Hedy Bok

Hedy Bok

As a video reporter for the Post, Hedy spends most of her time roaming the streets talking to locals with interesting viewpoints. Born in mainland China and raised in Hong Kong, she tries to keep abreast of the latest happenings in both places. Whatever intriguing, whatever noteworthy, and whatever outrageous, will find their way into her blog.

Latest from Hedy Bok

After losing family, transsexual activist pushes for rights

Mimi Wong, 58, is a transsexual who has been lobbying for a sexual minorities law that would include transgender people. Born male, Wong was once married to a woman and has a son; now she is unemployed, after working in IT for a major bank in Hong Kong for 30 years.

Mimi Wong, 58, is a transsexual who has been lobbying for a sexual minorities law that would include transgender people. Born male, Wong was once married to a woman and has a son; now she is unemployed, after working in IT for a major bank in Hong Kong for 30 years.

5 Dec 2012 - 3:05PM
Gang piao: the 'Hong Kong drifters' caught in the middle

For many young, educated mainlanders living in Hong Kong, finding their place in society can be an uphill, hostile struggle. Hedy Bok and Ernest Kao meet some of these 'drifters' to get the lowdown on their lives in the SAR.

For many young, educated mainlanders living in Hong Kong, finding their place in society can be an uphill, hostile struggle. Hedy Bok and Ernest Kao meet some of these 'drifters' to get the lowdown on their lives in the SAR.

23 Aug 2019 - 8:52AM
18 Sep 2012 - 9:49AM
Opinion | Pok Fu Lam's fire dragon dance to rival Tai Hang's

Tai Hang is not the only place to watch fire dragon dancing during the Mid-Autumn Festival. Pok Fu Lam village also boasts its own century-long tradition ...

Tai Hang is not the only place to watch fire dragon dancing during the Mid-Autumn Festival. Pok Fu Lam village also boasts its own century-long tradition ...

1 Oct 2012 - 6:49PM
18 Jul 2018 - 5:27PM
Henan activist pulls off 'long march' for nationalist cause

The last time Liu Peiwen walked a thousand miles by foot was when he wanted to convince his girlfriend to marry him. This year, the Henan-born 30 year-old pulled off the “long march” again for a different reason – to arouse national awareness for the Diaoyu Islands in China.

The last time Liu Peiwen walked a thousand miles by foot was when he wanted to convince his girlfriend to marry him. This year, the Henan-born 30 year-old pulled off the “long march” again for a different reason – to arouse national awareness for the Diaoyu Islands in China.

18 Jul 2018 - 5:27PM
18 Jul 2018 - 5:27PM
Film review: When a Wolf Falls in Love with a Sheep

Screenwriter-director Hou Chi-jan's bubbly crowd-pleaser of a romantic comedy dramatically begins with Ying (Nikki Hsieh Hsin-ying) suddenly disappearing from the flat she shares with her boyfriend Tung (Kai Ko Chen-tung, the star of You Are the Apple of My Eye), leaving him in a state of shock.

Screenwriter-director Hou Chi-jan's bubbly crowd-pleaser of a romantic comedy dramatically begins with Ying (Nikki Hsieh Hsin-ying) suddenly disappearing from the flat she shares with her boyfriend Tung (Kai Ko Chen-tung, the star of You Are the Apple of My Eye), leaving him in a state of shock.

18 Jul 2018 - 5:27PM
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18 Jul 2018 - 5:27PM
Group marches against Falun Gong on National Day

A group described as “pro-Communist” by the Falun Gong tabloid Epoch Times gathered for a rally on Monday and marched from North Point to government headquarters in Admiralty to denounce what they call a cult. About 100 members of the Hong Kong Youth Care Association paraded down the streets in lime-green T-shirts, 

A group described as “pro-Communist” by the Falun Gong tabloid Epoch Times gathered for a rally on Monday and marched from North Point to government headquarters in Admiralty to denounce what they call a cult. About 100 members of the Hong Kong Youth Care Association paraded down the streets in lime-green T-shirts, 

18 Jul 2018 - 5:27PM
Talking to the dead: the art of making Taoist paper effigies

In the third episode of our Uniquely Hong Kong series, a design graduate tells of his decision to take up his father’s craft of making Taoist paper effigies used to communicate with the dead.

In the third episode of our Uniquely Hong Kong series, a design graduate tells of his decision to take up his father’s craft of making Taoist paper effigies used to communicate with the dead.

30 Apr 2013 - 6:12PM
Dim Sum: A tradition that's anything but dim

“Making dim sum isn’t easy," says chef Mak Gui-pui. “There are many factors that can influence the taste. Take barbecued pork buns - even the weather can affect the outcome,” he adds.

“Making dim sum isn’t easy," says chef Mak Gui-pui. “There are many factors that can influence the taste. Take barbecued pork buns - even the weather can affect the outcome,” he adds.

16 Sep 2013 - 3:06PM
18 Jul 2018 - 5:27PM
30 Apr 2013 - 6:11PM
Which does Hong Kong care about more: US election or China party congress? (Video)

As the US and China gear up for potentially momentous transitions in their capitals, what do people in Hong Kong think of the implications? And which do they care about more – the presidential election across the Pacific or the Communist Party congress in Beijing?

As the US and China gear up for potentially momentous transitions in their capitals, what do people in Hong Kong think of the implications? And which do they care about more – the presidential election across the Pacific or the Communist Party congress in Beijing?

18 Jul 2018 - 5:27PM
When words are not enough: The dying art of professional letter writing

Professional letter writers were once a common sight on Hong Kong’s streets, but today only a few survive. In the latest episode of our Uniquely Hong Kong series, we talk to Pun Tse-ching about the dying art

Professional letter writers were once a common sight on Hong Kong’s streets, but today only a few survive. In the latest episode of our Uniquely Hong Kong series, we talk to Pun Tse-ching about the dying art

30 Apr 2013 - 6:10PM
18 Jul 2018 - 5:27PM
Hongkongers likely to dig deep for chance to own Warhol original

Fans of pop art can feast their eyes – and make a bid for – a selection of iconic Andy Warhol's paintings and photographs at Christie's inaugural Private Sales Warhol exhibition, which opens on Wednesday.

Fans of pop art can feast their eyes – and make a bid for – a selection of iconic Andy Warhol's paintings and photographs at Christie's inaugural Private Sales Warhol exhibition, which opens on Wednesday.

18 Jul 2018 - 5:27PM
Confessions of a 'hit-woman'

In part one of our series on Hong Kong's oldest trades, SCMP.com spoke to the women who beat out a living performing an old Chinese ritual involving hitting a slipper to put a curse on a 'villain'. 

In part one of our series on Hong Kong's oldest trades, SCMP.com spoke to the women who beat out a living performing an old Chinese ritual involving hitting a slipper to put a curse on a 'villain'. 

20 Mar 2013 - 5:40PM
No cutting corners: The artistry of the ancient qipao tailor

In this second episode of our Uniquely Hong Kong series, a third generation tailor tells us the history of qipao, and why the art of Chinese tailoring has a special place in his heart.

In this second episode of our Uniquely Hong Kong series, a third generation tailor tells us the history of qipao, and why the art of Chinese tailoring has a special place in his heart.

21 Mar 2013 - 7:37AM