Gigi Choy

Gigi Choy

Graduate trainee

Gigi Choy joined the Post as a reporter in 2019. Prior this, she interned on the Asia desk, covering politics, culture and social issues.

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Restaurant review: Ink in Tsim Sha Tsui offers tasty oyster doughnuts and stunning views – but skip the chicken and soft drinks

Visitors to the newly reopened Hong Kong Museum of Art have a new casual dining spot to check out as well – Ink, a casual alfresco self-service shop offering quick bites, local craft beers and home-made seasonal ice cream.

16 Jan 2020 - 9:38PM

Visitors to the newly reopened Hong Kong Museum of Art have a new casual dining spot to check out as well – Ink, a casual alfresco self-service shop offering quick bites, local craft beers and home-made seasonal ice cream.

Restaurant review: Ink in Tsim Sha Tsui offers tasty oyster doughnuts and stunning views – but skip the chicken and soft drinks
Lunar New Year countdown in China as millions head home for holiday

People expected to make 3 billion trips over the course of the festivities, government says.

10 Jan 2020 - 3:08PM

People expected to make 3 billion trips over the course of the festivities, government says.

Lunar New Year countdown in China as millions head home for holiday
Shanghai New Year partygoers miss the main event after it emerges drone display was pre-recorded

Shanghai city source says people who showed up on the Bund for aerial display had misunderstood viral ads for New Year television show.

4 Jan 2020 - 11:22AM

Shanghai city source says people who showed up on the Bund for aerial display had misunderstood viral ads for New Year television show.

Shanghai New Year partygoers miss the main event after it emerges drone display was pre-recorded
Hong Kong MTR staff to get one-off payment as embattled rail giant thanks staff for dedication during troubled year

Full-time staff will receive a HK$2,000 reward, while part-timers will get HK$800 as part of the MTR Corporation’s One-off Special Recognition Payment.

31 Dec 2019 - 4:00PM

Full-time staff will receive a HK$2,000 reward, while part-timers will get HK$800 as part of the MTR Corporation’s One-off Special Recognition Payment.

Hong Kong MTR staff to get one-off payment as embattled rail giant thanks staff for dedication during troubled year
Hong Kong police search for six people believed to have set fire outside Lai Chi Kok government offices after petrol bombs found at the scene

Officers seized shards of glass and plastic and glass bottles containing an unknown liquid, suspecting petrol bombs were thrown.

31 Dec 2019 - 10:44PM

Officers seized shards of glass and plastic and glass bottles containing an unknown liquid, suspecting petrol bombs were thrown.

Hong Kong police search for six people believed to have set fire outside Lai Chi Kok government offices after petrol bombs found at the scene
Restaurant review: Jin Cheng in South Horizons – tasty dim sum that won’t break the bank

Jin Cheng in Hong Kong’s Southern district serves amazing baked barbecue pork buns and other tasty dishes at a reasonable price point.

2 Jan 2020 - 8:07PM

Jin Cheng in Hong Kong’s Southern district serves amazing baked barbecue pork buns and other tasty dishes at a reasonable price point.

Restaurant review: Jin Cheng in South Horizons – tasty dim sum that won’t break the bank
Will shopping or social media make you happy? No, but sleep will, Yale professor doing happiness podcast and free online course says

Switch off your social media and do not click ‘add to basket’ – these are two of the steps Laurie Santos, professor who taught Yale’s most popular course ever and creator of The Happiness Lab podcast, says can make people happy.

27 Dec 2019 - 2:57PM

Switch off your social media and do not click ‘add to basket’ – these are two of the steps Laurie Santos, professor who taught Yale’s most popular course ever and creator of The Happiness Lab podcast, says can make people happy.

Will shopping or social media make you happy? No, but sleep will, Yale professor doing happiness podcast and free online course says
Asian Miss Global beauty pageant winner on mental health, female empowerment and being a therapist

Sophia Ng – Hongkonger, professional therapist and beauty pageant winner – wants to help redefine what ‘beauty’ means to women all over the world.

