Marijuana as Medicine?

The medical use of marijuana has been legalised in an increasing number of countries and regions, including Canada, Australia and some states in the US. Research shows the drug has some medical benefits but it is still completely prohibited in Hong Kong and advocates are not hopeful of any change in the law here soon.

Veggie Food Fears

As more and more people embrace vegetarian diets for health and environmental reasons, food manufacturers have responded by marketing vegetarian food products, including meat analogues. But as Varsity discovers, not all vegetarian food is healthy, especially if it's highly processed.

Read All About Me!

Hear the real-life stories of living 'books' at Hong Kong's Human Library events.

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.

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
Calligraphy Hong Kong

The Lost Beauty of Words

Although people type or text instead of writing things out by hand, the community of people taking up calligraphy in Hong Kong is slowly growing.

The Feng Shui Hobbyists

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese practise with a very contemporary following. And you don't have to be a professional to use feng shui principles to try to turn your life around in a better direction. Varsity meets the feng shui hobbyists.

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.

Making Sweet Fruit Music

Contemporary musicians in Hong Kong experiment with home-made instruments - fashioned with various fruit and vegetables. By Krizto Chan

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.