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Something to crow about: Property sales in the Year of the Rooster set to hit record US$103b
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:06

Property sales in Hong Kong were expected to jump 44 per cent to HK$ 810.5 billion (US$ 103.6 billion) from nearly 90,000 transactions in the just c...

The jury is still out on the prospects for Hong Kong’s retail reinvention
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:58

Just over a year ago, Hong Kong’s retail industry had just emerged from a period dogged by deteriorating sales caused by falling visitor arrival...

Rural leaders seek incentives for Hong Kong villagers in solar power push
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:13

Hong Kong’s rural patriarchs are lobbying for tax concessions and relaxed regulations on building structures for villagers who are willing to in...

Sarah Lee proves she’s not finished yet as she fires a warning to her rivals at the Asian Championships
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:57

Sarah Lee Wai-sze sounded a serious warning to her rivals as she continued on the comeback trail as she lifted her seventh women’s 500-metre tim...

Hong Kong tourist dies after being hit by boat while snorkelling in Philippines
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:47

A 54-year-old Hongkonger died at a famous dive spot in the Philippines after being hit by a boat’s propeller while he was snorkelling on Saturda...

‘It was an honour to represent Hong Kong’ – Arabella Ng wants more athletes from the city at future Winter Olympics
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:05

Arabella Ng said she hoped more athletes from the city can aspire to take part in the Winter Games after becoming the first Hong Kong skier to compete...

Crowds flock to Hong Kong’s Che Kung Temple in search of luck and good fortune
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 03:01

Throngs of revellers piled into the famed Che Kung Temple in Sha Tin on the third day of the Lunar New Year to find out – or in many cases, chan...

Buses back on route of deadly Hong Kong crash but sense of unease lingers
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 01:17

Hong Kong racing fans boarded buses from Sha Tin Racecourse to Tai Po Central on Sunday for the first time since a crash on route 872 more than a week...

Why Hong Kong’s new world No 1 Ng On-yee can take women’s snooker to the next level
  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 23:08

Hong Kong’s Ng On-yee can play her part in taking women’s snooker to another level with the 27-year-old set to take over as the new world ...

‘We are working like dogs’: Hong Kong workers’ groups march for standard hours and more public holidays
  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 20:59

Various labour groups and political parties on Sunday protested at different government buildings to call for things including standard working hours,...

Understaffed public hospitals swamped once more as Hong Kong flu crisis continues
  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 18:54

Patients flooded back into Hong Kong’s understaffed public hospitals on Sunday after a brief drop in demand on the first two days of the Lunar N...

You can never take it easy, says Salomon Wettstein as he breaks 60 while others battle ‘sleep demons’ on 298km ultra
  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:02

Salomon Wettstein became the fifth finisher ever of the 298-kilometre Four Trails Ultra Challenge (HK4TUC) when he arrived in Mui Wo in 53 hours and 1...

Hong Kong must cherish Marco Fu while we still have him – if this is the end he will be sorely missed
  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 02:54

You only need to take a quick glance around the half-empty venues at most sports events in this city outside of the Hong Kong Sevens to see that, sadl...

Don’t pack away the winter gear just yet with mercury set to plunge again in Hong Kong
  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:53

If the warm, misty weather in Hong Kong over the past two days made it seem like it’s time to put away your winter clothes, you had better think...

‘We’re where we want to be’ – David Witt optimistic as Scallywag recovers after chaotic doldrums in Volvo Ocean Race
  • Sat, 17 Feb 2018 22:51

Hong Kong’s Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag is back among the leaders in leg six of the Volvo Ocean Race after a chaotic 48 hours in which the lead chang...

Noise police push Hong Kong Sevens kick-off concert indoors – and there’ll be no Red Red Wine while you watch UB40
  • Sat, 17 Feb 2018 18:43

UB40 will headline the Hong Kong Sevens kick-off concert on April 5 – but you won’t be able to drink your “Red Red Wine” while...

Horrible heat and misty mayhem take out 22 runners on 298km non-stop ultra marathon
  • Sat, 17 Feb 2018 16:44

Searing heat changed the 298-kilometre non-stop Four Trails Ultra Challenge (HK4TUC) from a difficult task into an impossible one for most the field o...

Couple’s firstborn is Hong Kong’s first baby in Year of the Dog
  • Sat, 17 Feb 2018 11:03

It is a girl! At the stroke of midnight on Friday, Hong Kong welcomed its first baby of the Year of the Dog. Cries could be heard in an operating thea...

Quintessentially executive leaves comfort zone for ‘no-brainer’ Himalaya trek with 100 Hong Kong office workers
  • Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:51

Trekking through an extreme environment with 100 strangers sounds like the perfect holiday for Quintessentially executive chairman Emma Sherrard Matth...

Hongkongers enjoy warmest first day of Lunar New Year in 11 years
  • Sat, 17 Feb 2018 06:46

Hongkongers can expect to enjoy a balmy Lunar New Year holiday, after temperatures on Friday soared to 24.8 degrees Celsius – the hottest first ...

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