Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Erica Fong gave up clean air and closet space to live in the concrete jungle of Hong Kong. Formerly the head of digital content for luxury lifestyle publications, Hong Kong Tatler and Lifestyle Asia, she now writes about wellness, people, travel and culture for a variety of publications.

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Before Conor McGregor, Manny Pacquiao, and even Muhammad Ali – how did boxing begin?

When and why exactly did grown men start getting prizes and prestige for beating each other up inside a ring – and how long did it take for women to get in on the razzle?

5 Feb 2020 - 8:00PM

When and why exactly did grown men start getting prizes and prestige for beating each other up inside a ring – and how long did it take for women to get in on the razzle?

Before Conor McGregor, Manny Pacquiao, and even Muhammad Ali – how did boxing begin?
No gym, no problem: 8 ways to exercise outdoors in Hong Kong

If the sun is shining in winter, there are enormous benefits to be had from venturing outdoors

1 Jan 2020 - 3:00PM

If the sun is shining in winter, there are enormous benefits to be had from venturing outdoors

No gym, no problem: 8 ways to exercise outdoors in Hong Kong
Forget Bruce Lee and Ip Man – Mulan and 4 more female Chinese martial arts masters who could fight with fists of fury

Yuenü allegedly beat 3,000 other swordsmen at a contest during the Zhou kingdom, Mulan has a form of tai chi named after her, and Wu Mei created a kung fu fighting style based on animal movements and adapted for human limbs

20 Dec 2019 - 12:46PM

Yuenü allegedly beat 3,000 other swordsmen at a contest during the Zhou kingdom, Mulan has a form of tai chi named after her, and Wu Mei created a kung fu fighting style based on animal movements and adapted for human limbs

Forget Bruce Lee and Ip Man – Mulan and 4 more female Chinese martial arts masters who could fight with fists of fury
Are you a Conor McGregor or a Manny Pacquiao? A Sylvester Stallone or a Bruce Willis? From boxing to MMA, find out which fighting style is right for you

Manny Pacquiao is a professional boxer and Conor McGregor is all about MMA, but maybe wrestling, Krav Maga or Brazilian jiu-jitsu is more your thing?

2 Dec 2019 - 6:24PM

Manny Pacquiao is a professional boxer and Conor McGregor is all about MMA, but maybe wrestling, Krav Maga or Brazilian jiu-jitsu is more your thing?

Are you a Conor McGregor or a Manny Pacquiao? A Sylvester Stallone or a Bruce Willis? From boxing to MMA, find out which fighting style is right for you
Bruce Lee’s kung fu, Madonna’s karate or taekwondo like Barack Obama: which Asian martial arts form is right for you?

Bruce Lee made kung fu famous, Gigi Hadid does kick-boxing, Ryan Gosling prefers Muay Thai and Madonna practises karate – so which martial art should you learn?

9 Dec 2019 - 12:41PM

Bruce Lee made kung fu famous, Gigi Hadid does kick-boxing, Ryan Gosling prefers Muay Thai and Madonna practises karate – so which martial art should you learn?

Bruce Lee’s kung fu, Madonna’s karate or taekwondo like Barack Obama: which Asian martial arts form is right for you?
7 ethical animal experiences in China and Southeast Asia where you can feed pandas, walk with elephants and swim with dugongs

Many animal tourism experiences contribute to animal cruelty, but we found ethical animal experiences in China and Southeast Asia that are safe for the animals

18 Nov 2019 - 2:00PM

Many animal tourism experiences contribute to animal cruelty, but we found ethical animal experiences in China and Southeast Asia that are safe for the animals

7 ethical animal experiences in China and Southeast Asia where you can feed pandas, walk with elephants and swim with dugongs
Review | Want the abs of Kayla Itsines or the stamina of Serena Williams? These top 5 fitness apps will get you into shape

With so many fitness apps on the market, working out is easy without any need to travel to your destination – we review 5 of the most popular and report back

18 Nov 2019 - 10:00AM

With so many fitness apps on the market, working out is easy without any need to travel to your destination – we review 5 of the most popular and report back

Want the abs of Kayla Itsines or the stamina of Serena Williams? These top 5 fitness apps will get you into shape
Can cats and dogs talk? An animal communicator speaks to our cat and tells us what it’s thinking

Does your cat think you’re too needy? Do you ignore one of your dogs? Pet communicators say they can tell you just what your furry friends are thinking

15 Nov 2019 - 1:00PM

Does your cat think you’re too needy? Do you ignore one of your dogs? Pet communicators say they can tell you just what your furry friends are thinking

Can cats and dogs talk? An animal communicator speaks to our cat and tells us what it’s thinking
How to kill a Chinese vampire and why bagua mirrors, not pumpkins, keep ghosts away – 5 spooky Halloween traditions alive in Asia

Bats represent happiness in China, black cats mean good luck (not bad) in Japan, and the Hungry Ghost Festival is (kind of) similar to Halloween

28 Oct 2019 - 4:34PM

Bats represent happiness in China, black cats mean good luck (not bad) in Japan, and the Hungry Ghost Festival is (kind of) similar to Halloween

How to kill a Chinese vampire and why bagua mirrors, not pumpkins, keep ghosts away – 5 spooky Halloween traditions alive in Asia