Esther Ng

For an inside look at Hong Kong's beauty scene, stay tuned to The Beauty Blog for the latest trends, products and treatments to pamper yourself with. Commissioning Editor Esther Ng has been covering beauty, fashion and lifestyle topics in the region for over a decade.
Esther Ng
For an inside look at Hong Kong's beauty scene, stay tuned to The Beauty Blog for the latest trends, products and treatments to pamper yourself with. Commissioning Editor Esther Ng has been covering beauty, fashion and lifestyle topics in the region for over a decade.

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Why millennial former equity trader has plunged head first into cryptocurrency exchange

Andrew Wong left investment bank job to head digital currency platform

9 Nov 2018 - 2:22PM

Andrew Wong left investment bank job to head digital currency platform

Why millennial former equity trader has plunged head first into cryptocurrency exchange
Ariane Zagury of Rue Madame made the leap from investment banker to fashion entrepreneur

Sometimes life leads you to do things that you've never dreamed of. Take Ariane Zagury, an investment banker who ended up in the fashion business as the founder of retailer Rue Madame. 

20 Nov 2015 - 3:12PM

Sometimes life leads you to do things that you've never dreamed of. Take Ariane Zagury, an investment banker who ended up in the fashion business as the founder of retailer Rue Madame. 

Ariane Zagury of Rue Madame made the leap from investment banker to fashion entrepreneur
Rebecca Wei, president of Christie's Asia, understands the importance of split-second decisions

Undoubtedly, the greatest challenge in the auction business is making split-second decisions quickly and in time. When the hammer comes down, you've either got it or you've lost it, and the stakes can be as high as hundreds of millions of dollars. 

20 Nov 2015 - 3:12PM

Undoubtedly, the greatest challenge in the auction business is making split-second decisions quickly and in time. When the hammer comes down, you've either got it or you've lost it, and the stakes can be as high as hundreds of millions of dollars. 

Rebecca Wei, president of Christie's Asia, understands the importance of split-second decisions
Ferretti Group CEO Alberto Galassi is pushing the yacht company full speed ahead

For Alberto Galassi, the CEO and director of the Ferretti Group, time is one of the most valuable commodities when it comes to business. It means the difference between incredible success, total failure and everything in between. 

20 Nov 2015 - 12:07PM

For Alberto Galassi, the CEO and director of the Ferretti Group, time is one of the most valuable commodities when it comes to business. It means the difference between incredible success, total failure and everything in between. 

Ferretti Group CEO Alberto Galassi is pushing the yacht company full speed ahead
Naturopathic physician Ardyce Yik embraces holistic treatment and natural medicines

In naturopathic medicine, the aim is to address the underlying cause of illness, to treat the whole person and to focus on disease prevention, rather than simply treat or suppress symptoms. Dr Ardyce Yik, a licensed naturopathic physician from Canada, uses evidence-based natural medicines to help her patients to achieve optimal health.

20 Nov 2015 - 12:28PM

In naturopathic medicine, the aim is to address the underlying cause of illness, to treat the whole person and to focus on disease prevention, rather than simply treat or suppress symptoms. Dr Ardyce Yik, a licensed naturopathic physician from Canada, uses evidence-based natural medicines to help her patients to achieve optimal health.

Naturopathic physician Ardyce Yik embraces holistic treatment and natural medicines
How Dr Ralf Altmeyer's curiosity led him into science 'with a focus on finding new vaccines'

Dr Ralf Altmeyer likes to understand how things work. He found it intriguing from a young age - how a virus worked, how it caused disease in one person and not another. It prompted him to go into science, "with a focus on finding solutions - newmedicines, new treatments, new vaccines". 

3 Dec 2015 - 10:31AM

Dr Ralf Altmeyer likes to understand how things work. He found it intriguing from a young age - how a virus worked, how it caused disease in one person and not another. It prompted him to go into science, "with a focus on finding solutions - newmedicines, new treatments, new vaccines". 

How Dr Ralf Altmeyer's curiosity led him into science 'with a focus on finding new vaccines'
Ken Grier of The Macallan whisky distillery keeps in high spirits in work and leisure time

As brand director of The Macallan, The Edrington Group, Ken Grier is well aware of how crucial timing is when making Scotch whisky. Founded in 1824 in the heart of Speyside, The Macallan was one of the first distilleries in Scotland to be legally licensed, and it has since built a reputation for creating one of the world's finest single-malt whiskies.

20 Nov 2015 - 12:24PM

As brand director of The Macallan, The Edrington Group, Ken Grier is well aware of how crucial timing is when making Scotch whisky. Founded in 1824 in the heart of Speyside, The Macallan was one of the first distilleries in Scotland to be legally licensed, and it has since built a reputation for creating one of the world's finest single-malt whiskies.

Ken Grier of The Macallan whisky distillery keeps in high spirits in work and leisure time
Korean makeover at Momojein in Wan Chai
Casual Italian fare at Pirata in Wan Chai
Nick Mowbray of the toy brand Zuru wants to give something back after his early success

With no money apart from a small loan from his parents and a strong dose of entrepreneurial spirit, Nick Mowbray moved to mainland China with his brother and sister to start a toy company when he was only 18 and straight out of high school. 

20 Nov 2015 - 12:04PM

With no money apart from a small loan from his parents and a strong dose of entrepreneurial spirit, Nick Mowbray moved to mainland China with his brother and sister to start a toy company when he was only 18 and straight out of high school. 

