Kylie Knott

Hong Kong

Kylie Knott

Assistant Editor, Culture 

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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Mind reading: how Chinese mentalist Tonny Jan can tell what you’re thinking, even if you don’t want him to – it’s all in the body language

Chinese mentalist Tonny Jan can’t actually read your mind – his abilities are based on cues conveyed by body language. Jan rose to fame after appearances on Japanese and Chinese TV shows.

8 Dec 2019 - 6:41PM

Chinese mentalist Tonny Jan can’t actually read your mind – his abilities are based on cues conveyed by body language. Jan rose to fame after appearances on Japanese and Chinese TV shows.

Mind reading: how Chinese mentalist Tonny Jan can tell what you’re thinking, even if you don’t want him to – it’s all in the body language
Sustainable Christmas: tips on a greener and more eco-friendly festive season from Hong Kong environmentalists

Hong Kong environmentalists, young and old, share their tips on how to have a more sustainable festive season. From a Christmas tree made from washed-up wood to gifting experiences, here’s how some families are going green.

5 Dec 2019 - 9:15PM

Hong Kong environmentalists, young and old, share their tips on how to have a more sustainable festive season. From a Christmas tree made from washed-up wood to gifting experiences, here’s how some families are going green.

Sustainable Christmas: tips on a greener and more eco-friendly festive season from Hong Kong environmentalists
Beauty is more than skin deep: how focused ultrasound treatment Hifu penetrates skin without a needle in sight

High-intensity focused ultrasound treatment is supposed to boost collagen, smooth wrinkles and contour the face. This non-invasive treatment promises to penetrate the skin, leaving it tighter and smoother.

1 Dec 2019 - 2:00PM

High-intensity focused ultrasound treatment is supposed to boost collagen, smooth wrinkles and contour the face. This non-invasive treatment promises to penetrate the skin, leaving it tighter and smoother.

Beauty is more than skin deep: how focused ultrasound treatment Hifu penetrates skin without a needle in sight
Gigi Chao to speak at 2019 TEDxTinHauWomen in Hong Kong

From an architect to a planetary scientist, the third edition of the TEDx event explores how females with varying perspectives can be bold and brilliant.

1 Dec 2019 - 1:30PM

From an architect to a planetary scientist, the third edition of the TEDx event explores how females with varying perspectives can be bold and brilliant.

Gigi Chao to speak at 2019 TEDxTinHauWomen in Hong Kong
Actor Eddie Peng speaks up for turtles in WildAid documentary, says it was a chance to learn about ‘these incredible animals’

Taiwanese-Canadian Eddie Peng is using his celebrity power to highlight the effects of plastic on the world’s endangered sea turtles. ‘Peng has fans all over Asia,’ charity says.

30 Nov 2019 - 9:49PM

Taiwanese-Canadian Eddie Peng is using his celebrity power to highlight the effects of plastic on the world’s endangered sea turtles. ‘Peng has fans all over Asia,’ charity says.

Actor Eddie Peng speaks up for turtles in WildAid documentary, says it was a chance to learn about ‘these incredible animals’
Hong Kong horse racing death sparks call for investigation after horse shatters its leg during Happy Valley race

Animal rights group Peta has lodged a complaint with the Hong Kong Jockey Club after a horse shattered its leg and was euthanised following a November 20 race at the Happy Valley Racecourse.

29 Nov 2019 - 10:00PM

Animal rights group Peta has lodged a complaint with the Hong Kong Jockey Club after a horse shattered its leg and was euthanised following a November 20 race at the Happy Valley Racecourse.

Hong Kong horse racing death sparks call for investigation after horse shatters its leg during Happy Valley race
Where to go for slow travel, transformative travel and JOMO, as tourists move away from Instagram destinations

Tourists from Asia-Pacific are increasingly choosing slow travel, transformative travel and ‘joy of missing out’ destinations, according to a new survey. We asked travel experts where some of the best places to go are.

