Don’t Trust the Label

Huge amounts of food items are thrown away because their labels say they have "expired", but in fact they are still edible and pose no health risks. Varsity looks into Hong Kong's confusing label policies.

Learning by looking

Picture books seek survival in Hong Kong By Crystal Wu The winter sun shines down warmly on the families gathered for a reading activity at the spacious...

A Proverb Speaks A Thousand Words

The Cantonese language has many evocative folk sayings and proverbs where a few Chinese words can convey a long message in a vivid and concise way. As the social context in which these saying arose changes, some are beginning to fade out, but this has drawn attention to the need to preserve them.

Science for All

Science isn't just the preserve of professional scientists conducting sophisticated experiments in state-of-the-art laboratories. Enthusiastic amateurs - citizen scientists - can also connect with nature and help to conserve and preserve it.

Inside Out

Hong Kong's young people lead hectic lives - stressing out about how to maintain a balance between study, work and family. Recent political tensions have only made matters worse. Many are turning to mindfulness and meditation to provide relief, insight and inner peace.

Life’s a Journal

In this age of social media and portable digital devices, a group of devoted journal keepers insist on using pen and paper to record their thoughts and travels and to plan their daily schedules. As Varsity learns, they even share these physical journals online.

Striving for Perfection

It used to be mainly women who were judged by their looks and figure but now men are also under increasing pressure to attain the perfect face and body.

Hong Kong Working Holidays

Many of the Korean restaurants in Tsim Sha Tsui seem very authentic, down to the servers. That’s because a lot of them are young Koreans here on a working holiday, and the number of people coming to Hong Kong on working holiday visas has gone up drastically in recent years.

Save Our Seas

Kayakers, stand-up paddle boarders, and rowers have explored Hong Kong’s spectacular coastal scenery for years, but increasing amounts of rubbish and pollution means those marine paradises are far from unspoiled.

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.