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.

It Takes Two to Lingo

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

Enjoy Outdoor Fun Inside

Hong Kong may have been battered by hail this spring, but snow remains a fantasy in our sub-tropical climate. Still, help is on hand for those who want to practice their skiing. Play is a massive indoor sports centre that offers dry slope skiing and snowboarding, as well as baseball and softball.

Punch Your Own Pick

Reporter: Joyce Lee If you’ve ever wondered what to do with the thick wad of expired cards in your wallet, the Pickmaster Plectrum could provide...

Light of the Party

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

Hapi Fork, Healthy Meal

Big Brother may or may not be watching you, but Hapifork is here to watch what you eat. The smart eating implement reminds you to slow down if you're chomping too quickly and stores data on your eating habits for you to analyse on your computer.

Let’s Get Rolling

Can't think of what to get your friends for Christmas? Try quilling - an easy-to-make DIY paper art technique that was first used during the Renaissance. Best of all, it's cheap!

Make-up on the Run

Instant peel-off eyeshadow for time-strapped beauty afficionados

The Sprouting Postcard

The postcard that turns into a mini garden

Make An Impression

Want to impress your loved ones with beautiful hand-made greeting cards? Try making an impression with letterpress printing.

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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.