One-man Crusade

Pong Yat-ming's one-man campaign to spend a year living without patronising Hong Kong's big conglomerates has ended. But the activist tells Varsity the crusade has already become part of his everyday life.

Big Canvas for a Small-screen Villain

Chan Min-leung is a familiar face in TVB dramas - he usually plays villains and unsavoury characters. Here he shows Varsity his other side as a dedicated and accomplished Chinese ink painter.

An Unlikely Activist

She dropped out of school at 14, became a receptionist and then a full-time mother. But Vivian Leung Tai Yuet-kam has many more roles than that. She founded the Lung Fu Shan Environmental Concern Group and the Hong Kong Breastfeeding Mothers' Association and is also a part-time farmer. Varsity finds out what drives her.

Born to Dance

Jin Yao is Hong Kong's leading ballerina. She was born into a dancing family and knew from an early age that she was destined to dance. Here, she tells Varsity about the gruelling and sometimes lonely life of a top dancer, and of what spurs her on.

Chilled Under Fire

Hong Kong-born reporter for CCTV news, Sze Ho-wai tells Varsity how he stayed calm while being held hostage in war-torn Libya.

One best shot: Vincent Yu

Internationally acclaimed Hong Kong photojournalist Vincent Yu on taking "one best shot" for every story and running his Upper Station Gallery.

Let it be, says Singing Doctor

Dr David Lee Ka-yan, who shot to fame as the singer of Siu Ming Visits Guangzhou says he doesn't know how long his time in the spotlight will last. But he is enjoying every minute of it and doesn't believe in thinking too far ahead. Varsity finds out what makes him tick.

An Englishman in South Lantau

British engineer Andrew Brown made history as Hong Kong's first expatriate village representative under the dual-heads electoral system. He's won three elections since 2003 and has revitalised San Shek Wan village. But Brown faces an obstacle, the indigenous head, Mo. How does he fight against the "feudalism" of traditional New Territories villages?

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

From Office to Boxing Ring

Meet Yolly Leung Pui-shan, Hong Kong's first female Thai Boxing coach who gave up the life of an office lady to become Hong Kong's first female Thai Boxing coach. By Joyce Lee