PHOTOS: Hong Kong refugee football team kicks up hope

Twice a week, a group of mostly African asylum-seekers gathers on a soccer pitch in Hong Kong and trains for its next match against a local side. The team, All Black FC, is the first of its kind in the former British colony and offers a rare opportunity for refugees from more than 10 mostly

Swot City: 10 types of teachers you meet in a Hong Kong tuition center

Hong Kong is awash with tuition centers, from small offices filled with suspiciously shipped-in foreigners to giant mega-warehouses with tutors who adorn outdoor billboards. There...

Swot City: 10 types of teachers you meet in a Hong Kong tuition center

Discover the 8 secret Hong Kong locations where ‘Ghost in the Shell’ was filmed

You might have heard about the recent release of a movie called “Ghost in the Shell” that is currently in cinemas, starring actress Scarlett Johansson in the live-action...

Discover the 8 secret Hong Kong locations where ‘Ghost in the Shell’ was filmed

Hongkongers going nuts over high-end fruit

It might be a healthy food choice, but Hong Kong’s latest fruit fad is doing serious damage to shoppers’ wallets. From luxury supermarkets to outdoor stalls,...

Hongkongers going nuts over high-end fruit

High Spirits: Charting the craft gin revolution in Hong Kong

As what was formerly known as Mother’s Ruin becomes the darling of the local drinks scene, Hongkongers are guzzling gin like never before. Paul Letters investigates the...

High Spirits: Charting the craft gin revolution in Hong Kong

Different strokes: Underwater hockey makes a splash in Hong Kong

The gravity defying sport of underwater hockey has gained a worldwide following — now a Hong Kong team is diving in as the game takes off in Asia. Invented by British navy...

Different strokes: Underwater hockey makes a splash in Hong Kong

Level Up: 7 Hong Kong-set videogames where you can beat up triads, be a cat, and build an MTR system

It’s all very nice to live in this glittering metropolis, but sometimes you just want to tear things up, cause chaos, take down gangsters and fight shadowy corporations…...

Level Up: 7 Hong Kong-set videogames where you can beat up triads, be a cat, and build an MTR system

Watch this viral Thai short film and let the tears flow

| Coconuts Hong Kong x FOCUS | This cinematic short film is about a photographer going blind and his ex-girlfriend, whom he met by chance, spontaneously taking him to see things...

Watch this viral Thai short film and let the tears flow

Forced smiles mask pain of Hong Kong’s trafficked bar girls

As she smiles at customers and makes small talk with regulars in a Hong Kong bar, Kat’s every move is being watched by her madam, or “mama-san”. The...

Forced smiles mask pain of Hong Kong’s trafficked bar girls

Taste of Hope: Ex-pimp helps trafficked women cook their way to a new life in Hong Kong

“We hope to train bar girls who want to leave the industry,” said Biswas. "I'm a chef. That’s my gift. [I want to] use it. Whether it's with prostitutes, drug addicts or...

Taste of Hope: Ex-pimp helps trafficked women cook their way to a new life in Hong Kong

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.