Eduard Fernández

Eduard is a summer intern at the South China Morning Post. He has reported from Beijing for several Spanish and English-language media outlets.
Eduard Fernández
Eduard is a summer intern at the South China Morning Post. He has reported from Beijing for several Spanish and English-language media outlets.

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Michelin-recommended Thai meals in Hong Kong for under US$13, and they do a mean Hainan chicken

One of several branches of Thai Chiu, this one in Central offers tasty food for diners on a budget. Interestingly, among the Thai classics, the stand-out dish was Hainan chicken.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Michelin-recommended Thai meals in Hong Kong for under US$13, and they do a mean Hainan chicken

One of several branches of Thai Chiu, this one in Central offers tasty food for diners on a budget. Interestingly, among the Thai classics, the stand-out dish was Hainan chicken.

No selfies here: theatre fan sketches actors to preserve memories of the shows he loves most

Eddie Redmayne, Ian McKellen, Ken Watanabe – Hong Kong events organiser loved theatre so much he would travel four hours just to see a show, and taught himself to draw caricatures as his way of remembering favourite performances.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
No selfies here: theatre fan sketches actors to preserve memories of the shows he loves most

Eddie Redmayne, Ian McKellen, Ken Watanabe – Hong Kong events organiser loved theatre so much he would travel four hours just to see a show, and taught himself to draw caricatures as his way of remembering favourite performances.

Once welcoming, why Germany is wary of Chinese investment amid Trump’s trade war

A China-led wave of company acquisitions has seen Berlin grow leery of granting market access to foreign investors. But fears of an exodus of tech know-how are balanced by a desire to do business on the mainland.

1 Nov 2018 - 4:17PM
Once welcoming, why Germany is wary of Chinese investment amid Trump’s trade war

A China-led wave of company acquisitions has seen Berlin grow leery of granting market access to foreign investors. But fears of an exodus of tech know-how are balanced by a desire to do business on the mainland.

New restaurants in Hong Kong: explore Burmese cuisine at Mohinga in Ho Man Tin  

Hong Kong is home to many Southeast Asian restaurants, but rarely will you find one specialising in Burmese food. Explore unique flavours of Myanmar at this Ho Man Tin venue that’s named after a popular noodle soup.

21 Aug 2018 - 12:45PM
New restaurants in Hong Kong: explore Burmese cuisine at Mohinga in Ho Man Tin  

Hong Kong is home to many Southeast Asian restaurants, but rarely will you find one specialising in Burmese food. Explore unique flavours of Myanmar at this Ho Man Tin venue that’s named after a popular noodle soup.

How many more will have to die as Asia gets hotter?

Record temperatures have claimed thousands of lives and caused droughts and floods across the continent in recent months, and the forecast is not cool

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
How many more will have to die as Asia gets hotter?

Record temperatures have claimed thousands of lives and caused droughts and floods across the continent in recent months, and the forecast is not cool

A meal for under HK$100 in Lan Kwai Fong – don’t expect magic at Yo Dim, though steamed matcha buns were a pleasant surprise

A cheap and cheerful place to recharge if you’re out drinking in Lan Kwai Fong, Yo Dim offers snacks at knockdown prices, but you get what you pay for. The matcha buns are definitely the highlight

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
A meal for under HK$100 in Lan Kwai Fong – don’t expect magic at Yo Dim, though steamed matcha buns were a pleasant surprise

A cheap and cheerful place to recharge if you’re out drinking in Lan Kwai Fong, Yo Dim offers snacks at knockdown prices, but you get what you pay for. The matcha buns are definitely the highlight

Meet the Japanese chef bringing French cuisine to the heart of old Tokyo

Noboru Arai, whose Hommage restaurant has just been awarded two Michelin stars, reflects on the differences between French and Japanese culinary traditions

5 Aug 2018 - 10:00AM
Meet the Japanese chef bringing French cuisine to the heart of old Tokyo

Noboru Arai, whose Hommage restaurant has just been awarded two Michelin stars, reflects on the differences between French and Japanese culinary traditions

Chinese handling of Kazakhs a bump in Belt and Road

Astana’s economic ties with Beijing leave it with a headache in dealing with public anger over the internment of its nationals in Xinjiang’s ‘re-education centres’.

11 Jan 2019 - 8:38PM
Chinese handling of Kazakhs a bump in Belt and Road

Astana’s economic ties with Beijing leave it with a headache in dealing with public anger over the internment of its nationals in Xinjiang’s ‘re-education centres’.

Chinese villager’s nostalgia for communal living sparks revamp project for unique roundhouses of southeast China

Forty-six doughnut-shaped roundhouses in Fujian have been awarded Unesco World Heritage status, but roughly 3,000 others are in a state of decay. One returnee is now trying to revive his childhood home and community.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Chinese villager’s nostalgia for communal living sparks revamp project for unique roundhouses of southeast China

Forty-six doughnut-shaped roundhouses in Fujian have been awarded Unesco World Heritage status, but roughly 3,000 others are in a state of decay. One returnee is now trying to revive his childhood home and community.

Lights go out on art of Hong Kong signwriting, but old calligraphy master and younger enthusiasts fight to preserve it

Yeung Kai, 82, has devoted his life to the unique, expressive calligraphy style used on Hong Kong neon lights and shop signs, a trade that is now dying. A graphic designer is digitising the characters for a typeface to give it new life.

21 Jul 2018 - 7:37PM
Lights go out on art of Hong Kong signwriting, but old calligraphy master and younger enthusiasts fight to preserve it

Yeung Kai, 82, has devoted his life to the unique, expressive calligraphy style used on Hong Kong neon lights and shop signs, a trade that is now dying. A graphic designer is digitising the characters for a typeface to give it new life.

Hong Kong's Lost Calligraphy
17 Nov 2018 - 4:26AM
Hong Kong's Lost Calligraphy
‘Dragonair all set for take-off’: when Cathay Pacific’s local rival took flight in 1985

The launch of Hong Kong’s second airline, owned by Hong Kong and China shareholders, sparked a clash with rival carrier Cathay Pacific that would continue until it bought the upstart five years later.

13 Jul 2018 - 11:39AM
‘Dragonair all set for take-off’: when Cathay Pacific’s local rival took flight in 1985

The launch of Hong Kong’s second airline, owned by Hong Kong and China shareholders, sparked a clash with rival carrier Cathay Pacific that would continue until it bought the upstart five years later.

Russian mammoth ivory hunt grows in face of elephant tusk ban – but can it help save Africa’s endangered herds?

Adventurers in northern Russia are on the hunt for ivory from extinct woolly mammoths in the melting permafrost. Once excavated, the tusks are sold to dealers in Hong Kong as a replacement for elephant ivory.

10 Jul 2018 - 7:21PM
Russian mammoth ivory hunt grows in face of elephant tusk ban – but can it help save Africa’s endangered herds?

Adventurers in northern Russia are on the hunt for ivory from extinct woolly mammoths in the melting permafrost. Once excavated, the tusks are sold to dealers in Hong Kong as a replacement for elephant ivory.

Five times Hollywood destroyed Hong Kong landmarks … or the entire city

The Rock’s Skyscraper is just the latest film to have used the city’s forest of skyscrapers the perfect backdrop for all kinds of CGI-generated mayhem. Here are some other times Hollywood has destroyed buildings or the city itself.

6 Jul 2018 - 6:49PM
Five times Hollywood destroyed Hong Kong landmarks … or the entire city

The Rock’s Skyscraper is just the latest film to have used the city’s forest of skyscrapers the perfect backdrop for all kinds of CGI-generated mayhem. Here are some other times Hollywood has destroyed buildings or the city itself.

Hong Kong’s skyline is turned into a catwalk thanks to artist’s gift for painting skyscrapers as fashion models

For the past 10 years, Wilson Shieh has been working on a series of paintings mainly depicting women dressed as some of Hong Kong’s most iconic buildings, and it has resulted in his ‘Architecture Costume’ exhibition.

21 Jun 2018 - 6:26PM
Hong Kong’s skyline is turned into a catwalk thanks to artist’s gift for painting skyscrapers as fashion models

For the past 10 years, Wilson Shieh has been working on a series of paintings mainly depicting women dressed as some of Hong Kong’s most iconic buildings, and it has resulted in his ‘Architecture Costume’ exhibition.

Philip Guston exhibition in Hong Kong, narrated by his daughter, looks at his abstract and figurative works

‘Philip Guston: A Painter’s Forms, 1950-1979’ looks back on three decades of the late American abstract expressionist’s career and includes an audio guide narrated by his daughter Musa Mayer

20 Jun 2018 - 5:00PM
Philip Guston exhibition in Hong Kong, narrated by his daughter, looks at his abstract and figurative works

‘Philip Guston: A Painter’s Forms, 1950-1979’ looks back on three decades of the late American abstract expressionist’s career and includes an audio guide narrated by his daughter Musa Mayer

Five luxury hotels that were the scene of momentous summits that are still in business today

Whether it was Nixon meeting Mao in Shanghai, Gandhi, Nehru, Jinnah and Mountbatten discussing the creation of Pakistan, or Hong Kong surrendering to the Japanese in the second world war, these historical meetings all took place in luxury hotels. Here are five that are still in business today

11 Jun 2018 - 1:26PM
Five luxury hotels that were the scene of momentous summits that are still in business today

Whether it was Nixon meeting Mao in Shanghai, Gandhi, Nehru, Jinnah and Mountbatten discussing the creation of Pakistan, or Hong Kong surrendering to the Japanese in the second world war, these historical meetings all took place in luxury hotels. Here are five that are still in business today

Selfies with armed guerillas: holidays in Myanmar off the beaten track

With growing numbers of tourists looking beyond package tours, a trek through Myanmar’s northern Shan state offers impressive views and a glimpse of an ongoing conflict between ethnic minorities and government forces

25 Mar 2018 - 7:47PM
Selfies with armed guerillas: holidays in Myanmar off the beaten track

With growing numbers of tourists looking beyond package tours, a trek through Myanmar’s northern Shan state offers impressive views and a glimpse of an ongoing conflict between ethnic minorities and government forces

Hong Kong must shut door on illicit trade in antiquities before it can emerge as global art hub