Strike a Pose in Qipao

If you've ever wanted to star in your own photo-shoot, recreating the look of Maggie Cheung in Wong Kar-wai's In the Mood for Love, consider renting a qipao from the collection at Yan Shang Kee.

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.

College Hip-hop Rebels

They pose with gangsta swagger and their lyrics are full of profanities and references to sex and violence. But local hip-hop outfit the Low Mays are a bunch of university students just trying to express their idea of Hong Kong culture through rap.

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.

Saving China

One of the last masters of Cantonese porcelain painting is still practicing her craft on the outlying island of Peng Chau. Visit Chiu Kee to pick up a piece or learn from the master herself.

Be an EARTH.er

Proving fashion can be eco-friendly and ethical, Earth.er aims to put the planet and people at the heart of its business.

Be Our President

Be our president in The World Council and save our world before the doomsday comes.

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...

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.
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