Hong Kong’s new bank notes unveiled

Dim Sum and Cantonese opera are just some of the images and themes that feature on new bank notes that were unveiled by Hong Kong’s Monetary Authority (HKMA) this afternoon. According to a statement by the HKMA, the five designs depict Hong Kong’s International Financial Centre (HK$1,000), the city’s UNESCO Global Geopark (HK$500), Cantonese opera ...

Business

Broadcast regulator relaxes product placement ban following fried chicken furore

Broadcast regulator relaxes product placement ban following fried chicken furore

Three years after an uproar over the eating of KFC on TV, product placements in Hong Kong television shows will no longer be considered fowl play. Hong Kong’s broadcasting...

Herbal tea shop neon sign in Yau Ma Tei saved

Herbal tea shop neon sign in Yau Ma Tei saved

A herbal tea shop in Yau Ma Tei, that is planning on relocating in another part of the neighbourhood, has confirmed that it will be keeping its iconic neon sign. According to Hong...

Fears grow for herbal tea shop’s neon sign after business closes

Fears grow for herbal tea shop’s neon sign after business closes

A herbal tea shop that has occupied the same spot on Yau Ma Tei’s Temple Street for more than 60 years has closed its doors, and fears are mounting for the store’s...

Ho Man Tin parking space sold for HK$6 million, breaks record for most expensive parking space

Ho Man Tin parking space sold for HK$6 million, breaks record for most expensive parking space

HK$6 million (US$765,000) can buy you a lot. Or it can buy you a single parking space in Ho Man Tin. According to Apple Daily, a parking space on the second floor of The Ultima...

Rare bottles of whisky fetch record US$1m each at HK auction

Rare bottles of whisky fetch record US$1m each at HK auction

Two bottles of rare 60-year-old Macallan whisky fetched a total of more than $2 million under the hammer on Friday in Hong Kong, Bonhams said, with both sales shattering the...

TVB challenges fried chicken fine, lawyer says it intrudes on freedom of expression

TVB challenges fried chicken fine, lawyer says it intrudes on freedom of expression

Some may disapprove of KFC’s greasy chicken buckets, but the right to eat the hormone-fed poultry on TV must be defended, according to TVB, which is using a “freedom of...

SOPA talk: Paywalls, digital products and profiting from the media’s digital age

SOPA talk: Paywalls, digital products and profiting from the media’s digital age

How do you solve a problem like Maria? — an acronym we just made up for Media Achieving Revenue in the Internet Age to justify the Sound of Music reference. That was the...

UPDATED: Lantau Island bar Mavericks to shut up shop following rent hike, search for new home begins

UPDATED: Lantau Island bar Mavericks to shut up shop following rent hike, search for new home begins

Facing a massive increase in rental costs, Lantau Island restaurant and bar Mavericks has announced that it will close its doors next month, though owners are “keen” to find a...

Hong Kong Philharmonic announces lottery for Joe Hisaishi concert amid ticket scalping furore

Hong Kong Philharmonic announces lottery for Joe Hisaishi concert amid ticket scalping furore

Amid fury over ticket scalping, organizers of Japanese composer Joe Hisaishi’s sold-out tour of Hong Kong have announced an additional performance, with tickets to be sold via a...


By signing up for our newsletters you agree with our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy