Enid Tsui

Enid joined the Post as senior culture writer in 2015 after many years of covering business and politics in Hong Kong and London. She edited and wrote for the Financial Times and the Nikkei Asian Review, presented on RTHK Radio 3, and launched the Economist Group's first Chinese-language publication, CFO China.
Enid Tsui
Enid joined the Post as senior culture writer in 2015 after many years of covering business and politics in Hong Kong and London. She edited and wrote for the Financial Times and the Nikkei Asian Review, presented on RTHK Radio 3, and launched the Economist Group's first Chinese-language publication, CFO China.

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Why intended users of US$340 million Hong Kong theatre complex may perform elsewhere

West Kowloon Cultural District theatre complex is meant to be new home of Chinese opera in the city, but opera groups say it is too small and its ticketing system unsuitable; groups presenting other art forms say its rents are too high.

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Why intended users of US$340 million Hong Kong theatre complex may perform elsewhere

West Kowloon Cultural District theatre complex is meant to be new home of Chinese opera in the city, but opera groups say it is too small and its ticketing system unsuitable; groups presenting other art forms say its rents are too high.

The Collector | Search for missing Qing-dynasty ritual vessel takes novel approach – 3D-printed replicas

Of the eight kinds of Qing-dynasty ritual vessels, one continues to elude collectors but a Sydney-based retired engineer is determined to track it down

15 Feb 2019 - 4:31PM
Search for missing Qing-dynasty ritual vessel takes novel approach – 3D-printed replicas

Of the eight kinds of Qing-dynasty ritual vessels, one continues to elude collectors but a Sydney-based retired engineer is determined to track it down

Impressive debut for Xiqu Centre in West Kowloon Cultural District, Cantonese opera’s new Hong Kong home

The Reincarnation of Red Plum was a fitting opening act at the new home of Cantonese opera in Hong Kong; its director, 90-year-old Pak Suet-sin, who played the female lead at its first performance in 1959, got a rousing welcome.

3 Feb 2019 - 7:03PM
Impressive debut for Xiqu Centre in West Kowloon Cultural District, Cantonese opera’s new Hong Kong home

The Reincarnation of Red Plum was a fitting opening act at the new home of Cantonese opera in Hong Kong; its director, 90-year-old Pak Suet-sin, who played the female lead at its first performance in 1959, got a rousing welcome.

Jap Jap Bikini, Taiwan’s craft beer bar that could have been a Hooters

Aida Lai went to Taipei with no entrepreneurial experience to set up a Hooters-style bar, but couldn’t find the girls. Now she owns a popular craft beer venue, and has Taiwan’s easier business environment to thank.

28 Jan 2019 - 8:36PM
Jap Jap Bikini, Taiwan’s craft beer bar that could have been a Hooters

Aida Lai went to Taipei with no entrepreneurial experience to set up a Hooters-style bar, but couldn’t find the girls. Now she owns a popular craft beer venue, and has Taiwan’s easier business environment to thank.

Myanmar artist’s Hong Kong exhibition taps Buddhism, folklore and politics

Htein Lin says the world expected too much when Aung San Suu Kyi’s party won power; his found object sculptures reflect the country’s slow progress in moving on from old feuds and power struggles.

26 Jan 2019 - 5:32PM
Myanmar artist’s Hong Kong exhibition taps Buddhism, folklore and politics

Htein Lin says the world expected too much when Aung San Suu Kyi’s party won power; his found object sculptures reflect the country’s slow progress in moving on from old feuds and power struggles.

Vancouver Art Gallery gifted US$30 million by Hong Kong textile heirs for expansion plans

The donation from the family that founded Crocodile Garments towards the gallery’s expansion plan is the largest single private donation to an arts and culture organisation in British Columbia.

24 Jan 2019 - 10:08PM
Vancouver Art Gallery gifted US$30 million by Hong Kong textile heirs for expansion plans

The donation from the family that founded Crocodile Garments towards the gallery’s expansion plan is the largest single private donation to an arts and culture organisation in British Columbia.

Galleries hope to draw out ‘invisible Taiwanese collectors’ by showing at new Taipei art fair

Exhibitors at Taipei Dangdai aim to reach local collectors; Yayoi Kusama, James Turrell, Yoshitomo Nara and Wolfgang Tillmans among the artists whose works are for sale.

29 Jan 2019 - 5:29PM
Galleries hope to draw out ‘invisible Taiwanese collectors’ by showing at new Taipei art fair

Exhibitors at Taipei Dangdai aim to reach local collectors; Yayoi Kusama, James Turrell, Yoshitomo Nara and Wolfgang Tillmans among the artists whose works are for sale.

Singapore SOS for exhibitors at cancelled Art Stage fair brings flood of offers to host shows

Galleries, a hotel, homeowners and an art collector rally round to offer space for artists and gallerists already in Singapore to show their works; efforts continue to find a large venue to give exhibitors maximum exposure.

19 Jan 2019 - 7:02PM
Singapore SOS for exhibitors at cancelled Art Stage fair brings flood of offers to host shows

Galleries, a hotel, homeowners and an art collector rally round to offer space for artists and gallerists already in Singapore to show their works; efforts continue to find a large venue to give exhibitors maximum exposure.

The Collector | The woman who owns 20,000 erasers, and why such odd collections can provide a window to the past

Pan Mok started amassing erasers by accident, but is now driven by the desire to save ‘pieces of history’

17 Jan 2019 - 10:34AM
The woman who owns 20,000 erasers, and why such odd collections can provide a window to the past

Pan Mok started amassing erasers by accident, but is now driven by the desire to save ‘pieces of history’

Major Singapore art fair cancels a week before opening, leaving galleries and artists stranded

Art Stage Singapore, the city’s main contemporary art fair, has been suddenly called off ahead of its planned January 24 opening. The reasons are as yet unknown, but the number of exhibitors has fallen sharply in recent years.

