Kevin Kwong

Kevin Kwong is an award-winning journalist who has been the Post's Arts Editor since 2005. He has previously worked for the BBC World Service, People magazine and Variety.
Kevin Kwong
Kevin Kwong is an award-winning journalist who has been the Post's Arts Editor since 2005. He has previously worked for the BBC World Service, People magazine and Variety.

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Hong Kong’s triad past and present takes centre stage at city’s arts festival

Gangsters of Hong Kong looks at the modern history of the triads with nostalgia, but without romanticising or glorifying its violent past. The play also explores how the city is adjusting to changes since its return to China.

11 Mar 2019 - 3:00PM

Gangsters of Hong Kong looks at the modern history of the triads with nostalgia, but without romanticising or glorifying its violent past. The play also explores how the city is adjusting to changes since its return to China.

Hong Kong’s triad past and present takes centre stage at city’s arts festival
Review | Robert Lepage’s 887 at Hong Kong Arts Festival: compelling solo play of a childhood in 1960s Quebec

Theatre veteran Robert Lepage is a great storyteller and “887”, part of the 2019 Hong Kong Arts Festival programme, is an absorbing look at his childhood as well as separatism and tension in 1960s Quebec.

28 Feb 2019 - 6:03PM

Theatre veteran Robert Lepage is a great storyteller and “887”, part of the 2019 Hong Kong Arts Festival programme, is an absorbing look at his childhood as well as separatism and tension in 1960s Quebec.

Robert Lepage’s 887 at Hong Kong Arts Festival: compelling solo play of a childhood in 1960s Quebec
From the original Evita to an Irish Swan Lake, the best Hong Kong theatre of 2018 was from overseas

Theatre companies from Ireland, Oklahoma, Slovenia and the UK put on the city’s top stage shows. Angel’s Bone, a commentary on human trafficking, was the best of the performances.

28 Dec 2018 - 3:03PM

Theatre companies from Ireland, Oklahoma, Slovenia and the UK put on the city’s top stage shows. Angel’s Bone, a commentary on human trafficking, was the best of the performances.

From the original Evita to an Irish Swan Lake, the best Hong Kong theatre of 2018 was from overseas
Hong Kong Sinfonietta music director to step down in 2020 after 18 years at the helm

First Hong Kong woman conductor to head a professional orchestra, who will step down in 2020, says she is proud of the way Sinfonietta has connected with audiences. Orchestra says search for Yip Wing-sie’s successor will begin soon.

27 Nov 2018 - 1:10PM

First Hong Kong woman conductor to head a professional orchestra, who will step down in 2020, says she is proud of the way Sinfonietta has connected with audiences. Orchestra says search for Yip Wing-sie’s successor will begin soon.

Hong Kong Sinfonietta music director to step down in 2020 after 18 years at the helm
Apple Watch put to the test – yoga instructor vs. journalist in fitness challenge

What can a smartphone tell you about your workout? Reporter Kevin Kwong tests the wearable to see if it can get him moving

26 Nov 2018 - 3:00PM

What can a smartphone tell you about your workout? Reporter Kevin Kwong tests the wearable to see if it can get him moving

Apple Watch put to the test – yoga instructor vs. journalist in fitness challenge
These foldable phones all beat Samsung’s Infinity Flex to the punch

Despite the hype over Samsung’s recent announcement, folding phones with innovative screens are nothing new and some have even become collector’s items.

9 Nov 2018 - 2:51PM

Despite the hype over Samsung’s recent announcement, folding phones with innovative screens are nothing new and some have even become collector’s items.

These foldable phones all beat Samsung’s Infinity Flex to the punch
Four things in Captain Marvel trailer that got Marvel Comics fans talking

It’s hard not to notice how sullen Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) appears, and her costume looks as if it belongs to DC Comics’ Green Lantern.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

It’s hard not to notice how sullen Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) appears, and her costume looks as if it belongs to DC Comics’ Green Lantern.

