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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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.

1 Mar 2021 - 12:15PM

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.

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
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.

28 Feb 2021 - 4:15PM

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.

The fantastical adventures of Annie Londonderry, the ‘first woman to cycle around the world’
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.

23 Feb 2021 - 2:48PM

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

Escape from Hong Kong: what three wanderers miss about the city, and like about their new homes
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. 

12 Feb 2021 - 2:30AM

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

From Canada to Peru, how the Chinese diaspora has made its mark on more remote corners of the globe
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.

8 Feb 2021 - 12:28PM

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.

Freecycle events keep unwanted items out of landfills by letting Hong Kong people give them away
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.

9 Feb 2021 - 10:00AM

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.

Freecycle events keep unwanted items out of landfills by letting Hong Kong people give them away 
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.

1 Feb 2021 - 1:05PM

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.

Colonial-era Murray House’s resurrection in Hong Kong 20 years on: heritage expert still sceptical, Stanley villagers happy it draws visitors
The Russian hotelier who brought Nepal’s first tourists, and his legacy

The entrepreneurial Boris Lissanevitch is remembered fondly in Nepal, which could do with some of his initiative now as it tries to weather the Covid-19 storm.

23 Jan 2021 - 12:50PM

The entrepreneurial Boris Lissanevitch is remembered fondly in Nepal, which could do with some of his initiative now as it tries to weather the Covid-19 storm.

The Russian hotelier who brought Nepal’s first tourists, and his legacy
Opinion | Hong Kong’s most annoying noises – from pile driving to repetitive LCSD announcements, there is plenty to infuriate

Construction work, nail clippings and the sound spilling from someone else’s earbuds are some of the city’s more infuriating refrains.

14 Jan 2021 - 10:54AM

Construction work, nail clippings and the sound spilling from someone else’s earbuds are some of the city’s more infuriating refrains.

Hong Kong’s most annoying noises – from pile driving to repetitive LCSD announcements, there is plenty to infuriate
Education in the UK: why more Hong Kong parents are sending their children to elite boarding schools in Britain

Education in the UK at one of its elite boarding schools offers academic excellence, stability and personal development for students, say Hong Kong parents, who are sending their children in increasing numbers.

14 Jan 2021 - 10:07AM

Education in the UK at one of its elite boarding schools offers academic excellence, stability and personal development for students, say Hong Kong parents, who are sending their children in increasing numbers.

Education in the UK: why more Hong Kong parents are sending their children to elite boarding schools in Britain
Hong Kong’s mom and pop stores are disappearing fast – but you can still save them

The shoeshine boys of Theatre Lane or the Wo On Lane barber are long gone but you can still do your bit for the traders that remain

3 Dec 2020 - 1:31PM

The shoeshine boys of Theatre Lane or the Wo On Lane barber are long gone but you can still do your bit for the traders that remain

Hong Kong’s mom and pop stores are disappearing fast – but you can still save them
New restaurants in Hong Kong offer niche dining experiences as bigger venues go bust

With some of Hong Kong’s larger restaurants collapsing under the onslaught of social-distancing regulations, smaller takeaway and dining establishments are popping up to fill the void.

30 Nov 2020 - 1:54PM

With some of Hong Kong’s larger restaurants collapsing under the onslaught of social-distancing regulations, smaller takeaway and dining establishments are popping up to fill the void.

New restaurants in Hong Kong offer niche dining experiences as bigger venues go bust
Hong Kong’s long-distance trails offer 300km of history, views and scenery – and winter is the perfect time to trek them

Natural beauty, fresh air, historical sites – the MacLehose, Wilson, Lantau and Hong Kong trails offer all those and more. Easy to access, and well signposted and maintained, they take hikers through country parks and into highlands that offer unrivalled views.

30 Nov 2020 - 9:09AM

Natural beauty, fresh air, historical sites – the MacLehose, Wilson, Lantau and Hong Kong trails offer all those and more. Easy to access, and well signposted and maintained, they take hikers through country parks and into highlands that offer unrivalled views.

Hong Kong’s long-distance trails offer 300km of history, views and scenery – and winter is the perfect time to trek them
New Territories East: luxury property rises amid the rolling greenery of Sai Kung

The coronavirus pandemic has made areas like Sai Kung even more popular, with expats and locals alike swapping out the city’s tightly packed districts for fresh air, swathes of nature and, of course, more liveable space

29 Nov 2020 - 10:11AM

The coronavirus pandemic has made areas like Sai Kung even more popular, with expats and locals alike swapping out the city’s tightly packed districts for fresh air, swathes of nature and, of course, more liveable space

New Territories East: luxury property rises amid the rolling greenery of Sai Kung
Lung Fu Shan, Hong Kong’s smallest country park, is right on the city’s doorstep

Folded between Mount Davis and Victoria Peak on Hong Kong Island, Lung Fu Shan country park is home to hiking trails, a second world war gun emplacement and over 100 species of bird.

