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Supporters of protesters still holed up in Hong Kong Polytechnic University flash their smartphone lights near the campus

Supporters of protesters still holed up in Hong Kong Polytechnic University flash their smartphone lights near the campus on Monday, Nov 25. ⁠ ⁠ Hong Kong’s pro-democracy candidates rose to a landslide victory in the district council elections in a record voter turnout the day before, sending a strong message…...

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Hundreds of young men in the country make a living by climbing on the 20-metre high attractions without any safety equipment

In Myanmar, human-powered Ferris wheels are a thing 🎡 ⁠⠀ Hundreds of young men in the country make a living by climbing on the 20-metre high attractions without any safety equipment. They rely on gravity-defying agility and split-second coordination to spin them like hamster wheels. For 9 months a year,…...

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Tens of thousands of Hongkongers returned to the streets a week after the pro-democracy camp’s landslide election victory

A police officer aims pepper spray at a group appearing to comprise only journalists on Sunday.⁠ ⁠ Tens of thousands of Hongkongers returned to the streets a week after the pro-democracy camp’s landslide election victory, but their procession rapidly descended into stand-offs with police and, by nightfall, mobs once again…...

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Home ownership has been a cornerstone of public policy in Singapore

Public housing in Singapore⁠ ⁠ Home ownership has been a cornerstone of public policy in Singapore, with the ruling People’s Action Party believing it would ensure social and political stability. ⁠ ⁠ About 90 per cent of city residents are homeowners, in comparison to about 50 per cent in Hong…...

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The “Aqua Luna II ” junk boat passes through Victoria Harbour along the Central skyline

The “Aqua Luna II ” junk boat passes through Victoria Harbour along the Central skyline.⁠ ⁠ Tourist arrivals to Hong Kong in October took the sharpest plunge in a single month since May 2003, when the city was plagued by the severe acute respiratory syndrome.⁠ ⁠ According to the latest…...

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An award-winning set of photographs shows a slice of life aboard China’s slow trains and a side of the country forgotten amid the fanfare over high-speed progress.

An award-winning set of photographs shows a slice of life aboard China’s slow trains and a side of the country forgotten amid the fanfare over high-speed progress.⁠ ⁠ When Qian Haifeng set out to see the country on the cheap, he began photographing his fellow passengers and captured an intimate,…...

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An Indonesian journalist hit in the eye by a rubber bullet whilst covering anti-government protests

Veby Mega Indah, an Indonesian journalist living and working in Hong Kong, was hit in the eye by a rubber bullet whilst covering anti-government protests in September.⁠ ⁠ In an emotional interview with the Post this week, she recalled collapsing into the arms of a journalist behind her, hearing voices…...

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Bomb disposal officers in Hong Kong have defused two home-made devices containing 10kg of high explosives

Bomb disposal officers in Hong Kong have defused two home-made devices containing 10kg of high explosives.⁠ ⁠ They were found on school grounds and designed to kill large numbers of people, police said on Monday.⁠ ⁠ Officers said the bombs were “complete, fully functional and ready to be used” radio-controlled…...

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Zozibini Tunzi, Miss South Africa, was crowned Miss Universe today in Atlanta

“I grew up in a world where a woman who looks like me, with my kind of skin and my kind of hair, was never considered to be beautiful.”⁠ ⁠ Zozibini Tunzi, Miss South Africa, was crowned Miss Universe today in Atlanta. ⁠ ⁠ The 26-year-old finished first ahead of…...

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As night falls in Hong Kong on Sunday, roads on Hong Kong Island are still covered

As night falls in Hong Kong on Sunday, roads on Hong Kong Island are still covered in a sea of protesters.⁠ ⁠ Many turn on the lights on their phones outside Pacific Place in Admiralty. ⁠ ⁠ The head of the rally reached the endpoint, Chater Road in Central, before…...

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