Rare grey pearls fetch HKD41 million in Hong Kong auction

By Coconuts Hong Kong 08 October 2015
A rare grey pearl necklace that once belonged to a British aristocrat sold for HKD41 million (USD5.27 million) in Hong Kong yesterday, auctioneers Sotheby's said. The string of pearls was part of...

Meet Mui Thomas, a Hong Kong rugby referee with a rare skin condition who hopes to inspire others

by Laurel Chor 08 October 2015

(Above) Mui during a referee training session at King's Park. (Feb. 4, 2015)

Anonymity is not a luxury allowed to Mui Thomas. Wherever she goes, the 22-year-old special needs teacher and rugby referee’s pink, scaly skin attracts stares.

Mui has harlequin ichthyosis, an extremely rare, severe genetic disease that causes the skin to grow very thick, with deep, painful cracks. The name of the disorder itself, “ichthyosis” – which comes from the Greek word for “fish” – refers to the “scales” that cover sufferers’ bodies.

Cheap street food eats on Kowloon side, Hong Kong

by Jessica Steinberg 08 October 2015
If you’ve been paying attention to your wallet and your stomach, you’ll have already worked your way through our list of cheap eats on Hong Kong Island. After some serious dibbing, dabbing and drooling, we’re now back with the Kowloon said edition!