30 Dec 2019 - 2:42PM

Sophia Ng – Hongkonger, professional therapist and beauty pageant winner – wants to help redefine what ‘beauty’ means to women all over the world.

Asian Miss Global beauty pageant winner on mental health, female empowerment and being a therapist
Restaurant review: Red Pocket Cafe in Wan Chai – US$9 cart noodles disappoint, but other lunch dishes delicious

Jaffe Road restaurant’s cart noodles in beef brisket soup were an overpriced letdown. But baked smoked duck breast rice with peach and the fish fillet burger were tasty and good value.

30 Dec 2019 - 3:10PM

Jaffe Road restaurant’s cart noodles in beef brisket soup were an overpriced letdown. But baked smoked duck breast rice with peach and the fish fillet burger were tasty and good value.

Restaurant review: Red Pocket Cafe in Wan Chai – US$9 cart noodles disappoint, but other lunch dishes delicious
From BTS to Shawn Mendes, Spotify’s 2019 music wrap reveals the most streamed songs, albums and artists in Hong Kong

Eason Chan Yik-shun was Hong Kong’s most streamed male artist, and Joey Yung Cho-yee the most streamed female artist. But neither had the most streamed track of 2019.

9 Dec 2019 - 11:10AM

Eason Chan Yik-shun was Hong Kong’s most streamed male artist, and Joey Yung Cho-yee the most streamed female artist. But neither had the most streamed track of 2019.

From BTS to Shawn Mendes, Spotify’s 2019 music wrap reveals the most streamed songs, albums and artists in Hong Kong
Cause of Korean actor-singer Cha In-ha’s death still not known, say police, as entertainment industry reels from a third death after Sulli, Goo Hara suspected suicides

Member of five-piece group Surprise U, who put out two K-pop albums, and with a role in new prime time K-drama Love With Flaws, Cha In-ha was found dead at home on Tuesday.

5 Dec 2019 - 10:21AM

Member of five-piece group Surprise U, who put out two K-pop albums, and with a role in new prime time K-drama Love With Flaws, Cha In-ha was found dead at home on Tuesday.

Cause of Korean actor-singer Cha In-ha’s death still not known, say police, as entertainment industry reels from a third death after Sulli, Goo Hara suspected suicides
Review | At Spring Field in Wan Chai, Vietnamese pho with Angus beef and wagyu broth for under US$10

Vietnamese-Chinese fusion with high-quality beef is the trademark of this Wan Chai restaurant. Stick to the pho bowls – the snacks were a letdown.

5 Dec 2019 - 9:01PM

Vietnamese-Chinese fusion with high-quality beef is the trademark of this Wan Chai restaurant. Stick to the pho bowls – the snacks were a letdown.

At Spring Field in Wan Chai, Vietnamese pho with Angus beef and wagyu broth for under US$10
Korean actor Cha In-ha, 27, found dead – the third death, after those of singers Goo Hara and Sulli, to rock Korean entertainment industry in space of two months

Actor, who was 27, appeared in recent TV drama Love With Flaws. His death is the third to rock the Korean entertainment industry after those of singers Goo Hara and Sulli.

5 Dec 2019 - 10:19AM

Actor, who was 27, appeared in recent TV drama Love With Flaws. His death is the third to rock the Korean entertainment industry after those of singers Goo Hara and Sulli.

Korean actor Cha In-ha, 27, found dead – the third death, after those of singers Goo Hara and Sulli, to rock Korean entertainment industry in space of two months
Hong Kong will keep crown as world’s top destination for visitors in 2019 despite protests, research firm Euromonitor forecasts

City to beat Bangkok to top spot again in 2019, keeping No 1 ranking for tenth straight year, British-based company says.

3 Dec 2019 - 11:20PM

City to beat Bangkok to top spot again in 2019, keeping No 1 ranking for tenth straight year, British-based company says.

Hong Kong will keep crown as world’s top destination for visitors in 2019 despite protests, research firm Euromonitor forecasts
Sorry, China: from Nike to Versace, the global fashion players that have spent the past year apologising for slights and oversights

Since Dolce & Gabbana’s chopsticks ad debacle, a string of fashion and luxury players have apologised, and pulled products, after angering web users in China by appearing not to respect its territorial integrity.

