It’s a RAP!

They have roots in the Philippines, India and Brazil but they are all Hong Kongers, and they are rapping about life in the city. Varsity meets members of the multicultural hip hop outfit Dope Boy and hear how rap helps them to break down cultural barriers

Barter Hunting

Why buy when you can trade? That's the question asked by some young Hong Kongers who are staging barter events so people can dispose of their unwanted items without creating waste. Varsity discovers that more and more young people in Hong Kong are taking part in these cash-less transactions.

In the Mood for Cheongsam

From the "World of Suzie Wong" to "In the Mood for Love", the cheongsam or qipao is an iconic garment that symbolises Hong Kong femininity in the popular imagination. Here two very different cheongsam collectors tell Varsity why they love these figure hugging Chinese dresses.

Touring Hidden Hong Kong

Explore the city the city's culture, history and street life for free. Share meals, chitchats and even secrets with your post-80's local guides and fellow participants on these alternative tours.

It’s Not Only Rock ‘n’ Roll

Mention concerts in Hong Kong and most people think of glitzy shows by Cantopop stars in venues like the Hong Kong Coliseum. But in recent years, the territory has been playing host to a very different kind of music event. An increasing number of outdoor music festivals are attracting big name international headliners and showcasing local indie talent and changing the way Hong Kongers experience live music.

Groom to Bloom

Just as Hong Kong parents sign up for parenting classes, pet-owners have been signing up for pampering classes. There they learn how to shear, trim, clip and brush their pets. The craze for pet grooming has spawned an thriving pet spa industry but some animal welfare experts question whether the pets really enjoy their treatments.

Rocking On

Age is no barrier to making music for Hong Kong's "Dad Bands".

The Solar-Powered Geek

How a student project led Hong Kong youngster Charles Watson to become a social entrepreneur providing solar-powered computers to developing world. By Cherry Ge

Collecting Childhood Memories

It's not just the faces of children that will light up when they unwrap toys this Christmas. Varsity meets the adults whose passion is to collect old toys. For them, the toys are not just mere objects for play but the key to childhood and collective memories.

Hong Kong Working Holidays

Many of the Korean restaurants in Tsim Sha Tsui seem very authentic, down to the servers. That’s because a lot of them are young Koreans here on a working holiday, and the number of people coming to Hong Kong on working holiday visas has gone up drastically in recent years.