Erika Na

Hong Kong

Erika Na

Graduate Trainee

Erika Na joined the Post as a graduate trainee reporter in 2021. Originally from South Korea, she studied international affairs at the George Washington University, law at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and journalism at the University of Hong Kong. Before joining SCMP, she worked as a Hong Kong foreign correspondent for Arirang Radio and as an Asia Desk intern at NBC.

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Flash floods and landslide in India kill at least 25 people in southwestern state of Kerala

More than 25 people have died in flash floods and landslides following days of heavy rain in the Indian state of Kerala. The military is taking part in ongoing flood relief efforts and rescue operations in the southwestern state, which is prone to flooding. In 2018, over 400 people died and a million others were displaced when extreme flooding hit the coastal state. 

More than 25 people have died in flash floods and landslides following days of heavy rain in the Indian state of Kerala. The military is taking part in ongoing flood relief efforts and rescue operations in the southwestern state, which is prone to flooding. In 2018, over 400 people died and a million others were displaced when extreme flooding hit the coastal state. 

Flash floods and landslide in India kill at least 25 people in southwestern state of Kerala
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When Canto-pop star Nicholas Tse faced corruption charges after his Ferrari crashed in Central

In 2002, Canto-pop star Nicholas Tse was arrested by Hong Kong police anti-corruption officers over allegations that the singer switched drivers after crashing his Ferrari in Central.

In 2002, Canto-pop star Nicholas Tse was arrested by Hong Kong police anti-corruption officers over allegations that the singer switched drivers after crashing his Ferrari in Central.

When Canto-pop star Nicholas Tse faced corruption charges after his Ferrari crashed in Central
12 Oct 2021 - 10:15AM
When Nasa used Hong Kong for an international mission to study the greenhouse effect: it wasn’t rocket science, but it was important

Nasa chose Hong Kong as the operating base for an international airborne mission in 1991 to study the ozone layer and greenhouse gases over the Pacific Ocean.

Nasa chose Hong Kong as the operating base for an international airborne mission in 1991 to study the ozone layer and greenhouse gases over the Pacific Ocean.

When Nasa used Hong Kong for an international mission to study the greenhouse effect: it wasn’t rocket science, but it was important
5 Oct 2021 - 10:15AM
Wedding doll dress maker on keeping a unique Hong Kong tradition alive

It’s something only Hong Kong couples do – choose a pair of him-and-her dolls, pay to have clothes tailored for them and display the dolls in their wedding car or venue. We meet a miniature-dress maker.

It’s something only Hong Kong couples do – choose a pair of him-and-her dolls, pay to have clothes tailored for them and display the dolls in their wedding car or venue. We meet a miniature-dress maker.

Wedding doll dress maker on keeping a unique Hong Kong tradition alive
3 Oct 2021 - 11:45AM
Beethoven played in period costume with songs and a narrator – The Bonn Man by City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong aims to bring composer to life

Players in period costume will perform excerpts from works by the composer interspersed with narration and song to give context to his music in The Bonn Man, a City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong production.

Players in period costume will perform excerpts from works by the composer interspersed with narration and song to give context to his music in The Bonn Man, a City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong production.

Beethoven played in period costume with songs and a narrator – The Bonn Man by City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong aims to bring composer to life
30 Sep 2021 - 5:15PM
Hong Kong modelling contest that was ‘chance in a million’, with the winner guaranteed a job, free clothes and flights

In 1966, an Australian businesswoman said she would turn one underprivileged Hong Kong woman into a top-flight model, with multiple big-name companies lining up to sponsor the winner.

In 1966, an Australian businesswoman said she would turn one underprivileged Hong Kong woman into a top-flight model, with multiple big-name companies lining up to sponsor the winner.

Hong Kong modelling contest that was ‘chance in a million’, with the winner guaranteed a job, free clothes and flights
28 Sep 2021 - 10:37AM
Five autumn NFT art auctions in Hong Kong, from Wong Kar-wai’s In the Mood For Love footage to Shawn Yue’s CryptoPunks and a feature film co-produced by ATV

The craze for ‘crypto’ art is only growing in Hong Kong, to judge by the number of NFT auctions this autumn. Star lots include a feature film and unseen footage from Wong Kar-wai’s In the Mood For Love shoot.

The craze for ‘crypto’ art is only growing in Hong Kong, to judge by the number of NFT auctions this autumn. Star lots include a feature film and unseen footage from Wong Kar-wai’s In the Mood For Love shoot.

Five autumn NFT art auctions in Hong Kong, from Wong Kar-wai’s In the Mood For Love footage to Shawn Yue’s CryptoPunks and a feature film co-produced by ATV
26 Sep 2021 - 7:15PM
Korean fashion entrepreneur in Hong Kong Nikki Lee, of TAV, on her goal of designing timeless yet trendy clothes

As a student in 2007, Nikki Lee Hyuna was one of the first in South Korea to jump into the world of e-commerce. Today, she’s the creative director and designer behind Hong Kong fashion brand TAV.

As a student in 2007, Nikki Lee Hyuna was one of the first in South Korea to jump into the world of e-commerce. Today, she’s the creative director and designer behind Hong Kong fashion brand TAV.

Korean fashion entrepreneur in Hong Kong Nikki Lee, of TAV, on her goal of designing timeless yet trendy clothes
28 Sep 2021 - 11:25AM
When the first Mid-Autumn Festival lantern carnival in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park was celebrated

Amid fears Chinese cultural heritage in Hong Kong could be eroded, there was official support for the first Moon Festival lantern carnival in Victoria Park, which drew thousands of people in 1974.

Amid fears Chinese cultural heritage in Hong Kong could be eroded, there was official support for the first Moon Festival lantern carnival in Victoria Park, which drew thousands of people in 1974.

