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.

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.

Fast forward through Life

An interactive game speeds you through life and into a coffin, all so you can reflect on the present.

The Taste of Childhood

Hong Kong’s traditional Chinese bakeries stay the course despite fierce competition

Watch That Adds Value

Beats Octopus Watch is timepiece, Octopus card and photo-album rolled into one Reporter: Stephanie Chan Tsz King Imagine you are holding a bag of shopping in your...

Chop and Change

Veteran Chinese seal crafter Ng Kam-chun finds joy and freedom in the traditional art with a laid-back attitude.

Paradise for Shutterbugs

Take offbeat and crazy photos that will trick people’s eyes at the city’s first 3D museum.

Message to Self – Aged 10 Years from Now

Ever thought of messaging yourself in the future? Postmoment in Mongkok offers the service of letter delivery to the future. It also sells cards that allow you to unleash your creativity.

Light of the Party

Light up the party this holiday season with a sound-activated t-shirt that flashes to the beat.

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.