Rocking On

Age is no barrier to making music for Hong Kong's "Dad Bands".

Snapping Me, Myself and I

From schoolchildren to celebrities to presidents, anyone with a smartphone can and does take selfies these days. Some people go to extreme lengths and exotic locations, such as from high altitude and even space, to make their selfies more creative and unique. Varsity looks at selfie culture and the different reasons people have to snap their own images.
Young people at Mapopo Community Farm

Market the Community

Lau Shui-shum has been farming for decades, and she used to have to wake up at 1a.m. to harvest and take her crops to market, where she would have little bargaining power. Now thanks to the growing movement of community markets, more Hongkongers are finding out about local agriculture and demanding it.

Learning to be a Boss

A study finds that most foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong do not feel they have saved enough money when they return to their own countries, and end up having to work overseas again. Varsity looks at how some domestic workers are learning to save up to realise their business dreams at home.

Dressing across Gender Borders

Living in a city with traditional gender norms, cross-dressing is prone to misunderstanding and controversy. For many corss-dressers, wearing the clothes of the opposite sex is a way of expressing their individuality and is not neccessarily related to sexual orientation.

Humour out of Chaos

Hong Kong has a long tradition of poking fun at society through satire; now political satire is everywhere in light of events like Occupy Central and Hong Kong’s fraught relations with China, to the point where a spoof awards show can pack Queen Elizabeth Stadium.

Cycling: Not just for fun

Cycling in Hong Kong is more than a hobby, it's also a lifestyle choice. Varsity meets competitive child cycle racers and commuters who battle Hong Kong's traffic-choked roads to cycle to work. By Liz Yuen

Modern Treasure Hunters

Outdoor treasure-hunting has never been as fun or as hi-tech. Geocaching takes treasure hunters around the world as they search for hidden containers using smartphones and GPS devices.

Sound Art – More than Noise

In a noisy city like Hong Kong, it is easy to block out the different sounds that make up our auditory experience. Varsity meets a group of artists who are trying to teach Hong Kongers to listen again, and to find the art in sound.

Collecting for Posterity

History is not something we only learn about in textbooks. There are many local enthusiasts who study history through collecting various historical tangibles, such as old maps, revenue stamps and photographs. Varsity meets the collectors, restorers and archivists who can help us understand how the past has shaped our city today.

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