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Bringing Bali to Hong Kong – HKGTA’s new Fivelements

What better place to situate a Balinese retreat in Hong Kong than Sai Kung? We talked to Fivelements co-founders Lahra and Chicco Tatriele about their concept of expanding the Bali-originated holistic retreat to Hong Kong.  The...

Hong Kong’s sport fishing captain, Kim Stuart

Tales from Hong Kong sport fishing captain, Kim Stuart Tell me about yourself, what made you become a sport fishing captain?  I’ve been living on a boat for 12 years. I have two boats; a houseboat and...

Abraham Ofori, The Sai Kung Drummer

Annie Wong meets the African drummer beating a new path in Sai Kung. When I moved to Hong Kong three years ago, I visited Sai Kung at weekends for sightseeing. I saw the community as very warm,...

Loong Koon-tin, Cantonese opera star

Loong Koon-tin Talking to the Cantonese Opera star. Words by Denise Li. Pictures by Alexandra Carlile Better known by his stage name, Yuk Gor, is a Cantonese Opera star who has headlined in a number of...

Mrs Wong, paper shop

Hidden at the dead end of Tak Lung Back Street in Sai Kung lies a small Paper Offerings shop owned by the Wongs. Mrs. Wong patiently folds a fragile fuchsia paper on a reed...

Kim Robinson, legend

Annie Wong speaks to Kim Robinson, the Australian-born, Clearwater Bay-based hairstylist who has tamed the tresses of the rich and famous. I live a very public life. I wanted to have my privacy back and...

Mara of the forest

Sai Kunger Mara McCaffery embarked on a life-changing trip to Borneo in 2008 and a year later set up animal-welfare charity Orangutan Aid. Tell us about your relationship with Sai Kung. Sai Kung is home. We...

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...

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...
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...

Jessey Tsang, Movie Director

The Hong Kong director talks to Robyn Or about her connection with Ho Chung’s history and people through filmmaking. I grew up in Ho Chung, a 400 year old village with mostly indigenous villagers. When I...

Brigitte Lin, moves in

Sai Kung just got ritzier. Screen icon Brigitte Lin Ching-hsia and her billionaire husband are moving into a $260 million home on Fei Ngo Shan.Sai Kung just got ritzier. Screen icon Brigitte Lin Ching-hsia...

Chan Po Po, Soup Lady

Old-town stallholder Chan Po Po serves soul in a bowl. I am 84 years old and have been living in Sai Kung for about 50 years, ever since I got married. My husband worked in...

Leung Kwok-hung, activist

Better known as Long Hair, Leung Kwok-hung is Hong Kong’s most colourful politician. Until he resigned to force an unofficial referendum on democracy, he was the representative for New Territories East, including Sai Kung and...
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...

Doctor Rosemary Barnett

Carolynne Dear has her final checkup with Doctor Rosemary Barnett. Rosemary and husband Tom will soon move back to New Zealand Sai Kung is sadly set to lose popular long-term residents, Doctors Rosemary Barnett and Tom...

Zoe Coughlan, local artist is inspired by Sai Kung

I’ve lived in Hong Kong since 2002 and moved to Sha Kok Mei in 2004. I love Sai Kung and really wouldn’t want to live anywhere else in Hong Kong. My favourite thing is...

Lindsey McAlister OBE, Founder of HKYAF

The founder of the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation puts boundless energy into inspiring children onto the stage. She was awarded an OBE in 2006.   Sai Kung and I are still getting to know each...

Ursula Huber, Dymocks Sai Kung

Dymocks Sai Kung owner Ursula Huber tells Hannah Grogan why books are here to stay. Dymocks Sai Kung opened in October 2010. I saw an ad looking for people who liked books, so I wrote to them and...
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News from the Sai Kung Police (January 2018)

Senior Inspector Michael Lai reports on the recent cases in Sai Kung. A dispute was reported between a man on a motorcycle and a couple...

Sai Kung squeezes small businesses

Are rents too high for small businesses in Sai Kung?  Local residents were left shocked and confused at the sudden closure of The Diner in...

New minibus proposed for East Dam High Island Reservoir

Transportation Department propose minibus from Pak Tam Chung to East Dam Runs every Sunday and public holiday, 3-6pm Full-fare costs $11.30 The Transportation...