Delle Chan

Delle Chan

Delle Chan is a Singapore-born, London-based writer and editor with over seven years of experience in travel and lifestyle media. She has contributed to publications such as The Guardian, CNN Travel, National Geographic Traveller Food, Wired UK, AFAR, DestinAsian and more. View her work at www.dellechan.com.

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Mid-Autumn Festival for homesick Hong Kong migrants to UK – the mooncakes they’ll eat and the festivities local Chinese communities put on

Hong Kong people who recently migrated to Britain and feel homesick this Mid-Autumn Festival will still have their pick of some tasty mooncakes, and can join in Chinese community festivities.

Hong Kong people who recently migrated to Britain and feel homesick this Mid-Autumn Festival will still have their pick of some tasty mooncakes, and can join in Chinese community festivities.

Mid-Autumn Festival for homesick Hong Kong migrants to UK – the mooncakes they’ll eat and the festivities local Chinese communities put on
19 Sep 2021 - 3:10PM
Hainanese chicken rice, chilli crab, pineapple tart – Singapore flavours galore at Pan Pacific London, city-state hotel group’s European outpost

The hotel, newly opened in London’s financial district, serves authentic Southeast Asian food, such as chilli crab, mee siam and Hainanese chicken rice.

The hotel, newly opened in London’s financial district, serves authentic Southeast Asian food, such as chilli crab, mee siam and Hainanese chicken rice.

Hainanese chicken rice, chilli crab, pineapple tart – Singapore flavours galore at Pan Pacific London, city-state hotel group’s European outpost
13 Sep 2021 - 7:15AM
Space tourism: with Elon Musk’s SpaceX sending first civilians into low-Earth orbit this year, ambitious plans are being hatched

Elon Musk’s SpaceX plans to send civilians into low-Earth orbit this year. Virgin Galactic is training space travellers. Companies aim to open hotels in space, and offer space day trips, within a few years. We assess the state of play in the nascent space tourism industry.

Elon Musk’s SpaceX plans to send civilians into low-Earth orbit this year. Virgin Galactic is training space travellers. Companies aim to open hotels in space, and offer space day trips, within a few years. We assess the state of play in the nascent space tourism industry.

Space tourism: with Elon Musk’s SpaceX sending first civilians into low-Earth orbit this year, ambitious plans are being hatched
18 Apr 2021 - 10:25AM
Flying is terrible for the environment. Bio-fuels offer a solution to air travel’s impact on climate change

Sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs), made from things like plants and recycled cooking oil, are making their way into the world’s aeroplanes, but there are many barriers to overcome.

Sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs), made from things like plants and recycled cooking oil, are making their way into the world’s aeroplanes, but there are many barriers to overcome.

Flying is terrible for the environment. Bio-fuels offer a solution to air travel’s impact on climate change
25 Mar 2021 - 8:41AM
Burgers made from fish food on the way as Singapore food tech start-up develops microalgae meat substitute

Singapore food tech start-up Sophie’s Bionutrients produces a protein flour from microalgae that can be used to make meat analogues. It packs more protein, and takes less space to grow, than the legumes in plant-based meat substitutes.

Singapore food tech start-up Sophie’s Bionutrients produces a protein flour from microalgae that can be used to make meat analogues. It packs more protein, and takes less space to grow, than the legumes in plant-based meat substitutes.

Burgers made from fish food on the way as Singapore food tech start-up develops microalgae meat substitute
5 Mar 2021 - 12:50PM
Workout equipment rental for people in quarantine an opportunity too good to pass up for hotels, gyms, and a nimble entrepreneur

Treadmills, spin bikes, kettlebells, weights – people in hotel quarantine are hiring exercise equipment to keep up their fitness routines and relieve boredom.

Treadmills, spin bikes, kettlebells, weights – people in hotel quarantine are hiring exercise equipment to keep up their fitness routines and relieve boredom.