Four things in Captain Marvel trailer that got Marvel Comics fans talking
When a spa treatment goes bad: apologies not good enough when deep relief comes with drilling

The spa in Macau’s shiny new Morpheus complex charged full price for a traumatic treatment that saw stress levels soar

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

The spa in Macau’s shiny new Morpheus complex charged full price for a traumatic treatment that saw stress levels soar

When a spa treatment goes bad: apologies not good enough when deep relief comes with drilling
Three of Macau’s best massages: spa treatments to relax, refresh and rejuvenate

We try the pampering at Banyan Tree Spa, The Spa at Wynn Palace and Morpheus Spa.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

We try the pampering at Banyan Tree Spa, The Spa at Wynn Palace and Morpheus Spa.

Three of Macau’s best massages: spa treatments to relax, refresh and rejuvenate
Chinese dancer wins prize for artistry at Olympics of ballet, breaking a new barrier in a career of firsts

Paris Opera Ballet’s first Chinese dancer, Lam Chun-wing, breaks another barrier with win at Varna International Ballet Competition. His Hong Kong teacher Jean Wong recalls his ‘extraordinary concentration and hard work’

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

Paris Opera Ballet’s first Chinese dancer, Lam Chun-wing, breaks another barrier with win at Varna International Ballet Competition. His Hong Kong teacher Jean Wong recalls his ‘extraordinary concentration and hard work’

Chinese dancer wins prize for artistry at Olympics of ballet, breaking a new barrier in a career of firsts
Hong Kong Arts Festival 2019 highlights: Marin Alsop, Robert Lepage, a farewell to Taiwan’s Lin Hwai-min, a Wagner opera

Leading woman conductor Marin Alsop and her Brazilian orchestra, Taiwanese choreographer Lin Hwai-min and his Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, Canadian stage maestro Robert Lepage, Korean pianist also among the festival highlights.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

Leading woman conductor Marin Alsop and her Brazilian orchestra, Taiwanese choreographer Lin Hwai-min and his Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, Canadian stage maestro Robert Lepage, Korean pianist also among the festival highlights.

Hong Kong Arts Festival 2019 highlights: Marin Alsop, Robert Lepage, a farewell to Taiwan’s Lin Hwai-min, a Wagner opera
Hong Kong heritage complex’s first contemporary art show a thought-provoking mix

Taking in everything on show in Dismantling the Scaffold exhibition at former Central Police Station compound will take more than one visit, but on first impression it is witty while making some serious points

25 Jun 2018 - 1:39PM

Taking in everything on show in Dismantling the Scaffold exhibition at former Central Police Station compound will take more than one visit, but on first impression it is witty while making some serious points

Hong Kong heritage complex’s first contemporary art show a thought-provoking mix
How a yoga pioneer helped introduce it to Hong Kong in the 1980s and his vision for the future

David Swenson stayed in Hong Kong for two years in the mid-1980s teaching Ashtanga yoga when no studios were in business. Today, he is one of the world’s most sought-after teachers in a thriving industry

20 Jun 2018 - 5:00PM

David Swenson stayed in Hong Kong for two years in the mid-1980s teaching Ashtanga yoga when no studios were in business. Today, he is one of the world’s most sought-after teachers in a thriving industry

How a yoga pioneer helped introduce it to Hong Kong in the 1980s and his vision for the future
The biggest yoga stars in Hong Kong in June: David Swenson, Ana Forrest, Daphne Tse to attend Asia Yoga Conference

Asia Yoga Conference next month may be the last in Hong Kong, with organisers looking to cash in on rapidly growing Chinese interest and find a bigger venue by moving the event to China

28 May 2018 - 11:09AM

Asia Yoga Conference next month may be the last in Hong Kong, with organisers looking to cash in on rapidly growing Chinese interest and find a bigger venue by moving the event to China

The biggest yoga stars in Hong Kong in June: David Swenson, Ana Forrest, Daphne Tse to attend Asia Yoga Conference
The Collector | Why the secrecy surrounding first art show at historic Hong Kong police station?

