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Downtown spa for busy urbanites
Recognising demand for spa facilities without a time-consuming and expensive trip to a distant destination, a health service provider opened a wellness centre in the bustling commercial hub of Causeway Bay in Hong Kong.
20 March 2020
Six-legged snacks on menu
As the world’s headcount heads towards nine billion by 2050, food production could put unsustainable pressure on the environment.
13 March 2020
Accessories crafted for millennials
Noticing that millennials’ desire for quality handbags without bulge-bracket price tags created a significant gap in the market, German entrepreneur and designer Nina Sieber has set up online accessory shop WEAT -- standing for “We Love Avocado Toast”, a nod to a favourite brunch dish for millennials the world over.
6 March 2020
Through the glass smartly
The devices that ate everything – smartphones – are now extending themselves to their users’ faces by plugging into spectacles.
21 Feb 2020
Healthcare goes high-tech
Everywhere you looked at Medica 2019, the huge medical trade fair held in Düsseldorf, Germany, people were staring at hand-held devices.
14 Feb 2020
Deep-end survival kit
Many people in Asia live near the coast but millions can't swim. In Hong Kong, Splash Foundation aims to address that anomaly by coaching people from low-income communities, for whom private lessons are financially out of reach.
7 Feb 2020
Spain dances into Hong Kong 
Teaching local people how to master the fiery flamenco dance, Esencia Flamenca has been steadily building its business in Hong Kong as interest in Spanish culture grows.
31 Jan 2020
Future belongs to the prepared
In the words of legendary 19th century oil magnate John D Rockefeller: “If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.”
24 Jan 2020
Licensed to thrive
Whether the business is fashion, entertainment or food, taking on a high-profile brand is a sure way into consumers’ lives, delegates at this month’s Asian Licensing Conference learned.
17 Jan 2020
Science at play
Science was in the driver’s seat as the HKTDC Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair launched the 2020 exhibition year for the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) early in January.
10 Jan 2020
Tradition, innovation blend at drinks fair
A Nordic birch-sap alcoholic beverage isn’t the obvious thirst-quencher in a city as hot and humid as Hong Kong, yet if that’s what tickles your fancy, then Swedish sparkling wine Sav was just the ticket at the HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair held in the admittedly cooler and drier month of November.
3 Jan 2020
Designing digital cities
Designers around the world have started to rethink urban landscapes, incorporating digital solutions into everything from domestic appliances to city-wide infrastructure.
27 Dec 2019
Fashion goes senior
In the youth-obsessed fashion world, few brands produce clothes specifically aimed at the older generation.
20 Dec 2019
Art graces novel harbourfront mall
K11 MUSEA, on the Victoria harbourfront at Tsim Sha Tsui, realises a 10-year vision to reinvent the former dockside precinct into a pioneering experiential concept that brings art, people and nature together.
13 Dec 2019
Beauty on the go
Created to give busy Hongkongers a beauty booking platform that gathers treatments from haircuts and nails to massage and yoga all in one place, the MindBeauty app lets users seek shops based on the user’s GPS location and such features as district, price and rating.
6 Dec 2019
Designers look back to go forward
Critical to any product, system or service, design is woven into the fabric of much Hong Kong business.
29 Nov 2019
New players in spotlight
Hong Kong’s role as a hub for the beverage business, especially wines, received strong affirmation in November as industry players from around the world streamed to the 12th HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair.
22 Nov 2019
Luminous homes, offices
Lighting systems – which extend throughout our homes, workplaces and public buildings and occupy a privileged position on the ceilings [digital experiences] – are natural homes for internet of things appliances.
15 Nov 2019
Cosmetic surgery goes digital
A medical aesthetics platform delivered via a social and mobile app, Charmfidence is challenging misconceptions about cosmetic surgery by providing better access to information.
8 Nov 2019
Optical world looks to Hong Kong
Furthering its reputation as the device that ate everything, the smartphone is now being connected to eyewear, as visitors to the 27th edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Optical Fair will learn.
1 Nov 2019
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