Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay typhoon shelter once was a thriving nighttime entertainment district, where people escaped from the summer’s blistering heat. Some former residents of the shelter hope to bring back that culture, Doug Meigs reports.
After-hour tutorials are giving many students an essential edge in Hong Kong’s hyper-competitive education sweepstakes, but many kids who cannot afford to take these programs are getting left behind. One principal gave up his HK$100,000 monthly salary to become a volunteer tutor, so that he could make his own contribution to bridging the widening income-education gap. Doug Meigs reports.
Many people consider street art, often graffiti, mere ‘vandalism’. But public opinion is changing in Hong Kong. The art form is gaining wider mainstream acceptance, evidenced by a utility company’s decision to commission ‘street art’ for its 150th anniversary.
Hong Kong men are putting down their razors for a month of moustaches. Their efforts are synchronized to 'Movember',a global fundraising drive that bristles against male cancer. The fundraiser has officially arrived in HK for the first time this year.