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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In Year of the Tiger, Malaysia’s tigers face a grim future with poaching and habitat loss pushing them towards extinction

As the Year of the Tiger approaches, humans are focused on the prospects for their careers, health and wealth. But what about the prospects for tigers in the wild?

As the Year of the Tiger approaches, humans are focused on the prospects for their careers, health and wealth. But what about the prospects for tigers in the wild?

25 Jan 2022 - 5:05PM
Woodcraft artisans celebrate heritage of carpentry in Hong Kong in exhibition of furniture, carving and decorations

Carpentry is undergoing a revival in Hong Kong, and its skills and beauty are on show in an exhibition of work by traditional craftsmen and contemporary artisans.

Carpentry is undergoing a revival in Hong Kong, and its skills and beauty are on show in an exhibition of work by traditional craftsmen and contemporary artisans.

21 Jan 2022 - 11:32AM
Opinion | Why Gucci placing tigers in a glamour setting for Year of the Tiger advertising campaign is all wrong

Year of the Tiger advertising campaign by Italian fashion house Gucci depicting tigers at high tea in a hotel is promoting the exotic-pet trade and petting zoos where tigers are drugged.

Year of the Tiger advertising campaign by Italian fashion house Gucci depicting tigers at high tea in a hotel is promoting the exotic-pet trade and petting zoos where tigers are drugged.

21 Jan 2022 - 9:57AM
Working from home with your kids studying online? How to reduce stress and stay sane with a healthy routine

The suspension of in-person classes at some Hong Kong schools puts added pressure on parents who maybe working from home. Experts share tips for keeping the home stress-free.

The suspension of in-person classes at some Hong Kong schools puts added pressure on parents who maybe working from home. Experts share tips for keeping the home stress-free.

17 Jan 2022 - 7:15AM
Hong Kong eco-activist teen works with tree planting company to promote a world where she wakes to the sounds of nature

A Hong Kong student has called on companies to protect the environment. Tree planter EcoMatcher is doing just that, and has named her an honorary youth ambassador.

A Hong Kong student has called on companies to protect the environment. Tree planter EcoMatcher is doing just that, and has named her an honorary youth ambassador.

17 Jan 2022 - 1:05PM
21 days of Hong Kong hotel quarantine captured in 21 nude self-portraits by French photographer

French photographer Vanessa Victoria Franklin’s provocative series, taken during her stay at Nina Hotel Island South, explores themes of self-identity and freedom of movement.

French photographer Vanessa Victoria Franklin’s provocative series, taken during her stay at Nina Hotel Island South, explores themes of self-identity and freedom of movement.

14 Jan 2022 - 11:29AM
Woman who hasn’t bought new clothes in four years has no regrets as she looks in horror at ultra fast fashion’s rise

Environmental activist Tanja Wessels has only bought second-hand clothes for four years. It’s an experiment that has opened her eyes to how we can all consume fashion more sustainably.

Environmental activist Tanja Wessels has only bought second-hand clothes for four years. It’s an experiment that has opened her eyes to how we can all consume fashion more sustainably.

14 Jan 2022 - 7:34AM
Hong Kong fashion label Wear Earthero, which upcycles vintage luxury bags and fabric scraps, shows wearable art to promote ‘conscious living’

Hong Kong sustainable fashion label Wear Earthero is showing kimonos made from upcycled fabric scraps that would have gone to landfill, and vintage luxury bags embellished by artists.

Hong Kong sustainable fashion label Wear Earthero is showing kimonos made from upcycled fabric scraps that would have gone to landfill, and vintage luxury bags embellished by artists.

7 Jan 2022 - 11:15AM
Annie Leibovitz, who shot Donald Trump and Kim Kardashian, Andy Warhol and Rihanna, on her Hong Kong exhibition, new book and a long career

Photographer Annie Leibovitz talks about her book Wonderland and Hong Kong exhibition, and a 50-year career in which she has shot Donald Trump, Karl Lagerfeld and Kate Moss among others, and captured a naked Rihanna in Cuba.

Photographer Annie Leibovitz talks about her book Wonderland and Hong Kong exhibition, and a 50-year career in which she has shot Donald Trump, Karl Lagerfeld and Kate Moss among others, and captured a naked Rihanna in Cuba.

6 Jan 2022 - 7:00PM
The peanut allergy a Hong Kong quarantine hotel can’t cater to, and why one sufferer is right to be worried about his 21-day stay there

A Hong Kong resident who booked 21 days in a quarantine hotel discovered its kitchen can’t cater to his peanut allergy. He’s right to be worried about what might happen if he had an allergic reaction, an expert says.

