Heaven and Hell on Hong Kong’s Rooftops

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.

PHOCUS!

Experience Phocus! It's the self-service studio for photo-enthusiasts from the selfies generation.

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.

Learning the Ropes at Hong Kong’s Sea School

Imagine living by the beach in Stanley and practising canoeing and windsurfing as part of your school sports activities. This is not just the preserve of the rich and privileged elite, but also for the boys from the Hong Kong Sea School. Students at the school are mainly academically lower-achieving boys from underprivileged backgrounds. The school's maritime-based curriculum and strict discipline are designed to train them jobs in the maritime and hospitality industries.

Showcasing Chinese Documentaries

A whole generation of documentary makers are recording the true stories behind the extraordinary changes in Chinese society in recent years. Now, a non-profit foundation that started in Taiwan is providing a platform for these works to reach a wider audience by organising screenings and helping to produce new works. CNEX is now screening and promoting Chinese documentaries in Hong Kong.

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.

Re-living World War II

In our city of skyscrapers, many people might be surprised to learn that many relics from World War II still survive. Without proper heritage protection, many of these historical structures are slowly eroding or being reclaimed by nature. With their deterioration and the passing of veterans who fought in the war, an important part of Hong Kong's history is fading away.

The Great Escape

Form a team with your friends and play a real life escape game in the heart of the city with FreeingHK.

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.

Saying Goodbye to Lung Mei

Environmentalists and ordinary members of the public have been flocking to Lung Mei Beach before the government implement plans to turn the strip of Tai Po coastline into an artificial swimming beach. As one last-ditch attempt to save the strip, which is abundant with marine life, follows another, people are appreciating the wildlife and saying goodbye, perhaps for one last time.