THE BROAD VIEW

Greed, for lack of a better word, is good for Hong Kong

GORDON Gekko, the slick but amoral Wall Street protagonist would have felt completely at home amid the wheeler-dealer skyscrapers of Hong Kong.

Why we need more space

AS the world twiddles its thumbs at home obsessing over rather small dreams like a dash to the grocery story through a gap in the Covid clouds, seven organisations and nations are on their way to space, four of them to the fabled and mysterious Red Planet. Others are dreaming up unimaginable...

PERSPECTIVE

Fixing safe bubbles is harder than it seems

AS THE COVID clouds teasingly pass and suddenly gather again, states and national governments are considering how best to restart services without uncorking more zoonotic misery from Pandora's box. This leaves airlines grinding their teeth as funds dry up and leaves a huge question mark for...

THE BROAD VIEW

Social distancing and personalised service make poor bedfellows

AS TRAVEL vaporises with on-off lockdowns, airlines, airports, and hotels are pondering the future of hospitality in these fluid and fearful socially distanced times. While it may appear oxymoronic, professional hosts are examining how to safely distance yet offer hospitable warmth without...

SATURDAY SOAPBOX

Life of I, with a puma

IN 2003 when Linden Lab's virtual world Second Life launched, it was a novelty and a huge success with a community of over a million at its peak. A quaint convergence of unfettered imagination and dollar-powered real life - through avatars, business, brands, product sales, music, movies, and...

SATURDAY SOAPBOX

The world will be as one

IN A FEW MONTHS when the tumult caused by the novel coronavirus subsides to a level where people have stopped panicking and more clues emerge on how to stay safe or battle this zoonotic scourge, there may be time to appreciate just how much the world has changed.

THE BROAD VIEW

The secret of powerless flight

PRATT & Whitney (P&W) is a not a name that springs to the mind of most travellers. Yet, it is a substantial aerospace component manufacturer with the sort of antecedents that would make Rolls-Royce or BMW blush.

PERSPECTIVE

It's time for Hong Kong to make an attempt to heal

THE US-sponsored Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 is remarkable as much for its Quixotic attempt to champion a once-fair city far across the Pacific, as its unprecedentedly bipartisan nature. It is ironic that Hong Kong - with its sharply polarised society - has wrought such...

SATURDAY SOAPBOX

Fixing delayed flights

ANY LABOURING swain nervously awaiting his date for that hotel lobby assignation will have marvelled at the time-keeping skills of women so adept at making their man hang on till that very last point when - all energy, pride, confidence, irritation and hope drained - he looks up to see her glide...