16 Jan 2019 - 8:33PM
Major Singapore art fair cancels a week before opening, leaving galleries and artists stranded

Art Stage Singapore, the city’s main contemporary art fair, has been suddenly called off ahead of its planned January 24 opening. The reasons are as yet unknown, but the number of exhibitors has fallen sharply in recent years.

Taiwanese architect helping turn Dongguan from seedy sex hub to tech hub

Casey Wang, founder of architecture firm Blend, received government funding for her project. Dongguan is leaving behind its reputation as a home to sweatshops and prostitution by building tech campuses.

14 Jan 2019 - 3:35PM
Taiwanese architect helping turn Dongguan from seedy sex hub to tech hub

Casey Wang, founder of architecture firm Blend, received government funding for her project. Dongguan is leaving behind its reputation as a home to sweatshops and prostitution by building tech campuses.

Chinese dancer, 54, to defy her age with daunting 70-minute solo show

Qiao Yang will perform “Almost 55”, the story of her life and most challenging performance of her long career, at the Hong Kong Arts Centre from January 25 to 27.

13 Jan 2019 - 7:43PM
Chinese dancer, 54, to defy her age with daunting 70-minute solo show

Qiao Yang will perform “Almost 55”, the story of her life and most challenging performance of her long career, at the Hong Kong Arts Centre from January 25 to 27.

Biggest ever LGBT Asian contemporary art show heading to Bangkok

Spectrosynthesis II will be held at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre in November featuring more than 50 artists including Sunil Gupta, Arin Rungjang, Maria Taniguchi, Hong Kong’s Samson Young and the late Ren Hang.

10 Jan 2019 - 7:37PM
Biggest ever LGBT Asian contemporary art show heading to Bangkok

Spectrosynthesis II will be held at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre in November featuring more than 50 artists including Sunil Gupta, Arin Rungjang, Maria Taniguchi, Hong Kong’s Samson Young and the late Ren Hang.

The Collector | Will big names at Taipei Dangdai contemporary art fair be enough to lure dealers back to Taiwan?
  • The inaugural event, to be held mid-January, is going high-end with big international names, but has the island’s art market done enough to sell itself as a viable alternative to tax-free Hong Kong?
4 Jan 2019 - 12:49PM
Will big names at Taipei Dangdai contemporary art fair be enough to lure dealers back to Taiwan?
  • The inaugural event, to be held mid-January, is going high-end with big international names, but has the island’s art market done enough to sell itself as a viable alternative to tax-free Hong Kong?
The big arts stories from Asia in 2018: a burst of Thai shows, new Hong Kong complex, galleries’ gender bias

Four contemporary art exhibitions were launched in Thailand, where previously there were none, while Tai Kwun’s opening added art spaces in Hong Kong; galleries in the city were called out for underrepresenting women artists.

31 Dec 2018 - 5:06PM
The big arts stories from Asia in 2018: a burst of Thai shows, new Hong Kong complex, galleries’ gender bias

Four contemporary art exhibitions were launched in Thailand, where previously there were none, while Tai Kwun’s opening added art spaces in Hong Kong; galleries in the city were called out for underrepresenting women artists.

Tai Kwun opened, outdoor events sprouted, more galleries opened: Hong Kong art in 2018

Awareness of the gender imbalance in art, the popularity of outdoor art festivals, and more international galleries were talking points, while famed art dealers continue to set up shop in Hong Kong despite high rents.

30 Dec 2018 - 12:32PM
Tai Kwun opened, outdoor events sprouted, more galleries opened: Hong Kong art in 2018

Awareness of the gender imbalance in art, the popularity of outdoor art festivals, and more international galleries were talking points, while famed art dealers continue to set up shop in Hong Kong despite high rents.

This group is saving Tibetan traditional architecture from destruction and decay

She is from Portugal, he is from Japan, and for 20 years the Tibet Heritage Fund they work for has restored Tibetan structures from Lhasa to Mongolia; team members often spend months at a time in remote spots and harsh conditions.

19 Dec 2018 - 8:15AM
This group is saving Tibetan traditional architecture from destruction and decay

She is from Portugal, he is from Japan, and for 20 years the Tibet Heritage Fund they work for has restored Tibetan structures from Lhasa to Mongolia; team members often spend months at a time in remote spots and harsh conditions.

The Collector | Signed copy of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf on sale at Hong Kong book fair, and Chinese collectors are driving demand

Seeing Adolf Hitler’s autobiography on sale at an antiquarian book fair in Hong Kong raises some uncomfortable questions

17 Dec 2018 - 11:10AM
Signed copy of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf on sale at Hong Kong book fair, and Chinese collectors are driving demand

Seeing Adolf Hitler’s autobiography on sale at an antiquarian book fair in Hong Kong raises some uncomfortable questions

Podcast: Rice entrepreneurs in China harness tech, crowdfunding to grow a safer, tastier grain- SCMP Long Reads
Art that makes you do a double take: Roni Horn’s mesmerising sculptures in Hong Kong

Roni Horn’s mesmerising glass sculptures, part of her new show in Hong Kong, make you do a double take - and perhaps that’s the point, given her concern that humanity is ‘sleepwalking into irreversible devolution’.

4 Dec 2018 - 7:30PM
Art that makes you do a double take: Roni Horn’s  mesmerising sculptures in Hong Kong

Roni Horn’s mesmerising glass sculptures, part of her new show in Hong Kong, make you do a double take - and perhaps that’s the point, given her concern that humanity is ‘sleepwalking into irreversible devolution’.