Demolition of HK’s last textile market

[South China Morning Post] The Sham Shui Po market has been a cradle of fashion talent, and designers hope government will give traders a permanent home when it is bulldozed to make way for public housing.


The appeal of the deep: Why freediving is catching on?

[South China Morning Post] Exponents find the extreme sport a challenge for both body and mind, and are not put off by the death last month of Russian free-diving queen Natalia Molchanova.

The HKers keeping calligraphy alive

[South China Morning Post] For some, good penmanship speaks volumes about one’s character, while others simply appreciate the beauty of the various scripts.

Homegrown rice makes a comeback

[South China Morning Post] At one time, Hong Kong grew its own rice. While that’s now hard to find, there are local farmers who are trying to bring those paddies back to life.

Before mice did the printing

[South China Morning Post] Years ago, printing was an art form that required precision. Joyee Chan writes about people who still see beauty in it. By simply hitting a button, the world’s fastest desktop printer can produce 500 pages in colour in less than eight minutes – just about one per second. But before the computer age, printing was done with a letterpress machine. Back…

Bright lights, big city

[South China Morning Post] The neon lights that defined Hong Kong are disappearing, along with the artists who make them. Who will take their place?