Workout equipment rental for people in quarantine an opportunity too good to pass up for hotels, gyms, and a nimble entrepreneur
9 Feb 2021 - 8:25AM
Lao Gan Ma, or ‘chilli crisp’, the Chinese chilli oil that’s hot stuff in the West

Originating from a small food stall in China’s Guizhou province, Lao Gan Ma – known in the US as ‘chilli crisp’ – now has fans around the world ranging from chefs to critics to celebrities.

Originating from a small food stall in China’s Guizhou province, Lao Gan Ma – known in the US as ‘chilli crisp’ – now has fans around the world ranging from chefs to critics to celebrities.

Lao Gan Ma, or ‘chilli crisp’, the Chinese chilli oil that’s hot stuff in the West
8 Feb 2021 - 11:02AM
Dolly Parton, George Washington and a herd of bison – what unites them? They all appear on a baker’s pies, one for every US state

Stacey Fong is attempting to capture the essence of each US state in pies both sweet and savoury: Delaware’s filling is peach custard, while Tennessee’s is biscuits, pork sausages and gravy.

Stacey Fong is attempting to capture the essence of each US state in pies both sweet and savoury: Delaware’s filling is peach custard, while Tennessee’s is biscuits, pork sausages and gravy.

Dolly Parton, George Washington and a herd of bison – what unites them? They all appear on a baker’s pies, one for every US state
24 Jan 2021 - 9:46PM
Airline food waste: no-meal option, AI to identify uneaten items trialled to reduce the amount that end up in the trash

Airlines are tackling food waste by offering incentives to passengers who opt out of meals before they fly, and using AI to analyse consumption trends. Some, like Cathay Pacific, donate to food kitchens where laws allow it.

Airlines are tackling food waste by offering incentives to passengers who opt out of meals before they fly, and using AI to analyse consumption trends. Some, like Cathay Pacific, donate to food kitchens where laws allow it.

Airline food waste: no-meal option, AI to identify uneaten items trialled to reduce the amount that end up in the trash
11 Jan 2021 - 7:41AM
Boracay update: how the Philippine tourist island is coping as Covid-19 disruption drags on

It’s been a tough year for Boracay’s tourist industry, but despite hopes of more visitors over the holiday season, the future still looks bleak for businesses there.

It’s been a tough year for Boracay’s tourist industry, but despite hopes of more visitors over the holiday season, the future still looks bleak for businesses there.

Boracay update: how the Philippine tourist island is coping as Covid-19 disruption drags on
22 Dec 2020 - 6:57PM
The power of blue spaces: time spent near a lake, beach or river improves your physical and mental well-being

When the Covid-19 pandemic is over, many of us will want a holiday, and research shows that time spent beside lakes, beaches and rivers improve our mood and well-being. So forget city breaks and head for the water.

When the Covid-19 pandemic is over, many of us will want a holiday, and research shows that time spent beside lakes, beaches and rivers improve our mood and well-being. So forget city breaks and head for the water.

The power of blue spaces: time spent near a lake, beach or river improves your physical and mental well-being
21 Dec 2020 - 8:07PM
Is London suburb Mill Hill a British version of Hong Kong’s affluent Kowloon Tong neighbourhood? We put marketing claims to the test

London suburb Mill Hill is being marketed as the UK capital’s ‘own unique take on Kowloon Tong’ but how similar is it really to the affluent Hong Kong neighbourhood?

London suburb Mill Hill is being marketed as the UK capital’s ‘own unique take on Kowloon Tong’ but how similar is it really to the affluent Hong Kong neighbourhood?

Is London suburb Mill Hill a British version of Hong Kong’s affluent Kowloon Tong neighbourhood? We put marketing claims to the test
28 Sep 2020 - 5:24PM
Can the Philippine island of Boracay survive back-to-back lockdowns?

The people of Boracay are struggling as it shuts down for the second time in two years. The Philippine island’s resilient resort and bar owners are adjusting to a slower pace of life but there is a limit to how long they can last before business returns.

The people of Boracay are struggling as it shuts down for the second time in two years. The Philippine island’s resilient resort and bar owners are adjusting to a slower pace of life but there is a limit to how long they can last before business returns.

Can the Philippine island of Boracay survive back-to-back lockdowns?
7 Aug 2020 - 11:59AM