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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Photographer captures stunning series of sunrises over Hong Kong outlying island

After relocating to Cheung Chau, early riser Michael Wolf began documenting day break, purely ‘out of joy’

24 Mar 2019 - 10:00AM

After relocating to Cheung Chau, early riser Michael Wolf began documenting day break, purely ‘out of joy’

Photographer captures stunning series of sunrises over Hong Kong outlying island
‘I preferred animal underdogs’: the snake expert helping Nat Geo bust Hollywood serpent myths

Herpetologist Ruchira Somaweera is helping Nat Geo counter misinformation in Hollywood films about snakes. He shows us his scars, reminds us most snakes are not venomous, and tells us what to do if you stumble on one that is.

23 Mar 2019 - 2:15PM

Herpetologist Ruchira Somaweera is helping Nat Geo counter misinformation in Hollywood films about snakes. He shows us his scars, reminds us most snakes are not venomous, and tells us what to do if you stumble on one that is.

‘I preferred animal underdogs’: the snake expert helping Nat Geo bust Hollywood serpent myths
Audrey Hepburn exhibition by famed US photographer Bob Willoughby debuts in Hong Kong

Exhibition marks 90th anniversary of film and fashion icon’s birth and 10 years since the death of famed US photographer Bob Willoughby, Hollywood’s first on-set promotional stills photographer, who shot all the images.

22 Mar 2019 - 1:20PM

Exhibition marks 90th anniversary of film and fashion icon’s birth and 10 years since the death of famed US photographer Bob Willoughby, Hollywood’s first on-set promotional stills photographer, who shot all the images.

Audrey Hepburn exhibition by famed US photographer Bob Willoughby debuts in Hong Kong
The serious health dangers of mould, and how to stop it taking over your home
  • Studies link mould to headaches, tiredness, aches and joint pains. Some moulds naturally produce mycotoxins, which can even cause death. Good air flow in the home and lots of natural light can help stop spores taking hold.
17 Mar 2019 - 1:00AM
  • Studies link mould to headaches, tiredness, aches and joint pains. Some moulds naturally produce mycotoxins, which can even cause death. Good air flow in the home and lots of natural light can help stop spores taking hold.
The serious health dangers of mould, and how to stop it taking over your home
Hong Kong’s streets, back alleys and wet markets: artist takes a walk down memory lane

Briton Martin Lever, who moved to Hong Kong in 1979, translates his colourful memories of old Hong Kong into 12 paintings for his latest “Street” series

15 Mar 2019 - 7:18PM

Briton Martin Lever, who moved to Hong Kong in 1979, translates his colourful memories of old Hong Kong into 12 paintings for his latest “Street” series

Hong Kong’s streets, back alleys and wet markets: artist takes a walk down memory lane
Hong Kong street photography exhibition captures raw side of city life

“Made in Home Kong” at the Bamboo Scenes gallery in Sai Ying Pun features the works of 21 local and international photographers.

11 Mar 2019 - 4:58PM

“Made in Home Kong” at the Bamboo Scenes gallery in Sai Ying Pun features the works of 21 local and international photographers.

Hong Kong street photography exhibition captures raw side of city life
In the fight against marine pollution, Hong Kong dragon boat paddlers join forces

Hong Kong’s ‘Paddle without Plastic’ campaign is aiming to reduce plastic waste in dragon boat training and race events, with more than 40 local teams expected to take part.

9 Mar 2019 - 7:37PM

Hong Kong’s ‘Paddle without Plastic’ campaign is aiming to reduce plastic waste in dragon boat training and race events, with more than 40 local teams expected to take part.

In the fight against marine pollution, Hong Kong dragon boat paddlers join forces
Not just MH370: four other baffling aviation mysteries and the conspiracy theories they spawned

The disappearance five years ago of a Malaysian Airlines flight bound for China is the biggest air travel mystery in years, but there have been several other equally mysterious crashes, among them that of Amelia Earhart in 1937.

14 Mar 2019 - 4:00PM

The disappearance five years ago of a Malaysian Airlines flight bound for China is the biggest air travel mystery in years, but there have been several other equally mysterious crashes, among them that of Amelia Earhart in 1937.

