20-meter tree falls on pedestrian in Hung Hom

A Hong Kong woman was sent to hospital yesterday after a large tree suddenly came crashing down on top of her, trapping her under its branches. Headline Daily reports that the the tree in question was a 20-meter Delonix regia — often referred to as Hong Kong’s “flame tree” because of its bright red flowers ...

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US man gets year in prison for turtle smuggling ring that stretched from Hong Kong to New York to South Carolina

US man gets year in prison for turtle smuggling ring that stretched from Hong Kong to New York to South Carolina

A US man was sentenced to a year in prison last week for his participation in a wildlife smuggling ring that saw often-rare live Asian and American turtles shipped back and forth...

You can breathe easy: world’s largest air purifier back online after breakdown

You can breathe easy: world’s largest air purifier back online after breakdown

Hong Kong authorities announced yesterday evening that the world’s largest air purifier, designed to suck exhaust out of the Central-Wan Chai Bypass tunnel, is back in service...

Wiped Out: Hong Kong uses 179 tons of disposable tissues, towels, wipes every day

Wiped Out: Hong Kong uses 179 tons of disposable tissues, towels, wipes every day

With the world’s plastics crisis grabbing headlines across the globe (including here at Coconuts), a new survey is calling attention to Hongkongers’ apparent addiction to good...

Hong Kong admits world’s largest air purifier choked on debut

Hong Kong admits world’s largest air purifier choked on debut

Red-faced Hong Kong officials admitted on Tuesday that a record-breaking air filter for a new bypass under the city broke down shortly after it began operating. The city opened...

Cattle in the Wind: Sai Kung ‘icon’ Mango the Bull killed in car crash

Cattle in the Wind: Sai Kung ‘icon’ Mango the Bull killed in car crash

Beloved feral cow and “part of Sai Kung life” Mango the Bull was killed in a collision with a car last night in the latest example of Hong Kong’s troubled...

Smuggled rhino horns worth HK$16.5 million seized at airport

Smuggled rhino horns worth HK$16.5 million seized at airport

UPDATED: Customs officials at Hong Kong International Airport have seized 82.5 kilograms of rhino horn, the largest recorded haul in five years and just the latest example of the...

Fin-terest Group: Greenpeace protests Lantau development with dramatic mermaid video

Fin-terest Group: Greenpeace protests Lantau development with dramatic mermaid video

Forget the pink dolphins, won’t someone, for the love of God, think of the mermaids! That appeared to be the message, sorta, of a new video by Greenpeace released in protest...

Feelin’ antsy? Researchers announce discovery of brand-new ant species native to Hong Kong

Feelin’ antsy? Researchers announce discovery of brand-new ant species native to Hong Kong

While Hong Kong is typically thought of more as a concrete jungle than an actual jungle, researchers with the University of Hong Kong today proved there’s still more to learn...

Officials unveil staggering US$79 billion price tag for artificial island off Lantau

Officials unveil staggering US$79 billion price tag for artificial island off Lantau

Hong Kong plans to build one of the world’s largest artificial islands with an eye-watering US$79 billion price tag, city officials announced Tuesday. The government’s...


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