Fairoza Mansor

Fairoza Mansor

Fairoza had been writing and obsessing over words for most of her adult life at Singapore's top media conglomerate before becoming Morning Studio’s in-house editor. She has produced both print and digital content and led campaigns for a wide range of brands and organisations – covering a gamut of topics from travel and lifestyle to the environment, technology and education.

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Recipe for decentralised finance, or DeFi, for rookies

Curious about crypto and DeFi? Here’s a visual guide that explains all you need to know about decentralised finance, and how to get started with this alternative way of managing and investing money.

Curious about crypto and DeFi? Here’s a visual guide that explains all you need to know about decentralised finance, and how to get started with this alternative way of managing and investing money.

20 Aug 2022 - 8:30AM
How heroes emerge in real life to solve the pressing problems of our planet

As the world faces challenging times – from biodiversity loss and wildlife decline to healthcare obstacles in marginalised communities – several remarkable individuals are forging ahead, taking concrete action and rallying others to create meaningful solutions.

As the world faces challenging times – from biodiversity loss and wildlife decline to healthcare obstacles in marginalised communities – several remarkable individuals are forging ahead, taking concrete action and rallying others to create meaningful solutions.

20 Jul 2022 - 12:00PM
Why everyone should care about biodiversity loss

Loss of the planet's biodiversity should be the concern of everyone – not only environmental activists – as it has a direct impact on all our daily lives and our futures. Increasingly, authorities, organisations and individuals are helping to resolve the problem.

Loss of the planet's biodiversity should be the concern of everyone – not only environmental activists – as it has a direct impact on all our daily lives and our futures. Increasingly, authorities, organisations and individuals are helping to resolve the problem.

26 Apr 2022 - 1:14PM
Why retired Hong Kong professional women’s rugby player wants more girls to play the sport

School teacher Lai Pou-fan, who won 35 Hong Kong caps, works as coach with HSBC Try Rugby Programme, which has introduced sport to more than 55,000 children

School teacher Lai Pou-fan, who won 35 Hong Kong caps, works as coach with HSBC Try Rugby Programme, which has introduced sport to more than 55,000 children

20 Jan 2022 - 9:01PM
Why it’s time to get serious about restoring mainland China’s wetlands and protecting freshwater biodiversity

Ecologist Wen Cheng works with HSBC to repair ecosystem in Guangdong’s Pearl River Delta region to prevent flooding, pollution and loss of animal and plant species

Ecologist Wen Cheng works with HSBC to repair ecosystem in Guangdong’s Pearl River Delta region to prevent flooding, pollution and loss of animal and plant species

13 Jan 2022 - 12:45PM
How neglected Lai Chi Wo village became culturally vibrant, Unesco-award-winning farming settlement

Farming and cultural traditions have returned to Hong Kong’s remote settlement in New Territories thanks to HKU programme funded by HSBC’s Hongkong Bank Foundation

Farming and cultural traditions have returned to Hong Kong’s remote settlement in New Territories thanks to HKU programme funded by HSBC’s Hongkong Bank Foundation

13 Jan 2022 - 12:44PM
On a mission to clean up Hong Kong’s polluted waters

The HSBC Clean Waterways Programme collects trash using solar-powered boats.

The HSBC Clean Waterways Programme collects trash using solar-powered boats.

31 Jan 2022 - 11:17AM
Singaporean couple’s sustainable take on traditional ‘kueh’ caters to health- and environment-focused residents

Wong Guo Hui and his wife Geraldine Guo’s home-based sustainable business offers the bite-sized snacks handcrafted from all-natural, locally sourced ingredients

Wong Guo Hui and his wife Geraldine Guo’s home-based sustainable business offers the bite-sized snacks handcrafted from all-natural, locally sourced ingredients

13 Jan 2022 - 12:50PM
Singapore shophouse’s rooftop farm experience helps people realise important buzz bees bring to our lives

Beekeeper Clarence Chua’s The Sundowner, above traditional shophouse, showcases bee encounter, organic gardening and farm-to-table tastings

Beekeeper Clarence Chua’s The Sundowner, above traditional shophouse, showcases bee encounter, organic gardening and farm-to-table tastings

19 May 2022 - 12:50PM
Nature enthusiast’s viral images of Singapore forest encourage residents to rediscover city’s great outdoors

Brice Li – a frequent nature explorer – is keen to help protect its 7,800 hectares of green spaces, which include nature reserves, gardens and parks

Brice Li – a frequent nature explorer – is keen to help protect its 7,800 hectares of green spaces, which include nature reserves, gardens and parks

13 Jan 2022 - 12:53PM
Michelin chef Olivier Elzer has a cure for our collective travel bug – a culinary trip, served one innovative dish at a time

At L’Envol, guests are transported across the world through the chef’s interpretation of French haute cuisine using seasonal produce from Europe and Asia, which can be paired with over 1,000 different wines.

