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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World Breastfeeding Week: working mother pushes to normalise breastfeeding in public

Mothers who breastfeed in public often face discrimination and complaints in Hong Kong. Working mother Liz Thomas is determined to end the stigma surrounding it.

4 Aug 2020 - 10:46AM

Mothers who breastfeed in public often face discrimination and complaints in Hong Kong. Working mother Liz Thomas is determined to end the stigma surrounding it.

World Breastfeeding Week: working mother pushes to normalise breastfeeding in public
The Other Hundred photo project turns lens on the unsung heroes of the pandemic

Submissions for the global photography project, which this year celebrates all those who are helping their communities during the coronavirus crisis, close on August 14 and are open to all.

30 Jul 2020 - 6:05PM

Submissions for the global photography project, which this year celebrates all those who are helping their communities during the coronavirus crisis, close on August 14 and are open to all.

The Other Hundred photo project turns lens on the unsung heroes of the pandemic
Film Stylo offers a creative outlet – and a human connection – during the pandemic

Hong Kong filmmaker Jeremy Hung’s Film Stylo project invites students to document their experiences of the pandemic, providing a creative outlet and a platform for connection.

27 Jul 2020 - 11:08AM

Hong Kong filmmaker Jeremy Hung’s Film Stylo project invites students to document their experiences of the pandemic, providing a creative outlet and a platform for connection.

Film Stylo offers a creative outlet – and a human connection – during the pandemic
Hong Kong dog shelters in crisis as demand rises but fundraising dries up amid coronavirus pandemic

Dog shelters face pressure on places as owners lose their jobs or relocate from Hong Kong, yet social distancing rules have stalled fundraising events. Some may have to close.

23 Jul 2020 - 9:11PM

Dog shelters face pressure on places as owners lose their jobs or relocate from Hong Kong, yet social distancing rules have stalled fundraising events. Some may have to close.

Hong Kong dog shelters in crisis as demand rises but fundraising dries up amid coronavirus pandemic
Elderly Taiwanese couple become Instagram sensation modelling clothes left behind at their laundry

A Taiwanese couple in their 80s are enjoying internet fame after images of them modelling clothes left behind by customers at their laundry went viral.

4 Aug 2020 - 3:54PM

A Taiwanese couple in their 80s are enjoying internet fame after images of them modelling clothes left behind by customers at their laundry went viral.

Elderly Taiwanese couple become Instagram sensation modelling clothes left behind at their laundry
Hong Kong photojournalist Laurel Chor on protests, primates and how industry has taught her some uncomfortable truths

Laurel Chor gained huge global exposure for her work during last year’s anti-government protests but it made the Hong Kong photojournalist realise that it is not always the city’s people that others are interested in.

20 Jul 2020 - 7:15PM

Laurel Chor gained huge global exposure for her work during last year’s anti-government protests but it made the Hong Kong photojournalist realise that it is not always the city’s people that others are interested in.

Hong Kong photojournalist Laurel Chor on protests, primates and how industry has taught her some uncomfortable truths
A Canton porcelain painting workshop led by a young Hongkonger breathes life into a dying art form

Also known as guangcai, the colourful ceramics were a major export item through the Qing dynasty to the 1980s.

16 Jul 2020 - 4:45PM

Also known as guangcai, the colourful ceramics were a major export item through the Qing dynasty to the 1980s.

A Canton porcelain painting workshop led by a young Hongkonger breathes life into a dying art form
Precious gems go under the microscope in Hong Kong exhibition

‘Discover the Gemstones, Ruby & Sapphire’ invites visitors to interact with uncut stones.

10 Jul 2020 - 4:00PM

‘Discover the Gemstones, Ruby & Sapphire’ invites visitors to interact with uncut stones.

Precious gems go under the microscope in Hong Kong exhibition
How air conditioners can trigger asthma and allergy symptoms

Each year, the sound of buzzing air conditioners heralds the start of not just Hong Kong’s hot and humid summers, but also the wheezing, sneezing and shortness of breath for many people with asthma and allergies.

