Poles Apart

Pole dancing is not just for ladies. Male pole dancers share their stories of struggles and strive to be themselves.
Meet the lounge singers of Temple Street, who tell us why they keep singing the familiar tunes of yesteryear - to make a living and for the love of singing.
For some, they are like squalid shanty towns. For others, they are rooftop sanctuaries - a home to call one's own. But one thing they share, is that residents of Hong Kong's illegal rooftop huts face an uncertain future in the face of redevelopment and eviction. Varsity captures scenes from life at the top.

Making Music From Scratch

Three local instrument artisans share their journeys and challenges in a niche and changing market of handmade instruments.

Lion Dance Roars on

Lion-dance gets a 21st century makeover in Hong Kong

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.

The Taste of Childhood

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

A Splash in the Ocean

They're up and dipping into the sea when most people are still sleeping. Varsity meets Hong Kong's morning swimmers who insist on their daily dawn exercise come rain, shine or even typhoons!

Fishing for memories

The sweet and bitter lives of Hong Kong’s Fisherfolk
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.