Enter the Dragon Dance: Spectacle kicks off trio of Tai Hang parades (VIDEO)

Thousands of festival-goers packed a historic neighborhood of Hong Kong last night to watch a “fire dragon” lit with incense sticks dance through the streets in a century-old ritual. The 67-meter (220-foot) long dragon snakes around the network of narrow paths in the village of Tai Hang each year to the sound of roaring drums, and is ...

Filipino migrant mothers in Hong Kong sing for their distant children

Filipino migrant mothers in Hong Kong sing for their distant children

Each Sunday, a choir of Filipina domestic workers in Hong Kong gathers to sing songs that remind them of the children they left back home. Known as the “Unsung...

Patten on egg tarts and the future of Hong Kong

Patten on egg tarts and the future of Hong Kong

In a suite at the harborside Mandarin Oriental hotel in Hong Kong, Chris Patten is whipping through rounds of interviews before an important visit from his tailor. Having lost...

Elevating Their Game: Higher Brothers talk online success, China’s hip hop scene, and hunting for Goyard bags

Elevating Their Game: Higher Brothers talk online success, China’s hip hop scene, and hunting for Goyard bags

Over the last year, Higher Brothers, a four man rap crew from Chengdu, has gone from strength to strength with multiple music videos (Made in China, WeChat, Black Cab, to name a...

Talking to Chan Park, Uber’s General Manager of Southeast Asia

Talking to Chan Park, Uber’s General Manager of Southeast Asia

At a recent promotional event for Uber in Hong Kong, we sat down with General Manager for Southeast Asia Chan Park. While Park was unable to discuss anything to do with Hong Kong...

PHOTOS: Thousands march for democracy on the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China

PHOTOS: Thousands march for democracy on the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China

On Saturday, Hong Kong marked the 20th anniversary of its return to China from Britain. And, as they have done since the Article 23 protest of 2003, thousands of citizens took to...

Two decades after handover, scant love for China among Hong Kong youth

Two decades after handover, scant love for China among Hong Kong youth

Hong Kong student activist Chau Ho-oi, born in the year the Asian financial hub returned to Chinese rule 20 years ago, recalls the sense of pride she once felt towards mainland...

Best foot forward: Hong Kong’s military-style youth groups

Best foot forward: Hong Kong’s military-style youth groups

Grueling foot drills and camouflage uniforms are part of life for some Hongkongers as military-style youth groups become increasingly popular, despite the fact there is no army to...

WATCH: Local photographer Patrick Cheung aims to reveal the ‘authentic Hong Kong’ through beautiful hyperlapse videos

WATCH: Local photographer Patrick Cheung aims to reveal the ‘authentic Hong Kong’ through beautiful hyperlapse videos

While it might be easy to mistake “Homeland” simply as eye candy with its trippy visuals and sweeping footage of Hong Kong’s cityscape, there’s more than meets the eye....

PHOTOS: Masked activists document Hong Kong’s fading history

PHOTOS: Masked activists document Hong Kong’s fading history

Atop Hong Kong’s tallest peak blanketed in clouds, three masked urban explorers step back in time as they slip through a wire mesh fence and march towards an abandoned army...


 

Coconuts Hong Kong Features

Although weird and wacky news is our staple diet here at Coconuts Hong Kong, our Features section gives us an outlet to rant, rave, and really get stuck into a variety of subjects, ranging from current affairs to local quirks and customs, and a thoughtful examination of living in this city with a physical disability. To really get to know Hong Kong beneath its glittering surface, come to the Long Reads tag, where we bring our readers original and in-depth work like a comprehensive series on the city’s craft gin movement or carefully curated catalogue of the best English-language books about Hong Kong. Next time you’re in a traffic jam, or taking a long ferry ride, sit back, whip out our latest Long Read, and prepare to be schooled in something you never knew (at least so extensively) about Hong Kong. We’ve got insightful Interviews with everyone from local artists to daring adrenaline junkies, up-and-coming musicians, old-school (or should we say, pre-Tinder) matchmakers, and the elusive Lan Kwai Fong regular known as Gollum. For those who want to explore more aesthetically pleasing features, check out our picture-perfect Photo Essays tag for images of Hong Kong’s all-important protests, gorgeous local shop cats, tweezer-happy “face readers”, disappearing neon signs, and the odd larger-than-life supermoon. Coconuts Hong Kong contributors air their fierce and feisty views on everything from living with the Filipina stereotype to their personal rebellion against the “clean-living” movement in the Opinions tag, whilst regular writers dole out their observations in the Columns.