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.

Till the Cows Come Home

They were abandoned as Hong Kong's farming industry dwindled. Now Hong Kong's cows and buffaloes roam the countryside they see as home. Some people see them as a nuisance, others as "indigenous" residents who should be protected.

Same Same but Different

It seems fun to be a twin, but then there's the endless comparision, and poor families find it hard to support an additional child. Varsity speaks with twins of different ages to hear their stories.

Too Cool for the Olympics

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.
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.

Camping on the Wild Side

Hong Kong has designated campsites, but some campers prefer to live on the edge and go beyond official site in pursuit of nature.
Made in Hong Kong local manufacturing industry

Made in Hong Kong

The Chinese Manufacturer's Association says there are almost no factories still operating in Hong Kong. But some companies remain optimistic that local manufacturing won't die out and do all their production here.

Sweet Survival

Honey bees around the world are under threat from a mysterious condition called colony collapse disorder where worker bees abandon their hives. But here in Hong Kong, the destruction of sources of nectar, such as fruit trees may be a bigger danger.
Thanks to its rich natural resources and access to quality shrimps, Tai O has been renowned for its scrumptious shrimp paste. But the ban on trawling has shifted the production line to the Mainland. Varsity asks long-established brands how they see the future of their businesses.
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.

Follow us

2,595FansLike
4,369FollowersFollow

Latest stories

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

video
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

video
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.