Valentine's Day

Stupid Cupid: Romantic love and the marriage game

in Out there by Peter Sherwood, 1 February 2017
As Valentine’s Day approaches, Peter Sherwood reflects on romantic love and the marriage game.

Treats that can't be trumped: All-American supper recipes

in Lifestyle by arounddb, 1 February 2017
This traditional all-American supper menu is guaranteed to hit the spot and put a smile on everyone’s face.

Pacific Paradise: Your guide to holidays in Hawaii

in Escapes by Cecilia Yee, 1 February 2017
A cinematographer’s dream, not to mention a bucket-list destination for everyone from surfers to volcanologists, Hawaii will have you at aloha. Cecilia Yee reports.
Valentine's ideas

Love is in the air: Celebrating Valentine's Day with the whole family

in Family Matters by Kate Farr, 1 February 2017
With easy-to-make solutions for cards, bouquets and treats, Kate Farr looks into celebrating Valentine’s Day with the whole family.
Preparing kids for university

Skills for life: The top five skills that teens need for future success

in Talking Points by Barbara Cooper, 1 February 2017
How equipped is your child for university and beyond? Barbara Cooper outlines the top five skills modern teens need for future success.
Discovery Bay Hong Kong

Balancing act: How can we portray the right message to our kids about health and fitness?

in Family Matters by Trisha Hughes, 1 February 2017
Being fit and fabulous is one thing but, in pursuing health and happiness, we need to be sure we are sending the right messages to our kids. Trisha Hughes reports.

Financial management 2017: Advice on how to invest in the equities market

in Infocus by John Parsons, 1 February 2017
When it comes to equities, it isn’t about timing the market but rather time in the market. John Parsons of Parsons White Wealth Management advises that doing nothing is often best.

The Water Boy: Bringing fitness and essential skills to the residents of DB

in Profile by Elizabeth Kerr, 1 February 2017
Banker-turned-coach Olivier Baillet marries business and charity to bring fitness and empowerment to fellow residents. Elizabeth Kerr reports.

New Year versus eternity: 2017 and the great unknown

in Out there by Peter Sherwood, 1 January 2017
To kick off 2017, Peter Sherwood gets to grips with the meaning of life.

Beware what you wear: How the fabrics you choose can affect your health

in Family Matters by Sam Agars, 1 January 2017
Without knowing it, parents are exposing their children to toxic chemicals in clothing that could have serious consequences for their health. Sam Agars reports.

Look to the future: The changing face of Discovery Bay

in Infocus by Sam Agars, 1 January 2017
For years the development of DB has polarised opinion and today is no different with residents quick to share their thoughts. Sam Agars reports.

Bird's eye view: How drones are changing the way we view the world

in Talking Points by Sam Agars, 1 January 2017
Over the last two or three years, the popularity of mainstream consumer drones has skyrocketed and they are literally changing the way we view the world. Sam Agars reports

Great Scot: We talk to DB resident and world-class athlete John Campbell

in Profile by Elizabeth Kerr, 1 January 2017
DB resident John Campbell proves you’re never too old to become a world-class athlete. Elizabeth Kerr reports.

Tasty Travel: Top holiday destinations for foodies

in Escapes by arounddb, 1 January 2017
Whether you’re into sushi, street food, cinnamon or chocolate, you don’t have to travel far to find a dedicated designer resort. Kate Farr reports

Winter warmers: Hearty soup recipes with an international flavour

in Lifestyle by arounddb, 1 January 2017
Deliciously easy to make, the best soup recipes are passed down through families and picked up from friends. It’s no surprise that here in Hong Kong our go-to favourites bring home an international flavour.

Roostering with intent: Celebrating Chinese New Year with the kids

in Family Matters by Kate Farr, 1 January 2017
Ready to usher in Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rooster, Kate Farr introduces some exciting ways to enjoy the celebration with kids.

A Christmas hug: Have we lost sight of the festive season's true meaning?

in Out there by Peter Sherwood, 1 December 2016
Trying to explain Christmas to an alien, Peter Sherwood is reminded that the only gift worth getting is a good cuddle.

