It Takes Two to Lingo

Varsity checks out a free mobile app that puts the fun back into learning a foreign language.

Plant a Pencil

Instead of chewing your pencil tops, or throwing the useless stubs away, plant them and reap a harvest of edible plants such as basil, parsley and even tomatoes. Varsity shows you how with Sprout, a pencil with a seed capsule.

Make-up on the Run

Instant peel-off eyeshadow for time-strapped beauty afficionados

The Company of Books

Hong Kong is not just about fast money, fast food and fast fashion. In the heart of the city, there is an oasis for reading and reflection. Varsity visits the Coming Society for a dose of intellectual stimulation.
Secret Move Hong Kong Varsity's Choice

Mysterious Movies

A lot of people watch trailers, read reviews, and go into a movie with a clear idea of what to expect. Secret Movie will sell you tickets, but you won't know where the movie is being shown until they complete a series of tasks intended to make the moviegoing experience new again.

Go Vintage

It is the season to refresh your wardrobe! Go Vintage!. Bring out your personal style and show your creativity by customising pre-owned clothes. Mee&Gee sell cheap, one-of-a-kind items that are easy to mix-and match.

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.

Be Our President

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

Bring Your Own Bottle

Discover where the nearest public water fountain or dispenser is and do away with the need to buy expensive bottled water or add to Hong Kong's straining landfills by downloading the Water for Free mobile app.

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.
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