To celebrate our 500th issue of Hong Kong Tatler, take a look back at the editions marking the four previous centennial milestones since the magazine’s founding more than 40 years ago

Ringing in the new year

Tatler wasn’t the only one celebrating in February 2002 as the year of the snake slithered off and the year of the horse galloped in. To mark the occasion, Tatler revealed how some of the city’s leading families, including the Suns (Samson and Greta), the Lams (Frankie and Nina), the Chens (Roy and Yuk-lynn), the Chengs (Jonathan and Dorothy) and the Yaus (Jeffrey and Margaret), would be spending the holiday.

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Social sights

Familiar faces populated the social pages of the 300th edition, published in February 2002. The spotlight shone on fashion-forward socialites such as Pansy Ho, Cindy Yu, Alice Chiu and Josephine Leung, who all looked pretty in prints.

By 2002 the Bystander pages had come under the headline Onlooker and featured the “who, what, when, where and why of social Hong Kong.” This issue’s pages saw Hermès launch a photo exhibition with a party at the now-defunct Kee Club, founded in 2001 by nightlife impresario Christian Rhomberg, who was also the mastermind behind Club 97, which was Hong Kong’s longest-running nightclub when it closed in 2016.

Other key events covered included the leaving party for Australian Consul-General Bill Tweddell at his Deep Water Bay residence, which was attended by Donald Tsang and Li Ka-shing.

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