Winter wonderland: Skiing holidays in South Korea

in Escapes by Ben Stower, 1 December 2016
Do yourself a favour by beating the world to the punch and taking advantage of South Korea’s fresh powder, exhilarating slopes and unforgettable culture. Ben Stower explores Gangwon-do ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Saving the Rhino: DB student Finnley Burrough is on a mission

in Moments by Jennifer Atepolikhine, 1 December 2016
Be the change you want to see in the world: Seven-year-old DBer Finnley Burrough may not be familiar with this beautiful maxim just yet but there’s no doubt he embodies it. Jennifer Atepolikhine reports.

Behind the scenes: The benefits of acting lessons for kids

in Talking Points by Sam Agars, 1 December 2016
Talking to three of DB’s top performing-arts teachers, Sam Agars discovers that the benefits of learning to act go way beyond mastering stagecraft.

Getting into golf: The DB kids set for future stardom

in Family Matters by Sam Agars, 1 December 2016
Spending time on the green is a passion for many DBers and the top local players, following in their parents’ footsteps, are starting young. Sam Agars reports.

Simplify the silly season: Christmas made easy

in Family Matters by Kate Farr, 1 December 2016
Kate Farr hacks the hassle out of choosing a tree, decking the halls and serving up a gourmet Christmas lunch.

The joy of Christmas: Celebrating the magic

in Infocus by Trisha Hughes, 1 December 2016
There’s a joyful sound coming from DB Plaza and it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, writes Trisha Hughes. Why be a Grinch when there’s so much fun to be had?

Competing Flavours: DB pilot Brett Carter spills the beans on Masterchef

in Profile by Elizabeth Kerr, 1 December 2016
DB pilot Brett Carter charts a course for a second career as a restaurateur after wading into the reality TV fray. Elizabeth Kerr reports.

The fear factor: DB's Team FEAR event

in Out there by Peter Sherwood, 1 November 2016
Peter Sherwood looks into Discovery Bay’s Team FEAR event – for kids from eight to 18 – and takes it personally.

Fit 'n' fabulous: Five of the best destinations for wellness travel

in Escapes by Kate Farr, 1 November 2016
Kate Farr takes a look at five of the best destinations for wellness travel, all within easy reach of Hong Kong. Be it detox, diving or cycling, these breaks will keep you fighting fit as you see the world.

All aboard: Amy Yung talks Chinese Chess and Mahjong

in Talking Points by Sam Agars, 1 November 2016
Chinese chess and Mahjong are two classic games that never get old. Sam Agars talks strategy with DB’s Islands District Council Member Amy Yung and finds out why both games are easy to learn but extremely difficult to master.

Scintillating snacks: Nostalgic culinary classics

in Lifestyle by arounddb, 1 November 2016
Which recipes are guaranteed to be a hit at your next get together? Take a trip down memory lane with these nostalgic culinary classics.

The Real Thing: Are traditional bookstores under threat from e-books?

in Family Matters by Trisha Hughes, 1 November 2016
In a world where books are just a click away, the digital onslaught of e-books and Amazon-style retailers has put bookstores in a difficult predicament. Is the bricks-and-mortar family bookstore on borrowed time? Trisha Hughes finds out.

Great day for a picnic: Around DB talks to The BIG Picnic organiser, Nick Flavell

in Infocus by Elizabeth Kerr, 1 November 2016
Having taken the reins of The BIG Picnic, launching on November 5, rock star, flyboy… and event organiser Nick Flavell is making big plans for the future. Elizabeth Kerr reports.

Master class: DB's new dance teacher Christina Lai talks to Around DB

in Moments by Jennifer Atepolikhine, 1 November 2016
DMR School of Ballet’s new dance teacher Christina Lai opens up to Jennifer Atepolikhine about her dazzling career with the Hong Kong Ballet and her latest teaching role.

How to de-stress the morning routine

in Family Matters by Kate Farr, 1 November 2016
Do you battle five days out of seven to get your kids dressed, fed and ready for school? Kate Farr’s sneaky survival tips will help you transform those manic mornings.