9 Jul 2020 - 3:15PM

Each year, the sound of buzzing air conditioners heralds the start of not just Hong Kong’s hot and humid summers, but also the wheezing, sneezing and shortness of breath for many people with asthma and allergies.

How air conditioners can trigger asthma and allergy symptoms
In pictures: Hong Kong athletes training at home during the pandemic

In a new exhibition, sports photographer Brian Ching focuses on athletes as they turn their home ground into training grounds.

4 Jul 2020 - 12:15PM

In a new exhibition, sports photographer Brian Ching focuses on athletes as they turn their home ground into training grounds.

In pictures: Hong Kong athletes training at home during the pandemic
He’s leading the conversation about changing Asian views of black people. As a refugee he lived rough in Hong Kong

Once a refugee sleeping rough in Hong Kong, now a Goldman Sachs analyst, Innocent Mutanga has experienced America’s institutional racism. Hong Kong discriminates more on grounds of class than race, he says.

28 Jun 2020 - 7:32AM

Once a refugee sleeping rough in Hong Kong, now a Goldman Sachs analyst, Innocent Mutanga has experienced America’s institutional racism. Hong Kong discriminates more on grounds of class than race, he says.

He’s leading the conversation about changing Asian views of black people. As a refugee he lived rough in Hong Kong
An open letter to Mr Selfish Dog Walker

Your canine companion can’t sweat like you, so give it a break and (don’t) take a hike

27 Jun 2020 - 12:15PM

Your canine companion can’t sweat like you, so give it a break and (don’t) take a hike

An open letter to Mr Selfish Dog Walker
‘Queen of the Leica’: photographer Ilse Bing remembered in Hong Kong exhibition

The German was one of the first women photographers to master the avant-garde handheld Leica 35mm camera.

25 Jun 2020 - 8:00PM

The German was one of the first women photographers to master the avant-garde handheld Leica 35mm camera.

‘Queen of the Leica’: photographer Ilse Bing remembered in Hong Kong exhibition
Hong Kong running challenge following all 10 MTR lines is mum and daughter’s love letter to the city

After running the routes of all 10 MTR lines – about 250km – Canadians Gillian Pritchard and her mum Marj are now encouraging and helping other Hong Kong runners do the same.

21 Jun 2020 - 5:30PM

After running the routes of all 10 MTR lines – about 250km – Canadians Gillian Pritchard and her mum Marj are now encouraging and helping other Hong Kong runners do the same.

Hong Kong running challenge following all 10 MTR lines is mum and daughter’s love letter to the city
African cooking classes in Hong Kong – think fufu, fried plantain and a lot of fun

Music accompanies a Congolese cooking workshop at the Africa Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui, where the cuisines Hong Kong cooks can learn span the African continent.

18 Jun 2020 - 3:32PM

Music accompanies a Congolese cooking workshop at the Africa Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui, where the cuisines Hong Kong cooks can learn span the African continent.

African cooking classes in Hong Kong – think fufu, fried plantain and a lot of fun
Refugee film festival to raise funds for displaced people affected by Covid-19 pandemic

The 13th Charity Refugee Film Festival will be held online this year with anyone around the world able to donate to access screenings showing real experiences that refugees are facing worldwide.

16 Jun 2020 - 9:30PM

The 13th Charity Refugee Film Festival will be held online this year with anyone around the world able to donate to access screenings showing real experiences that refugees are facing worldwide.

Refugee film festival to raise funds for displaced people affected by Covid-19 pandemic
Born a boy, raised as a girl, then expected to be a man – the harsh impact of China’s one-child policy dramatised in short film

Short film Drifting explores one man’s struggle with gender identity after being raised as a girl under China’s one-child policy, and the extreme lengths to which families went to cover up the birth of a second child.

