Humour, satire, events, cartoons and other light relief from HKFP.

Hong Kong’s pandas use lockdown privacy to mate after a decade of trying

Stuck at home with no visitors and not much else to do, a pair of pandas in Hong Kong finally decided to give mating a go after a decade of dodging the issue. Like half the planet, Ying Ying and Le Le have only really had each other for company since coronavirus-caused lockdowns shut off the flow […]

Hong Kong restaurant apologises after customer’s face mask faux pas

A Japanese restaurant issued an apology on Friday after a viral photo showing a face mask placed on a tube of chopsticks sparked concerns over public hygiene amid the coronavirus outbreak. The restaurant Ca-Tu-Ya apologised a day after a customer was photographed at its branch in Yau Ma Tei. The man was seen having a […]

In Pictures: Gun-wielding Hong Kong cop triggers Photoshop battle

Netizens on Reddit have showcased their skills in a “Photoshop battle” based on an image of a police officer pointing his Glock pistol at the press and protesters during Saturday’s standoff in Mong Kok. The original photo was captured by a photojournalist from Studio Incendo. The battle required users to remix the snap in a […]

Event: Bombay Bicycle Club, Nick Murphy, Glass Animals & Metronomy join Clockenflap 2019 line-up

With Hongkongers missing out on countless cancelled events this year, the organisers of Asia’s premier music festival have decided that the show must go on! Clockenflap returns to the Central Harbourfront this month with over 100 top local and international music acts across six stages – as well as art, food and workshops. Joining the […]

‘We too love money more than freedom’: South Park creators post sarcastic apology to China

South Park’s producers have issued a sarcastic apology to China following reports that the show has been censored for comparing President Xi Jinping to Winnie the Pooh and ridiculing the country. The cartoon’s creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone posted an “official statement” on Twitter: “Like the NBA, we welcome the Chinese censors into our […]

Event: Hong Kong’s eco-conscious Shi Fu Miz Festival features eclectic electronic acts, art and workshops this Oct

Shi Fu Miz Festival returns to Cheung Chau this October with its most powerful line-up yet. HKFP is a media sponsor. The city’s most unique and eco-conscious festival features art, workshops, great food and live music across three stages. The October edition is set to feature Bulgarian techno maestro KiNK performing live, Chilean-born and Bristol-based […]

Video shows Hong Kong python swallowing wild pig whole in Sai Kung

A hiker came across a huge python swallowing a wild boar on a trail in Sai Kung on Friday.  The close encounter took place near Tsak Yu Wu, according to SK Shum, organiser of the Hong Kong Hiking Meetup group. See also: Huge snake captured in Shek O village amazes netizens He told HKFP that […]

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