Olympic feats: DB osteopath Aaron Anderson talks to Around DB

in Profile by Elizabeth Kerr, 1 November 2016
Osteopath and Australian Olympic team consultant Aaron Anderson discusses DB’s alpha types, Rio and holistic medicine with Elizabeth Kerr.

Babes on wheels: How DB's little ones ride in luxury

in Out there by Peter Sherwood, 1 October 2016
Multi-terrain and fully customisable, light, compact and super-fast, the modern ‘stroller deluxe’ is a fascinating creature. Peter Sherwood advises DB babies to enjoy the ride.

Wonderful Indonesia: From Bali to Borobudur and beyond

in Escapes by Cecilia Yee and Kathryn Gardner, 1 October 2016
No exploration of the world’s largest archipelago is complete without a stay in Bali. But venture beyond and Indonesia has a wealth of wonders that rival some of the most famous in the world. Cecilia Yee and Kathryn Gardner report.

Born to run: Why Discovery Bay is a runner's paradise

in Talking Points by Sam Agars, 1 October 2016
Its wide open spaces, proximity to the trails and quiet roads make DB a runners’ haven. Sam Agars catches up with five local enthusiasts to find out what makes them tick.

Teen rebellion: Underage drinking and drug usage in DB

in Family Matters by Sam Agars, 1 October 2016
Underage drinking and illegal drug use are rife in DB. In assessing the situation, Sam Agars considers the causes and provides some level-headed advice for parents.

How to throw the perfect party for your child - without the stress

in Family Matters by Kate Farr, 1 October 2016
Are you feeling pressured to provide the best children’s party ever? Kate Farr reveals how to cheat your way to the perfect, hassle-free birthday bash.

Jean-François Harvey talks kart racing ahead of the third Harvey Law Kart Race

in Moments by Patricia Jover, 1 October 2016
The global managing partner of Harvey Law Group doesn’t look like a speed freak or a mechanic but appearances can, as they say, be deceiving. Jean-François Harvey shares his love of kart racing with Patricia Jover.

Should DB be worried about its air and water quality?

in Infocus by Henry Benjamin, 1 October 2016
Discovery Bay residents don’t have much to complain about when it comes to standard of living and lifestyle in general, but how concerned should we be about the air we breathe and the water we drink? Henry Benjamin investigates.

DB's soccer star Andreas Thorsen talks going pro

in Profile by Sam Agars, 1 October 2016
Prodigious teen soccer talent, DB’s own Andreas Thorsen chats with Sam Agars about making it to the Scottish Championship league.

Show me the money

in Out there by Peter Sherwood, 1 September 2016
Time is an illusion, watches are obsolete but the multi-billion-dollar Swiss watch industry is still going strong. Peter Sherwood reports.

Getting boot to ball: It's soccer season in DB!

in Action by Sam Agars, 1 September 2016
The passion for the game that can be seen in soccer-mad countries like England and Spain is on show right here in DB. Sam Agars reports.

Desexing network: Controlling the animal population in the Philippines

in Moments by Carlos Magno, 1 September 2016
DB vet Dr Ivy Cheung tells Carlos Magno of her mission to control the animal population on Malapascua Island in the Philippines.

French connections: Trail walking holidays in France's Massif Central

in Escapes by Peter Sherwood, 1 September 2016
Trail walking in France’s Massif Central, Peter Sherwood finds himself following in the footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson.

Hong Kong ePrix: The need for sustainable speed

in Talking Points by Sam Agars, 1 September 2016
Gearing up for the first Hong Kong ePrix, Sam Agars discovers why Formula E is the ultimate event experience, and one that is beginning to win over even the most dedicated petrol heads.

A taste of Italy: three delicious pasta recipes

in Lifestyle by arounddb, 1 September 2016
Simple and elegant, these essential pasta dishes work equally well for special occasions and family mealtimes. What’s more, they take just minutes to make.

What does not for profit actually mean?

in Infocus by Sam Agars, 1 September 2016
Most of us immediately think charity when we hear not for profit, but there are numerous other organisations out there providing a service to the community for free. To complicate things further, some of these can legitimately generate an income. Sam Agars investigates.

