Airbnb launches petition calling on govt to reconsider stance on home sharing

Airbnb is calling on Hongkongers to push the city’s government to reconsider a proposed bill targeting short-term rentals and unregistered guesthouses. In a petition launched on change.org yesterday, the company urged people to support calls for a new round of public consultation on the issue. Like ride-sharing app Uber, home sharing services offered by Airbnb ...

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Hong Kong en Vogue: US ‘fashion bible’ to launch HK edition

Hong Kong en Vogue: US ‘fashion bible’ to launch HK edition

Unquestionably already a classy city, Hong Kong’s stepping up again in the fashion stakes. We’re now fashionable enough to get our own edition of Vogue magazine, according to...

Son of Hong Kong billionaire tells youth they need to sacrifice to save, after fondly recalling getting HK$100,000 in cash for 10th birthday

Son of Hong Kong billionaire tells youth they need to sacrifice to save, after fondly recalling getting HK$100,000 in cash for 10th birthday

Property tycoon Lau Ming-wai isn’t like today’s indolent and wasteful youth. You see, when his parents gave him a folder containing HK$100,000 (US$12,740) of cash for his...

Hong Kong’s new bank notes unveiled

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....

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...


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