• Coffin cubicles, caged homes and subdivisions … life inside Hong Kong’s grim low income housing
    Tony, 39, lives in a 500 square foot apartment with 21 other residents. He spends his nights cooped up in a tiny space, which barely fits a single-sized mattress, trying to fall asleep while his neighbours squabble over whose turn it is to use the bathroom.
  • Traffic banished from stretch of one of Hong Kong’s busiest roads
    A stretch of one of the busiest roads in the heart of Hong Kong’s business district was closed off to cars and buses for six hours on Sunday in an unprecedented social and environmental experiment on the use of public space and city planning. Except for trams and people, the 200-metre swathe of Des Voeux Road Central was cleared of all vehicles from 10am to 4pm, turning the relentlessly busy thoroughfare into a relaxed, open public space stretching from the Wing On Department store to Western Market.
  • How Singapore Beat New Zealand to Be Expats’ Top Place to Live
    Singapore has done it again.
    The city-state beat New Zealand to rank first in a survey of expat destinations for the second year running. Among nearly 27,000 expats in 190 economies, Singapore is the best place to live, work and raise a family abroad, according to the latest and ninth edition of HSBC Holdings Plc’s annual Expat Explorer report.