DB childhood cancer survivors share their stories

in Family Matters by Trisha Hughes, 1 September 2016
DB residents Hannah Rose Meeson and Sandra Roe are survivors of childhood cancer. Hannah is eight years old and Sandra, 47. They share their stories with Trisha Hughes.

DB Rotary club founder Christian Chasset talks to Around DB

in Profile by Elizabeth Kerr, 1 September 2016
As the founder of DB’s new Rotary Club, Christian Chasset doesn’t want a cheque from you – he wants your time. Elizabeth Kerr reports.

Is your family ready to rehome a pet?

in Talking Points by Katie Scott, 1 August 2016
August 31 is International Dog Day. To mark this, Katie Scott speaks to some DB families who have recently welcomed pets into their home, and celebrates the local heroes who save abandoned animals across Hong Kong.

DB band Helium3 launch their second album

in Profile by Elizabeth Kerr, 1 August 2016
Looking at a second album release on August 8, Discovery Bay’s own Helium3 props its feet on the Marshall and makes a case for the resort as a rock ’n’ roll haven. Elizabeth Kerr reports.

Is Lantau still a nature destination for tourists?

in Out there by Peter Sherwood, 1 August 2016
As Lantau’s summer season gets into gear, spare a thought for the mainland tourists who paid good money for a nature tour but got a gruelling shopping trip instead. Peter Sherwood reports.

Octopus: The inventor of the electronic payment system talks to Around DB

in Moments by Sam Agars, 1 August 2016
Sam Agars sits down with 23-year DB resident Paul Chan, the man behind the ever-expanding electronic payment system we all know and love.

Female pilots discuss flying high in a predominantly male world

in Infocus by Trisha Hughes, 1 August 2016
Trisha Hughes talks to two DB-based female pilots to understand what it’s like to fly high in a predominantly male world.

How DB schools are encouraging children in the arts

in Family Matters by Sam Agars, 1 August 2016
When schools cut back on budgets, the arts are usually the first to go. Fortunately, this is not happening here in DB as two upcoming student festivals go to show. Sam Agars reports.

A Pacific coast vacation

in Escapes by Cecilia Yee, 1 August 2016
Tearing down the Pacific Coast Highway in a red convertible, Cecilia Yee discovers a passion for the California coast.

Cricketing opportunities for kids in DB

in Action by Sam Agars and Jonathan Ogden, 1 August 2016
If your kids are keen to get into cricket, there are some exciting coaching opportunities available right here in DB. Jonathan Ogden and Sam Agars report.
Homeopathic travel remedies

Homeopathic travel kit

in Talking Points by Mina Weight, 1 July 2016
Homeopathy is a complementary medical system that was developed in Germany more than 200 years ago. Mina Weight picks out some essential, all-natural remedies for your next family vacation
Maddie Bowden and Tiffany Amber Tomlinson

Triple threats

in Profile by Elizabeth Kerr, 1 July 2016
DB’s own Maddie Bowden, 11, and Tiffany Amber Tomlinson, 6, have their sights on stardom this month in the shadow of the Great White Way. Elizabeth Kerr reports
Pink bauhinia Hong Kong

1997 and all that

in Out there by Peter Sherwood, 1 July 2016
Demanding some changes on Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day, Peter Sherwood suggests we start with a pink bauhinia

The take off

in Moments by Carlos Magno, 1 July 2016
Taking students to a specialist summer camp in Montreal, Canada is just one of the ways iGym founder Kim Doherty is upping the gymnastics bar in DB. Carlos Magno reports
Spinach and strawberry salad

Salad days

in Lifestyle by Jane Drew, 1 July 2016
Fresh and healthy fruit salads, combined with leafy greens, are simply super for summer, and look every bit as good as they taste. Jane Drew provides some essential recipes
Plastic pollution oceans

Drowning in plastic

in Infocus by Peter Sherwood, 1 July 2016
The amount of plastics manufactured in the first 10 years of this century approached the total produced in the entire last century. The level of non-biodegradable waste has reached a crisis point and Asia is a major culprit. Peter Sherwood reports
Working mums in Discovery Bay