27 Nov 2019 - 7:14PM

Tourists from Asia-Pacific are increasingly choosing slow travel, transformative travel and ‘joy of missing out’ destinations, according to a new survey. We asked travel experts where some of the best places to go are.

Where to go for slow travel, transformative travel and JOMO, as tourists move away from Instagram destinations
Christmas in Hong Kong: four events for charity, from a trivia night to a bazaar, to remind you of the true meaning of the season

A trivia night, a bazaar for last-minute shopping, a choral evening – various events will take place this year around the city to celebrate the season of giving and caring.

26 Nov 2019 - 7:00PM

A trivia night, a bazaar for last-minute shopping, a choral evening – various events will take place this year around the city to celebrate the season of giving and caring.

Christmas in Hong Kong: four events for charity, from a trivia night to a bazaar, to remind you of the true meaning of the season
Domestic abuse: why many suffer in silence, and the support groups in Hong Kong helping women deal with abusive men

Carol Chan’s case is typical of many in Hong Kong. A recent migrant from mainland China, she lacked a support network and was dependent on her husband. She got away, but many women stay in abusive relationships. Support groups try to help.

2 Dec 2019 - 9:23AM

Carol Chan’s case is typical of many in Hong Kong. A recent migrant from mainland China, she lacked a support network and was dependent on her husband. She got away, but many women stay in abusive relationships. Support groups try to help.

Domestic abuse: why many suffer in silence, and the support groups in Hong Kong helping women deal with abusive men
Why ice skating is a great workout for your abs, calves, hamstrings and quads – think of all those strokes, glides, spins and leaps – and for your mind

Abs, calves, hamstrings, quads and core – Hong Kong figure skater Kahlen Cheung, 16, who took up the sport aged two, can’t say enough about how good a workout ice skating gives her body. And it’s good for her head space too. Experts agree.

24 Nov 2019 - 5:53PM

Abs, calves, hamstrings, quads and core – Hong Kong figure skater Kahlen Cheung, 16, who took up the sport aged two, can’t say enough about how good a workout ice skating gives her body. And it’s good for her head space too. Experts agree.

Why ice skating is a great workout for your abs, calves, hamstrings and quads – think of all those strokes, glides, spins and leaps – and for your mind
Urban noise pollution: how loud city sounds harm animals – and threatens the survival of some species

A British study shows noise pollution threatens the survival of some species, producing vital research on animals in urbanised environments like Hong Kong.

22 Nov 2019 - 3:07AM

A British study shows noise pollution threatens the survival of some species, producing vital research on animals in urbanised environments like Hong Kong.

Urban noise pollution: how loud city sounds harm animals – and threatens the survival of some species
Stunning photos of Hong Kong’s Kowloon Walled City show life inside the crowded, lawless enclave before it was razed 25 years ago

When Kowloon Walled City was demolished in 1994, its 300 interconnected buildings were home to 50,000 people. Infamous for drugs and prostitution, it was also home to factories, shops, restaurants and everything a city needed.

15 Nov 2019 - 2:50PM

When Kowloon Walled City was demolished in 1994, its 300 interconnected buildings were home to 50,000 people. Infamous for drugs and prostitution, it was also home to factories, shops, restaurants and everything a city needed.

Stunning photos of Hong Kong’s Kowloon Walled City show life inside the crowded, lawless enclave before it was razed 25 years ago
Hong Kong art show explores the masculine and feminine energies within everyone

Daisy Chan, the curator behind the upcoming ‘The Feminine Awakens’ show, reveals her paintings are a tribute to her partner, who lost his battle with cancer. He made her realise that men can have both masculine and feminine traits, she says.

8 Nov 2019 - 11:15AM

Daisy Chan, the curator behind the upcoming ‘The Feminine Awakens’ show, reveals her paintings are a tribute to her partner, who lost his battle with cancer. He made her realise that men can have both masculine and feminine traits, she says.

Hong Kong art show explores the masculine and feminine energies within everyone
Beautiful hand-colourised photos of early 1900s China offer a glimpse of life in last years of imperial rule

Naval doctor Dezso Bozoky recorded his travels in 1908 and 1909 in Fujian province, Beijing and Shanghai. The hand-coloured photos reflect the Hungarian’s interest in street scenes, landscapes and architecture.

