The half-mile-tall Burj Dubai — or Dubai Tower  — which is scheduled to open in 2009. It will feature a public observation deck on the 124th floor.

From the half-mile-tall Burj Dubai to a 16-deck cruise ship with its very own Central Park —these eight coming attractions caught our imagination and got us thinking big about the future.

An Australian tourist attempting to rent a Vélib' bicycle at a self-service station in Paris. (Ed Alcock for The New York Times)

PARIS: They're clunky, heavy and ugly, but they have become modish — and they are not this season's platform shoes.

Women just travel in style

Gloria Lai The Standard 02.07.2008
Women just travel in style

Female travelers expect more and are willing to pay for it, according to travel industry experts.

36 swimming pools to open for free

The Leisure & Cultural Services Department will open 36 swimming pools for individuals to use free of charge from July 1 to September 30.

Where the Hell is Matt? (2008)

14 months in the making, 42 countries, and a cast of thousands. Thanks to everyone who danced with me.

First impressions of a photographer’s life in Hong Kong

Six months ago, after eight years working in Spain I began a new stage in my life as a photographer based in Hong Kong. Here are some of my first impressions.

15 hiking trails blocked by landslides

The Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department has found 15 hiking trails blocked by landslides. People should refrain from using them and take precautions when hiking elsewhere.

Shark flags hoisted at Southern District beaches

Shark flags have been hoisted at 10 gazetted beaches in Southern District after a five-metre whale shark was found near Round Island. Stanley Main Beach and St Stephen's Beach Water Sports Centres will be closed temporarily from June 7.

10 top holidays with teenagers

Joanna Symons Telegraph 06.06.2008
The cities of Biarritz and San Sebastian have superb surfing beaches and a humming nightlife

Trying to persuade older children to join a family trip? Joanna Symons suggests 10 breaks that teenagers won't sneer at.

New Territories cycling track works gazetted

Construction works to connect cycling tracks in Tuen Mun, Tin Shui Wai, Yuen Long, Sheung Shui, Fanling, Tai Po and Sha Tin have been gazetted.

Honeymoon hotel

richard lautens METRONEWS.CA 05.06.2008
Honeymoon hotel

Executive chef David Garcelon, right, and beekeeper Catherine Henderson look at a frame of bees on the roof of the Fairmount Royal York Hotel yesterday.

Put on your dancing shoes

canada.com 05.06.2008
Put on your dancing shoes

Luminato kicks off this Friday, June 6, without the over-the-top fanfare of 2007’s opening of the ROM’s Crystal. After the astounding success of last year’s inaugural arts fest, it’ll be a challenge to follow the act that saw the Crystal make its ...

Under the Sea

Lifestyle Hong Kong 16.05.2008
Under the Sea

Take a plunge with the world's first luxury dive computer

Brand New Washington State Bicycle Route Map

Karl Rosengarth Dirt Rag 15.05.2008
Brand New Washington State Bicycle Route Map

Adventure Cycling Association just announced its new "Washington Parks" cycling route and map. This 870-mile, double loop route offers some of great cycling, including the San Juan Islands and the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges.

Leisure facilities to open for free

The Leisure & Cultural Services Department will offer free admission to its leisure facilities July 1 to September 30 to support the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

Ride the B*tchcruiser Bike, But Wear Protection (NSFW)

Once in a while we come across an invention that's so ludicrously chauvinist, even our testosterone-fueled rants sputter to speechlessness. Just check out the NSFW photos (and plenty of 'em) after the jump.


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Strida 5: The World's Simplest Folding Bike

We first spied the slick Strida 3 folding commuter bike a few years back and thought it was pretty cool; they're now ready to unleash the Strida 5 on the world ("the world's simplest folding bike," they call it), and have made some notable improve...

Cannondale's Quantum Leap in bicycle design: the ON concept

The ON concept will be the culmination of the Cannondale “Quantum Leap” project – an exercise in futuristic bicycle design that began unofficially in 2004 when the company's Industrial Design team started a project with graduate students from the ...

The World's Most Expensive Golf Ball Marker

I thought a $90 ball marker was expensive but the new Tri Mark Executive Series Marker defies all reason. The marker has a numbering system that lets you mark how many putter heads away your ball is.