How do they do it?

in Family Matters by Trisha Hughes, 1 July 2016
Some days as a working mum, you just want to put an ‘out of order’ sticker on your head and go back to bed. But then sanity returns because you have priorities and commitments. Trisha Hughes reports
Siem Reap Temples

Time out in Cambodia

in Escapes by Jason Pagliari, 1 July 2016
With five days ‘templing’ by bus and bicycle, and two days partying at the hotel pool, a week in Siem Reap is a lot of fun, says Jason Pagliari
Stand up paddleboarding Hong Kong

Summer splash

in Action by Sam Agars, 1 July 2016
Lantau’s water sport providers have plenty on offer for beachgoers keen for more than just a sedate wade. Sam Agars reports

DB's Guardian Angels

in Talking Points by Katie Scott, 1 June 2016
Seven DB ladies are competing in the Hong Kong-wide Angels for Orphans 2016 Fitness Challenge, improving their health and fitness and raising money for children in Bali at the same time. Katie Scott reports.

Meet Lantau snake charmer William Sargent

in Profile by Elizabeth Kerr, 1 June 2016
Pui O snake buff William Sargent aims to remove the fear factor from some of Lantau’s most numerous residents. Elizabeth Kerr reports.

The language game

in Out there by Peter Sherwood, 1 June 2016
Sweet and sentimental words and phrases disguise the devastation about to descend on Lantau. Prepare to be overwhelmed, says Peter Sherwood

Rebel with a cause

in Moments by Samantha Wong, 1 June 2016
Jacqui Green, winner of the Around DB and Life on Lantau International Women’s Day Competition, is an inspiration – for her animal activism, her self-deprecating charm and her willingness to ruffle a few feathers. Samantha Wong reports

Suicide: What puts people at risk and what are the warning signs?

in Infocus by Sam Agars, 1 June 2016
Suicide is often a convergence of factors leading to a sudden, tragic event. What puts children, as well as adults, at risk and what are the warning signs to watch for? Sam Agars reports.

Time to sign your kids up for summer camp in DB, Lantau and around Hong Kong

in Family Matters by arounddb
Read on to discover 20+ summer camps to keep your kids entertained all summer long.

The long weekend

in Escapes by Cecilia Yee, 1 June 2016
Looking for a relaxed beach destination that’s got a lot to offer and takes no time to get to? Cecilia Yee introduces her three favourite minibreak resorts in Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia.

Dragon boating for a cause. Around DB talks to two DB teams

in Action by Sam Agars, 1 June 2016
Tuen Ng Festival is one of the most popular on the local calendar and it gives residents yet another excuse to get altruistic. Sam Agars reports.

Katrina Lowe's winning article in the 2016 Young Writers Competition

in Talking Points by Katrina Lowe, 1 May 2016
Envisioning a dystopian future, Katrina Lowe, 14, winner of the Around DB and Life on Lantau Young Writers Competition 2016, expresses her concerns about our growing reliance on technology.

Meet the 2016 Young Writers Competition's finalists

in Profile by Sam Agars, 1 May 2016
Reporting on the Around DB and Life on Lantau Young Writer’s Competition entries for 2016, Sam Agars discovers what really keeps Lantau students up at night.

Peter Sherwood discusses pain, gain and the insane

in Out there by Peter Sherwood, 1 May 2016
While admitting he’s a gym rat, Peter Sherwood discusses pain, gain and the insane.

Let me entertain you: Tony Penny

in Moments by Carlos Magno, 1 May 2016
As The Hong Kong Singers celebrates its 85th anniversary with a high-energy production of Gypsy, DB-based chairman Tony Penny chats with Carlos Magno.

Make the most of small apartments in Discovery Bay, Hong Kong

in Lifestyle by Jane Drew, 1 May 2016
Get the basics right and even the smallest outdoor area can add sunshine to your life. Jane Drew reports.

Call out to technophobes

in Infocus by Trisha Hughes, 1 May 2016
Are all the digital communication gizmos we surround ourselves with outsmarting at least some of us? Are we all even fully computer literate? Trisha Hughes reports.