A Hong Kong resident who booked 21 days in a quarantine hotel discovered its kitchen can’t cater to his peanut allergy. He’s right to be worried about what might happen if he had an allergic reaction, an expert says.

21 Dec 2021 - 7:15AM
Laksa, prawn toast, curry puffs and more in book of recipes that’s a love letter from Dominica Yang to her mother who cooked them when she was growing up in Hong Kong

Author Dominica Yang’s latest cookbook, Mum’s Kitchen – Back to Basics, pays homage to the dishes she grew up eating with her family in Hong Kong.

Author Dominica Yang’s latest cookbook, Mum’s Kitchen – Back to Basics, pays homage to the dishes she grew up eating with her family in Hong Kong.

16 Dec 2021 - 5:43PM
Photos of Hong Kong, from hard times after World War II to resurgence in 1960s and ’70s, show city’s incredible transformation

An exhibition of photos shows life in Hong Kong just after the war, and the city’s resurgence and transformation in the 1960s and ’70s.

An exhibition of photos shows life in Hong Kong just after the war, and the city’s resurgence and transformation in the 1960s and ’70s.

13 Dec 2021 - 1:35PM
Christmas circus at Tai Kwun arts centre in Hong Kong features performances, food, arts and crafts

The Circus Plays programme at Tai Kwun includes famous Spanish circus act Flotados and The ChristMice Cracker by Hong Kong’s TS Crew.

The Circus Plays programme at Tai Kwun includes famous Spanish circus act Flotados and The ChristMice Cracker by Hong Kong’s TS Crew.

10 Dec 2021 - 7:18PM
Hong Kong NGO ImpactHK appeals for funds to help homeless find work and accommodation, as their numbers grow

Hong Kong’s homeless population has grown in the past year, and ImpactHK is working to find them work and accommodation, recently launching a fundraiser.

Hong Kong’s homeless population has grown in the past year, and ImpactHK is working to find them work and accommodation, recently launching a fundraiser.

3 Dec 2021 - 9:07AM
Neon artist Karen Chan reclaims a Hong Kong icon and forges her own path as a woman in a traditionally male craft

Hong Kong artist Karen Chan is part of a movement determined to revive use of neon, which lit up city streets in advertising and commercial signage for decades.

Hong Kong artist Karen Chan is part of a movement determined to revive use of neon, which lit up city streets in advertising and commercial signage for decades.

6 Dec 2021 - 8:35AM
Super detailed and intricate art in Hong Kong exhibition invites you to look for shapes in the ‘madness’

Roberta Boffo’s showcase of 20 original art pieces at the HKI Gallery in Wan Chai were inspired by calligraphy and feature ink, pen on paper, and acrylic on canvas.

Roberta Boffo’s showcase of 20 original art pieces at the HKI Gallery in Wan Chai were inspired by calligraphy and feature ink, pen on paper, and acrylic on canvas.

26 Nov 2021 - 4:15PM
Women’s sexual pleasure and their vulvas celebrated in experimental art event aiming to remove the negativity from ‘down there’

‘Dear Labia’, an experimental art event celebrating vulvas and female sexual pleasure, includes a range of activities to help women connect to their bodies.

‘Dear Labia’, an experimental art event celebrating vulvas and female sexual pleasure, includes a range of activities to help women connect to their bodies.

6 Dec 2021 - 7:57AM
Opinion | Victim blaming of women subjected to sexual assault, rape and harassment has got to stop

A Post report about the sexual exploitation of photographic models in Hong Kong drew victim blaming comments. Judges and police commissioners engage in victim blaming too, a sad reflection on society.

A Post report about the sexual exploitation of photographic models in Hong Kong drew victim blaming comments. Judges and police commissioners engage in victim blaming too, a sad reflection on society.

6 Dec 2021 - 8:01AM
Photos of Hong Kong – city scenes, skylines, night shots and nature – capture photography club members’ interpretations of the city

A new photography exhibition at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre features images from city scenes and skylines to night shots and nature.

A new photography exhibition at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre features images from city scenes and skylines to night shots and nature.

22 Nov 2021 - 2:49PM
Gig economy workers’ lack of rights in Hong Kong highlighted by Foodpanda delivery workers’ strike

Recent strikes by Foodpanda delivery workers underscore the lack of welfare and legal protections for gig economy workers in Hong Kong. Current and former staff explain how the deck is stacked against them.

Recent strikes by Foodpanda delivery workers underscore the lack of welfare and legal protections for gig economy workers in Hong Kong. Current and former staff explain how the deck is stacked against them.

