540 species of bird have been recorded in Hong Kong, their population swelling by some 30 per cent once the “winter visitors” arrive.
15 Dec 2017
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Under Hong Kong’s Neon Lights
In August 2016, a giant neon sign shaped like a cow was taken down from above Sammy’s Kitchen, after 37 years suspended over the restaurant in Hong Kong’s Sai Ying Pun district.
8 Dec 2017
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Bag a Bargain in Hong Kong
With Hong Kong’s retail industry enjoying a period of sustained growth, discounted prices by luxury brands have propelled the sector to lead the rebound.
1 Dec 2017
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Welcome to a New World of Wine Webcast
Watch out France, Italy and Argentina; Slovenia, Russia, Romania and Japan are gunning for the crown of global wine-producing powers.
24 Nov 2017
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Run for a Healthy Life
Hong Kong’s running season extends unofficially from October to April or May, with events held every weekend – from five-kilometre and 10-kilometre fun runs, to the gruelling 162-kilometre Ultra-Trail Tai Mo Shan.
17 Nov 2017
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The Cream of Café Culture
Not so long ago, going to a café for most Hong Kongers meant stopping off in a traditional cha chaan teng for refreshment, such as strong milk tea laced with condensed milk, or a glass of syrupy iced lemon tea with a thick slice of French toast on the side.
10 Nov 2017
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Body Art Ups the Ante
Since Hong Kong’s earliest days as a maritime hub, it was almost a rite of passage for foreign sailors to get “inked” as a permanent memento of their visit.
3 Nov 2017
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Writing Hong Kong
While this year’s 17th Hong Kong International Literary Festival (HKILF) features a strong line up of international authors, including the likes of Chinese-American author Amy Tan and Scottish crime-writer Ian Rankin, there is also a focus on Hong Kong’s literary talent.
27 Oct 2017
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From Bin to Business
Hong Kong landfills are bursting at the seams, inspiring local entrepreneurs to come up with ways to turn junk into desirable objects.
20 Oct 2017
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Savouring the Sweet Life
The city’s population of around 3,600 Italians keeps rising each year, many of them initially coming to test the waters as a gateway to China, before deciding to stay on.
13 Oct 2017
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Settle Down into Island Time
Most visitors associate Hong Kong with the island, Hong Kong Island, the business and financial pulse of the city, and the shopping heartland of Tsim Sha Tsui across the harbour in Kowloon.
6 Oct 2017
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Preserving Cultural Treasures
Twice a year, Hong Kong people honour their deceased ancestors in a tradition deemed so important a public holiday is gazetted to allow it.
29 Sept 2017
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Sharing is Caring
When Laurence Fauchon started looking for a nanny to help look after her newborn when she returned to work as an investment banker, little did she know she was embarking on building a social enterprise.
22 Sept 2017
 
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