Ed Peters

Ed Peters

Ed Peters is one of Asia's most experienced travel writers, and has reported for the Post from every continent except Antarctica.

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10 of Hong Kong’s best attractions of old, from the Star Ferry Pier and Lai Chi Kok Amusement Park to Bottoms Up

From the Star Ferry Pier and Lai Chi Kok Amusement Park to the Poor Man’s Nightclub and Bottoms Up, these attractions were once much sought out by locals and visitors to the city alike.

From the Star Ferry Pier and Lai Chi Kok Amusement Park to the Poor Man’s Nightclub and Bottoms Up, these attractions were once much sought out by locals and visitors to the city alike.

10 Apr 2022 - 3:41PM
Meditation in India, volunteering in Peru, post-Covid release in Argentina: the life-changing journeys of 10 Hongkongers

From a meditative trip in India’s ‘Little Tibet’ to post-Covid release in Argentina, 10 Hong Kong residents walk us through the journeys that changed their lives.

From a meditative trip in India’s ‘Little Tibet’ to post-Covid release in Argentina, 10 Hong Kong residents walk us through the journeys that changed their lives.

10 Apr 2022 - 8:15AM
Make the most of HK$2 public transport fares in Hong Kong for seniors with a loop-the-loop day tour of the city, and save enough for a free lunch

Make the most of HK$2 public transport fares for seniors, for which those 60 and over are now eligible, by taking a loop-the-loop day trip tour of Hong Kong from Mui Wo to Sheung Shui.

Make the most of HK$2 public transport fares for seniors, for which those 60 and over are now eligible, by taking a loop-the-loop day trip tour of Hong Kong from Mui Wo to Sheung Shui.

27 Feb 2022 - 4:15PM
Hiking, snorkelling, strange rocks, perhaps a seafood lunch – Hong Kong’s small islands offer plenty for the visitor

There are more than 200 islands in Hong Kong, most uninhabited or sparsely populated and many with hiking trails, strange rock formations and waters teeming with life. Take a ferry, speedboat or kayak to reach them.

There are more than 200 islands in Hong Kong, most uninhabited or sparsely populated and many with hiking trails, strange rock formations and waters teeming with life. Take a ferry, speedboat or kayak to reach them.

23 Feb 2022 - 1:02PM
Hong Kong architectural gems saved from the wrecking ball - five you should see, from Lantau to the northern New Territories

The few valuable old buildings to avoid demolition in Hong Kong are those that are declared monuments. We pick five for an alternative tour of the city, with lunch stops included.

The few valuable old buildings to avoid demolition in Hong Kong are those that are declared monuments. We pick five for an alternative tour of the city, with lunch stops included.

6 Feb 2022 - 9:29AM
Opinion | Is nowhere safe from drones in Hong Kong? It’s time to control the flying pests

The peace and quiet of Hong Kong’s most tranquil places have been ruined by the sound of buzzing drones in the air. It’s time their wings were clipped.

The peace and quiet of Hong Kong’s most tranquil places have been ruined by the sound of buzzing drones in the air. It’s time their wings were clipped.

11 Jan 2022 - 2:38PM
Hong Kong tours: how local guides are adapting to survive the Covid-19 shutdown, with Instagram-spot visits, mystery solving and cemetery trips proving popular with city residents

With business almost wiped out by Covid-19, tour companies in Hong Kong are innovating to create fun and interesting tours that appeal to local residents.

With business almost wiped out by Covid-19, tour companies in Hong Kong are innovating to create fun and interesting tours that appeal to local residents.

9 Jan 2022 - 3:15PM
‘I’ll always remember Hong Kong’: traveller stuck 103 weeks on round-the-world odyssey without flying at last secures passage on a ship out

‘Thor’ Pedersen arrived in Hong Kong in 2019 expecting to sail on after a couple of weeks on his round-the-world journey to every country without flying, but Covid-19 threw him off course – until now.

‘Thor’ Pedersen arrived in Hong Kong in 2019 expecting to sail on after a couple of weeks on his round-the-world journey to every country without flying, but Covid-19 threw him off course – until now.

7 Jan 2022 - 9:22AM
How a Google Maps Street View operator in Hong Kong tackles photographing everywhere from parks to peaks – and maybe the odd posterior

Raf Ho has photographed thousands of kilometres of Hong Kong for Google Maps’ Street View, from driving its busiest roads to lugging heavy cameras up its steepest peaks.

Raf Ho has photographed thousands of kilometres of Hong Kong for Google Maps’ Street View, from driving its busiest roads to lugging heavy cameras up its steepest peaks.

19 Dec 2021 - 1:38PM
Opinion | Why are Hong Kong’s country parks treated as if no one cares about them? Apart from property developers, of course

Forty per cent of Hong Kong is devoted to country parks. They are a highlight of the city, and it’s sad how little authorities care about their upkeep or use.

