Hong Kong

  • Thailand News

    Hong Kong woman strips naked on street during breakup argument

    Footage surfaced showing a woman running naked across a Hong Kong street late at night on Monday, followed by a man picking up clothes she discarded along the way. The video, which swiftly went viral, captures a couple’s argument that escalated into a shocking public display on the streets of Tuen Mun in Hong Kong. It begins with the man…

  • Business News

    Hong Kong bolsters business links with SE Asia and Middle East

    Hong Kong is set to intensify its business ties with Southeast Asian and Middle Eastern nations, as part of its contribution to China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Nicholas Ho Lik-chi, the Commissioner for Belt and Road, has identified Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia as key cooperation partners for the year ahead. Ho Lik-chi oversees…

  • China News

    Hong Kong ex-student leader clashes with court judge over political statements

    A former student leader involved in the 2019 Hong Kong protests faced a dramatic courtroom clash with the judge as she attempted to make political statements during her trial for rioting. Althea Suen’s impassioned plea was repeatedly interrupted, leading to a tense showdown at the West Kowloon Law Courts Building, Hong Kong. Suen, former head of the University of Hong…

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    Mountain ride at Hong Kong Disneyland malfunctions, 12 rescued

    At Hong Kong Disneyland, 12 thrill-seekers found themselves stranded on the iconic rollercoaster Hyperspace Mountain as it ground to an abrupt halt. Authorities sprang into action as police and fire services rushed to the scene following distress calls at precisely 3.16pm local time (2.16pm Thailand time) this afternoon. Despite the harrowing situation, there were no injuries reported and no smoke or…

  • Thailand News

    Australian actor Gregory Rivers dies in Hong Kong, suspected suicide

    Tributes flooded in for the late Australian actor Gregory Charles Rivers following the news of his suspected suicide at his residence in Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong last Friday, February 2. The Hong Kong TV drama icon, discovered near a tray of burning charcoal at his home in Tai Au Mun Village, left a void in the hearts of his…

  • Thailand News

    Flight fright: Air Canada-Thailand flight detours to Hong Kong as passenger falls ill

    An Air Canada flight destined for Bangkok was forced to make an emergency diversion to Hong Kong after a passenger fell ill onboard. The Air Canada Boeing 787, which operates flights between Vancouver and Bangkok, declared an emergency on February 4, prompting its redirection to Hong Kong. Flight AC65, a routine scheduled service, is typically operated between Vancouver and Bangkok…

  • Thailand News

    Update: Hong Kong disappointed over Lionel Messi’s no-show

    Lionel Messi’s failure to grace the pitch in Hong Kong left droves of fans disheartened, but the football icon has hinted at a potential return, this time on the Tokyo turf. The star’s absence during the highly anticipated match at Hong Kong Stadium not only disappointed supporters but also sparked a PR crisis for his Major League Soccer side and…

  • Thailand News

    Hong Kong’s Greater Bay Airlines operates double daily flights to Bangkok

    Greater Bay Airlines (GBA) is offering two daily flights between Hong Kong and Bangkok to cater for the growing demand over the Lunar New Year festivities and beyond. From Hong Kong’s bustling airport, GBA’s flight HB281 takes off at 8.30am, landing at Suvarnabhumi International Airport near Bangkok by 10.30am. A second daytime flight jets off with HB283 departing at 3pm,…

  • Thailand News

    Thai Hong Kong Trade Association signs MoU with Industries Federation

    The Federation of Hong Kong Industries (FHKI) and the Thai Hong Kong Trade Association (THKTA) have joined forces, signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that promises to revolutionise bilateral trade. FHKI Chair Steve Chuang made the announcement on January 24, declaring that the Association is strategically eyeing ASEAN and Thailand as prime territories for Hong Kong manufacturers looking to navigate…