8 Nov 2020 - 5:15PM

Folded between Mount Davis and Victoria Peak on Hong Kong Island, Lung Fu Shan country park is home to hiking trails, a second world war gun emplacement and over 100 species of bird.

Lung Fu Shan, Hong Kong’s smallest country park, is right on the city’s doorstep
From Isaac Stern concerts to Jackie Chan movies to a snooker hall, the history of State Theatre, Hong Kong’s oldest theatre

Hong Kong’s State Theatre, which is being reborn as a cultural centre, holds a special place in the heart of many people in its North Point neighbourhood, from fondly remembered snack shops to packed out Jackie Chan films.

5 Nov 2020 - 7:11PM

Hong Kong’s State Theatre, which is being reborn as a cultural centre, holds a special place in the heart of many people in its North Point neighbourhood, from fondly remembered snack shops to packed out Jackie Chan films.

From Isaac Stern concerts to Jackie Chan movies to a snooker hall, the history of State Theatre, Hong Kong’s oldest theatre
Opinion | Puppy farms in Hong Kong: why we must end the nightmare

The city is believed to have up to hundreds of illegal puppy farms, which keep animals in appalling conditions with few consequences for abusers.

5 Nov 2020 - 4:20PM

The city is believed to have up to hundreds of illegal puppy farms, which keep animals in appalling conditions with few consequences for abusers.

Puppy farms in Hong Kong: why we must end the nightmare
Review | Historian William Dalrymple leads tributes to his translator Bruce Wannell – explorer, linguist and adventurer

In Tales from the Life of Bruce Wannell, historian Dalrymple joins Wannell’s siblings, neighbours and fellow travellers in celebrating the late linguist and adventurer.

2 Nov 2020 - 11:57AM

In Tales from the Life of Bruce Wannell, historian Dalrymple joins Wannell’s siblings, neighbours and fellow travellers in celebrating the late linguist and adventurer.

Historian William Dalrymple leads tributes to his translator Bruce Wannell – explorer, linguist and adventurer
The great escape: how Chinese illegal immigrants to Hong Kong found a new life – if they could ‘touch base’

The story of Hong Kong’s ‘touch base’ policy, which allowed illegal immigrants from China to stay in the territory if they made it as far as Kowloon, told from both sides.

1 Nov 2020 - 10:15AM

The story of Hong Kong’s ‘touch base’ policy, which allowed illegal immigrants from China to stay in the territory if they made it as far as Kowloon, told from both sides.

The great escape: how Chinese illegal immigrants to Hong Kong found a new life – if they could ‘touch base’
Opinion | Why Hong Kong does not need an artificial island to solve its housing crisis

Destroying the city’s natural assets to provide public housing at an extortionate cost would be a disastrous policy.

27 Oct 2020 - 8:47AM

Destroying the city’s natural assets to provide public housing at an extortionate cost would be a disastrous policy.

Why Hong Kong does not need an artificial island to solve its housing crisis
Restaurant loved by Bruce Lee, famed for its roast pigeon and featured in Hong Kong films, looks to the future

The Lung Wah Hotel restaurant, loved by film stars including Bruce Lee and famous for its roast pigeon, is celebrating its 70th anniversary next year, and has big plans for the future.

27 Oct 2020 - 10:30AM

The Lung Wah Hotel restaurant, loved by film stars including Bruce Lee and famous for its roast pigeon, is celebrating its 70th anniversary next year, and has big plans for the future.

Restaurant loved by Bruce Lee, famed for its roast pigeon and featured in Hong Kong films, looks to the future
Hong Kong’s best outlying-island guest houses, for a break from the city

From Cheung Chau to Tung Ping Chau, small, family-run establishments cater to holidaymakers looking for an easy escape from the city.

17 Feb 2021 - 10:23AM

From Cheung Chau to Tung Ping Chau, small, family-run establishments cater to holidaymakers looking for an easy escape from the city.

Hong Kong’s best outlying-island guest houses, for a break from the city
San San at 50: Hong Kong’s only Olympic gold medallist on staying healthy and positive, and the importance of sport

Hong Kong’s only Olympic gold medallist, windsurfer Lee Lai-shan, recently turned 50. Devoted to raising her daughters now, Lee, whose preferred sport these days is badminton, remains a passionate advocate for sport.

21 Oct 2020 - 1:26PM

Hong Kong’s only Olympic gold medallist, windsurfer Lee Lai-shan, recently turned 50. Devoted to raising her daughters now, Lee, whose preferred sport these days is badminton, remains a passionate advocate for sport.

