‘Brighter than a shooting star’: Hongkongers get ready for Geminid meteor shower tonight

Let’s go and see the falling stars, La! The Geminid meteor shower, said to be one of the most spectacular in the night sky, is coming tonight according to the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO). How spectacular is this meteor shower? Well, depends where you watch it. While the HKO and the Hong Kong Space Museum, ...

Environment

Jacket time: Temperatures to drop to low teens over the weekend as cold front hits

Jacket time: Temperatures to drop to low teens over the weekend as cold front hits

Winter is coming. Get ready for Hong Kong to be plunged into the icy depths of the low teens. Perhaps worse. Forecasts predict the mercury to drop to temperatures of 12 and 13...

Take your rubbish home: Billy the bull found dead with a stomach full of plastic

Take your rubbish home: Billy the bull found dead with a stomach full of plastic

Showing first hand the consequences of littering the coast and feeding wild animals, a popular bull that lived on Pui O beach on Lantau Island has been found dead with a stomach...

Time to quake up: Hongkongers rattled by morning tremor off the coast of Taiwan

Time to quake up: Hongkongers rattled by morning tremor off the coast of Taiwan

It was a shaky start to the week for some in Hong Kong this morning and no, we’re not talking about the outcome of yesterday’s by-election. Aside from the shock of...

Facing pressure from environmentalists, Bonham calls off HK auction of rhino horn carvings

Facing pressure from environmentalists, Bonham calls off HK auction of rhino horn carvings

A coalition of environmental groups are celebrating a victory today after Bonhams scrapped the sale of rhino horn carvings that were set to go under the hammer in Hong Kong next...

Observatory mulls increasing storm warning to T3 as Yutu strengthen winds off the coast

Observatory mulls increasing storm warning to T3 as Yutu strengthen winds off the coast

The Observatory will consider upgrading their typhoon warning status this afternoon to a No 3 Strong Wind Signal as Severe Tropical Storm Yutu edges toward Hong Kong. Though its...

Kowloon Peak rescuers find stranded 52-year-old man as search for female hiker continues

Kowloon Peak rescuers find stranded 52-year-old man as search for female hiker continues

There’s still no sign of the 25-year-old female hiker who has been missing since Monday evening, but rescuers did find a 52-year-old man who also got lost on the same hiking...

Missing: Search continues for female hiker lost on Kowloon Peak

Missing: Search continues for female hiker lost on Kowloon Peak

It’s a race against time for rescuers who are continuing their search for 25-year-old woman who got lost during a hike on Monday evening. Emergency services first got the...

Woman discharged from hospital after slipping on Dog Teeth Range

Woman discharged from hospital after slipping on Dog Teeth Range

A female hiker was discharged from hospital yesterday after she was airlifted from one of the city’s most challenging hiking trails. The hiker was a 53-year-old woman...

UPDATED: 6 girls rescued at Kowloon Peak after getting lost on hike

UPDATED: 6 girls rescued at Kowloon Peak after getting lost on hike

Luckily, this is a hiking-gone-wrong story with a happy ending. Emergency services have rescued six girls aged 16 to 17 who got lost during a trek on Kowloon Peak, including five...


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