When the first Mid-Autumn Festival lantern carnival in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park was celebrated
20 Sep 2021 - 10:15AM
Behind Tai Hang’s fire dragon dance, a Hong Kong Mid-Autumn Festival tradition born of a plague over 140 years ago

The fire dragon dance, performed for three nights every year at the Mid-Autumn Festival in Tai Hang for over 140 years, was born of a plague that swept what was then a fishing village.

The fire dragon dance, performed for three nights every year at the Mid-Autumn Festival in Tai Hang for over 140 years, was born of a plague that swept what was then a fishing village.

Behind Tai Hang’s fire dragon dance, a Hong Kong Mid-Autumn Festival tradition born of a plague over 140 years ago
20 Sep 2021 - 9:30AM
Hong Kong artist Michael Lau on his latest show, designer toys and being comfortable with his art

Michael Lau Kin-man, known as the ‘Godfather of Designer Toys’, talks to the Post about changing attitudes in the art world and his upcoming exhibition based on his comic character Maxx.

Michael Lau Kin-man, known as the ‘Godfather of Designer Toys’, talks to the Post about changing attitudes in the art world and his upcoming exhibition based on his comic character Maxx.

Hong Kong artist Michael Lau on his latest show, designer toys and being comfortable with his art
17 Sep 2021 - 5:45PM
Custom shoes for the Mid-Autumn Festival? Hong Kong craftswoman keeps the dying traditional art of hand-embroidered shoes alive with workshops

Miru Wong holds weekly workshops in Hong Kong for those keen to learn the vanishing art of Cantonese embroidery for shoes.

Miru Wong holds weekly workshops in Hong Kong for those keen to learn the vanishing art of Cantonese embroidery for shoes.

Custom shoes for the Mid-Autumn Festival? Hong Kong craftswoman keeps the dying traditional art of hand-embroidered shoes alive with workshops
21 Sep 2021 - 11:14AM
Lantern maker for Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong loves the job, but doubts it has a future with city’s cultural heritage under threat

One of the last traditional Chinese lantern makers in Hong Kong, Ha Chung-kin, explains why – although he loves his job – he thinks the craft will die out in the city.

One of the last traditional Chinese lantern makers in Hong Kong, Ha Chung-kin, explains why – although he loves his job – he thinks the craft will die out in the city.

Lantern maker for Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong loves the job, but doubts it has a future with city’s cultural heritage under threat
17 Sep 2021 - 11:49AM
Explainer | 5 budget Hong Kong dim sum restaurants where you can eat for around HK$100 a head, from old-school trolley service to modern and Michelin

Hong Kong is famous for its dim sum, and we put five budget restaurants to the test, trying traditional and modern variations of classic steamed and fried dishes.

Hong Kong is famous for its dim sum, and we put five budget restaurants to the test, trying traditional and modern variations of classic steamed and fried dishes.

5 budget Hong Kong dim sum restaurants where you can eat for around HK$100 a head, from old-school trolley service to modern and Michelin
27 Sep 2021 - 11:30AM
Public art project in Hong Kong’s North Point aims to reconnect the neighbourhood, where tensions between old and new continue to this day

From public installations to small-scale upgrades to businesses, artists are trying to reconnect the different areas of North Point as part of a neighbourhood-wide project.

From public installations to small-scale upgrades to businesses, artists are trying to reconnect the different areas of North Point as part of a neighbourhood-wide project.

Public art project in Hong Kong’s North Point aims to reconnect the neighbourhood, where tensions between old and new continue to this day
8 Sep 2021 - 12:45PM
Elderly left behind in Hong Kong as families emigrate get help from charities

Many old people in Hong Kong have seen children and grandchildren emigrate recently, leaving them with less family support. Welfare organisations are stepping in to help meet their needs.

Many old people in Hong Kong have seen children and grandchildren emigrate recently, leaving them with less family support. Welfare organisations are stepping in to help meet their needs.

Elderly left behind in Hong Kong as families emigrate get help from charities
29 Aug 2021 - 6:39PM
With Disney+ to start streaming in Hong Kong and two other Asian markets, the five best shows to see on the entertainment platform

With its library of Disney, Marvel, Pixar and Lucasfilm franchise content, Disney’s streaming service will provide stiff competition for Netflix, Apple TV+ and Now TV’s HBO when it launches in November.

With its library of Disney, Marvel, Pixar and Lucasfilm franchise content, Disney’s streaming service will provide stiff competition for Netflix, Apple TV+ and Now TV’s HBO when it launches in November.

With Disney+ to start streaming in Hong Kong and two other Asian markets, the five best shows to see on the entertainment platform
13 Aug 2021 - 7:23PM
China floods show need to prepare for more extreme weather events, experts say

As the climate changes, long-term urban planning, including better drainage systems, and reliable weather forecasts seen as key to protecting lives and property.

As the climate changes, long-term urban planning, including better drainage systems, and reliable weather forecasts seen as key to protecting lives and property.

China floods show need to prepare for more extreme weather events, experts say
24 Jul 2021 - 2:00PM
Kimchi wars: South Korea attempts to differentiate Chinese and Korean versions of popular fermented cabbage dish

An attempt by South Korea to differentiate between kimchi and a Chinese dish of a similar nature has reignited an ongoing cultural cuisine war over the fermented cabbage dish.

An attempt by South Korea to differentiate between kimchi and a Chinese dish of a similar nature has reignited an ongoing cultural cuisine war over the fermented cabbage dish.

Kimchi wars: South Korea attempts to differentiate Chinese and Korean versions of popular fermented cabbage dish
23 Jul 2021 - 5:05PM