Wild life: A day of rescuing animals in Hong Kong’s urban jungle

In the battle to save the city’s animals from harm, you pick up some war stories. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) inspectors are full of them. Stories of daring, like when Bob Kwong repelled down a rocky cliff face in Fo Tan during a 52-hour mission to reach a dog stranded ...

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HK’s Bazaar Battle: Second-hand sellers push for greater freedom to trade on the streets

HK’s Bazaar Battle: Second-hand sellers push for greater freedom to trade on the streets

The streets are still dark when Ms. Tsoi and her husband head out from their flat, pushing a handcart overflowing with used shoes, clothing, pans and other bric-a-brac. The pair...

Sent packing: Hong Kong’s elderly cardboard collectors

Sent packing: Hong Kong’s elderly cardboard collectors

Her fingers are bent from 20 years of collecting cardboard from Hong Kong’s streets, but Au Fung-lan says she has no desire to give up the grueling work. At 67-years-old she...

Hong Kong’s Luxury Timber Problem: Major stockpiles, minor prosecutions

Hong Kong’s Luxury Timber Problem: Major stockpiles, minor prosecutions

Hong Kong has a timber-trafficking problem. Held in 50 cargo containers at secure sites, a stockpile of more than 1,200 tons of seized tropical hardwood attests to the city’s...

Falling through the cracks: Homelessness in Hong Kong

Falling through the cracks: Homelessness in Hong Kong

Last August, as Hong Kong braced for one of the strongest typhoons in its history, Jose Ramundo M. Gabriel was on a footbridge in North Point, searching for something, anything,...

Risky Business: Driving for Uber in Hong Kong

Risky Business: Driving for Uber in Hong Kong

It was almost 5am on Jan. 1 when Prius (not his real name) parked his Toyota Prius (his real car) outside the Police Tactical Unit compound in Fanling and began what he calls his...

Old but not old enough: Architecture advocates worried post-war buildings will disappear

Old but not old enough: Architecture advocates worried post-war buildings will disappear

The “form follows function” ethos of modernist architecture shaped Hong Kong in its post-war boom years. But now, experts and advocates fear gems from the period are...

Green Burials: Why Hongkongers remain reluctant about alternative funerals

Green Burials: Why Hongkongers remain reluctant about alternative funerals

In the Fu Shan Garden of Remembrance, Heaven Kam attended two of the shortest funerals he has ever been to. Within 15 minutes, the priests said their prayers, and family members,...

The Sun Writers Club: Meet the maids reporting Hong Kong’s hidden stories

The Sun Writers Club: Meet the maids reporting Hong Kong’s hidden stories

After she finishes cooking dinner, cleaning up and reading her employer’s children a bedtime story, Marites Palma aims to be in bed by 9pm — especially if a deadline 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...


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