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 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?
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