Let's celebrate Helper Appreciation Month in Discovery Bay

in Family Matters by Katie Scott, 1 May 2016
To mark DB’s second Helper Appreciation Month, Katie Scott speaks to the educators in our midst about the role helpers play in framing the minds of our youngest residents.

Wine Country

in Escapes by Sam Agars, 1 May 2016
When holidaying in South Australia’s Barossa Valley, Sam Agars suggests you take it easy and enjoy some of the finer things in life

T8 Consulting

in Business of the month by arounddb
Ten-year DB resident Sharon McEneff of T8 Consulting in DB North Plaza talks shop

Judo Kings

in Action by Beverly Au, May 2016
Ahead of the Hong Kong Junior Judo Championships this month, Beverly Au meets three DB brothers who are fanatical aboutthe sport – Nitai, Arbel and Yahav Delgoshen

A wing and a prayer

in Out there by Peter Sherwood, 1 April 2016
Peter Sherwood presents The Puzzle of the Purloined Poultry Parts.

Game on

in Talking Points by Sam Agars, 1 April 2016
With the world’s best ready to shine at the home of the Sevens, Sam Agars reveals why this year’s tournament could be the hardest fought yet.

Meet talented Irish dancer Aisling McCarron

in Moments by Carlos Magno, 1 April 2016
Aisling McCarron is one of the dancers to watch at this month’s Hong Kong International Irish Dance Premierships. Carlos Magno meets the 10-year-old DBer.

An affair to remember

in Action by Kathryn Gardner, 1 April 2016
Running the New York City Marathon gives you a real taste of the Big Apple. 2015 finisher Kathryn Gardner provides some crucial insider tips and recommends you register now for this year’s event.

Marrakech express

in Escapes by Elizabeth Kerr, 1 April 2016
Casablanca may have been immortalised in the movies, but Marrakech could be North Africa’s most underrated destination. Elizabeth Kerr reports.

Community tribute for Sam Kwok from Fresh Fruit Juice Paradise

in Profile by Sam Agars, 1 April 2016
To commemorate the sad demise of Sam Kwok, the owner of DB’s Fresh Fruit Juice Paradise, Sam Agars shares an outpouring of love from grieving residents.

DB development update

in Infocus by Sam Agars, 1 April 2016
Assessing Hong Kong Resort’s latest development plan for DB, Sam Agars talks to Islands District Council Member (Discovery Bay) Amy Yung and a spokesperson for the developer.

Curtain up for Discovery Bay resident Micah Sandt

in Profile by Elizabeth Kerr, 1 April 2016
DB actor Micah Sandt, 26, has a handle on the most crucial tools of the trade: talent, drive and a robust sense of humour about it all. Elizabeth Kerr reports.

The future of learning

in Talking Points by Sam Agars, 1 March 2016
Professor Sugata Mitra’s recent talk at Discovery Bay International School provided parents and educationalists alike with plenty of food for thought. Sam Agars reports.

So long for now: Sue Meldrum

in Profile by Elizabeth Kerr, 1 March 2016
Departing DBer Sue Meldrum leaves a welcoming legacy she hopes to need again one day. Elizabeth Kerr reports.

Junking the Plaza

in Out there by Peter Sherwood, 1 March 2016
While conceding that nobody wants to wash a rented car, Peter Sherwood gets mildly apoplectic about local littering.

Support system

in Money matters by Joe Dobbs, 1 March 2016
Whether you are looking to save, invest, or grow your money, a financial advisor can help you achieve specific goals. Joe Dobbs reports.

Safe Hands: Chris Carter

in Moments by Chris Carter, 1 March 2016
Sam Agars catches up with 18-year-old DB resident Chris Carter to talk international cricket

The sixth extinction

in Infocus by Peter Sherwood, 1 March 2016
Gandhi said, “The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” It’s clear then that most countries fall disastrously short. Peter Sherwood reports.

Chartering unknown territory

in Family Matters by Trisha Hughes, 1 March 2016
Sharing her first impressions on moving to DB, Trisha Hughes provides a useful guide for first-time expats and reminds us all how it felt to be the new girl in the plaza.