Chinese New Year 101

Callum Wiggins explores the traditions of the festival.  Like major festivals the world over, Lunar New Year has its own set of traditions – things to do, eat, wear and adorn the home during the celebration. Take the...

New art gallery in Clearwater Bay home

Sai Kung welcomed its very own art gallery - coming in the form of Helen Smeaton’s beautiful home, located along Siu Hang Hau Road in Clear Water Bay. The unconventional concept aims to make...

Trashzilla sighted on Repulse Bay beach

Last month, over 800 local children and volunteers teamed together as part of Kids Ocean Day to form an image of Hong Kong’s trash monster “Lap Sap Chung”, or Trashzilla, on Repulse Bay Beach....

Sai Kung Art and About returns

Building on the success of their last event in March, local artist Tony Cheng and the Sai Kung District Council will be bringing Sai Kung Art and About again this December. After four years...

Taking the PCCW

Simon Parry invites Sai Kung residents to unleash their frustration on PCCW’s dropping broadband connection. A Third World service at a First World price: that’s one of the more publishable verdicts from Sai Kung residents...

People of Sai Kung Old Town

The people and places.  Mak Sing-yin - The Tin Man I have lived in Sai Kung since 1952. I am 99 years old la. Tin is very easy to make, which is why I chose to...

PCCW HKT’s message to Sai Kung

Defiant telecom giant gives customers a PCCW of its mind, writes Simon Parry PCCW HKT has delivered a blunt message to the Sai Kung Magazine readers who bombarded them with complaints about poor service and appalling download speeds: you can have...
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Sai Kung life hacks

Everyone loves a shortcut. Here are some top tips to make your life that bit easier in the Sai Kung. Ditch the junk, take a sampan The weekend’s looking hot and typhoon-free, and guess what,...

Pets Central’s Charity Quest

Pets Central are launching their first annual Pets Central Charity Quest on 29 August, to raise awareness and money for animals in need. The winner of the Charity Quest will win an all-expenses paid trip...

10 Movies filmed in Sai Kung

Hong Kong has appeared in its fair share of films since World War II. Its vibrant cityscapes and idyllic countryside pop up in numerous big-budget Hollywood epics and Hong Kong feature films alike. Some...

Lai See Tips and Tricks

Lai See, are red packets/ envelopes (monetary gifts) that elders give to juniors during Lunar New Year. Lai See literally means Good Luck. There are lots of different traditions, but generally, married couples give...

Jumpstart Mandarin

Jumpstart Mandarin founder Peilin Lee explains the centre’s fresh approach. By Tim Ma.  In today’s multicultural world, bilingualism is a trait that many parents increasingly regard as essential for their children. And in Hong...

Pythons in Sai Kung

Snakes attack two dogs in Sai Kung. But is the python a peril or are we paranoid?   Businesswoman Katie Heyring has spent many happy hours walking in the hills above Sai Kung over the past...
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24 hours on Sai Kung waterfront

A day in the life of Sai Kung waterfront 5am It’s dark, hot and humid on Sai Kung Waterfront when I arrive for a marathon stint on the district’s most famous and best-loved promenade. The paving is...

Man Yee Playground in Sai Kung

By now, you’re probably familiar with the eye-catching sculpture in Man Yee Playground in Sai Kung. The cheerful, mosaic-covered family of curvy shapes, called “Remembering Coral Reefs” appeared in the flowerbed between the slide...

Sai Kung Pythons

Snakes in Sai Kung Hong Kong’s pythons are a protected species. So why are those captured in Sai Kung being dumped by the AFCD in southern China, where they are hunted for their meat and skins? Government officials...

How Dangerous are Sai Kung Pythons?

It's Sai Kung python season. But how dangerous are they? Growing up to six metres in length and 90kg in weight, the Burmese python is Hong Kong’s biggest predator. Sai Kung pythons feed on small mammals common...

Poor Sai Kung Cows

How Now for Sai Kung 's Cows? Is time up for Sai Kung cows? The iconic and much-photographed herd of feral cows are to be relocated. Local tempers are flaring. An Agricultural, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) campaign...
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