Reviving Hakka Culture in Lai Chi Wo

The mostly abandoned 400 year-old Hakka village of Lai Chi Wo is about to undergo a transformation with plans to convert derelict village houses into heritage holiday homes.

A Dying Art

Cheung Shun-king is one of the last of his kind in Hong Kong - a third generation hand-engraver of mahjong tiles.

Be Our President

Be our president in The World Council and save our world before the doomsday comes.

Silver-hair service

Gingko House, a social enterprise promoting senior employment, fulfills the seniors' hopes of a fruitful work life after retirement. Enjoy the unique “5-star delicacies, 5-star service” at Gingko House.

Till the Cows Come Home

They were abandoned as Hong Kong's farming industry dwindled. Now Hong Kong's cows and buffaloes roam the countryside they see as home. Some people see them as a nuisance, others as "indigenous" residents who should be protected.

Same Same but Different

It seems fun to be a twin, but then there's the endless comparision, and poor families find it hard to support an additional child. Varsity speaks with twins of different ages to hear their stories.

The Only Show in Town

Come to the circus, the Hong Kong Circus. Varsity meets members of Hong Kong's first and only local circus troupe, who are seeking to breathe new life into circus entertainment.

Let’s Get Rolling

Can't think of what to get your friends for Christmas? Try quilling - an easy-to-make DIY paper art technique that was first used during the Renaissance. Best of all, it's cheap!

Too Cool for the Olympics

Skateboarding is set to become an official Olympic sport at the Tokyo games in 2020 but skaters are ambivalent about the development - they're worried this will hurt skateboarding's freestyle street culture.

Reviving Childhood Memories

For those who can't bear to part with their most cherished childhood companions, even when they're missing eyes, limbs and coming apart at the seams, Magic Lab can fix and renew your stuffed toys.

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Too Many International School Places

It is a misconception that Hong Kong doesn’t have enough international school places. In fact, there are too many, says Ruth Benny from Top Schools.

Eating with Caution

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Telling Hong Kong’s Story

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The mainland Chinese government is in charge of Hong Kong's foreign affairs, but some Hongkongers think their views are not being represented and have taken on "civic diplomacy" to tell the world about Hong Kong, through organising city tours, as well as musical performances and protests abroad.