Better times? Hong Kong’s British nostalgia trip

From its rattling trams and racecourses to its legal system and the ubiquitous consumption of Spam, Britain’s colonial legacy still resonates through Hong Kong. But almost 20 years since the city was handed back to China under a deal that made it semi-autonomous, colonial emblems have become a symbol of protest. The old Hong Kong

WATCH: Local artist preserves ‘old Hong Kong’ with tiny, hyperrealistic models

As the city continues to change at breakneck speed, vestiges of “old Hong Kong” are becoming fewer and further between. Luckily, local artist Lai Chi-ming is on hand...

WATCH: Local artist preserves ‘old Hong Kong’ with tiny, hyperrealistic models

Ancient Egyptian mummies from the British Museum go on display in Hong Kong

Six mummies and 200 other ancient Egyptian cultural relics from the British Museum will go on display in Hong Kong next month, as part of the city’s 20th handover...

Ancient Egyptian mummies from the British Museum go on display in Hong Kong

Ariana Grande to perform debut Hong Kong show this September

Pint-sized popstar Ariana Grande, a.k.a. owner of the world’s most famous ponytail, will be making her Hong Kong debut this September. The 23-year-old singer will be...

Ariana Grande to perform debut Hong Kong show this September

Ed Sheeran to play two shows in Hong Kong this November

British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, a.k.a. the music industry’s most famous ginge, is coming to Hong Kong this November for not one show, but two. If you’re new...

Ed Sheeran to play two shows in Hong Kong this November

Tough cookies brave heights at Hong Kong bun festival

Tens of thousands gathered in Hong Kong yesterday for one of its most colorful festivals, a whirlwind of music and costume culminating in a dramatic climb up a precipitous...

Tough cookies brave heights at Hong Kong bun festival

Gay civil servant wins spousal benefits for husband in landmark court case

In a rare win for Hong Kong’s LGBTQ community, a gay senior immigration officer has won the right to receive the same spousal benefits as his straight colleagues. Leung...

Gay civil servant wins spousal benefits for husband in landmark court case

WEST SIDE STORY: Broadway fan favorite debuts in Hong Kong this May

| Coconuts Hong Kong x Lunchbox Theatrical Productions | You don’t have to be a discerning thespian or a self-proclaimed drama geek to appreciate this theater news: The ultimate...

WEST SIDE STORY: Broadway fan favorite debuts in Hong Kong this May

Treasures from Paris’ Louvre museum go on display in Hong Kong

A selection of artwork from Paris’ world-renowned Louvre museum goes on display in Hong Kong today, offering Chinese patrons a rare opportunity to view some of the...

Treasures from Paris’ Louvre museum go on display in Hong Kong

Our 10 favorite costumes from the 2017 Rugby Sevens costumes, as seen on social media

Anyone who’s been to the South Stand at the Rugby Sevens knows that finding the perfect fancy dress costume is practically a sport in itself. While the past year has...

Our 10 favorite costumes from the 2017 Rugby Sevens costumes, as seen on social media

Coconuts Hong Kong Lifestyle

Hongkongers may work hard, but we play pretty damn hard too so it’s a no-brainer that we take our Lifestyle section seriously and cover a lot of bases. Here, you can check out concert announcements under our Music tag, learn about upcoming exhibitions in the Arts section, surreptitiously scan the Showbiz tag for celebrity news during your lunch break, get the lowdown on the hottest new store or best cheongsam tailor in Fashion & Shopping, and swipe left (or right) in Sexuality & Dating. We’ve got guides on making the most of the annual Rugby Sevens, a post-event roundup of the best fancy dress costumes, tips on festival lineups, articles on where to take the best Instagram photos, listicles of the best things to do in rain or shine, and so much more. As staunch supporters of equal rights, we have a dedicated LGBT+ section that covers everything from the landmark court case that won a gay government employee spousal benefits, to the city’s first walking tour for queer culture and history. In our City Guides tag, we spill about all the best things in Hong Kong from an insider’s perspective, whether it be a guide on the best rooftop bars where a Negroni comes with a killer view, a local’s guide to overlooked districts, or a handy index of all the races during the Dragon Boat Festival. Feeling a bit strapped for cash, but still dedicated to that #gymlife? We’ve got a feature explaining where you can work up a sweat for free. More interested in the #carblife? We’ve got the 411 on a couple places that’ll hit the spot.