May Tse

May Tse

May is a contributor to Inkstone. She is a photographer for the South China Morning Post.

Chungking Mansions: the South Asian heart of Hong Kong
Chungking Mansions in Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui district is well known for its guesthouses, restaurants, fashion shops and money exchanges. It is a major gathering place for South Asians, Africans and other ethnic minorities. Check out the building’s myriad offerings in our gallery, above.
Chungking Mansions: the South Asian heart of Hong Kong
Time hangs heavy on Hong Kong’s last traditional scale store
 Using the traditional Chinese steelyard is a dying art. This balancing scale is made up of a pan at one end, and a sliding counterweight at the other. The weight slides along the arm, and when it balances a measurement can be read. But now the Chinese steelyard has largely given way to the spring or electronic scale – and most of the younger generations in Hong Kong simply cannot read Chinese measurements at all. One steelyard shop still exists in the city. Mrs Ho, the 78-year-old owner of Lee Wo Steelyard, has set her mind to keep the business going. The shop was founded by her father almost a century ago, who also taught her the craft these traditional Chinese implements. Even though the
Time hangs heavy on Hong Kong’s last traditional scale store
Guangzhou’s baseball players are down, but not out
Founded in 1995, the Guangdong Leopards baseball team were the 2010 champions of the China Baseball League. But their funding from the Chinese government was cut when baseball was dropped from the 2012 London Olympic Games. The Leopards fell on hard times, finding themselves unable to afford to hire overseas coaches. But the team has found a new way forward, by putting their resources into training the players of tomorrow.
Guangzhou’s baseball players are down, but not out