23 Dec 2019 - 11:02AM

Since Dolce & Gabbana’s chopsticks ad debacle, a string of fashion and luxury players have apologised, and pulled products, after angering web users in China by appearing not to respect its territorial integrity.

Sorry, China: from Nike to Versace, the global fashion players that have spent the past year apologising for slights and oversights
Hong Kong artist who swapped scalpel for paintbrush on being happier and how he applies science to his works

Hong Kong artist Dr Anthony Yim quit surgery after developing Parkinson’s and became an artist – his childhood dream. He explains how he has changed since pursuing art and how he applies his scientific knowledge to his works.

26 Nov 2019 - 4:30PM

Hong Kong artist Dr Anthony Yim quit surgery after developing Parkinson’s and became an artist – his childhood dream. He explains how he has changed since pursuing art and how he applies his scientific knowledge to his works.

Hong Kong artist who swapped scalpel for paintbrush on being happier and how he applies science to his works
Hong Kong elections: long queues as voting kicks off in first polls since protest crisis erupted

More than 4 million due to vote in Sunday’s district council elections, which have extra significance amid unrest. People arrive early at polling stations following rumours voting could close if trouble breaks out.

24 Nov 2019 - 6:26PM

More than 4 million due to vote in Sunday’s district council elections, which have extra significance amid unrest. People arrive early at polling stations following rumours voting could close if trouble breaks out.

Hong Kong elections: long queues as voting kicks off in first polls since protest crisis erupted
Hong Kong protesters and pro-police group clash during lunchtime demonstration in Central

Hundreds take to streets in financial district, where they are met by dozens of police supporters, leading to scuffles.

22 Nov 2019 - 7:26PM

Hundreds take to streets in financial district, where they are met by dozens of police supporters, leading to scuffles.

Hong Kong protesters and pro-police group clash during lunchtime demonstration in Central
How Post Malone, Priyanka Chopra, Balenciaga made Crocs cool – and business is booming

The quintessential ‘ugly shoe’, Crocs is finding new fans thanks to stars like Post Malone, Priyanka Chopra and Ruby Rose, and according to one survey the brand is more popular than New Balance and Under Armour among US teens.

16 Nov 2019 - 5:43AM

The quintessential ‘ugly shoe’, Crocs is finding new fans thanks to stars like Post Malone, Priyanka Chopra and Ruby Rose, and according to one survey the brand is more popular than New Balance and Under Armour among US teens.

How Post Malone, Priyanka Chopra, Balenciaga made Crocs cool – and business is booming
How robots can make elderly patients happy captured in French artist’s Hong Kong exhibition

Videos and photos captured by French artist Yves Gellie document hospital and nursing-home patients interacting with a robot that talks, plays games and dances, with some surprising and often touching results.

7 Nov 2019 - 9:02PM

Videos and photos captured by French artist Yves Gellie document hospital and nursing-home patients interacting with a robot that talks, plays games and dances, with some surprising and often touching results.

How robots can make elderly patients happy captured in French artist’s Hong Kong exhibition
Three bakeries making Hong Kong protest cakes like the one Cake International banned from competition

Anti-government protests have sparked a wave of creativity in Hong Kong. We talk to the creators of cakes such as Tear Gas Cloud and Liberate Hong Kong about the inspiration for their designs and the challenges of creating them.

5 Nov 2019 - 7:11PM

Anti-government protests have sparked a wave of creativity in Hong Kong. We talk to the creators of cakes such as Tear Gas Cloud and Liberate Hong Kong about the inspiration for their designs and the challenges of creating them.

Three bakeries making Hong Kong protest cakes like the one Cake International banned from competition
The men’s yoga shorts with extra ‘support’ for private parts that tackle a very male problem

Start-up Brutal Buddha is launching yoga shorts for men that protect their private parts and keep them from awkward situations while doing yoga.