Not just MH370: four other baffling aviation mysteries and the conspiracy theories they spawned
Singapore and New Zealand safest places for women in Asia-Pacific region; Indonesia and India the worst, Hong Kong comes 6th

The survey looked at 14 countries and states in the region scoring them for safety, health and opportunities. Bottom place India has previously been called the world’s most dangerous country for women.

5 Mar 2019 - 6:03PM

The survey looked at 14 countries and states in the region scoring them for safety, health and opportunities. Bottom place India has previously been called the world’s most dangerous country for women.

Singapore and New Zealand safest places for women in Asia-Pacific region; Indonesia and India the worst, Hong Kong comes 6th
Hong Kong artist Kate Sparrow celebrates local women with solo show to mark International Women’s Day

Kate Sparrow’s exhibition ‘I Am Woman’ features 10 oil and acrylic portraits of strong female figures

5 Mar 2019 - 9:42AM

Kate Sparrow’s exhibition ‘I Am Woman’ features 10 oil and acrylic portraits of strong female figures

Hong Kong artist Kate Sparrow celebrates local women with solo show to mark International Women’s Day
Hong Kong will-writing specialist wants to take the stress out of subject many want to avoid

“Not talking about it doesn’t mean we won’t die,” says Hong Kong-based Amy Kwan, who wants to take the stress and stigma out of making a will with her firm Good Wills.

27 Feb 2019 - 6:17PM

“Not talking about it doesn’t mean we won’t die,” says Hong Kong-based Amy Kwan, who wants to take the stress and stigma out of making a will with her firm Good Wills.

Hong Kong will-writing specialist wants to take the stress out of subject many want to avoid
He created Macross and designed Transformers toys: Japanese anime legend Shoji Kawamori

Shoji Kawamori is hailed by anime geeks for his Macross/Robotech series and his mecha designs, some of which became early Transformers toys. But now he is worried about how much time children are spending in front of screens.

27 Feb 2019 - 5:44PM

Shoji Kawamori is hailed by anime geeks for his Macross/Robotech series and his mecha designs, some of which became early Transformers toys. But now he is worried about how much time children are spending in front of screens.

He created Macross and designed Transformers toys: Japanese anime legend Shoji Kawamori
‘Crazy times but fun’: shooting Bob Marley, David Bowie, Rolling Stones in ’70s – a rock photographer looks back

Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen also among the big names shot in stark black and white, on and offstage, in From Abba to Zappa by Dutch photographer Gijsbert Hanekroot, now at Hong Kong’s Blue Lotus Gallery.

22 Feb 2019 - 11:59AM

Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen also among the big names shot in stark black and white, on and offstage, in From Abba to Zappa by Dutch photographer Gijsbert Hanekroot, now at Hong Kong’s Blue Lotus Gallery.

‘Crazy times but fun’: shooting Bob Marley, David Bowie, Rolling Stones in ’70s – a rock photographer looks back
‘Tinder for mums’ aims to build a supportive community of parents in Hong Kong that’s just a swipe away

A Hong Kong-based entrepreneur has created a Tinder-like app to help connect mothers who might be feeling isolated or lonely. Mumz is a way to help mums find, meet and connect with other like-minded parents.

19 Feb 2019 - 9:15AM

A Hong Kong-based entrepreneur has created a Tinder-like app to help connect mothers who might be feeling isolated or lonely. Mumz is a way to help mums find, meet and connect with other like-minded parents.

‘Tinder for mums’ aims to build a supportive community of parents in Hong Kong that’s just a swipe away
Meet Billy, the Cavalier King Charles spaniel and star of new Hong Kong book series

The pet dog of British fitness instructor-turned-author Jessamy Woolley, who moved to Hong Kong in 2015, features in a story about the wonderful wildlife of the urban jungle

16 Feb 2019 - 10:34AM

The pet dog of British fitness instructor-turned-author Jessamy Woolley, who moved to Hong Kong in 2015, features in a story about the wonderful wildlife of the urban jungle

Meet Billy, the Cavalier King Charles spaniel and star of new Hong Kong book series
How a Hong Kong couple found love through art – and zombies

In part two of our series about love in Hong Kong, Bruno Lovric and Ernie Chang tell us how a Tinder error helped them meet and why there’s nothing better than watching horror films together on Netflix.

