HK Magazine Vintage Covers
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The government has a new blueprint for nature. Those steep slopes, loose rocks, wayward streams and unkempt bushes simply won’t do. They’re messy, unwieldy, and they slow down the flow of foot traffic. The solution? Flatten them down and roll out the cement carpet. All too often these...
Oct 18 2007
Think all fruits and vegetables hold the same dear promise of good health and glowing skin? Think again. We talked to food scientists and rounded up some of the less nutritious members of the plant kingdom. Strawberries A recent study cited by the Hong Kong Organic Resource Center found that a...
Instead of huddling in air-conditioned safety over the weekends, beat the summer heat by visiting one of the waterfalls in town – you’ll be amazed what’s hidden in the Hong Kong greenery. Wong Lung Stream Lantau North Country Park, Tung Chung This is the most difficult stream to...
Aug 2 2007
Everyone growing up in Hong Kong will remember one thing our teachers taught us about our city – “Hong Kong is an international financial center.” Although they never actually told us why, we later learned that we have the one of the world’s largest stock markets, and that...
May 11 2007
Did you wake up last Sunday thinking it was such a nice day, you should really head down to the park and kick the old pigskin around? Probably not. Unlike our neighbors Tokyo and Singapore, park culture is almost non-existent in Hong Kong. And contrary to American sitcoms where hip twenty-...
Apr 26 2007
Iron benches Sure, it looks sort of nice. But it’s made of iron! Cheap, heavy, prosaic iron that gets hotter than a George Foreman grill when the sun reaches its midday stance. Fascist signs Peer pressure, drugs and ball games – according to the government, all are to be turned away...
Apr 26 2007
Tai Po Waterfront Park Yuen Shin Rd., Tai Po Calling it a hidden gem would probably be an overstatement but this park by Tolo Harbour is definitely one of the best in town. It may be full of signs no-no-ing every innocuous outdoors activity imaginable but this 10-year-old park is not afraid of...
Apr 26 2007
HK Magazine: How long have you been running? Emas Au: Since primary school in 1992. I did the 200m in primary school, 1,500m in secondary school, 3,000m at university and now I am training for the 10km run. HK: Are you doing the full marathon? EA: It’s my first attempt at the marathon so I am...
Dec 1 2006
So, fifty Bills Committee meetings and public hearing sessions, and much backpedaling and recrimination later, the “Smoking Public Health Amendment Bill 2005” was finally passed on October 19. It was a landslide victory ­— a 52-2 verdict — for the anti-smoking group. But...
Nov 24 2006
The outbreak of bird flu in 1997 brought grave fears to all hawkers, but not just health worries. Since the outbreak, the government has taken major steps to regulate and control the sale of live chickens in the marketplace, once the backbone of the market system. According to Wong Wing-nam,...
Jun 22 2006