  • Thailand News

    Lionel Messi arrives in Hong Kong for friendly match

    Lionel Messi’s arrival in Hong Kong has sent football fever soaring in the region, as the mighty maestro and his Inter Miami cohorts landed at Hong Kong International Airport on their private jet. The football sensation’s visit, delayed by Riyadh Airport hiccups, has the city buzzing with anticipation. The team, fresh from two encounters against Saudi clubs in Riyadh, touched down…

  • Thailand News

    Hong Kong introduces diagonal crossings in Sha Tin

    The Hong Kong government rolled out a measure allowing diagonal pedestrian crossings at selected intersections. The first pilot project, initiated yesterday, January 31, can be found at the bustling junction of Sha Kok Road and Yat Tai Street in Sha Tin. This move, aimed at streamlining foot traffic, has garnered applause from citizens eager to slash their waiting time at…

  • China News

    Hong Kong high school kids splash coke on the homeless in pedestrian tunnel (video)

    Four heartless Hong Kong teenagers sparked fury after a video surfaced, capturing their disgraceful act of splashing water and coke on an unsuspecting homeless person in a pedestrian tunnel. The disturbing footage unfolded as one teen darts towards the rough sleeper, dousing him in a heartless liquid onslaught. A cohort quickly follows suit, leaving the disoriented victim shocked, while the…

  • Business News

    Franklin Templeton eyeing expansion into Thailand’s offshore market

    Franklin Templeton, an American multinational holding company with a portfolio worth US$1.5 trillion, is contemplating an expansion into Thailand to tap into the local market for offshore products. The Asia-Pacific head, Tariq Ahmad, revealed this in an interview in Hong Kong, however, he did not specify a timeline for the expansion. The firm is also planning to bolster its alternative…

  • Thailand News

    Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific flight cancellations spark inquiry

    Cathay Pacific Airways finds itself stuck on the runway as the pilots’ union demands a government investigation into the airline’s chaotic flight cancellations. The blame game points directly to severe job cuts made during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic. Paul Weatherill, Chairman of the Hong Kong Aircrew Officers Association, states that Cathay’s current plight, rooted in the decisions made…

  • Thailand News

    Hong Kong actor’s extravagant French-inspired penthouse in Bangkok

    In the heart of Bangkok, an anonymous Hong Kong actor has unveiled his secret sanctuary — a lavish 5,000-square foot penthouse offering a jaw-dropping 270-degree panoramic view of the city. This celeb hideaway, designed by the renowned Soil Studios, combines sleek modernity with the warm allure of a French holiday home, creating an opulent retreat fit for a star. The…

  • Thailand News

    Hong Kong Kowloon City to host Songkran festivities and more to boost tourism

    Hong Kong’s District Councils are on a mission to rejuvenate the city’s allure, unveiling a host of creative proposals to entice locals and tourists alike. Kowloon City District Council is taking the lead with an electrifying idea – the Kowloon City Thai Vibes with food and water-splashing carnival. Aimed at celebrating the Thai New Year, Songkran, the festivities promise an…

  • Thailand News

    End of an era: Hong Kong’s Civic Party dissolves, leaving behind only six lapel pins

    In a poignant finale to a political chapter, veteran Hong Kong politician Alan Leong clings to the remnants of the Civic Party, preserving six lapel pins marked with the party’s founding date 19.03.06. The demise of the opposition group, once hailed as the barristers’ party, unfolded in the face of China’s national security law, silencing dissent and reshaping the political…

  • Thailand News

    Christmas exodus: Hong Kongers flock abroad, but tourists stay home

    ‘Tis the season for Hong Kongers to fly out, with a staggering 1.32 million jetting off for the Christmas holidays over the past three days. However, the city’s tourist hotspots are left feeling a bit like a Christmas pudding without the sauce, as inbound visitors lag behind. The numbers tell a tale of two cities: Hong Kong residents embraced the…

  • Thailand News

    Freedom fighter or foe? Trial of Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai

    Media tycoon Jimmy Lai, the fearless founder of the now-shuttered Apple Daily, is set to face the music in a high-stakes trial that could see him behind bars for life. The United States and British governments are sounding the alarm, calling for Lai’s release as he stands accused of collusion with foreign forces under Beijing’s controversial national security law. Lai,…

