Kylie Knott

After many years with the Post, Kylie Knott found her calling on the culture and lifestyle desk. She writes about the environment, animal welfare, food and the arts.
Kylie Knott
After many years with the Post, Kylie Knott found her calling on the culture and lifestyle desk. She writes about the environment, animal welfare, food and the arts.

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Hong Kong dog owners warned to be vigilant around water after new disease strain discovered

A rise in the number of dogs dying from leptospirosis is being blamed on a strain new to Hong Kong. Vets advise owners to keep dogs on a leash around watercourses to stop them playing in or drinking potentially tainted water.

13 Sep 2019 - 9:21PM

A rise in the number of dogs dying from leptospirosis is being blamed on a strain new to Hong Kong. Vets advise owners to keep dogs on a leash around watercourses to stop them playing in or drinking potentially tainted water.

Hong Kong dog owners warned to be vigilant around water after new disease strain discovered
Edible insect snacks land in Hong Kong – barbecue-flavoured crickets, anyone?

Why French-born entrepreneur Lucie Somé wants Hongkongers to catch the insect-eating bug. ‘Edible insects are the future,’ she says.

16 Sep 2019 - 11:28AM

Why French-born entrepreneur Lucie Somé wants Hongkongers to catch the insect-eating bug. ‘Edible insects are the future,’ she says.

Edible insect snacks land in Hong Kong – barbecue-flavoured crickets, anyone?
Couple seeing the world without flying seek boat ride out of Hong Kong. Anywhere east or south will do

Pair have hitchhiked by land and sea through Europe and Asia for three years, leaving a minimal carbon footprint and working in exchange for lodging. After 60,000km, and three months in Hong Kong, they’re seeking a ride out.

25 Aug 2019 - 11:54AM

Pair have hitchhiked by land and sea through Europe and Asia for three years, leaving a minimal carbon footprint and working in exchange for lodging. After 60,000km, and three months in Hong Kong, they’re seeking a ride out.

Couple seeing the world without flying seek boat ride out of Hong Kong. Anywhere east or south will do
How a Hong Kong refugee is empowering women with art collective

Clarisse Akonyi, a former nurse from Congo, has created a group that organises arts and crafts workshops for female refugees.

19 Aug 2019 - 12:45PM

Clarisse Akonyi, a former nurse from Congo, has created a group that organises arts and crafts workshops for female refugees.

How a Hong Kong refugee is empowering women with art collective
Pangolin use in TCM unacceptable, say most Hong Kong people in Chinese medicine survey

Two-thirds of 1,000 people in a recent survey were against the use of pangolins in traditional Chinese medicine, while 85 per cent agreed that TCM should phase out the use of endangered wildlife species.

14 Aug 2019 - 4:58PM

Two-thirds of 1,000 people in a recent survey were against the use of pangolins in traditional Chinese medicine, while 85 per cent agreed that TCM should phase out the use of endangered wildlife species.

Pangolin use in TCM unacceptable, say most Hong Kong people in Chinese medicine survey
Forget adult colouring books – Zentangle is the new way to relieve stress and meditate through art

Mindful doodle technique Zentangle follows the mantra of ‘one stroke at a time’. It is the practice of creating beautiful images from repetitive, structured patterns. Zentangle is said to help reduce anxiety and boost creativity.

14 Aug 2019 - 7:22PM

Mindful doodle technique Zentangle follows the mantra of ‘one stroke at a time’. It is the practice of creating beautiful images from repetitive, structured patterns. Zentangle is said to help reduce anxiety and boost creativity.

Forget adult colouring books – Zentangle is the new way to relieve stress and meditate through art
Hong Kong protest photos – from 2019 and 1967 – go on show; tear gas apart, they’re a study in contrasts

Birdy Chu, a former photojournalist, has been on the streets of Hong Kong documenting two months of protests; a selection of his photos has gone on show alongside images from the deadly 1967 riots in Hong Kong.

12 Aug 2019 - 6:45PM

Birdy Chu, a former photojournalist, has been on the streets of Hong Kong documenting two months of protests; a selection of his photos has gone on show alongside images from the deadly 1967 riots in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong protest photos – from 2019 and 1967 – go on show; tear gas apart, they’re a study in contrasts
Silence of the Lambs meets Black Mirror in Secret Theatre’s Hong Kong show

You don’t know where it will be held or what the show is going to be about, but this immersive experience involving ‘a psychopathic serial killer’ is something you wouldn’t want to miss.