At L’Envol, guests are transported across the world through the chef’s interpretation of French haute cuisine using seasonal produce from Europe and Asia, which can be paired with over 1,000 different wines.

13 Jan 2022 - 12:54PM
Former bankers turn passions for Brazilian jiu-jitsu and photography into successful ‘dream’ businesses

Alex Lin says cloud services platform GoDaddy helped boost brand of his Hong Kong gym, SHBJJ, while photographer KC Chan uses its tools to manage and update his website

Alex Lin says cloud services platform GoDaddy helped boost brand of his Hong Kong gym, SHBJJ, while photographer KC Chan uses its tools to manage and update his website

13 Jan 2022 - 12:49PM
As the son of a fisherman, Sicilian chef Angelo Aglianó brings memories of the Mediterranean to the Michelin table

The director of one-Michelin-starred Tosca grew up by the sea, worked for renowned French chef Joël Robuchon and opened his own restaurants in Asia, culminating in his own brand of authentic Italian cuisine.

The director of one-Michelin-starred Tosca grew up by the sea, worked for renowned French chef Joël Robuchon and opened his own restaurants in Asia, culminating in his own brand of authentic Italian cuisine.

13 Jan 2022 - 12:54PM
From port wine to Thai spices, inspirations from this chef’s time abroad shape his ever-evolving Michelin menu

Even after four decades in the business, chef Jackie Ho of Lai Heen Cantonese restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Macau, wants to learn more, boldly experimenting with flavours encountered on his travels.

Even after four decades in the business, chef Jackie Ho of Lai Heen Cantonese restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Macau, wants to learn more, boldly experimenting with flavours encountered on his travels.

13 Jan 2022 - 12:55PM
How chef Hung Chi-kwong of Michelin-starred Rùn revives and renews forgotten Cantonese cuisine

The veteran chef at The St. Regis Hong Kong says the flavours of traditional Cantonese cuisine are slowly fading, but he is determined to breathe new life into the fare through artful presentations and tea pairings.

The veteran chef at The St. Regis Hong Kong says the flavours of traditional Cantonese cuisine are slowly fading, but he is determined to breathe new life into the fare through artful presentations and tea pairings.

13 Jan 2022 - 12:56PM
Executive chef Jayson Tang of Man Ho Chinese Restaurant sees his Michelin kitchen as a ‘battlefield’

A childhood spent helping out at his parents’ street food stall taught the Hong Kong native how to connect with both his team and guests at the JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong’s one-Michelin-starred restaurant.

A childhood spent helping out at his parents’ street food stall taught the Hong Kong native how to connect with both his team and guests at the JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong’s one-Michelin-starred restaurant.

13 Jan 2022 - 12:57PM
The secret behind the two-star Michelin success of Tin Lung Heen, according to its self-taught chef Paul Lau

The chef de cuisine at the The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong’s Cantonese fine-dining restaurant, who first learned how to cook by observing other chefs at work, says being uncompromising with his high standards got him to where he is today.

The chef de cuisine at the The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong’s Cantonese fine-dining restaurant, who first learned how to cook by observing other chefs at work, says being uncompromising with his high standards got him to where he is today.

13 Jan 2022 - 12:58PM
Ain’t no mountain high enough for Annabelle Bond, Hong Kong philanthropist and international adventure seeker

She pushed to the summit of Mount Everest fuelled by a passion for adventure and a higher purpose, but says motherhood has become the toughest challenge of her life.

She pushed to the summit of Mount Everest fuelled by a passion for adventure and a higher purpose, but says motherhood has become the toughest challenge of her life.

