Hong Kong

Hong Kong Rugby Sevens

Severed heads and escaped convicts? It can only be one thing: the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens. My latest radio story for Only a Game.


Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Sedan Chair Race

Here’s my most recent story for NPR’s sports show, Only a Game. It’s about an annual race here in Hong Kong (香港) in which hearty souls race around Mount Kellett road carrying whimsically decorated sedan chairs.

Of interest, sedan chairs were registered in the territory as late as 1962, according to this South China Morning Post article. For a photo of a reposing  Air France crew enjoying the luxuries of a coolie-carried sedan chair, check out, a wonderful online repository of old Hong Kong.



Freeing HK

My latest story for Only a Game is about a new game that’s taken the city by storm.





My Name is Bond

Here’s a story I reported for the NPR sports show, Only a Game. It’s about horse racing and the role it plays in Hong Kongers’ life.

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