13 Jun 2020 - 8:38PM

Short film Drifting explores one man’s struggle with gender identity after being raised as a girl under China’s one-child policy, and the extreme lengths to which families went to cover up the birth of a second child.

Born a boy, raised as a girl, then expected to be a man – the harsh impact of China’s one-child policy dramatised in short film
Shark fin sold in Hong Kong contains dangerous levels of mercury, study finds

A new study found that shark fin sold in Hong Kong often contained high levels of toxic mercury exceeding the limits set by the government’s Centre for Food Safety by six to 10 times, on average.

11 Jun 2020 - 9:11PM

A new study found that shark fin sold in Hong Kong often contained high levels of toxic mercury exceeding the limits set by the government’s Centre for Food Safety by six to 10 times, on average.

Shark fin sold in Hong Kong contains dangerous levels of mercury, study finds
Hong Kong photographer’s images of injured protesters win first prize in Sony World Photography Awards’ documentary section

Chung Ming-ko won first place in the documentary section of the Sony World Photography Awards with his images of 24 protesters injured in anti-government protests in Hong Kong last year.

10 Jun 2020 - 5:34PM

Chung Ming-ko won first place in the documentary section of the Sony World Photography Awards with his images of 24 protesters injured in anti-government protests in Hong Kong last year.

Hong Kong photographer’s images of injured protesters win first prize in Sony World Photography Awards’ documentary section
A brain tumour survivor talks about her diagnosis and treatment, and how a Mark Ruffalo video helped her recover from risky surgery

Diagnosed with a rare benign tumour in her ear canal called an acoustic neuroma, Annie Lee Siswojo had an operation to remove the growth, which had been there for 10 years and was pressing on vital nerves.

7 Jun 2020 - 5:07PM

Diagnosed with a rare benign tumour in her ear canal called an acoustic neuroma, Annie Lee Siswojo had an operation to remove the growth, which had been there for 10 years and was pressing on vital nerves.

A brain tumour survivor talks about her diagnosis and treatment, and how a Mark Ruffalo video helped her recover from risky surgery
Hong Kong body language expert on Donald Trump, Carrie Lam and Barack Obama, and how micro facial expressions reflect our true emotions

Hong Kong forensics specialist and body language expert Kiki Wong talks about US President Donald Trump, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and working on will-forgery allegations involving late Chinachem boss Nina Wang.

5 Jun 2020 - 5:59AM

Hong Kong forensics specialist and body language expert Kiki Wong talks about US President Donald Trump, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and working on will-forgery allegations involving late Chinachem boss Nina Wang.

Hong Kong body language expert on Donald Trump, Carrie Lam and Barack Obama, and how micro facial expressions reflect our true emotions
Six-pack abs? Bella Hadid and Michael Jackson’s ex-bodyguard shares his belly fat blasting tips: less carbs, more exercise and enjoying cheat days

How do you lose belly fat? The answer, says Simon Newton – who’s been a bodyguard to stars like Halsey and Kendall Jenner, is in the kitchen and the gym. Simply put, exercise a lot and eat to bulk up – just watch your carb and sugar intake.

3 Jun 2020 - 7:18PM

How do you lose belly fat? The answer, says Simon Newton – who’s been a bodyguard to stars like Halsey and Kendall Jenner, is in the kitchen and the gym. Simply put, exercise a lot and eat to bulk up – just watch your carb and sugar intake.

Six-pack abs? Bella Hadid and Michael Jackson’s ex-bodyguard shares his belly fat blasting tips: less carbs, more exercise and enjoying cheat days
Portraits of schoolchildren in rural China on show in Hong Kong to raise funds for charity

Artist Hazel Tsui has visited more than 100 schools in remote parts of China, taking photos from which she later creates oil paintings. Her charity is selling some to fund help for rural schoolchildren.

29 May 2020 - 4:36PM

Artist Hazel Tsui has visited more than 100 schools in remote parts of China, taking photos from which she later creates oil paintings. Her charity is selling some to fund help for rural schoolchildren.