Forty per cent of Hong Kong is devoted to country parks. They are a highlight of the city, and it’s sad how little authorities care about their upkeep or use.

13 Sep 2021 - 10:46AM
Profile | Brazilian capoeira master ‘Eddy Murphy’ on teaching China the martial art, and how he got his nickname

The Brazilian capoeira master, whose real name is Edilson Almeida, tells Ed Peters about growing up poor in São Paulo, teaching the martial art in China and the life lessons he’s learned.

The Brazilian capoeira master, whose real name is Edilson Almeida, tells Ed Peters about growing up poor in São Paulo, teaching the martial art in China and the life lessons he’s learned.

24 Jul 2021 - 5:15PM
Opinion | Feral cows and buffalo in Hong Kong should be left alone – they are part of the rural landscape

Hong Kong’s feral cows and buffalo are loved by some and hated by others. The government plans to get rid of them one way or the other – but why?

Hong Kong’s feral cows and buffalo are loved by some and hated by others. The government plans to get rid of them one way or the other – but why?

24 Jul 2021 - 10:45AM
Stone cabins 100 years old on a Hong Kong mountain offer a tranquil escape and amazing views

High-altitude stone cabins built in the 1920s near Sunset Peak on Hong Kong’s Lantau Island provide primitive accommodation and stunning views.

High-altitude stone cabins built in the 1920s near Sunset Peak on Hong Kong’s Lantau Island provide primitive accommodation and stunning views.

12 Jul 2021 - 7:02PM
Home swapping and why these people love living in others’ houses: it’s free, convenient and great for families

With the thrill of hotel staycations beginning to pall, home swapping could become this summer’s hottest holiday trend.

With the thrill of hotel staycations beginning to pall, home swapping could become this summer’s hottest holiday trend.

7 Jun 2021 - 7:50PM
Profile | He quit the 9 to 5 and followed his dream: carpenter in Hong Kong with a workshop two minutes from the beach

Franck Vidal was nine years old when his uncle asked him to help restore a house in rural France the traditional way. It sowed in him a love a woodworking that, aged 40, he turned into a second career in Hong Kong, as he tells Ed Peters.

Franck Vidal was nine years old when his uncle asked him to help restore a house in rural France the traditional way. It sowed in him a love a woodworking that, aged 40, he turned into a second career in Hong Kong, as he tells Ed Peters.

5 Jun 2021 - 6:37PM
Ethnic enclaves of Hong Kong, from Little Bangkok in Kowloon City to Nepalis in Kam Tin and the go-to Canuck bars of SoHo

People from the same country congregate and do business in certain neighbourhoods of Hong Kong, from the Thais in Kowloon City to Canadians in SoHo and Africans in Yuen Long.

People from the same country congregate and do business in certain neighbourhoods of Hong Kong, from the Thais in Kowloon City to Canadians in SoHo and Africans in Yuen Long.

31 May 2021 - 6:50PM
Opinion | Why Hong Kong must embrace the bicycle, provide more cycle lanes in urban areas and offer official support

The Hong Kong government needs to do more to encourage cycling – it’s clean, healthy, eco-friendly and fun. We need more cycle tracks, especially in urban areas, and maybe a little enthusiasm from officials.

The Hong Kong government needs to do more to encourage cycling – it’s clean, healthy, eco-friendly and fun. We need more cycle tracks, especially in urban areas, and maybe a little enthusiasm from officials.

28 May 2021 - 8:15AM
The queen of women travel writers whose books continue to inspire, Dervla Murphy captured global exploration like no other

Other solo female explorers ranged far and wide before her but none wrote about their experiences in the same way as Dervla Murphy.

Other solo female explorers ranged far and wide before her but none wrote about their experiences in the same way as Dervla Murphy.

4 May 2021 - 11:36AM
CNN producer Emiko Jozuka is dedicated to preserving the legacy of her father, Formula One photographer Joe Honda

Emiko Jozuka was never pressured into following in her father’s footsteps, instead his passion for photography organically became her own. Now the CNN producer spends most of her holidays in Japan archiving his images and recently curated exhibitions of his work in Tokyo and Hong Kong.

Emiko Jozuka was never pressured into following in her father’s footsteps, instead his passion for photography organically became her own. Now the CNN producer spends most of her holidays in Japan archiving his images and recently curated exhibitions of his work in Tokyo and Hong Kong.

16 Apr 2021 - 7:15PM
Opinion | Hong Kong’s spam callers are symbolic of technology’s impact on our day-to-day lives

Spam callers are nothing if not doggedly persistent, wasting the receiver’s time sometimes several times a day and raising questions about technology’s impact on our day-to-day lives.

Spam callers are nothing if not doggedly persistent, wasting the receiver’s time sometimes several times a day and raising questions about technology’s impact on our day-to-day lives.

