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Scoring Big in Hong Kong
On first glance, American-style football might seem like a strange fit for Hong Kong, where sports fans generally follow soccer, cricket, basketball and rugby, not to mention the more traditional Chinese disciplines, such as martial arts.
11 March 2016
A New Creative Hub for Hong Kong
Hong Kong property developer Nan Fung Group is paying tribute to the company’s beginnings as a textile manufacturer by transforming its old cotton mill in Tsuen Wan into The Mills, a hub to nurture innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship in the techstyle space for companies based in Hong Kong.
4 March 2016
Spectacle of Glamour
One of the richest purses in international equestrian sport was shared in Hong Kong by the world’s top riders competing in the prestigious Longines Masters three-day event in late February.
26 Feb 2016
Sparkling Trade Webcast
Last October, a Hong Kong billionaire paid US$48 million for a precious coloured diamond sold at auction by Sotheby’s in Geneva, Switzerland.
19 Feb 2016
Taking Flight
Seven years in the making, the first airplane assembled and registered in Hong Kong took off on its inaugural 15-minute flight from the Hong Kong International Airport last November.
5 Feb 2016
A Taste Sensation
Taste Festivals – one of the world’s greatest restaurant events, which is already established in some of the great gourmet capitals – is coming to Asia starting with Hong Kong.
29 Jan 2016
After-school Sessions
Hong Kong takes its after-school education seriously; the market value of the city’s secondary school tutoring industry is predicted to hit HK$2.7 billion in the 2014-2015 school year, according to market research group Ipsos, up from HK$1.9 billion in 2009-2010.
22 Jan 2016
Creative Collaborations
For SMEs with products to sell, gaining exposure on a budget can be a major challenge – especially in world cities where retail rents are high.
15 Jan 2016
Maritime Marvel
Hong Kong is a maritime city and a museum dedicated to its seafaring heritage has attracted more than 500,000 visitors since opening in 2003.
8 Jan 2016
Taxi Treasures
Thousands of hours in the back of Hong Kong cabs inspired longtime Hong Kong resident Allison Haworth West to create Taxi Art, a book dedicated to the figurines and various ephemera on show in the city’s cabs.
31 Dec 2015
Adding Value for All
A recent MasterCard survey found that Hongkongers are the biggest givers in Greater China, with more than six in 10 local respondents (64.6 per cent) saying they contributed to a charity last year, surpassing counterparts on the Chinese mainland and Taiwan.
18 Dec 2015
A Record-breaking City
Hong Kong is a world record-breaking city: nightly spectacle the Symphony of Lights is recognised as the largest permanent light and sound show globally by the Guinness World Records, with 47 buildings on Hong Kong Island and across Victoria Harbour in Kowloon taking part.
11 Dec 2015
Play it Again, Hong Kong
When it comes to cultural appreciation, children in Hong Kong have a wide range of theatrical entertainment to choose from, with the programme reaching a crescendo over Christmas and the New Year.
4 Dec 2015
Cocktail Culture
Identified by global spirits magazine and website, The Spirits Business, as one of the upcoming foremost bar metropolises, Hong Kong has enjoyed “phenomenal” growth in the spirits sector in recent years, spawning several bar hot-spots “now shaking up world-class cocktails.”
30 Nov 2015
Preserving the Past for the Future
Their initiatives are diverse and varied: a wine cellar housed in a wartime military bunker; a boutique hotel in an old colonial building; an elite business school fashioning its state-of-the-art Hong Kong campus from a former prison.
20 Nov 2015
Chic Boutique
They may be small in size, but boutique hotels are big business in Hong Kong, with homegrown boutique brands like Ovolo and Butterfly expanding rapidly in the city in recent years.
13 Nov 2015
Touring the Cycling Circuit
Not even wind or rain could keep more than 3,000 cyclists away from Hong Kong’s first-ever Cyclothon.
6 Nov 2015
Nature Knows Best
It began as a few low-intervention offerings creeping into conventional wine lists, paired with wholesome food selections.
29 Oct 2015
Epic Adventures for Kids
It rarely snows in Hong Kong – only four times ever, as history records – and yet, every day, children and adults play ice hockey, or hone their skiing skills.
26 Oct 2015
Wine and Dine Fiesta
Travel company Flight Centre rates it among the world’s best gourmet festivals.
16 Oct 2015
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