Douglas Parkes

Commissioning Editor at SCMP, Douglas focuses on education topics. Having lived and worked in London, Shanghai and Hong Kong, he is also experienced in writing about a wide range of lifestyle subjects including bars and drinks, film, travel and music.
Douglas Parkes
Commissioning Editor at SCMP, Douglas focuses on education topics. Having lived and worked in London, Shanghai and Hong Kong, he is also experienced in writing about a wide range of lifestyle subjects including bars and drinks, film, travel and music.

Latest from Douglas Parkes

3 sexy new cocktails that give new meaning to happy hour in Hong Kong

This season, sip on the Negroncino cocktail at Kytaly, the Chilcano from Chifa and the Shui Revive at Hutong

23 Apr 2019 - 2:00AM

This season, sip on the Negroncino cocktail at Kytaly, the Chilcano from Chifa and the Shui Revive at Hutong

3 sexy new cocktails that give new meaning to happy hour in Hong Kong
Upscale highballs are Hong Kong’s newest drinks craze – right in time for summer

The old-fashioned drink is taking over local bars like TheThirty Six and Ronin, with mixologists stirring innovation into the mix

22 Apr 2019 - 2:00AM

The old-fashioned drink is taking over local bars like TheThirty Six and Ronin, with mixologists stirring innovation into the mix

Upscale highballs are Hong Kong’s newest drinks craze – right in time for summer
Kung fu theme packs a punch at Hong Kong-style Dragon Noodles Academy

Red lanterns and golden dragons set the scene at this colourful restaurant, making dining here quite an experience

10 Apr 2019 - 10:30AM

Red lanterns and golden dragons set the scene at this colourful restaurant, making dining here quite an experience

Kung fu theme packs a punch at Hong Kong-style Dragon Noodles Academy
Mott 32 – an Aladdin’s cave of Cantonese delights

The restaurant boasts a varied menu and award-winning interior design, which highlights the history of Hong Kong and China

10 Apr 2019 - 9:00AM

The restaurant boasts a varied menu and award-winning interior design, which highlights the history of Hong Kong and China

Mott 32 – an Aladdin’s cave of Cantonese delights
5 of the most beautiful and exclusive drinks bottles for Art Week in Hong Kong

Whether Karuizawa’s Geisha Series or 1800 Tequila’s Essential Artists collection featuring the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, this liquor is worth grabbing for the exclusive artistic packaging

30 Mar 2019 - 2:00PM

Whether Karuizawa’s Geisha Series or 1800 Tequila’s Essential Artists collection featuring the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, this liquor is worth grabbing for the exclusive artistic packaging

5 of the most beautiful and exclusive drinks bottles for Art Week in Hong Kong
5 things we know about Wong Kar-wai’s new film, ‘Blossoms’

The Hong Kong director, known for hits including ‘Chungking Express’, says his first new film in six years will tie-in with 2000’s ‘In the Mood for Love’

28 Mar 2019 - 4:26PM

The Hong Kong director, known for hits including ‘Chungking Express’, says his first new film in six years will tie-in with 2000’s ‘In the Mood for Love’

5 things we know about Wong Kar-wai’s new film, ‘Blossoms’
5 reasons why ‘Captain Marvel’ will beat ‘Wonder Woman’ at the box office

Expectations are high for the superhero film with Brie Larson in the leading role, which is playing at cinemas now ... so will it pack a punch?

11 Mar 2019 - 4:59PM

Expectations are high for the superhero film with Brie Larson in the leading role, which is playing at cinemas now ... so will it pack a punch?

5 reasons why ‘Captain Marvel’ will beat ‘Wonder Woman’ at the box office