Cheryl Heng

Cheryl Heng

Graduate trainee

Cheryl is a graduate trainee at the Post. She joined in 2020 after graduating from the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Prior to this, she was an intern on the features desk at Shanghai Daily.

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Carrie Lam says remarks on Shenzhen’s rise taken ‘out of context’, touts Hong Kong’s key role in Greater Bay Area plan

Chief executive says work nurturing ties with surging neighbour and mainland as a whole prove she cares about city’s competitiveness.

20 Oct 2020 - 11:32PM

Chief executive says work nurturing ties with surging neighbour and mainland as a whole prove she cares about city’s competitiveness.

Carrie Lam says remarks on Shenzhen’s rise taken ‘out of context’, touts Hong Kong’s key role in Greater Bay Area plan
‘Rice queen’ J Lou, Hong Kong YouTube star and Uncle Roger’s ‘favourite niece’, on identity issues and viral hits with her mum

She loves rice, she’s YouTuber Uncle Roger’s ‘favourite niece’ – meet Hong Kong YouTube star J Lou, who has come a long way since her first viral hit three years ago.

20 Oct 2020 - 5:05PM

She loves rice, she’s YouTuber Uncle Roger’s ‘favourite niece’ – meet Hong Kong YouTube star J Lou, who has come a long way since her first viral hit three years ago.

‘Rice queen’ J Lou, Hong Kong YouTube star and Uncle Roger’s ‘favourite niece’, on identity issues and viral hits with her mum
Police report filed against Hong Kong opposition lawmaker for allegedly snatching votes from ballot box at Legco meeting

Call to authorities follows Democratic Party’s Ted Hui leaving seat in protest during election for panel chair after lawmaker sets time limit on proceedings.

16 Oct 2020 - 2:10AM

Call to authorities follows Democratic Party’s Ted Hui leaving seat in protest during election for panel chair after lawmaker sets time limit on proceedings.

Police report filed against Hong Kong opposition lawmaker for allegedly snatching votes from ballot box at Legco meeting
Wealthy shoppers in China more confident in luxury spending outlook than US counterparts: report

Wealthy luxury consumers in China and the US are mostly optimistic about their economic well-being as the pandemic rages on, but a new report shows there are clear differences when it comes to opinions on future spending.

15 Oct 2020 - 7:15AM

Wealthy luxury consumers in China and the US are mostly optimistic about their economic well-being as the pandemic rages on, but a new report shows there are clear differences when it comes to opinions on future spending.

Wealthy shoppers in China more confident in luxury spending outlook than US counterparts: report
Hong Kong opposition lawmakers resort to filibustering on first day of Legco’s extended term

A total of 12 quorum calls were made as Hong Kong’s pan-democratic legislators used their speaking slots to air various grievances.

15 Oct 2020 - 12:08PM

A total of 12 quorum calls were made as Hong Kong’s pan-democratic legislators used their speaking slots to air various grievances.

Hong Kong opposition lawmakers resort to filibustering on first day of Legco’s extended term
Five things to know about Go Back to China star Anna Akana, a YouTuber, singer, and comedian – from her sexuality to the break-up that inspired her music

The multitalented Akana turned to comedy to overcome the death of her sister while a teenager, wrote her debut album after a break-up, and posts videos to YouTube offering advice about mental health.

9 Oct 2020 - 8:17AM

The multitalented Akana turned to comedy to overcome the death of her sister while a teenager, wrote her debut album after a break-up, and posts videos to YouTube offering advice about mental health.

Five things to know about Go Back to China star Anna Akana, a YouTuber, singer, and comedian – from her sexuality to the break-up that inspired her music
Pandemic art from British street artists and Hong Kong talent kicks off Nicole Schoeni’s return to the art world

Nicole Schoeni has revived her family’s business with Schoeni Projects, contemporary art exhibitions with no fixed venue whose inaugural Hong Kong show features pandemic-related artworks by UK street artists and local talent.

8 Oct 2020 - 7:44PM

Nicole Schoeni has revived her family’s business with Schoeni Projects, contemporary art exhibitions with no fixed venue whose inaugural Hong Kong show features pandemic-related artworks by UK street artists and local talent.

Pandemic art from British street artists and Hong Kong talent kicks off Nicole Schoeni’s return to the art world
Away from Hong Kong’s famous street scenes, surprising scenic spots that inspired artists the focus of CUHK show

From Aberdeen to Tseun Wan and Sai Ying Pun, a show of more than 100 paintings and photographs by artists including modern ink pioneer Chao Shao-an highlight picturesque parts of Hong Kong many might have overlooked.

