Burmese Pythons (Python molurus bivittatus)
What: The good news: there’s only one species of python in Hong Kong. The bad news: it’s the Burmese python, one of the largest snakes in the world. The ones in Hong Kong usually exceed 10 ft., and grow up to 20 ft. in length.
Forget terrorists, bombs or car crashes - the real risk is from Hong Kong’s animals. Jan Leung and Adam White teach you how not to die.
Section One: Multiple Choice
OK, we’ll start off easy with some multiple-choice puzzlers. Test your knowledge of the trivial with our first section!
1. Which of the following conflicts took place in Hong Kong?
It’s time to see just how smart you are in the Second Annual Great Hong Kong Quiz! Quizketeers, engage!
Adam White eats and eats and eats...
There’s a pretty constant rule in Shenzhen when it comes to food: it’s good, and it’s cheap. Cantonese cooking is rightly famous, but the local eateries don’t restrict themselves to one style. In Shenzhen you’ll find food from all over China – just a hop over the border. Hygiene standards aren’t quite at Hong Kong levels, but if your stomach’s even slightly hardy then you’ll be fine.
We all know that technology and food work together, but the microwave is just the start. It’s time to indulge the geek and the glutton inside us, at the same time. Just don’t get chicken grease on the keys.
Adam White investigates the technology that helps us masticate
Everyone’s heard about those brand-new meal pills that have been flooding the market with ostensibly cheap, nutritious meals. I, for one, am convinced that these delicious pills are the future. So I took a ragtag team of interns to visit some of newest pill factories, to get to grips with these tasty new treats!
Adam White checks out all the new meal pills on the market
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Pretty much everyone who’s ever talked about the new James Bond movie has, at some point, used the word “gritty.” It’s a hackneyed word, and it’d be nice to see a review that doesn’t use it. Whoops. The thing is, Daniel Craig’s Bond really is gritty: Casino Royale is really gritty. More than anything else, this movie is great because it’s all about James Bond.
Kuso? Literally, it’s Japanese for “shit.” But before you turn the page in mock disgust, that’s about as scatological as it gets - though it gets a lot, lot odder. Known as “ok gao” (odd doings) in Cantonese, “kuso” comes from the Japanese “kuso-ge” – “shitty game” – a term evolved to describe the enjoyment we derive from games that are so bad, they’re good.
Adam White and Janet Leung explain the fine art of online parody.
My mother always told me I’d be doing F&B, so I decided to be a pharmacist instead.
I came out to Macau as a pharmacist after seeing an advertisement in a newspaper. The money was excellent - with $16,000 a month, I was quite well off.
I’ve been in Macau for 27 years next week.
There was no decent bread, so I started importing whole-wheat flour from England, and sold it to local bakeries.
Andrew “Lord” Stow is best known for his famed Portuguese egg tarts, which he introduced to Macau in 1990. He has since branched out, with franchises in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and the Philippines. He talks to Adam White about his noble title, the ubiquitous egg tarts, and why he has no time for Chris Patten.
Welcome, gentle readers, to the industrious city of Hong Kong! Where logic, reason and money are the order of the day! But, good friends, all is not as it seems. Questions are arising, questions to which no ordinary man could possibly have the answer. In this time of crisis, the city calls out for a savior – a man who might stem the growing tide of conundrums – a man able to answer the unanswerable! But what man could answer such a call? Prepare yourselves for THE ELUCIDATOR, shedding light where there is none!