7 Nov 2019 - 4:59PM

Naval doctor Dezso Bozoky recorded his travels in 1908 and 1909 in Fujian province, Beijing and Shanghai. The hand-coloured photos reflect the Hungarian’s interest in street scenes, landscapes and architecture.

Beautiful hand-colourised photos of early 1900s China offer a glimpse of life in last years of imperial rule
Endangered languages: linguist creating written language in Nepal uses novel tactic to get villagers talking – an eye clinic to cure blindness

A linguist wanted to preserve the language of the isolated, spread out Nubri people in Nepal by creating a written form, but first she had to get them together. Her solution? Free eye clinics specialising in cataract surgery.

7 Nov 2019 - 10:25AM

A linguist wanted to preserve the language of the isolated, spread out Nubri people in Nepal by creating a written form, but first she had to get them together. Her solution? Free eye clinics specialising in cataract surgery.

Endangered languages: linguist creating written language in Nepal uses novel tactic to get villagers talking  – an eye clinic to cure blindness
Hong Kong Eco Film Festival has a powerful message – how you can help the planet

The second edition of the event will tackle subjects from fast fashion to endangered species, as well as panel discussions and workshops.

4 Nov 2019 - 10:00AM

The second edition of the event will tackle subjects from fast fashion to endangered species, as well as panel discussions and workshops.

Hong Kong Eco Film Festival has a powerful message – how you can help the planet
How diets full of ultra-processed foods are causing a malnutrition crisis among poor children

Unicef report finds half of world’s children under five suffers from hidden hunger caused by eating cheap, filling, ultra-processed food that lacks essential vitamins and micronutrients.

29 Oct 2019 - 3:51PM

Unicef report finds half of world’s children under five suffers from hidden hunger caused by eating cheap, filling, ultra-processed food that lacks essential vitamins and micronutrients.

How diets full of ultra-processed foods are causing a malnutrition crisis among poor children
Documentary records couple’s six-day Hong Kong coasteering trash tour

The Loop follows Esther Roling and Paul Niel as they coasteer around Hong Kong Island in 2017. They were amazed at the amount of trash washed up on the coastline and mapped 163 rubbish hotspots.

23 Oct 2019 - 8:11PM

The Loop follows Esther Roling and Paul Niel as they coasteer around Hong Kong Island in 2017. They were amazed at the amount of trash washed up on the coastline and mapped 163 rubbish hotspots.

Documentary records couple’s six-day Hong Kong coasteering trash tour
Sexist or sexy? Why gender-based product marketing persists despite young people’s changing attitudes

Gender-based marketing persists despite young people’s changing attitudes, with new research showing that men and women who own gendered products believe they have more sex appeal and nicer bodies.

17 Oct 2019 - 7:47PM

Gender-based marketing persists despite young people’s changing attitudes, with new research showing that men and women who own gendered products believe they have more sex appeal and nicer bodies.

Sexist or sexy? Why gender-based product marketing persists despite young people’s changing attitudes
How stressed-out Hong Kong folk can relax, from free tai chi to gong baths

With stress levels even higher than usual in Hong Kong right now, several groups are offering de-stressing activities ranging from tai chi and gong baths to nature tours and hypnotherapy.

17 Oct 2019 - 10:07AM

With stress levels even higher than usual in Hong Kong right now, several groups are offering de-stressing activities ranging from tai chi and gong baths to nature tours and hypnotherapy.

How stressed-out Hong Kong folk can relax, from free tai chi to gong baths
Falling fertility: why more women choose to have fewer children or none at all, while others who want them struggle to conceive

In many countries fertility rates have fallen. Women are putting off having children, or not having any. Infertility is also on the rise, and in Asia there’s still a stigma about it – but attitudes are changing.

13 Oct 2019 - 5:43PM

In many countries fertility rates have fallen. Women are putting off having children, or not having any. Infertility is also on the rise, and in Asia there’s still a stigma about it – but attitudes are changing.

