Islamic Culture in Hong Kong

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

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.

Be Good!

Popular App enables users to experience the inconvenience of being disabled by holding onto a button on their smartphone

It Takes Two to Lingo

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

Climb me if you can

Tree Climbing classes in Hong Kong Reporter: Christine Tai Lai Chi If you are bored with the wetland park and rope climbing nets have lost their...

Colour Your Workout

A new fitness training concept does its best to take your mind off the fact that you’re exercising.

Fishing for memories

The sweet and bitter lives of Hong Kong’s Fisherfolk

Behind the scenes of K-pop Fandom

Hardcore K-pop fans in Hong Kong have gone far beyond paying for concert tickets; now they give out souvenirs, ask concert-goers to practice the lyrics of hits, and even order birthday cakes for their idols.

Medicine Street Seeks Prescription for Survival

Ko Shing Street in Sheung Wan has been a wholesale centre for Chinese medicine for decades. The street is renowned for its high-quality herbs and dried seafood. But the opening of the West Island Line is pushing up rent. Varsity asks the street's vendors about how they see their future.

Dyeing for the Blues

Don't mind getting your fingers blue? Try your hand at indigo dyeing and make your own unique tote bag, t-shirts or pencil case.

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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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With 8 per cent of Hong Kong children suffering from allergies, many parents avoid giving their kids many types of food. Varsity explores why this may not be a good measure and how some allergy tests available in the market are actually useless.

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.