14 Feb 2019 - 12:18PM

In part two of our series about love in Hong Kong, Bruno Lovric and Ernie Chang tell us how a Tinder error helped them meet and why there’s nothing better than watching horror films together on Netflix.

How a Hong Kong  couple found love through art – and zombies
24 per cent of Hong Kong minimum wage needed for basic groceries, 81 per cent in the Philippines

A survey ranks countries on the proportion of the minimum wage needed to buy food essentials. The best are the UK, Ireland and Australia, at 7 per cent; the worst are the Philippines, at 81 per cent, and Nigeria, at 194 per cent.

9 Feb 2019 - 11:24AM

A survey ranks countries on the proportion of the minimum wage needed to buy food essentials. The best are the UK, Ireland and Australia, at 7 per cent; the worst are the Philippines, at 81 per cent, and Nigeria, at 194 per cent.

24 per cent of Hong Kong minimum wage needed for basic groceries, 81 per cent in the Philippines
Asian photographers shortlisted for 2019 Sony World Photography Awards, including three Hongkongers

A villager in a remote part of China drawing symbols on rice cakes, a floral still life, and the red earth of Hokkaido’s Hell Valley feature in Hongkongers’ images; winners of the annual competition will be announced on April 17.

8 Feb 2019 - 6:23PM

A villager in a remote part of China drawing symbols on rice cakes, a floral still life, and the red earth of Hokkaido’s Hell Valley feature in Hongkongers’ images; winners of the annual competition will be announced on April 17.

Asian photographers shortlisted for 2019 Sony World Photography Awards, including three Hongkongers
Never-before-seen images by street photographer Fan Ho to go on show in Hong Kong

‘Portrait of Hong Kong’, an exhibition opening next month in the city, includes some never-before-seen images shot by Ho in Hong Kong in the 1950s and ’60s.

7 Feb 2019 - 1:29PM

‘Portrait of Hong Kong’, an exhibition opening next month in the city, includes some never-before-seen images shot by Ho in Hong Kong in the 1950s and ’60s.

Never-before-seen images by street photographer Fan Ho to go on show in Hong Kong
Forest bathing, kids in green spaces – health benefits of being close to nature shown in Hong Kong programmes

HKU research shows young children who spend time in nature are less distressed or hyperactive than those who don’t, while a former lawyer leads forest bathing sessions to help people reconnect with nature.

5 Feb 2019 - 7:00PM

HKU research shows young children who spend time in nature are less distressed or hyperactive than those who don’t, while a former lawyer leads forest bathing sessions to help people reconnect with nature.

Forest bathing, kids in green spaces – health benefits of being close to nature shown in Hong Kong programmes
Chinese ink painting robot that can create works from scratch created by university student with flair for art and mathematics

A University of Sydney mechanical engineering student has programmed a robot that can produce traditional Chinese ink paintings in a style known as guóhuà.

5 Feb 2019 - 1:47PM

A University of Sydney mechanical engineering student has programmed a robot that can produce traditional Chinese ink paintings in a style known as guóhuà.

Chinese ink painting robot that can create works from scratch created by university student with flair for art and mathematics
Hong Kong couple tell the story of their romance – the first date, the first kiss, the marriage proposal

In the first in a series of interviews, US-born Marsha Yuan and her Moroccan-born fiancé Mehdi Elajimi, who will wed this month, tell us how they met via dating app Coffee Meets Bagel and chart the course of their relationship.

4 Feb 2019 - 12:47PM

In the first in a series of interviews, US-born Marsha Yuan and her Moroccan-born fiancé Mehdi Elajimi, who will wed this month, tell us how they met via dating app Coffee Meets Bagel and chart the course of their relationship.