Falling fertility: why more women choose to have fewer children or none at all, while others who want them struggle to conceive
Five women-only festivals, from tech to wine, from film to jazz, it’s female focused fun

These five female festivals aim to redress the gender imbalance that still exists in politics and business. Events include a wine festival in Hong Kong, jazz in Australia, tech in Silicon Valley and wellness in Ubud.

11 Oct 2019 - 6:00PM

These five female festivals aim to redress the gender imbalance that still exists in politics and business. Events include a wine festival in Hong Kong, jazz in Australia, tech in Silicon Valley and wellness in Ubud.

Five women-only festivals, from tech to wine, from film to jazz, it’s female focused fun
What do you get when you cross the Sistine Madonna with Hello Kitty? Hong Kong artist pushes boundaries

Ernest Chang’s latest exhibition includes works that combine paintings from the Italian Renaissance with pop culture icons

7 Oct 2019 - 2:49PM

Ernest Chang’s latest exhibition includes works that combine paintings from the Italian Renaissance with pop culture icons

What do you get when you cross the Sistine Madonna with Hello Kitty? Hong Kong artist pushes boundaries
South Korean photographer Kim Woo Young in Hong Kong: ‘This city is full of contrast’

South Korean photographer Kim Woo Young’s first solo exhibition ‘Urban Odyssey’ takes viewers on a journey through empty US streets and traditional South Korean neighbourhoods.

3 Oct 2019 - 9:03PM

South Korean photographer Kim Woo Young’s first solo exhibition ‘Urban Odyssey’ takes viewers on a journey through empty US streets and traditional South Korean neighbourhoods.

South Korean photographer Kim Woo Young in Hong Kong: ‘This city is full of contrast’
Hong Kong’s first inclusive playground helps children with special needs feel welcome

Hong Kong’s first barrier-free playground encourages children of all abilities to play together. It should help erase the stigma around special needs, although many users of the playground lack awareness about inclusion, a survey found.

30 Sep 2019 - 8:10PM

Hong Kong’s first barrier-free playground encourages children of all abilities to play together. It should help erase the stigma around special needs, although many users of the playground lack awareness about inclusion, a survey found.

Hong Kong’s first inclusive playground helps children with special needs feel welcome
Amazon fires and Brazilian beef: how Hong Kong’s massive appetite for the meat is driving rainforest’s doom

Hong Kong is the world’s biggest importer of Brazilian beef, an appetite that is playing a significant role in deforestation of the Amazon rainforest. But convincing the city’s carnivores to cut back is a big ask.

26 Sep 2019 - 8:32PM

Hong Kong is the world’s biggest importer of Brazilian beef, an appetite that is playing a significant role in deforestation of the Amazon rainforest. But convincing the city’s carnivores to cut back is a big ask.

Amazon fires and Brazilian beef: how Hong Kong’s massive appetite for the meat is driving rainforest’s doom
Raising menstrual awareness and tackling its taboo: the non-profit on a mission to empower marginalised women

A new non-profit focusing on empowering marginalised women kicks off its menstrual movement next week with a documentary that tackles the Nepalese tradition of chhaupadi, where menstruating women are deemed ‘impure’.

21 Sep 2019 - 6:30PM

A new non-profit focusing on empowering marginalised women kicks off its menstrual movement next week with a documentary that tackles the Nepalese tradition of chhaupadi, where menstruating women are deemed ‘impure’.

Raising menstrual awareness and tackling its taboo: the non-profit on a mission to empower marginalised women
Forest adventures that let Hong Kong kids ‘go wild’ – the perfect antidote to stormy times

The Little Bush Crafters programme allows children to go wild by playing freely in nature, exploring woods and wading in a stream

20 Sep 2019 - 11:00AM

The Little Bush Crafters programme allows children to go wild by playing freely in nature, exploring woods and wading in a stream

Forest adventures that let Hong Kong kids ‘go wild’ – the perfect antidote to stormy times
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?