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Sai Kung’s Watch Repairer

Watch repairer Mr Shek spares a minute for Melody Liu and Tim Ma. I was 10 years old when I began my career as a watch mechanic, following my mentor as his apprentice. The training...

Wayne Parfitt, jaspas founder

I love Sai Kung. It’s home.  My wife and I came out to Hong Kong in 1991. It was the best thing we ever did. I took a job working in a restaurant in Central for...

Stuart Morton, the Bug Guy

Biocycle's Stuart Morton is a cockroach's worst nightmare. I am the manager of technology and entomology for Biocycle (HK), specializing in research and development, new technology, special issues and analysing unique problems. I have been...

Claire Billson, artist

I am an artist. A few years ago, I took it up full time. I’m passionate about my art. I used to be a barrister and as much as I love the intellectual challenge,...
The Tin Man

The tin man in Sai Kung

The Tin Man of Sai Kung An elderly Chinese man sitting at the doorway of his shop banging an old hammer on some unsuspicious tin, surrounded by piles of buckets, cans and boxes, is a...
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Gregory Charles Rivers, Actor

The Australian-born, Hong Kong actor speaks to us about his road to fame in the SAR. I ended up being an actor with TVB for 20 years. They reluctantly hired me after my audition and I...

Anna Christianne Ho, bodybuilder

Bodybuilder Anna Christianne Ho explains how she got into award-winning shape in her mid 40s. By Cherrie Yu.     Anna Christianne Ho is looking good. The Hong Kong bodybuilder was in the form of her...

Master Lee, lion dancer

Q&A with Master Lee of Yun Fook Tong   What is lion dancing? Lion dancing is a form of traditional dance in Chinese culture where a group of people mimic a lion’s moves, wearing a lion costume. What is the...

China Artistry in Sai Kung

The Art of Making Dragons and Unicorns   Tucked away in Sai Kung Main Street is the charming and colourful shop selling everything from stone-baked money pots to custom-made lion heads used in Chinese celebrations. China...

Andrew Chambers

Former captain of the Hong Kong rugby team and long-term Clearwater Bay resident, Andrew Chambers reflects on his glory days at the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens, interviewed by Adele Rosi. How long have you lived...
Maria Cordero, aka Fat Mama

Maria Cordero, celebrity chef

Maria Cordero Singer, actress and celebrity cook, Maria Cordero - affectionately known as Fat Mama by her fans, which seems a rather unfair nickname for the now-svelte star - has come a long way since...

Esther Poon, yarn bombing in Sha Tin

Yarn bombing, a street art where knitters and crocheters put swatches of knitted or crocheted yarn on public objects, began in 2004 in the Netherlands and has spread to become a worldwide phenomenon. I had no idea about yarn bombing before I...

Derek Ko

Hannah Grogan meets the Paralympic track-and-field medallist turned sailor. Tell us about your nomination for the SCMP Spirit of Hong Kong Awards. I was very happy to be selected. I’m not a final contender, but I...

Sai Kung Artists

Sai Kung Artists are preparing to host the town's first art fair, Sai Kung Art And About, Callum Wiggins chats with Sai Kung Artists. Local artist Tony Cheng explains more about what’s in store for ‘Sai Kung...

Kenneth Bi, Actor / director

Movie director, writer and sometime actor Kenneth Bi moved to Clearwater Bay a year ago. The child of Shaw Studios stars Ivy Ling Po and Chin Han, for Kenneth it was a chance to...

Emily Pereira, founder of Hong Kong Cats

It’s not just dogs that need rescuing, the Hong Kong Cats’ founder tells Pauline Cheung. I moved to Hong Kong about six years ago and I lived with my boyfriend and his family in Mid-Levels. I...

Ngai Tin-wai, the violin man

As you enter Ngai Violins – that saw light in Sai Kung in 1993 – you are greeted with rows upon rows of warmly hued acoustic violins. Going towards the back of the shop...

Loong Koon-tin, Cantonese opera star

Celebrated Cantonese opera star Loong Koon-tin – better known by his stage name, Yuk Gor – headlines in a series of operas in Sai Kung’s temple theatre from June 3 to 7. He talks...

Olivia Lai, the sampan lady

Auntie Wah, 50, talks to Olivia Lai about life on Sai Kung’s kaidos. I have been piloting boats for 24 years now. I started when my daughter was six years old and now she’s all...

Lin Tang, Fruit stall holder

Polly McGovern walks down memory lane with Sai Kung’s long-time fruit stall holder. I left my family in Xinhui, China on June 29 but I can’t remember what year, maybe it was in the 1940s. I was about 20...
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Bike-sharing in the New Territories

Hong Kong’s first bike-sharing service launches Last month, GoBee.bike became Hong Kong’s first bike-sharing system. More than 1,000 bikes were spread out across Ma On...
High Island Reservoir

Sai Kung’s new heritage centre

High Island Reservoir heritage centre opens A heritage centre commemorating the villages submerged under High Island Reservoir will be opening soon along Mang Nin street...

PFS Fearless Dragon Charity Run

On April 30, around 1,500 runners will be making their way into Sai Kung’s Geological Park for the PFS Fearless Dragon Charity Run 2017....