Hong Kong couple tell the story of their romance – the first date, the first kiss, the marriage proposal
How your daily walking, cycling and running can help world’s refugees

The UN refugee agency’s “2 Billion Kilometres to Safety” campaign calls for people to cover the distance travelled by world’s refugees, with participants able to use their fitness apps to log kilometres and add to the global total.

3 Feb 2019 - 3:15PM

The UN refugee agency’s “2 Billion Kilometres to Safety” campaign calls for people to cover the distance travelled by world’s refugees, with participants able to use their fitness apps to log kilometres and add to the global total.

How your daily walking, cycling and running can help world’s refugees
Canadian 15-year-old already sells his art - now he's out to rock fashion by launching streetwear brand RBLB

Canadian Evan Sharma began painting nonstop at the age of 10 after visiting the Louvre art museum, and sells first paintings for thousands of dollars. Now he's looking to shake up the world of streetwear with painted sneakers, hoodies and more.

3 Feb 2019 - 7:03PM

Canadian Evan Sharma began painting nonstop at the age of 10 after visiting the Louvre art museum, and sells first paintings for thousands of dollars. Now he's looking to shake up the world of streetwear with painted sneakers, hoodies and more.

Canadian 15-year-old already sells his art - now he's out to rock fashion by launching streetwear brand RBLB
Lane Crawford upcycles bags for Year of the Pig decorations with help from Hong Kong artists

Women from city’s poorest district make Chinese New Year decorations from upcycled paper bags; ink-drawing artist Michell Lie, who donates proceeds from sales of her art to charity helping elderly, shows her work at Lane Crawford stores.

30 Jan 2019 - 11:49AM

Women from city’s poorest district make Chinese New Year decorations from upcycled paper bags; ink-drawing artist Michell Lie, who donates proceeds from sales of her art to charity helping elderly, shows her work at Lane Crawford stores.

Lane Crawford upcycles bags for Year of the Pig decorations with help from Hong Kong artists
After the Spice Girls’ T-shirt shock, five more sweatshop scandals

Celebrities including Beyoncé and the Kardashians, and fast fashion labels such as H&M and Zara have all been in sweatshop scandals. Workers in factories in China, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Brazil were making their clothes in terrible conditions.

23 Jan 2019 - 9:29AM

Celebrities including Beyoncé and the Kardashians, and fast fashion labels such as H&M and Zara have all been in sweatshop scandals. Workers in factories in China, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Brazil were making their clothes in terrible conditions.

After the Spice Girls’ T-shirt shock, five more sweatshop scandals
Peppa Pig to celebrate Chinese New Year with special film
The eco-warriors waging war on plastic, helping save Chinese dolphins and sticking their neck out for giraffes

From actress Sharon Kwok to zero-waste Instagram influencer and a Hong Kong schoolgirl fund-raiser, the big environmental stories of the past 12 months.

2 Jan 2019 - 8:02PM

From actress Sharon Kwok to zero-waste Instagram influencer and a Hong Kong schoolgirl fund-raiser, the big environmental stories of the past 12 months.

The eco-warriors waging war on plastic, helping save Chinese dolphins and sticking their neck out for giraffes
Ten feel-good stories of 2018 – of people overcoming adversity, inspiring others, finding their roots

Put aside the world’s troubles and end the year on a high note; read about the blind violinist who commutes 12 hours for lessons, the yoga class for old folk, the Chinese adoptees back helping the country of their birth.

31 Dec 2018 - 10:09AM

Put aside the world’s troubles and end the year on a high note; read about the blind violinist who commutes 12 hours for lessons, the yoga class for old folk, the Chinese adoptees back helping the country of their birth.

Ten feel-good stories of 2018 – of people overcoming adversity, inspiring others, finding their roots
From a Holocaust survivor to a transgender university lecturer – 10 of the most inspiring people from 2018

We look back at some of the year’s most worthy role models, from a transgender university lecturer fighting prejudice to an intensive care doctor who treats patients at altitude

29 Dec 2018 - 6:22AM

We look back at some of the year’s most worthy role models, from a transgender university lecturer fighting prejudice to an intensive care doctor who treats patients at altitude

From a Holocaust survivor to a transgender university lecturer – 10 of the most inspiring people from 2018