11 Apr 2021 - 11:15AM
From Ho Chi Minh to Bruce Lee to John Lennon, in the footsteps of Hong Kong’s most famous international residents and visitors

You can’t visit overseas countries yet, but without leaving Hong Kong you can follow the footsteps of a Danish princess, Philippine and Vietnamese national heroes, musicians John Lennon and Michael Hutchence, Bruce Lee, and other famous foreign faces.

You can’t visit overseas countries yet, but without leaving Hong Kong you can follow the footsteps of a Danish princess, Philippine and Vietnamese national heroes, musicians John Lennon and Michael Hutchence, Bruce Lee, and other famous foreign faces.

4 Apr 2021 - 3:46PM
In Heavy Light, Horatio Clare chronicles his ‘journey through madness’ and how he emerged from it

In his latest book, author Horatio Clare writes lucidly, fluently and honestly about mental health issues and attitudes to mental health.

In his latest book, author Horatio Clare writes lucidly, fluently and honestly about mental health issues and attitudes to mental health.

21 Mar 2021 - 5:45PM
Opinion | Beach, please: when will the tide turn on Hong Kong’s coastal closures?

There’s hardly a man or woman in Hong Kong who doesn’t have happy memories of childhood expeditions to the beach, and it’s just the sort of liberating break that kids need now.

There’s hardly a man or woman in Hong Kong who doesn’t have happy memories of childhood expeditions to the beach, and it’s just the sort of liberating break that kids need now.

2 Mar 2021 - 8:45AM
Stargazing in Hong Kong: where to view the night sky, and how for one family it became a new hobby in the Covid-19 era

One Hong Kong family has discovered the stars during the time of the coronavirus. They explain why they love it and what to do. Experts suggest some of the best stargazing locations in Hong Kong.

One Hong Kong family has discovered the stars during the time of the coronavirus. They explain why they love it and what to do. Experts suggest some of the best stargazing locations in Hong Kong.

1 Mar 2021 - 12:15PM
The fantastical adventures of Annie Londonderry, the ‘first woman to cycle around the world’

In 1895, American Annie Londonderry made headlines by becoming the first woman to cycle around the world. Except she didn’t. A century later, her great-grandnephew revealed the true story.

In 1895, American Annie Londonderry made headlines by becoming the first woman to cycle around the world. Except she didn’t. A century later, her great-grandnephew revealed the true story.

28 Feb 2021 - 4:15PM
Escape from Hong Kong: what three wanderers miss about the city, and like about their new homes

Three escapees from ‘messed up’ Hong Kong rave about the places they have landed in, and reveal what they miss about the city.

Three escapees from ‘messed up’ Hong Kong rave about the places they have landed in, and reveal what they miss about the city.

23 Feb 2021 - 2:48PM
From Canada to Peru, how the Chinese diaspora has made its mark on more remote corners of the globe

Whether in Victoria, Canada or England’s rain-soaked Manchester, descendants of Chinese immigrants have made their mark far beyond the realm of restaurants. 

Whether in Victoria, Canada or England’s rain-soaked Manchester, descendants of Chinese immigrants have made their mark far beyond the realm of restaurants. 

12 Feb 2021 - 2:30AM
Freecycle events keep unwanted items out of landfills by letting Hong Kong people give them away

Instead of unwanted items ending up in landfills, they are being given away or exchanged at Hong Kong freecycle events. These are like flea markets, but no money changes hands, says the organiser of events.

Instead of unwanted items ending up in landfills, they are being given away or exchanged at Hong Kong freecycle events. These are like flea markets, but no money changes hands, says the organiser of events.

8 Feb 2021 - 12:28PM
Freecycle events keep unwanted items out of landfills by letting Hong Kong people give them away

A believer in the circular economy, Ashley Lendrum-Bordoli launched Freecycle – a flea market where no one pays – in Hong Kong two years ago, to keep people’s unwanted possessions from being thrown away.

A believer in the circular economy, Ashley Lendrum-Bordoli launched Freecycle – a flea market where no one pays – in Hong Kong two years ago, to keep people’s unwanted possessions from being thrown away.

9 Feb 2021 - 10:00AM
Colonial-era Murray House’s resurrection in Hong Kong 20 years on: heritage expert still sceptical, Stanley villagers happy it draws visitors

Built in Hong Kong in the 1840s as a British officers’ garrison, Murray House became a place of torture under Japanese occupation, and needed exorcising. Dismantled and its stones put into storage, it was reassembled 20 years ago.

Built in Hong Kong in the 1840s as a British officers’ garrison, Murray House became a place of torture under Japanese occupation, and needed exorcising. Dismantled and its stones put into storage, it was reassembled 20 years ago.

1 Feb 2021 - 1:05PM