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...
Ditch the junk, take a sampan

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...

Chinese Opera in Sai Kung

Backstage in Sai Kung’s bamboo theatre.  It’s Saturday night and Sai Kung’s bamboo opera theatre is filling up. Families are gathering to take their allotted seats, their names hand-written on labels attached to the seatbacks. Outside, people mill around temporary...

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...
on Sai Kung waterfront

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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