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Bramovich: How to eat a fish eye

A few years ago there was an extremely poorly behaved Icelandic volcano (Eyjafjallajökull, since you ask) which resulted in the shut down of all air traffic over Europe. At the time I was living in Malaysia and traveling regularly to Hong Kong to visit my (now erstwhile) Father who had lived in…

Six of the best: Where to welcome the Year of the Rooster

January 28 sees the dawning of the Year of the Rooster, and with it two weeks of raucous celebrations. But where are some of the best places to enjoy the party? Here are half a dozen ideas: Hong Kong An obvious choice with an overwhelmingly Chinese population. Highlights include the…

Law change in Hong Kong after Filipina falls to death from tower block

The tragic death of a Filipina who fell from the 49th floor of a Hong Kong tower block while reaching outside to clean the windows of her employers’ flat has forced the city’s Labour Department to amend work contracts for domestic helpers, forbidding the task unless safety conditions are met….

Risky business, the maids of Hong Kong

Every year thousands of young women from the Philippines, Indonesia and other impoverished countries make the pilgrimage to the bright lights of major first world cities in the Middle East and Asia to support their families. For first timers this can be a daunting experience, often exploited by unconscionable recruitment…