4 Oct 2020 - 4:53PM

From Aberdeen to Tseun Wan and Sai Ying Pun, a show of more than 100 paintings and photographs by artists including modern ink pioneer Chao Shao-an highlight picturesque parts of Hong Kong many might have overlooked.

Away from Hong Kong’s famous street scenes, surprising scenic spots that inspired artists the focus of CUHK show
Explainer | Why tattoos are still frowned upon in East Asia, even as young people embrace them

Tattoos have long carried a stigma in East Asia because of Confucian values and their links with organised crime and ‘uncivilised’ tribes, although young people have embraced tattooing as art.

2 Oct 2020 - 7:58AM

Tattoos have long carried a stigma in East Asia because of Confucian values and their links with organised crime and ‘uncivilised’ tribes, although young people have embraced tattooing as art.

Why tattoos are still frowned upon in East Asia, even as young people embrace them
Chinese musical instrument players on three concert programmes they put together for Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra

Lute and horn paired together, and a rare ensemble of strings – Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra players push boundaries in concerts they devised for Chinese musical instrument players.

29 Sep 2020 - 3:15PM

Lute and horn paired together, and a rare ensemble of strings – Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra players push boundaries in concerts they devised for Chinese musical instrument players.

Chinese musical instrument players on three concert programmes they put together for Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra
Grandpa’s an internet star: Chinese carpenter’s traditional woodworking skills wow millions online, but he says ‘I’m just an ordinary farmer’

Fans of Wang Dewen call him a modern day Lu Ban after China’s revered woodworker, but the 63-year-old farmer, known online as Grandpa Amu, says he’s ‘just an old carpenter doing woodwork every day’.

29 Sep 2020 - 7:40PM

Fans of Wang Dewen call him a modern day Lu Ban after China’s revered woodworker, but the 63-year-old farmer, known online as Grandpa Amu, says he’s ‘just an old carpenter doing woodwork every day’.

Grandpa’s an internet star: Chinese carpenter’s traditional woodworking skills wow millions online, but he says ‘I’m just an ordinary farmer’
Explainer | How Chinese professional shoppers, or daigou, operate – by buying luxury goods for less overseas and shipping them for customers in China

Professional shoppers take advantage of the lower prices overseas for luxury goods, cosmetics and fashion – sometimes benefiting from rebates – and ship goods to China for resale there. They may or may not pay import taxes. Covid-19 has hit them hard.

26 Sep 2020 - 5:59PM

Professional shoppers take advantage of the lower prices overseas for luxury goods, cosmetics and fashion – sometimes benefiting from rebates – and ship goods to China for resale there. They may or may not pay import taxes. Covid-19 has hit them hard.

How Chinese professional shoppers, or daigou, operate – by buying luxury goods for less overseas and shipping them for customers in China
Pianist Alexander Krichel on his quarantine for Hong Kong concert recording: ‘It’s my best excuse ever to be with my piano for two weeks’

German pianist Alexander Krichel takes the positives from his two-week confinement with a piano in a Hong Kong hotel room ahead of a concert – ‘The time I’ve spent here shows it’s really part of my nature to be a musician’.

23 Sep 2020 - 8:45PM

German pianist Alexander Krichel takes the positives from his two-week confinement with a piano in a Hong Kong hotel room ahead of a concert – ‘The time I’ve spent here shows it’s really part of my nature to be a musician’.

Pianist Alexander Krichel on his quarantine for Hong Kong concert recording: ‘It’s my best excuse ever to be with my piano for two weeks’
Artist draws from life to create cherubic characters, one pining for love, the other sharing it: meet Sad Cherry and Love Cherry

Feeling lonely and helpless in a cold, dark flat one night, Jennifer Chow sketched a cherubic character she called Sad Cherry – and realised she had drawn her own reflection. Then came Love Cherry. They represent her two sides, she says.

16 Sep 2020 - 7:08PM

Feeling lonely and helpless in a cold, dark flat one night, Jennifer Chow sketched a cherubic character she called Sad Cherry – and realised she had drawn her own reflection. Then came Love Cherry. They represent her two sides, she says.

Artist draws from life to create cherubic characters, one pining for love, the other sharing it: meet Sad Cherry and Love Cherry
YouTube stars in South Korea who used paid ads and product placement in videos apologise to furious fans

Some of South Korea’s celebrity YouTubers, such as singer Kang Min-kyung and fashion stylist Han Hye-yeon, have been criticised for misleading viewers about paid advertisements and product placement in their videos.

