Erica Fong

Erica Fong

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?

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?
5 Feb 2020 - 8:00PM
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

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
1 Jan 2020 - 3:00PM
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

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
20 Dec 2019 - 12:46PM
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?

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
2 Dec 2019 - 6:24PM
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?

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?
9 Dec 2019 - 12:41PM
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

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
18 Nov 2019 - 2:00PM
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

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
18 Nov 2019 - 10:00AM
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

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
15 Nov 2019 - 1:00PM
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

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
28 Oct 2019 - 4:34PM