8 Aug 2019 - 1:55PM

You don’t know where it will be held or what the show is going to be about, but this immersive experience involving ‘a psychopathic serial killer’ is something you wouldn’t want to miss.

Silence of the Lambs meets Black Mirror in Secret Theatre’s Hong Kong show
The luxury pet-friendly hotels taking pet pampering to new heights, in Hong Kong and beyond

Michelin-like menus, pet spas, dog yoga – pet-friendly offerings at hotels are getting ever more high-end, with luxury hotels going the extra mile for guests’ four-legged companions.

31 Jul 2019 - 8:06PM

Michelin-like menus, pet spas, dog yoga – pet-friendly offerings at hotels are getting ever more high-end, with luxury hotels going the extra mile for guests’ four-legged companions.

The luxury pet-friendly hotels taking pet pampering to new heights, in Hong Kong and beyond
Illegal wildlife trade still needs tougher penalties, say Hong Kong experts after rare turtle smuggling case

Hong Kong returned 59 smuggled rare turtles to Japan earlier this year in a case that environmentalists say not only highlights the growing trade in illegal wildlife, but the need for tougher penalties.

29 Jul 2019 - 12:35PM

Hong Kong returned 59 smuggled rare turtles to Japan earlier this year in a case that environmentalists say not only highlights the growing trade in illegal wildlife, but the need for tougher penalties.

Illegal wildlife trade still needs tougher penalties, say Hong Kong experts after rare turtle smuggling case
Why Hawaiian shirts – or Aloha shirts – have a strong Chinese link and a colourful past

Also known as Aloha shirts, Hawaiian shirts capture the laid-back spirit of the US state, but it was a Chinese-American who first stamped his mark on the garments.

29 Jul 2019 - 10:11AM

Also known as Aloha shirts, Hawaiian shirts capture the laid-back spirit of the US state, but it was a Chinese-American who first stamped his mark on the garments.

Why Hawaiian shirts – or Aloha shirts – have a strong Chinese link and a colourful past
How Pokemon Go craze lives on, three years after mobile game took over the world

Hong Kong found itself in the grip of Pokemania in July 2016 as players of the mobile game tried to ‘catch ’em all’, some risking life and limb. Many hard-core followers still play, with the community aspect a strong draw.

25 Jul 2019 - 8:19AM

Hong Kong found itself in the grip of Pokemania in July 2016 as players of the mobile game tried to ‘catch ’em all’, some risking life and limb. Many hard-core followers still play, with the community aspect a strong draw.

How Pokemon Go craze lives on, three years after mobile game took over the world
The Meghan Markle effect: how celebrities can lift a fashion brand from zero to hero

Malabar Baby owes a lot to the Duchess of Sussex. Meghan was seen holding Archie in one of the brand’s wraps and now it has taken the internet by storm. Here are five brands that have been boosted thanks to celebrities.

16 Jul 2019 - 2:36PM

Malabar Baby owes a lot to the Duchess of Sussex. Meghan was seen holding Archie in one of the brand’s wraps and now it has taken the internet by storm. Here are five brands that have been boosted thanks to celebrities.

The Meghan Markle effect: how celebrities can lift a fashion brand from zero to hero
Wong Kar-wai, Stephen Chow films inspire Japanese artist Madsaki’s debut Hong Kong show

Tokyo-based Madsaki’s month-long exhibition will feature works that reference classics such as In the Mood for Love and Kung Fu Hustle.

15 Jul 2019 - 10:31AM

Tokyo-based Madsaki’s month-long exhibition will feature works that reference classics such as In the Mood for Love and Kung Fu Hustle.

Wong Kar-wai, Stephen Chow films inspire Japanese artist Madsaki’s debut Hong Kong show
Opinion | Hongkongers love to queue but patience has a price – what are we waiting for?

Long lines cost the city’s retailers US$2.35 billion last year – maybe it’s time to abandon the fake-queue ploy.