Hong Kong Jockey Club, operator of Tai Kwun complex, denies impressive show featuring British artist Ceal Floyer and others, is scheduled – even while it is taking place at one of the Central venue’s galleries

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

Hong Kong Jockey Club, operator of Tai Kwun complex, denies impressive show featuring British artist Ceal Floyer and others, is scheduled – even while it is taking place at one of the Central venue’s galleries

Why the secrecy surrounding first art show at historic Hong Kong police station?
Take a 360-degree virtual interactive tour around Art Basel Hong Kong

Asia’s largest contemporary art fair opens today and for those of you who are unable to visit, the Post’s digital interactive team have created a virtual tour with photos, interviews with artists and collectors, and other content

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

Asia’s largest contemporary art fair opens today and for those of you who are unable to visit, the Post’s digital interactive team have created a virtual tour with photos, interviews with artists and collectors, and other content

Take a 360-degree virtual interactive tour around Art Basel Hong Kong
Plays about post-protest Hong Kong a mixed bag – one a worthy follow-up to Chinese Lesson, the other a satire that’s off key

The only Cantonese dramas in Hong Kong Arts Festival, Tang Chi-kin’s The Great Learning tells stories of Occupy Central protesters entering adulthood, and Doctrine of Happiness is a satire on them as parents, and works less well

19 Mar 2018 - 1:04PM

The only Cantonese dramas in Hong Kong Arts Festival, Tang Chi-kin’s The Great Learning tells stories of Occupy Central protesters entering adulthood, and Doctrine of Happiness is a satire on them as parents, and works less well

Plays about post-protest Hong Kong a mixed bag – one a worthy follow-up to Chinese Lesson, the other a satire that’s off key
Seconds out: Final Fantasy fight game landing in Hong Kong
The best – and worst – of Hong Kong’s performing arts in 2017: memorable moments, star performances

From the Hong Kong Sinfonietta’s inspiring fusion concerts to the success of touring production Priscilla Queen of the Desert, the Musical, it was a great year for both local and overseas productions, despite two big cancellations

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

From the Hong Kong Sinfonietta’s inspiring fusion concerts to the success of touring production Priscilla Queen of the Desert, the Musical, it was a great year for both local and overseas productions, despite two big cancellations

The best – and worst – of Hong Kong’s performing arts in 2017: memorable moments, star performances
2017’s game of the year is Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Title also picked up the prizes for best direction and best action or adventure at the annual Game Awards held in Los Angeles

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Title also picked up the prizes for best direction and best action or adventure at the annual Game Awards held in Los Angeles

2017’s game of the year is Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Ex-Met director triggers war of words over US$450m Da Vinci with Instagram post about its conservation

Thomas Campbell’s Instagram post about ‘conservations issues’ of record-shattering Salvator Mundi painting of Christ prompts biting response from one of work’s former owners, and attack on ‘bullying’ Christie’s co-chairman

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Thomas Campbell’s Instagram post about ‘conservations issues’ of record-shattering Salvator Mundi painting of Christ prompts biting response from one of work’s former owners, and attack on ‘bullying’ Christie’s co-chairman

Ex-Met director triggers war of words over US$450m Da Vinci with Instagram post about its conservation
Nokia 3310 3G review: nostalgia-packed US$73 phone with long battery life that, unsurprisingly, lacks many 2017 trimmings

From the Snake game to the classic Nokia ringtone, this back-to-basics handset is sure to conjure up some fond memories, but don’t expect to be able to WhatsApp your friends on it

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

From the Snake game to the classic Nokia ringtone, this back-to-basics handset is sure to conjure up some fond memories, but don’t expect to be able to WhatsApp your friends on it