  • Thailand News

    Art extravaganza at BACC: Discover Hong Kong West Kowloon and harmonious generations gala

    The Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) is gearing up for a week of cultural immersion, featuring two events that promise to be nothing short of extraordinary. Unlocking West Kowloon’s Secrets: A 20-Year Odyssey On the 5th floor Auditorium, today, December 19, from 6pm to 7.30pm, join the inaugural session of the BACC Circle executive talk series. Renowned speaker Bernard…

  • Thailand News

    Hong Kong police offer 4 million baht rewards for overseas dissidents

    Hong Kong police raised eyebrows by doubling the stakes, offering staggering rewards of HK$1 million (4 million baht) for information on five more local dissidents currently residing overseas. This controversial move amplifies the ongoing news of the authorities resorting to bounties in their pursuit of pro-democracy activists. At a press briefing yesterday, December 14, Chief Superintendent Li Kwai-wah of the…

  • China News

    Hong Kong civil servants face fury if they dare criticise government

    Hong Kong‘s civil servants are set to face disciplinary action if they openly criticise government policies. The proposed changes to the code of conduct have ignited a firestorm of controversy, with restrictions on comments both in their official capacity and as ordinary residents. Under the unveiled amendments, civil servants must now uphold political neutrality as one of 12 core values,…

  • China News

    Diagonal dilemma: Hong Kong crackdown on Tokyo-style crossings, residents push back

    Hong Kong pedestrians find themselves in hot water for daring to crisscross streets diagonally, a common practice in Tokyo‘s vibrant Shibuya district. While Japanese authorities have embraced this diagonal dance, Hong Kong police launched a citywide crackdown on what they deem illegal jaywalking. Hong Kong newspaper Sing Tao Daily, in collaboration with another local news outlet, The Standard, revealed that…

  • World News

    Hong Kong actress Kathy Chow passes away at 57

    Renowned Hong Kong actress Kathy Chow bid an unexpected farewell just days after celebrating her 57th birthday. The beloved star, well-known for her illustrious three-decade-long career in the entertainment industry, left her fans in mourning on December 11, as her studio confirmed the devastating news following a whirlwind of social media speculation. The studio’s sombre announcement on Weibo left a…

  • Thailand News

    Hong Kong and Thailand join FPS with PromptPay, unlocking cross-border QR payment linkage

    In a move set to redefine international payments, Hong Kong‘s Faster Payment System (FPS) joined hands with Thailand‘s PromptPay, unlocking a seamless cross-border QR payment linkage. Hong Kong and Thailand have unleashed a financial revolution, enabling residents to flex their digital wallets across borders. The cross-border QR payment linkage between Hong Kong’s FPS and Thailand’s PromptPay is set to transform…

  • World News

    HK dog meat deception: App-savvy con artists swipe 6.2 million baht

    Cyber criminals in Hong Kong unleashed a devious plot involving faux dog meat sales, designed to hook unsuspecting victims into downloading a treacherous mobile app. Hong Kong police are on high alert as they uncover a ploy wherein scammers exploit two social media pages peddling fragrant meat, with no connection to actual dog meat. The scam is a bait-and-switch, involving…

  • Thailand News

    Hong Kong Laureate Forum launches Young Scientist initiative for budding academics

    The Hong Kong Laureate Forum (HKLF) has launched a Young Scientist initiative, providing a platform for budding academics to network and learn together. The initiative was unveiled during the HKLF forum at the Hong Kong Science Park from November 13 to 18, featuring a poster presentation as a key highlight. This served as a unique opportunity for young scientists to…

  • China News

    Sensational subway stir: Hong Kong commuter’s provocative attire sparks online frenzy (video)

    A video clip featuring a woman in provocative public attire travelling on a Hong Kong subway has sparked online debate. The footage, shared widely across social media platforms, showcases a young woman sporting a revealing outfit consisting of a light blue bra-like top and jeans, attracting much attention from fellow passengers. The video has since ignited a flurry of online…

