Where to Stay in Hong Kong for Backpackers: The Good, the Bad and the Bedbugs

Maria Sowter | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Sowter

For British citizens, a six-month stay is allowed visa free for Hong Kong (HK) and with cheap flights from London matching those of Bangkok around the £350 mark, Asia's international city is seeing more and more backpackers stop by on their travels.

April Fool's and Sweat in Hong Kong

Bytestories | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Comedy

I thought this was a very good April Fool's day prank that was played upon the passengers aboard Cunard's Queen Elizabeth, whilst I was on board in 2012.

China Rising

Gavin Devine | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Politics
Gavin Devine

Given the controversy roiling Hong Kong this week about the arrangements proposed for choosing the next Chief Executive of the territory, the news tha...

Welcome - Please Scan Your First Item...

Nick Compton | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Comedy
Nick Compton

Through small simple acts of kindness such as a smile, people will naturally further that kindness to others. I have observed on several occasions people buying gifts for one another for no other reason than as an act of friendship and kindness. Surely we must be an inherently good species?

Moving to Hong Kong: On Being a Curiosity

Evie Burrows-Taylor | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Evie Burrows-Taylor

In the Hong Kong district of Sham Shui Po, Kowloon side, the market stalls play host to many a social gathering. Groups of older men, stylish in aviators, crisp white, or pastel, short-sleeved shirts and tailored trousers, stand in a cloud of imperial leather, discussing, well...I rarely know. But sometimes there's a clue in the shape of racing forms being passed around, or a grandchild being proudly held aloft - a champion at a sporting event.

There's An AI That's Controlling Thousands Of Humans

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Tech

Following the recent news that a company is ready to unveil its first sentient computer, it now transpires that artificial intelligence is already bei...

Hong Kong Defiant As 180,000 Remember Tiananmen

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK

It is the only place under Chinese control where people can gather to remember the bloodshed of Tiananmen Square. And as TV and newspapers reported th...

Hong Kong's Ivory Crush Is Much More Than a Symbolic Gesture

Rob Brandford | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK
Rob Brandford

This week Hong Kong officials incinerated the first batch of ivory, from a 29.6 tonne stockpile, which in January 2014 they committed to destroy over a two year period. There are those that will question this move, claiming that destroying ivory stockpiles acts to increase the value of remaining ivory. The reality however is very different.

Heineken Pit One Man Against The City In Epic Video Advertisement

Jonathan Heath | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK
Jonathan Heath

Heineken continue their Fantastic man video marketing series with another recent instalment featuring a guy trying to crack the code to a mysterious invitation via a selection of business cards.

Lord Patten Quits As BBC Chair

The Huffington Post UK/PA. | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK

BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten is standing down from the role with immediate effect on health grounds following major heart surgery. He said he was...

Moving to Hong Kong: A Love Letter to the Dark Side

Evie Burrows-Taylor | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Evie Burrows-Taylor

'The dark side' is the name sometimes used affectionately, and at other times less generously, for Kowloon (literally: Nine Dragons), the area of Hong Kong which lies directly opposite Hong Kong Island across Victoria Harbour on the southern tip of mainland China.

Being part of the EU is GOOD for the UK

Ben Acheson | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

Cross-border telecommunications are cheaper and easier after the EU abolished national monopolies for fixed-line services. The price of phonecalls has plummeted. Since 2000, the cost of a 10-minute call within the EU has fallen by an average of 74%...

Rugby Sevens World Series Feels Olympic Fever

Christina Macfarlane | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Sport
Christina Macfarlane

If Rugby Sevens continues to grow on this trajectory, we might even see more numbers from the host nation follow in the tradition of William Webb Ellis and pick up a ball and run with it, rather than kick it, by the time the Olympics comes back around.

'I Love You Mummy' The Text From Terrified British Malaysia Airlines Passenger

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK

A daughter sent her mother a text telling her how much she loved her as she feared she would die on her Malaysian Airlines flight, after it was forced...

If You Can Whistle, You're Not Tone Deaf

Hugh Salmon | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hugh Salmon

My late father's only sister, my Aunt Hetty, died last month. My earliest memories of her are of Kenya and a different world. For the first 17 years of my life, 'home' was Hong Kong where I was born.

WATCH: Jamie Oliver Opens A 'Very Slippery Italian Submarine'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK

Jamie Oliver. A man of many talents, like cooking blokey cuisine, double-entendre book titles and a perfected *concerned* face. Speaking Cantonese, ho...

Moving to Hong Kong: Lost in the Red Light District

Evie Burrows-Taylor | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Evie Burrows-Taylor

With space finite and demand for it high, the city's towers are not only for banks and flats, but often host a hotchpotch of tailors, jewellers and iron mongers living harmoniously side by side. As the number of red lanterns decorating the city increased in anticipation of Chinese New Year, the possibilities for urban exploration seemed endless.

Eight Things to Do in Hong Kong in 48 Hours

Sarah O'Meara | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah O'Meara

Within minutes of arriving in Hong Kong, I was told my home town of Shanghai was only 'almost as good' as this former British colonial town. I wasn't surprised by the comment. The Chinese are very competitive when it comes to their cities and Hong Kong is fighting to maintain her lead over the fast-growing economic hubs of mainland China.

The Money Is Off The Table: Billionaire Withdraws £72m 'Marriage Bounty' For Lesbian Daughter - For Now...

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK

A billionaire who offered a “marriage bounty” of £72m to the man who successfully wooed his lesbian daughter has withdrawn his proposition after ...

Moving to Hong Kong: Jet Lag, Duck Tongue and the Great Outdoors

Evie Burrows-Taylor | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Evie Burrows-Taylor

Moving abroad can be stressful, that much is obvious, but when you're about to leave home some arrangements come more naturally than others. While I managed to hold a leaving party before moving to Hong Kong, some things, such as organising the shipment of important possessions, fell by the wayside. Oh well - who needs a change of clothes anyway?

Dear Daddy, You Must Accept I Am A Lesbian

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK

UPDATE The Money Is Off The Table: Billionaire Withdraws £72m 'Marriage Bounty' For Lesbian Daughter - For Now... The lesbian daughter of a Hong K...

'World's Largest' Shark Slaughterhouse Found In China

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK

Environmental activists claim to have to discovered the world's largest shark slaughterhouse, providing meat from the endangered animals for soup, hea...

Hong Kong Billionaire Doubles Marriage Bounty For Man Who Woos Lesbian Daughter

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK

A Hong Kong billionaire who announced a £40m “marriage bounty” to the man who successfully woos his lesbian daughter has almost doubled his offer...

Hong Kong Should Destroy Its Ivory Stockpile

Mark Jones | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK
Mark Jones

China's ivory stockpile destruction was significant because it is the world's largest ivory marketplace. Ivory carving and sales are legal in China and this has provided a cover for the trade there. An estimated 30,000 African elephants were illegally killed last year for their tusks; at this rate, the remaining 400,000 African elephants will be wiped out in two decades.

Christmas in Hong Kong

Sarah Kwong | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Kwong

My dad makes the trip every year to see family, and with a wedding invite for 28th December, we decided it made perfect sense to go during the festive season. Aside from gasps of 'won't that be weird?' (answer: I don't know yet), the main question people asked when I told them of my travel plans was: 'do they celebrate Christmas in Hong Kong?' Embarrassingly, I struggled to come up with a solid answer.