Nokia 3310 3G review: nostalgia-packed US$73 phone with long battery life that, unsurprisingly, lacks many 2017 trimmings
Why I spent thousands of Hong Kong dollars on a ‘free’ mobile game

Pop up ads for US$100 booster packs in Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire used to drive Kevin Kwong crazy – until the game learned exactly what he wanted and when he wanted it

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Pop up ads for US$100 booster packs in Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire used to drive Kevin Kwong crazy – until the game learned exactly what he wanted and when he wanted it

Why I spent thousands of Hong Kong dollars on a ‘free’ mobile game
Priscilla Queen of the Desert, the Musical review: will have Hong Kong audiences in stitches

Based on the 1994 Australian cult film and featuring glitz, glamour and fake eyelashes aplenty, the South African production about three drag queens on a journey across the Outback is the ultimate feel-good show

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Based on the 1994 Australian cult film and featuring glitz, glamour and fake eyelashes aplenty, the South African production about three drag queens on a journey across the Outback is the ultimate feel-good show

Priscilla Queen of the Desert, the Musical review: will have Hong Kong audiences in stitches
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact review – worthy successor to Z5 and big improvement on disappointing X

With its improved camera, battery life, water resistance and fun apps like 3D scanning, the new Compact is a return to form for Sony after the let-down of the X model. The only real problem: the flimsy memory card slot

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

With its improved camera, battery life, water resistance and fun apps like 3D scanning, the new Compact is a return to form for Sony after the let-down of the X model. The only real problem: the flimsy memory card slot

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact review – worthy successor to Z5  and big improvement on disappointing X
First impressions of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 – a formidable phablet with giant memory and fun camera features

New handset is a confident statement by Korean electronics giant after exploding-battery fiasco that sank Galaxy Note 7, brimming with useful and fun features

13 Sep 2017 - 7:40PM

New handset is a confident statement by Korean electronics giant after exploding-battery fiasco that sank Galaxy Note 7, brimming with useful and fun features

First impressions of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 – a formidable phablet with giant memory and fun camera features
Why iPhone X doesn’t have much of an edge in looks – Samsung and Chinese manufacturers went bezel-free in spring 2015

If there wasn’t a collective gasp at Apple’s Cupertino headquarters on Tuesday when iPhone X was unveiled, that’s because its appearance is not novel

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

If there wasn’t a collective gasp at Apple’s Cupertino headquarters on Tuesday when iPhone X was unveiled, that’s because its appearance is not novel

Why iPhone X doesn’t have much of an edge in looks – Samsung and Chinese manufacturers went bezel-free in spring 2015
Premium smartphone battle heats up with Apple event, new LG flagship’s release

Apple is expected to unveil long anticipated iPhone 8 in California on September 12, days after new LG, Samsung and Sony models came out; Nokia is joining the fray with ‘bothie’ phone and Xiaomi with a bezel-free handset

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Apple is expected to unveil long anticipated iPhone 8 in California on September 12, days after new LG, Samsung and Sony models came out; Nokia is joining the fray with ‘bothie’ phone and Xiaomi with a bezel-free handset

Premium smartphone battle heats up with Apple event, new LG flagship’s release
Premiere Performances of Hong Kong celebrates birthday with free musical showcase

Featuring violinist Ning Feng and violist Maxim Rysanov, the concert will take place on September 24 at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Featuring violinist Ning Feng and violist Maxim Rysanov, the concert will take place on September 24 at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

Premiere Performances of Hong Kong celebrates birthday with free musical showcase
Canto-pop veteran Prudence Liew on sex, jamming and her Coliseum comeback shows

When she released her debut album in 1986, it caused controversy for its sexual subject matter. Now the 52-year-old has a new covers album to promote and is busy preparing for two theatrical live shows

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

When she released her debut album in 1986, it caused controversy for its sexual subject matter. Now the 52-year-old has a new covers album to promote and is busy preparing for two theatrical live shows

Canto-pop veteran Prudence Liew on sex, jamming and her Coliseum comeback shows