16 Jul 2019 - 9:07AM

Long lines cost the city’s retailers US$2.35 billion last year – maybe it’s time to abandon the fake-queue ploy.

Hongkongers love to queue but patience has a price – what are we waiting for?
How music therapy boosts well-being in everyone from cancer patients to autistic children

Research increasingly shows the positive impact of music therapy on a range of conditions, as well as other cognitive, motor and social benefits.

8 Jul 2019 - 6:40PM

Research increasingly shows the positive impact of music therapy on a range of conditions, as well as other cognitive, motor and social benefits.

How music therapy boosts well-being in everyone from cancer patients to autistic children
Sustainable living: eight green events for Plastic Free July in Hong Kong

Plastic Free July is a worldwide movement dedicated to getting people to think about their impact on the environment. These eight events celebrate biodiversity, upcycling, sustainable business practice and veganism.

8 Jul 2019 - 10:46AM

Plastic Free July is a worldwide movement dedicated to getting people to think about their impact on the environment. These eight events celebrate biodiversity, upcycling, sustainable business practice and veganism.

Sustainable living: eight green events for Plastic Free July in Hong Kong
China Love film delves into country’s billion-dollar pre-wedding photo industry

Documentary delves into the fantasy photo shoots of couples. It looks beyond the colourful clothes to consider issues of freedom, status, money and the new ‘China dream’.

30 Jun 2019 - 9:15AM

Documentary delves into the fantasy photo shoots of couples. It looks beyond the colourful clothes to consider issues of freedom, status, money and the new ‘China dream’.

China Love film delves into country’s billion-dollar pre-wedding photo industry
Tinnitus triggers: how exposure to loud music can cause permanent damage

A person with tinnitus will hear a constant ringing, buzzing, hissing or whistling in their ears. Causes include hearing loss, earwax build-up, stress, certain medications and exposure to loud noises, such as music.

24 Jun 2019 - 8:00PM

A person with tinnitus will hear a constant ringing, buzzing, hissing or whistling in their ears. Causes include hearing loss, earwax build-up, stress, certain medications and exposure to loud noises, such as music.

Tinnitus triggers: how exposure to loud music can cause permanent damage
Unethical wildlife tourism: one small victory as elephants walk to freedom on Thai island of Koh Samui

Hundreds of people lined the roads of Koh Samui, Thailand, recently to see two elephants freed from carrying tourists walk to their new sanctuary home; many holidaymakers don’t realise the cruelty of wildlife tourism.

24 Jun 2019 - 7:31PM

Hundreds of people lined the roads of Koh Samui, Thailand, recently to see two elephants freed from carrying tourists walk to their new sanctuary home; many holidaymakers don’t realise the cruelty of wildlife tourism.

Unethical wildlife tourism: one small victory as elephants walk to freedom on Thai island of Koh Samui
Pollution and climate change causing you stress or making you depressed? How to deal with eco-anxiety

Consuming media reports on climate change and plastic pollution makes some people anxious. Tanja Wessels, who feels panicky in Hong Kong supermarkets because of all the plastic packaging, is spreading the word about eco-anxiety.

19 Jun 2019 - 8:30PM

Consuming media reports on climate change and plastic pollution makes some people anxious. Tanja Wessels, who feels panicky in Hong Kong supermarkets because of all the plastic packaging, is spreading the word about eco-anxiety.

Pollution and climate change causing you stress or making you depressed? How to deal with eco-anxiety
Quirky Instagram account captures extraordinary Hong Kong among the mundane

American architect Austin Tang who came to the city in 2008, says lingering for a few seconds can help to register reality in motion

18 Jun 2019 - 12:45PM

American architect Austin Tang who came to the city in 2008, says lingering for a few seconds can help to register reality in motion

Quirky Instagram account captures extraordinary Hong Kong among the mundane
Candid backstage photos of dancers in China in award winning exhibition in Hong Kong

Ukranian photographer Sergey Melnitchenko was a dancer in China and his backstage photos show the fragility of nightclub dancers. His “Behind the Scenes” photos and black-and-white “Dusk Til Dawn” pictures can be seen at f22 foto space in Wan Chai.