  • Thailand News

    Hong Kong temple tells Thai tourists to stop sticking gold leaf on prayer wheel

    There has been a call for Thai tourists to stop adhering gold leaf to an ancient prayer wheel at a temple in Hong Kong. A Thai tour guide‘s Facebook post drew attention to the unusual practice, suggesting that the temple’s authorities had said it was the work of Thai visitors. The act of sticking gold leaf to the wheel is…

  • Thailand News

    Edtech collaboration: Hong Kong and Thailand unite to enhance education

    Hong Kong extended an open invitation to Thailand to engage in a meaningful Edtech collaboration aimed at advancing educational technology in both regions. This is to enhance student learning and facilitate teachers in crafting personalised lessons and promoting active classroom engagement. The EdTech collaboration was discussed during the Edtech Month Summit 2023 held recently in Hong Kong. The summit centred around…

  • Thailand News

    Hong Kong investment spurs expansion in Thai manufacturing and logistics

    Thailand is attracting the attention of Hong Kong-based investment companies keen to establish manufacturing and logistic firms within its borders, revealed Thai trade representative Nalinee Taveesin. This follows a recent dialogue with Ronald Ho, the director of Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s Southeast Asia and South Asia, in Bangkok. The two nations have long enjoyed a prosperous relationship in trade,…

  • Crime News

    Hong Kong’s electric surprise: US$1.5 million hidden cocaine stash rolls in an electric wheelchair

    Hong Kong customs officials discovered an estimated US$1.5 million (54 million baht) worth of concealed cocaine stash inside an electric wheelchair. The 11 kilogramme drug haul was found on a 51 year old man travelling from Saint Martin, a Mediterranean country, to Hong Kong via Paris, France. The discovery occurred on Saturday, October 14, during the man’s customs clearance at…

  • Business News

    Kaisa Group warns of under 5% recovery rate in potential liquidation

    Facing severe financial difficulties, Kaisa Group, a prominent Chinese property developer, has forewarned creditors of a less than 5% recovery rate, should the company be driven into liquidation. This was the chilling forecast laid out by a legal representative for one such creditor who is currently pursuing a lawsuit against the beleaguered company. The revelation was made in a Hong…

  • Business News

    Thai PM assures Hong Kong investors of streamlined business process

    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin yesterday extended a warm welcome to potential investors in Hong Kong, assuring them of Thailand’s readiness to encourage and facilitate investment. While serving as the finance minister, PM Srettha travelled to Hong Kong to meet with significant private entities and explore investment opportunities in Thailand. This visit to Hong Kong marked the beginning of a five-day…

  • Thailand News

    Parcel peril: Hong Kong duo busted in Bangkok for smuggling heroin to Australia

    Officers from Bang Sue Police Station arrested two Hong Kong men in Bangkok’s Chatuchak district yesterday as they attempted to smuggle heroin to Australia through parcel delivery services. A staff member at a delivery shop in Chatuchak Weekend Market urged police officers to visit the shop after two foreigners delivered 18 suspicious parcels to Australia. The staff slowed the service…

  • World News

    AirAsia cancels all flights to Hong Kong due to Typhoon Saola

    AirAsia cancelled all of the flights to Hong Kong today, September 1, due to Typhoon Saola. Several routes in and out of Shenzhen, Macau, and Guangzhou have also been affected by these cancellations. Typhoon Saola is forecasted to be one of the five most powerful typhoons to hit Guangdong province since 1949. With wind speeds exceeding 200 kilometres per hour,…

  • World News

    Hong Kong policewoman gains Internet fame for beauty and duty

    Social media users around the globe are swooning over the beauty of a Hong Kong policewoman, who has quickly become an Internet sensation due to her striking good looks and dutiful on-the-job demeanour. While it’s common to see police officers performing their duties on the streets, one policewoman, in particular, has seriously caught the eye of the online world. The officer’s beauty…