10 Sep 2020 - 6:45PM

Some of South Korea’s celebrity YouTubers, such as singer Kang Min-kyung and fashion stylist Han Hye-yeon, have been criticised for misleading viewers about paid advertisements and product placement in their videos.

YouTube stars in South Korea who used paid ads and product placement in videos apologise to furious fans
‘Humour, compassion and friendship’ of life in the time of coronavirus around the world captured in author’s booklet

Curious about how people were coping amid the coronavirus crisis and what they felt about it, writer Christine Mar asked friends around the world to share their thoughts, jokes, drawings and recipes. She compiled them into a booklet.

9 Sep 2020 - 3:00PM

Curious about how people were coping amid the coronavirus crisis and what they felt about it, writer Christine Mar asked friends around the world to share their thoughts, jokes, drawings and recipes. She compiled them into a booklet.

‘Humour, compassion and friendship’ of life in the time of coronavirus around the world captured in author’s booklet
Ups and downs of Naomi ‘SexyCyborg’ Wu, Chinese tech-loving YouTube star who’s more than just breasts and exposed skin

With breast implants and a penchant for hot pants, Chinese tech-loving YouTube star Naomi ‘SexyCyborg’ Wu has looks that helped bring her fame but also caused her damage.

8 Sep 2020 - 8:11AM

With breast implants and a penchant for hot pants, Chinese tech-loving YouTube star Naomi ‘SexyCyborg’ Wu has looks that helped bring her fame but also caused her damage.

Ups and downs of Naomi ‘SexyCyborg’ Wu, Chinese tech-loving YouTube star who’s more than just breasts and exposed skin
Asians suffering pandemic racism find solace in Facebook meme and humour group Subtle Asian Traits

Members of Facebook group Subtle Asian Traits usually exchange jokes about what it means to be Asian, but recent months have seen it tackle racism related to the pandemic, providing catharsis for many who have suffered.

8 Sep 2020 - 6:58PM

Members of Facebook group Subtle Asian Traits usually exchange jokes about what it means to be Asian, but recent months have seen it tackle racism related to the pandemic, providing catharsis for many who have suffered.

Asians suffering pandemic racism find solace in Facebook meme and humour group Subtle Asian Traits
Avocado nutrition: how many should you eat in a day? Do they help you lose weight? How are they good for you

Avocados are one of the world’s trendiest fruits, but what are their health benefits? We talked to dietitians about nutrition, possible cancer-fighting properties, how many you should eat and why they’re not the key to weight loss.

7 Sep 2020 - 12:28PM

Avocados are one of the world’s trendiest fruits, but what are their health benefits? We talked to dietitians about nutrition, possible cancer-fighting properties, how many you should eat and why they’re not the key to weight loss.

Avocado nutrition: how many should you eat in a day? Do they help you lose weight? How are they good for you
The macro diet: how one woman lost 23kg by counting nutrients, how her husband did the same, and why she can’t imagine eating any other way

The macro diet involves tracking the nutrients eaten and getting the correct ratio of fats, carbs and protein. Kayla Pennington tried it after her second son was born, and both she and her husband have lost weight

31 Aug 2020 - 8:15PM

The macro diet involves tracking the nutrients eaten and getting the correct ratio of fats, carbs and protein. Kayla Pennington tried it after her second son was born, and both she and her husband have lost weight

The macro diet: how one woman  lost 23kg by counting nutrients, how her husband did the same, and why she  can’t imagine eating any other way
The macro diet Hilary Duff counts on lets you eat your favourite foods – so how does it work and what can it do for you?

Actress Hilary Duff has been posting on Instagram about the macro diet, whose followers track what they take in each day. The idea is to eat the right amount and the correct ratio of fat, protein and carbohydrates.

30 Aug 2020 - 7:47PM

Actress Hilary Duff has been posting on Instagram about the macro diet, whose followers track what they take in each day. The idea is to eat the right amount and the correct ratio of fat, protein and carbohydrates.

The macro diet Hilary Duff counts on lets you eat your favourite foods – so how does it work and what can it do for you?
Opinion | Too young to be a millennial and too old for Gen Z – and that’s fine by me

Belonging to an identifiable generational cohort can be immensely satisfying, but no label can fully capture who we really are.

1 Sep 2020 - 11:36AM

Belonging to an identifiable generational cohort can be immensely satisfying, but no label can fully capture who we really are.

Too young to be a millennial and too old for Gen Z – and that’s fine by me