Crochet Away!

Learn to knit, crochet or enjoy a good yarn with fellow crafters at La Belle Epoque!

Hapi Fork, Healthy Meal

Big Brother may or may not be watching you, but Hapifork is here to watch what you eat. The smart eating implement reminds you to slow down if you're chomping too quickly and stores data on your eating habits for you to analyse on your computer.

Showcasing Chinese Documentaries

A whole generation of documentary makers are recording the true stories behind the extraordinary changes in Chinese society in recent years. Now, a non-profit foundation that started in Taiwan is providing a platform for these works to reach a wider audience by organising screenings and helping to produce new works. CNEX is now screening and promoting Chinese documentaries in Hong Kong.

Dodge this!

Find out more about Dodgebee - a new sport that's a cross between frisbee and dodgeball. It's quick to learn, safe to play and doesn't require much space.
Lasermads laser tag Hong Kong

The Sci-fi War

Put a laser gun in your hands and enter the world of your favourite science-fiction movies by playing laser tag at Lasermads.

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.

The Grounding of Hong Kong’s Kites

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.

bobble: Filter In Your Bottle

Store-bought bottled water has a huge energy footprint, and if it's imported, a huge carbon footprint too. Varsity introduces a more environmentally-friendly alternative, a refillable bottle that comes with a replaceable filter.

Cabs to Bags

Local social-enterprise crafts stylish bags and accessories using materials from old taxi seats and seat belts.

Islamic Culture in Hong Kong

Text: Liz Yuen, Gienne Lee and Krizto Chan Photos: Liz Yuen, Samuel Chan, Elizabeth Cheung
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