Time Out Hong Kong Magazine is to cease publishing a print edition. The final copy of the fortnightly entertainment and listings magazine was published on Wednesday.

A spokesperson for Rubicon Communications confirmed with HKFP that Time Out’s London headquarters will continue managing the Hong Kong website: “[C]urrently they have not confirmed any print product. We have certainly enjoyed putting out one of the most trusted city magazines in Hong Kong and our readers’ support means everything to us.”

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Issue 225 – The final edition of Time Out Hong Kong.

It is unclear whether there will be job losses, or whether their Hong Kong office will remain open.

Time Out Hong Kong was launched in April 2008 and had a circulation of 40,000. It won several accolades including several from the Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA). Time Out operates in 39 countries and 107 cities. It was originally founded in London in 1968.

Last October, the South China Morning Post-owned HK Magazine ceased publication owing to commercial pressures. In August 2015, the company axed 48 HOURS – a similar, glossy weekend magazine.

Tom founded Hong Kong Free Press in 2015 and is the editor-in-chief. In addition to editing, he is responsible for managing the newsroom and company - including fundraising, recruitment and overseeing HKFP's web presence and ethical guidelines.

He has a BA in Communications and New Media from Leeds University and an MA in Journalism from the University of Hong Kong. He previously led an NGO advocating for domestic worker rights, and has contributed to the BBC, Deutsche Welle, Al-Jazeera and others.