Nick Mowbray of the toy brand Zuru wants to give something back after his early success
Kirk Martin, CEO of CÉ LA VI, weighs the importance of each project by the time it takes to complete

Expanding an exciting restaurant-lounge-nightclub concept across different countries in Asia really doesn't leave Kirk Martin, CEO of CE LA VI, with much time to spare.

20 Nov 2015 - 12:02PM

Expanding an exciting restaurant-lounge-nightclub concept across different countries in Asia really doesn't leave Kirk Martin, CEO of CE LA VI, with much time to spare.

Kirk Martin, CEO of CÉ LA VI, weighs the importance of each project by the time it takes to complete
Bridal parties

Macau is a great destination for weddings. Thanks to government incentives attracting overseas couples and wedding guests, resorts and properties hosting  wedding fairs and offering so many choices - paired with Macau’s colonial legacy and landmarks perfect for wedding snaps - it’s become more popular as a wedding destination.

26 Oct 2015 - 4:54PM

Macau is a great destination for weddings. Thanks to government incentives attracting overseas couples and wedding guests, resorts and properties hosting  wedding fairs and offering so many choices - paired with Macau’s colonial legacy and landmarks perfect for wedding snaps - it’s become more popular as a wedding destination.

Bridal parties
Galaxy Macau Phase II opens up new worlds of luxury, entertainment, dining and accommodation

Ever since the Venetian Macao resort started the casino boom in the city  over 10 years ago, the landscape of Cotai has been continuously changing. For this year and beyond, a new wave of mega resort-casinos are in the works, and the first to debut in May was Galaxy Entertainment Group's Galaxy Macau Phase II.

10 Sep 2015 - 5:05PM

Ever since the Venetian Macao resort started the casino boom in the city  over 10 years ago, the landscape of Cotai has been continuously changing. For this year and beyond, a new wave of mega resort-casinos are in the works, and the first to debut in May was Galaxy Entertainment Group's Galaxy Macau Phase II.

Galaxy Macau Phase II opens up new worlds of luxury, entertainment, dining and accommodation
Buffet aficionados are heading for JW Café

JW Café takes over the old Marriott Café space and is back as a favourite for buffet aficionados. The interior, created by MOK Design and Associates, seats 216 patrons and contains a private dining room for 12, and a semi-private dining space for 10 with views of Victoria Harbour.

8 Sep 2015 - 10:16PM

JW Café takes over the old Marriott Café space and is back as a favourite for buffet aficionados. The interior, created by MOK Design and Associates, seats 216 patrons and contains a private dining room for 12, and a semi-private dining space for 10 with views of Victoria Harbour.

Buffet aficionados are heading for JW Café
António takes you on culinary journey back to the old country

Situated among the quaint European-style alleyways of old Taipa Village, António is a charming award-winning restaurant by chef António Coelho. Occupying a three-storey village house, there is a small terrace area and the dining rooms are divided between the ground and first floor. The main area sits no more than 30 people, so large groups need to call in advance to book.

8 Sep 2015 - 10:16PM

Situated among the quaint European-style alleyways of old Taipa Village, António is a charming award-winning restaurant by chef António Coelho. Occupying a three-storey village house, there is a small terrace area and the dining rooms are divided between the ground and first floor. The main area sits no more than 30 people, so large groups need to call in advance to book.

António takes you on culinary journey back to the old country
Classy Morton's steaks claim for top table status

Enjoy fantastic, panoramic views of Victoria Harbour from the fourth floor of the Sheraton Hotel. The restaurant has minimalistic, contemporary New York-inspired décor.

8 Sep 2015 - 10:16PM

Enjoy fantastic, panoramic views of Victoria Harbour from the fourth floor of the Sheraton Hotel. The restaurant has minimalistic, contemporary New York-inspired décor.

Classy Morton's steaks claim for top table status
Beauty expert and prestigious spas offer superdeluxe facials which promise to improve the skin
Edgy cosmetics brand Urban Decay back in Hong Kong
Benefit Cosmetics’ airbrush tan will give you a healthy summer glow
Viewing pleasure: Watermark in Central

Located at Central's Star Ferry Pier 7, the glass-enclosed restaurant has contemporary décor and boasts unobscured panoramic views of Victoria Harbour and waterfront dining.

9 Jun 2015 - 11:01PM

Located at Central's Star Ferry Pier 7, the glass-enclosed restaurant has contemporary décor and boasts unobscured panoramic views of Victoria Harbour and waterfront dining.

Viewing pleasure: Watermark in Central
Sabatini Ristorante Italiano impresses with traditional Roman cuisine

Rustic but refined, the country-style décor of the restaurant includes arched doorways, yellow mural walls and hand-painted ceilings that create a cosy, romantic atmosphere, with live music nightly.

9 Jun 2015 - 11:00PM

Rustic but refined, the country-style décor of the restaurant includes arched doorways, yellow mural walls and hand-painted ceilings that create a cosy, romantic atmosphere, with live music nightly.

Sabatini Ristorante Italiano impresses with traditional Roman cuisine
Spanish morsels at Bocadito in Central
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Get Kate Middleton's immaculate look by starting with the eyes

Be classically beautiful by day and update your look for a glam evening.

8 Jun 2015 - 3:29PM

Be classically beautiful by day and update your look for a glam evening.

Get Kate Middleton's immaculate look by starting with the eyes
Look naturally beautiful with skin enhancer products
Five treatments to pamper mum with on Mother’s Day