10 Jun 2019 - 7:53PM

Ukranian photographer Sergey Melnitchenko was a dancer in China and his backstage photos show the fragility of nightclub dancers. His “Behind the Scenes” photos and black-and-white “Dusk Til Dawn” pictures can be seen at f22 foto space in Wan Chai.

Candid backstage photos of dancers in China in award winning exhibition in Hong Kong
Trial of safety wristbands raises data privacy worries at Canadian International School of Hong Kong

Parents air concerns after school straps Fitbit-style devices to 200 pupils for trial. But others back move, and interim head says they have safeguards to protect against loss of information.

2 Jun 2019 - 11:26PM

Parents air concerns after school straps Fitbit-style devices to 200 pupils for trial. But others back move, and interim head says they have safeguards to protect against loss of information.

Trial of safety wristbands raises data privacy worries at Canadian International School of Hong Kong
Hermès Birkin sells for world record US$208,000 in Hong Kong – yet it wasn’t the priciest handbag at auction

Handbag from the label’s So Black collection beat the previous record for a So Black Birkin, set in Hong Kong last year.

30 May 2019 - 12:25PM

Handbag from the label’s So Black collection beat the previous record for a So Black Birkin, set in Hong Kong last year.

Hermès Birkin sells for world record US$208,000 in Hong Kong – yet it wasn’t the priciest handbag at auction
Razor sharp: female barbers cut it with Hong Kong celebrities in shop that oozes retro cool

Cherry Chung, Lily Zhai and Pinky Wallace are women in a man’s world – cutting hair at the retro cool Handsome Factory Barber Shop in Wan Chai. In contrast to the US they haven’t faced sexism, and have a roster of celebrity clients.

20 May 2019 - 8:37PM

Cherry Chung, Lily Zhai and Pinky Wallace are women in a man’s world – cutting hair at the retro cool Handsome Factory Barber Shop in Wan Chai. In contrast to the US they haven’t faced sexism, and have a roster of celebrity clients.

Razor sharp: female barbers cut it with Hong Kong celebrities in shop that oozes retro cool
From Syria to Iraq, Save the Children centenary photo show reveals indomitable spirit of kids in war zones

To mark the centenary of the Save the Children charity, 50 images by photojournalist Nicole Tung will go on show at Central’s PMQ. They highlight the strength of kids who have had their lives destroyed by war.

10 May 2019 - 12:30PM

To mark the centenary of the Save the Children charity, 50 images by photojournalist Nicole Tung will go on show at Central’s PMQ. They highlight the strength of kids who have had their lives destroyed by war.

From Syria to Iraq, Save the Children centenary photo show reveals indomitable spirit of kids in war zones
Hong Kong subdivided flat residents come together over food, share stories and recipes in new cookbook

Neighbourhood Kitchen supplies ingredients and equipment so Hong Kong tenants with no space at home can cook their favourite dishes and ensure their children get the nutrients they need.

3 May 2019 - 10:55AM

Neighbourhood Kitchen supplies ingredients and equipment so Hong Kong tenants with no space at home can cook their favourite dishes and ensure their children get the nutrients they need.

Hong Kong subdivided flat residents come together over food, share stories and recipes in new cookbook
Lamma’s famous Island Bar to close its doors after almost 40 years in operation

The bar, described as ‘an institution and part of Lamma history’, has been forced to close over noise complaints from the building’s owner and his family who live next door. Its last day open to the public will be Friday, May 31.

2 May 2019 - 4:50PM

The bar, described as ‘an institution and part of Lamma history’, has been forced to close over noise complaints from the building’s owner and his family who live next door. Its last day open to the public will be Friday, May 31.

Lamma’s famous Island Bar to close its doors after almost 40 years in operation
British transgender artist David Kim Whittaker shows his thought provoking works in Hong Kong

The 12 artworks reveal Whittaker’s own struggle with calm and conflict reflecting his own gender dysphoria. The artist combines landscapes and abstracts inside a representation of a head.

29 Apr 2019 - 7:56PM

The 12 artworks reveal Whittaker’s own struggle with calm and conflict reflecting his own gender dysphoria. The artist combines landscapes and abstracts inside a representation of a head.

British transgender artist David Kim Whittaker shows his thought provoking works in Hong Kong