Kites - inexpensive to buy or make and fun to fly - were once a familiar sight above the rooftops of urban Hong Kong. But as the city's skyline grew higher and regulations to protect air traffic were introduced, they began to disappear from the city's skies. Varsity looks at Hong Kong's kite-flying culture and talks to those who are still holding on to this aspect of our collective memory.
Hong Kong is a city where development constantly changes the physical landscape and where fashions quickly come and go. But Hongkongers are a nostalgic lot. Now, in the heart of our city, there is a restaurant re-creating the demolished Lai Yuen Amusement Park.
An interactive game speeds you through life and into a coffin, all so you can reflect on the present.
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.
Varsity checks out a free mobile app that puts the fun back into learning a foreign language.
Hong Kong may have been battered by hail this spring, but snow remains a fantasy in our sub-tropical climate. Still, help is on hand for those who want to practice their skiing. Play is a massive indoor sports centre that offers dry slope skiing and snowboarding, as well as baseball and softball.
Light up the party this holiday season with a sound-activated t-shirt that flashes to the beat.
Text: Liz Yuen, Gienne Lee and Krizto Chan Photos: Liz Yuen, Samuel Chan, Elizabeth Cheung
Some of Hong Kong's temples have swapped dark smoky interiors for clean marble, LED lights and airy glass walls. They want to provide a tranquil setting for spiritual reflection but devotees seem to have mixed feelings about worship in these modern shrines.
Yim Tin Tsai is a village on an island off Sai Kung with a rich Hakka and Catholic history, which was left abandoned for decades. Now, plans are afoot to revive the village and to replace the long neglected salt pans to produce salt, once the mainstay of the village economy.