San San at 50: Hong Kong’s only Olympic gold medallist on staying healthy and positive, and the importance of sport
Wine drinking in China evolves, with online parties, events and influencers pushing consumption at home, amid Covid-19 lockdowns

Covid-19 lockdowns that shut bars and restaurants challenged the wine industry to find new ways to sell. Online tastings and drinks parties have caught on, helping tap new markets in China among young women and older men.

9 Oct 2020 - 2:12PM

Covid-19 lockdowns that shut bars and restaurants challenged the wine industry to find new ways to sell. Online tastings and drinks parties have caught on, helping tap new markets in China among young women and older men.

Wine drinking in China evolves, with online  parties, events and influencers pushing  consumption at home, amid Covid-19 lockdowns
Around-the-world motorcycle touring pioneer Carl Stearns Clancy, and what he thought of Shanghai and Hong Kong in 1913

Freewheeling Carl Stearns Clancy, who circumnavigated the globe on a single-gear motorbike while dressed in a suit and tie, was a ‘true adventurer’.

8 Oct 2020 - 7:21PM

Freewheeling Carl Stearns Clancy, who circumnavigated the globe on a single-gear motorbike while dressed in a suit and tie, was a ‘true adventurer’.

Around-the-world motorcycle touring pioneer Carl Stearns Clancy, and what he thought of Shanghai and Hong Kong in 1913
Bering Strait tunnel: pipe dream or game-changer for US-Russia-China ties?

Hopes have arisen anew that a link can be built across the icy 85km strait, with backers of such a project seeing potential for a global shipping and trade nexus and a new era of international cooperation.

4 Oct 2020 - 3:58PM

Hopes have arisen anew that a link can be built across the icy 85km strait, with backers of such a project seeing potential for a global shipping and trade nexus and a new era of international cooperation.

Bering Strait tunnel: pipe dream or game-changer for US-Russia-China ties?
How Canadian made it big in Hong Kong nightlife, left to sail the world, and rocked up in Panama where he’s opening a heritage hotel

Chris Lenz opened Igor’s, a restaurant in Hong Kong with a mock horror theme, then a lot of other entertainment venues. He cashed out and built a yacht to sail the world – so how did he find himself in Panama investing in a heritage hotel?

3 Oct 2020 - 7:09PM

Chris Lenz opened Igor’s, a restaurant in Hong Kong with a mock horror theme, then a lot of other entertainment venues. He cashed out and built a yacht to sail the world – so how did he find himself in Panama investing in a heritage hotel?

How Canadian made it big in Hong Kong nightlife, left to sail the world, and rocked up in Panama where he’s opening a heritage hotel
Hong Kong’s most famous explorer Rebecca Lee gave an intrepid young fan his start, and now he’s looking to range even further

Rebecca Lee, the first woman from Hong Kong to reach both the North and South poles and scale Mount Everest, is finally retiring as an explorer as she hits her mid-70s, but 33-year-old protégé Wilson Cheung is just getting started.

9 Oct 2020 - 12:26PM

Rebecca Lee, the first woman from Hong Kong to reach both the North and South poles and scale Mount Everest, is finally retiring as an explorer as she hits her mid-70s, but 33-year-old protégé Wilson Cheung is just getting started.

Hong Kong’s most famous explorer Rebecca Lee gave an intrepid young fan his start, and now he’s looking to range even further
Kathmandu’s earthly monuments, damaged by earthquakes, rise again with help of the stars in heaven

Without consulting an astrologer, the experts and tradesmen restoring the monuments of Kathmandu, Nepal, after twin earthquakes in 2015 dare not begin the next stage of their work.

14 Sep 2020 - 12:51PM

Without consulting an astrologer, the experts and tradesmen restoring the monuments of Kathmandu, Nepal, after twin earthquakes in 2015 dare not begin the next stage of their work.

Kathmandu’s earthly monuments, damaged by earthquakes, rise again with help of the stars in heaven
The streets of Hong Kong were his canvas: the legacy of ‘King of Kowloon’ – graffiti artist and urban poet

The self-styled King of Kowloon, graffiti artist Tsang Tsou-choi, inspired a generation of artists with his protest calligraphy – a form he would surely have used to comment on the past year in Hong Hong were he alive today.

8 Sep 2020 - 12:37PM

The self-styled King of Kowloon, graffiti artist Tsang Tsou-choi, inspired a generation of artists with his protest calligraphy – a form he would surely have used to comment on the past year in Hong Hong were he alive today.

The streets of Hong Kong were his canvas: the legacy of ‘King of Kowloon’ – graffiti artist and urban poet