3 Nov 2019 - 8:00PM

Start-up Brutal Buddha is launching yoga shorts for men that protect their private parts and keep them from awkward situations while doing yoga.

The men’s yoga shorts with extra ‘support’ for private parts that tackle a very male problem
Hong Kong university chiefs caught in crossfire as protest tensions risk turning campuses into political battlefields

Backing protesters risks offending authorities; condemning violence will anger students.

31 Oct 2019 - 12:47AM

Backing protesters risks offending authorities; condemning violence will anger students.

Hong Kong university chiefs caught in crossfire as protest tensions risk turning campuses into political battlefields
It’s Fright Night again: 10 of the best Halloween parties in Hong Kong

Celebrate the scariest night of the year in style at one of Hong Kong’s many Halloween parties. Here are 10 of the best places to get your fright on in Asia’s Halloween capital.

23 Oct 2019 - 6:30PM

Celebrate the scariest night of the year in style at one of Hong Kong’s many Halloween parties. Here are 10 of the best places to get your fright on in Asia’s Halloween capital.

It’s Fright Night again: 10 of the best Halloween parties in Hong Kong
About 1,000 gather in Central for rally calling for humanitarian aid on rare peaceful start to weekend, as city braces for illegal march on Sunday

Residents gather in prayer meeting and flash red and white lights signalling SOS distress call.

20 Oct 2019 - 12:38AM

Residents gather in prayer meeting and flash red and white lights signalling SOS distress call.

About 1,000 gather in Central for rally calling for humanitarian aid on rare peaceful start to weekend, as city braces for illegal march on Sunday
Sharp drop in foreign visitors keen to spot Hong Kong’s endangered pink dolphins, as tourism slump caused by protests takes its toll

Struggling tour operator Dolphin Watch appeals to locals and visitors to help it stay in business.

13 Oct 2019 - 3:34PM

Struggling tour operator Dolphin Watch appeals to locals and visitors to help it stay in business.

Sharp drop in foreign visitors keen to spot Hong Kong’s endangered pink dolphins, as tourism slump caused by protests takes its toll
Hong Kong happiness declines, survey shows, with quality of life sinking and ‘alarming’ results for mental health amid protest crisis

Results of annual poll lower than last year, with scores falling for quality of life categories, governance and the political and social situation.

11 Oct 2019 - 9:30AM

Results of annual poll lower than last year, with scores falling for quality of life categories, governance and the political and social situation.

Hong Kong happiness declines, survey shows, with quality of life sinking and ‘alarming’ results for mental health amid protest crisis
Hong Kong travel in recovery mode as MTR stations remain closed and traffic lights broken from violent backlash against mask ban by radical protesters

Several MTR stations still closed on Tuesday, with rail network to shut down early again, as transport workers scramble to repair extensive damage.

8 Oct 2019 - 11:09PM

Several MTR stations still closed on Tuesday, with rail network to shut down early again, as transport workers scramble to repair extensive damage.

Hong Kong travel in recovery mode as MTR stations remain closed and traffic lights broken from violent backlash against mask ban by radical protesters
Defiant Occupy leaders released from Hong Kong prison and immediately vow to join new anti-government protest movement

Lawmaker Shiu Ka-chun and activist Raphael Wong free men after serving five months of eight-month sentence.

3 Oct 2019 - 11:09PM

Lawmaker Shiu Ka-chun and activist Raphael Wong free men after serving five months of eight-month sentence.

Defiant Occupy leaders released from Hong Kong prison and immediately vow to join new anti-government protest movement
Hong Kong kindergarten denies allegation under police investigation that child was assaulted by teacher, who held ‘protest role play’ in class

Police investigating mother’s complaint daughter struck several times by teacher at Tsing Yi Trade Association Tseung Kwan O Kindergarten.

3 Oct 2019 - 6:19PM

Police investigating mother’s complaint daughter struck several times by teacher at Tsing Yi Trade Association Tseung Kwan O Kindergarten.

Hong Kong kindergarten denies allegation under police investigation that child was assaulted by teacher, who held ‘protest role play’ in class