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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Review | Magic new Harry Potter AR game from Pokemon Go creators: Wizards Unite – first impressions

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite lets you cast spells at magical creatures from the comfort of your own desk. A few glitches and an uncertain story aside, this mobile AR game is a winner for Harry Potter fans.

26 Jun 2019 - 7:47PM

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite lets you cast spells at magical creatures from the comfort of your own desk. A few glitches and an uncertain story aside, this mobile AR game is a winner for Harry Potter fans.

Magic new Harry Potter AR game from Pokemon Go creators: Wizards Unite – first impressions
Macau massage: The Parisian Macao spa treatment melds Balinese and Swedish techniques to relieve tension

Those stuck behind a computer all day will love this tension-relieving massage which melds Balinese and Swedish techniques. The ‘aroma-sence’ treatment at Le Spa’tique is firm but rewarding.

24 Jun 2019 - 2:51PM

Those stuck behind a computer all day will love this tension-relieving massage which melds Balinese and Swedish techniques. The ‘aroma-sence’ treatment at Le Spa’tique is firm but rewarding.

Macau massage: The Parisian Macao spa treatment melds Balinese and Swedish techniques to relieve tension
Buy it for the camera – triple lens Sony Xperia 1 full review: warm colours and stabilised video, and a beautiful build

Sony’s latest handset the Xperia 1 is attractive and well made, with an ultra-wide screen. It doesn’t have the strongest battery out there, but it is enough for a day’s use.

23 Jun 2019 - 7:12PM

Sony’s latest handset the Xperia 1 is attractive and well made, with an ultra-wide screen. It doesn’t have the strongest battery out there, but it is enough for a day’s use.

Buy it for the camera – triple lens Sony Xperia 1 full review: warm colours and stabilised video, and a beautiful build
HK Phil earns Orchestra of the Year nomination for Ring cycle performances in prestigious Gramophone awards

Orchestra’s performances of Wagner’s the Ring cycle operas earn it nomination for the prestigious award, which is on par with a Grammy; the winner will be decided by public vote after they listen to recordings by the 10 nominees.

14 Jun 2019 - 2:40PM

Orchestra’s performances of Wagner’s the Ring cycle operas earn it nomination for the prestigious award, which is on par with a Grammy; the winner will be decided by public vote after they listen to recordings by the 10 nominees.

HK Phil earns Orchestra of the Year nomination for Ring cycle performances in prestigious Gramophone awards
Hong Kong Philharmonic fires programme head Lam Fung, despite pledge to work closer with local talents

Top home-grown composer Lam Fung has been fired without warning by the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra just weeks after it pledged to collaborate with more local music talent.

5 Jun 2019 - 2:04PM

Top home-grown composer Lam Fung has been fired without warning by the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra just weeks after it pledged to collaborate with more local music talent.

Hong Kong Philharmonic fires programme head Lam Fung, despite pledge to work closer with local talents
Review | War Horse review: equine puppets the stars of show about the bond between man and horse

Life-size animals made from cane and metal look amazing, and the cast, led by Scott Miller, acquit themselves well in first world war drama about the bond between man and horse.

13 May 2019 - 1:45PM

Life-size animals made from cane and metal look amazing, and the cast, led by Scott Miller, acquit themselves well in first world war drama about the bond between man and horse.

War Horse review: equine puppets the stars of show about the bond between man and horse
Beethoven celebration is focus of HK Phil’s new season; Lang Lang, Renée Fleming to perform

Chinese pianist and Hong Kong’s Rachel Cheung among the soloists who will play Beethoven concertos, part of programming to mark anniversary of his birth in 1770; Elim Chan returns to conduct Stravinsky.

7 May 2019 - 10:43PM

Chinese pianist and Hong Kong’s Rachel Cheung among the soloists who will play Beethoven concertos, part of programming to mark anniversary of his birth in 1770; Elim Chan returns to conduct Stravinsky.

Beethoven celebration is focus of HK Phil’s new season; Lang Lang, Renée Fleming to perform
Avengers: Endgame review (spoiler free)

Avengers: Endgame launched this week, the fourth instalment of the popular superhero movie franchise. SCMP's Culture Editor Kevin Kwong and Film Editor Edmund Lee discuss whether the three-hour sequel meets fans' expectations.

25 Apr 2019 - 7:03PM

Avengers: Endgame launched this week, the fourth instalment of the popular superhero movie franchise. SCMP's Culture Editor Kevin Kwong and Film Editor Edmund Lee discuss whether the three-hour sequel meets fans' expectations.

Avengers: Endgame review (spoiler free)
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.

27 Sep 2018 - 5:04PM

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

23 Sep 2018 - 1:01PM

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.

12 Sep 2018 - 7:45PM

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’

8 Aug 2018 - 12:01PM

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.

7 Aug 2018 - 6:45PM

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

6 Apr 2018 - 10:42AM

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

29 Mar 2018 - 4:50PM

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