13 Jan 2022 - 12:58PM
How the moon’s gradual retreat from Earth inspires a Hong Kong artist

What is it about the moon that has continually captivated humankind through the centuries and even into modern times? The answer may just lie in the mind and imagination of Hong Kong-based multidisciplinary artist Phoebe Hui, whose upcoming exhibition will mark the first Audemars Piguet Art Commission to be shown in Asia, and its fifth globally

What is it about the moon that has continually captivated humankind through the centuries and even into modern times? The answer may just lie in the mind and imagination of Hong Kong-based multidisciplinary artist Phoebe Hui, whose upcoming exhibition will mark the first Audemars Piguet Art Commission to be shown in Asia, and its fifth globally

13 Jan 2022 - 12:59PM
Why women lead conservationists’ fight to protect endangered Asian elephants under threat from mankind

Human activities have diminished wildlife, but ‘elephant whisperer’ Sangdeaun Lek Chailert, founder of Thailand’s Elephant Nature Park, and Krithi Karanth, chief conservation scientist at India’s Centre for Wildlife Studies hope education will encourage change

Human activities have diminished wildlife, but ‘elephant whisperer’ Sangdeaun Lek Chailert, founder of Thailand’s Elephant Nature Park, and Krithi Karanth, chief conservation scientist at India’s Centre for Wildlife Studies hope education will encourage change

13 Jan 2022 - 1:02PM
Why Singapore’s iconic ‘mama shops’ remain essential and enduring part of cityscape’s heritage

Family-run ARV Stores – one of general provision stores found widely in housing estates in 1980s and ’90s before supermarkets led to decline – remains upbeat about the future

Family-run ARV Stores – one of general provision stores found widely in housing estates in 1980s and ’90s before supermarkets led to decline – remains upbeat about the future

13 Jan 2022 - 1:02PM
Jaws filmmaker among conservationists in battle to protect Earth’s underwater species

Veteran activist Valerie Taylor lobbies to preserve Australia’s fast-declining coral reef system and threatened marine life, while ecologist João Campos-Silva works to save world’s largest freshwater fish, arapaima, and secure livelihood of Brazil’s river fishing communities

Veteran activist Valerie Taylor lobbies to preserve Australia’s fast-declining coral reef system and threatened marine life, while ecologist João Campos-Silva works to save world’s largest freshwater fish, arapaima, and secure livelihood of Brazil’s river fishing communities

13 Jan 2022 - 1:03PM
How ‘Hong Kong spirit’ has helped city’s bars and nightlife scene remain resilient during tough times

Despite ongoing Covid-19 outbreak, food and drink industry’s future looks vibrant as establishments use collaborations and creative strategies to meet social distancing rules

Despite ongoing Covid-19 outbreak, food and drink industry’s future looks vibrant as establishments use collaborations and creative strategies to meet social distancing rules

19 Aug 2022 - 2:42PM
Why it’s time schools taught children mental resilience to cope with life’s challenges

Huge global mental health issue among teenagers has been ignored for too long, says Mark Steed, principal of Hong Kong’s Kellett School

Huge global mental health issue among teenagers has been ignored for too long, says Mark Steed, principal of Hong Kong’s Kellett School

26 Jul 2022 - 2:10PM
Why Hongkongers should embrace nature and city’s great outdoors, says forest therapy guide Jasmine Nunns

Studies prove that people with hectic lifestyles who relax in countryside can improve their cardiovascular system, quality of sleep and mood, and reduce stress

Studies prove that people with hectic lifestyles who relax in countryside can improve their cardiovascular system, quality of sleep and mood, and reduce stress

13 Jan 2022 - 1:04PM
Finding innovative answers to our planet’s plastic pollution problems

Climate conscious millennials take action to resolve Earth’s plastic waste issue

Climate conscious millennials take action to resolve Earth’s plastic waste issue

13 Jan 2022 - 1:04PM
13 Jan 2022 - 1:05PM
Why students’ caring, community spirit is even more important now in Hong Kong’s current political climate

Schools that value only academic success and sporting excellence give deficient education, says Richard Vanderpyl, head of Christian Alliance International School

Schools that value only academic success and sporting excellence give deficient education, says Richard Vanderpyl, head of Christian Alliance International School

13 Jan 2022 - 1:07PM
Why Eugene Kan made the call to quit global phenomenon Hypebeast and launch MAEKAN

Former director of men’s contemporary fashion and streetwear website has co-founded story-driven, audiovisual online platform in Hong Kong that celebrates creative culture

Former director of men’s contemporary fashion and streetwear website has co-founded story-driven, audiovisual online platform in Hong Kong that celebrates creative culture

13 Jan 2022 - 1:00PM
Why ‘Chinese Hawaii’ of Hainan is surfer’s paradise, says China international Monica Guo

Surfer, 33, who represented nation at ISA World Longboard Championship last year, has moved to the resort island permanently to pursue her passion for the sport. The province is now home to China’s national surfing team and academy.

Surfer, 33, who represented nation at ISA World Longboard Championship last year, has moved to the resort island permanently to pursue her passion for the sport. The province is now home to China’s national surfing team and academy.

13 Jan 2022 - 1:06PM