Portraits of schoolchildren in rural China on show in Hong Kong to raise funds for charity
Hong Kong souvenir sellers at Stanley Market, Temple Street Night Market, report ‘zero sales’ as tourism dies

At two street markets that have welcomed tourists for decades, stallholders are at their wits’ end, with months of anti-government protests and now Covid-19 keeping visitors away.

27 May 2020 - 2:57PM

At two street markets that have welcomed tourists for decades, stallholders are at their wits’ end, with months of anti-government protests and now Covid-19 keeping visitors away.

Hong Kong souvenir sellers at Stanley Market, Temple Street Night Market, report ‘zero sales’ as tourism dies
Why it pays to know your venomous snake species in Hong Kong – a snake bite victim explains

Steve Pheby was walking his dog in Hong Kong when he was bitten by a venomous snake. It pays to know your snake species, and what to do if one bites you.

25 May 2020 - 12:47PM

Steve Pheby was walking his dog in Hong Kong when he was bitten by a venomous snake. It pays to know your snake species, and what to do if one bites you.

Why it pays to know your venomous snake species in Hong Kong – a snake bite victim explains
Hong Kong food banks face supply chain disruption, and drop in volunteers and money coming in

Rice, canned fish, cooking oil and other food items fill coronavirus emergency food packs at a Hong Kong food bank. Despite a drop in supplies and donations, the need for help from food banks has risen.

22 May 2020 - 1:32PM

Rice, canned fish, cooking oil and other food items fill coronavirus emergency food packs at a Hong Kong food bank. Despite a drop in supplies and donations, the need for help from food banks has risen.

Hong Kong food banks face supply chain disruption, and drop in volunteers and money coming in
As social isolation adds to loneliness of the elderly, charities reach out to keep people connected

Many of Hong Kong’s elderly people suffering loneliness were already getting insufficient social contact, but with the pandemic making things worse, charities are coming together to keep some of the city’s most vulnerable connected.

16 May 2020 - 7:49PM

Many of Hong Kong’s elderly people suffering loneliness were already getting insufficient social contact, but with the pandemic making things worse, charities are coming together to keep some of the city’s most vulnerable connected.

As social isolation adds to loneliness of the elderly, charities reach out to keep people connected
How to prevent heat exhaustion and heatstroke when you are out with your dog this summer

What’s the difference between heat exhaustion and heatstroke? Medical experts explain how to spot and treat heat-related illnesses to prevent you or your pets overheating.

14 May 2020 - 9:04PM

What’s the difference between heat exhaustion and heatstroke? Medical experts explain how to spot and treat heat-related illnesses to prevent you or your pets overheating.

How to prevent heat exhaustion and heatstroke when you are out with your dog this summer
As beauty salons and spas reopen in Hong Kong, hygiene protocols are being boosted – here’s how

Fearing facials? Have misgivings over massages? Don’t worry – hygiene protocols are being boosted at beauty salons and spas reopening in Hong Kong, including mandatory masks, health declaration forms and treatments in separate rooms.

9 May 2020 - 6:03PM

Fearing facials? Have misgivings over massages? Don’t worry – hygiene protocols are being boosted at beauty salons and spas reopening in Hong Kong, including mandatory masks, health declaration forms and treatments in separate rooms.

As beauty salons and spas reopen in Hong Kong, hygiene protocols are being boosted – here’s how
Hong Kong’s Human Rights Arts Prize – a powerful showcase of art and activism

Shortlisted works have been assembled to provide a ‘platform for artists to share how they interpret and translate human rights issues,’ says one of the judges Chantal Wong.

8 May 2020 - 4:15PM

Shortlisted works have been assembled to provide a ‘platform for artists to share how they interpret and translate human rights issues,’ says one of the judges Chantal Wong.

Hong Kong’s Human Rights Arts Prize – a powerful showcase of art and activism