🌊 Explore Sham Shui Po's reservoir
17.3.21 | How much are bus fares increasing next month?
Everyone knows the Dukling, the last junk boat standing (floating?) in Hong Kong, but not everyone knows the story behind it. The pandemic has taken its toll on the historic tourist attraction, and while it stays afloat, for now, remembering the boat’s rich history is one way we can honour this city’s iconic symbol.
– Jasmine Lee
Photo: Andres Garcia on Unsplash.
Photo: Arron Choi on Unsplash.
The government has updated the list of people who should not take the Sinovac vaccine to include people with:
A history of allergic reactions to any of the Sinovac vaccine components
A history of severe allergic reaction to vaccines
Severe Neurological conditions
Uncontrolled serious chronic illness
The unemployment rate has reached 7.2%, the highest in HK since 2004.
Hong Kong would need 4.4 Earths to sustain its consumption. The WWF has found that the city’s footprint is 2.5 times the global average, up from 4.2 in 2019.
Bus fares will increase by as much as 12% as of next month.
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Spyglass | A Closer Look at Hong Kong was selected by Feedspot as one of the Top 25 Hong Kong Podcasts on the web! If you haven’t checked it out yet, last year’s Halloween episode where Cyril Ma and Jasmine Lee of Harbour Times share local stories of hauntings and murder is a good place to start.
Big City, Small Stories 🌆
Hong Kong Aesthetic is a film photography project by Preston Hartwick exploring the colours and textures that make up the underlying visual fabric of Hong Kong culture.
HK is full of big stories but meaning can become lost in the scale of a cityscape. Isolating these fragments of our collective visual experience highlights smaller stories that people identify with and find beautiful. It's not about any one building or wall, it's about the underlying fabric that connects HK design thinking from the past until now.
— Preston Hartwick, creator of Hong Kong Aesthetic
Photo: Hong Kong Reminiscence
Get up close to the century-old cistern in Sham Shui Po, discovered at the end of 2020, on desktop or mobile with the government’s new 360-degree virtual tour.