19 Nov 2021 - 12:15PM
Hong Kong gin brand’s name ruled offensive in UK

A British drinks trade body upheld a complaint alleging that Fok Hing Gin’s name ‘is clearly intended to shock’ because it sounds like an English profanity. The brand is named after a street in Hong Kong.

A British drinks trade body upheld a complaint alleging that Fok Hing Gin’s name ‘is clearly intended to shock’ because it sounds like an English profanity. The brand is named after a street in Hong Kong.

26 Nov 2021 - 10:00AM
Hong Kong dance company explores the question of whether to leave the city or stay, in modern dance theatre production Home Sweat Home

Hong Kong has seen a reported 90,000 people leave in the past year, and the dance production looks at the issues surrounding people’s decisions to stay or go.

Hong Kong has seen a reported 90,000 people leave in the past year, and the dance production looks at the issues surrounding people’s decisions to stay or go.

11 Nov 2021 - 4:18PM
Why freediving is such a thrill – ‘You’re basically like a fish’ – where to do it in Hong Kong and what you need to know

Freediving is growing in popularity in Hong Kong, and exponents of plunging below the waves while holding your breath say the sport is a great way to relax and connect with the ocean.

Freediving is growing in popularity in Hong Kong, and exponents of plunging below the waves while holding your breath say the sport is a great way to relax and connect with the ocean.

7 Nov 2021 - 1:15PM
Empty Quarter desert’s ‘1,000 shades of red’ captured in Hong Kong exhibition showing photos of world’s largest sand mass

Photographer Palani Mohan’s exhibition at The Peninsula Hong Kong hotel captures vibrant colours and signs of life within the Arabian Peninsula’s Empty Quarter, or Rub’ al Khali, desert.

Photographer Palani Mohan’s exhibition at The Peninsula Hong Kong hotel captures vibrant colours and signs of life within the Arabian Peninsula’s Empty Quarter, or Rub’ al Khali, desert.

4 Nov 2021 - 10:25PM
Google Doodle celebrates Chinese physicist Charles Kao Kuen, father of fibre optics, on what would have been his 88th birthday

On November 4, Google Doodle celebrates what would have been the 88th birthday of Charles Kao Kuen – ‘the father of fibre optics’ who won a joint Nobel Prize in Physics in 2009.

On November 4, Google Doodle celebrates what would have been the 88th birthday of Charles Kao Kuen – ‘the father of fibre optics’ who won a joint Nobel Prize in Physics in 2009.

4 Nov 2021 - 5:44PM
Hong Kong dive sites clean-up, fish and coral counting and campfire conservation classes – scuba divers of all levels welcome

In a two-day clean-up of dive sites in Hong Kong, scuba divers will remove marine trash, look for ghost fishing nets to report and learn about the marine ecosystem.

In a two-day clean-up of dive sites in Hong Kong, scuba divers will remove marine trash, look for ghost fishing nets to report and learn about the marine ecosystem.

29 Oct 2021 - 5:17PM
Five fun Halloween events in Hong Kong, from a haunted cruise to a ghostly treat for your dog

There will be no shortage of ghostly goings-on and creepy costume parties across Hong Kong this year. Here are five of the best events to consider.

There will be no shortage of ghostly goings-on and creepy costume parties across Hong Kong this year. Here are five of the best events to consider.

29 Oct 2021 - 8:02AM
Ultra-poor in Philippines living on less than 50 US cents a day get help from Hong Kong fundraising banquet and art auction

A Hong Kong banquet and silent auction of Filipino art will benefit NGO International Care Ministries, which raises funds to help the poorest of the poor in the Philippines.

A Hong Kong banquet and silent auction of Filipino art will benefit NGO International Care Ministries, which raises funds to help the poorest of the poor in the Philippines.

21 Oct 2021 - 4:14PM
Hong Kong models reveal sexual abuse in the private photo industry, from groping and harassment to blackmail for sexual favours

Recruited by amateur and professional photographers for private photo shoots, models say they’ve been groped, harassed and blackmailed by photographers wanting sexual favours.

Recruited by amateur and professional photographers for private photo shoots, models say they’ve been groped, harassed and blackmailed by photographers wanting sexual favours.

27 Oct 2021 - 9:59AM
Restaurants in Chungking Mansions, Hong Kong, struggle to survive amid coronavirus pandemic travel curbs – ‘Every day, we wait for customers but they don’t come’

Restaurants in Chungking Mansions in Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui district rely heavily on tourists. But with visitor numbers drastically lower amid pandemic travel curbs, many are struggling to survive.

Restaurants in Chungking Mansions in Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui district rely heavily on tourists. But with visitor numbers drastically lower amid pandemic travel curbs, many are struggling to survive.

16 Oct 2021 - 1:25PM