Laramie Mok

Laramie Mok

Laramie is a bilingual editor and journalist on the South China Morning Post’s Specialist Publications desk. She is particularly interested in arts and culture, and Hong Kong history. Her writing covers a range of topics, including fashion and beauty, lifestyle, design and social journalism. Before joining the SCMP, she was a reporter at various local magazines and newspapers. Writing inspiring features with an interesting angle is where her enthusiasm lies.

Latest from Laramie Mok

5 Anita Mui videos to treasure: from jiving with Jackie Chan to duetting with Canto-pop king Leslie Cheung, remember the ‘Madonna of Asia’ before Louise Wong’s biopic hits cinemas

With Louis Koo set to play her stylist and Terence Lau Leslie Cheung, upcoming biopic Anita promises to show us who the Canto-pop star really was – some of her rarer TV appearances offer a glimpse too

With Louis Koo set to play her stylist and Terence Lau Leslie Cheung, upcoming biopic Anita promises to show us who the Canto-pop star really was – some of her rarer TV appearances offer a glimpse too

5 Anita Mui videos to treasure: from jiving with Jackie Chan to duetting with Canto-pop king Leslie Cheung, remember the ‘Madonna of Asia’ before Louise Wong’s biopic hits cinemas
10 Oct 2021 - 11:00AM
Old Hong Kong’s 50-year-old shipwreck: how the world’s largest boat, Britain’s RMS Queen Elizabeth, sank on the seabed of Victoria Harbour – and it’s still there!

Fifty years ago, the RMS Queen Elizabeth moored in Hong Kong and parts of it are still lying on the seabed of Victoria Harbour today – why is it here, how did it sink and what happened to the wreck?

Fifty years ago, the RMS Queen Elizabeth moored in Hong Kong and parts of it are still lying on the seabed of Victoria Harbour today – why is it here, how did it sink and what happened to the wreck?

Old Hong Kong’s 50-year-old shipwreck: how the world’s largest boat, Britain’s RMS Queen Elizabeth, sank on the seabed of Victoria Harbour – and it’s still there!
9 Aug 2021 - 9:00AM
5 celebrities who defied chronic conditions to find fame, from Lady Gaga and Johnny Depp to Millicent Simmonds in A Quiet Place Part II

Lady Gaga, Johnny Depp and other stars of stage and screen who haven’t let chronic health conditions stop them from living their best life

Lady Gaga, Johnny Depp and other stars of stage and screen who haven’t let chronic health conditions stop them from living their best life

5 celebrities who defied chronic conditions to find fame, from Lady Gaga and Johnny Depp to Millicent Simmonds in A Quiet Place Part II
13 Jun 2021 - 9:00AM
The Beatles, Cantonese opera, Alien and even Miss Universe … Old Hong Kong’s iconic cinemas saw it all – but which ones are still standing?

More than just movies, these iconic venues once hosted live theatre and music – from The Beatles to Cantonese opera – but how many of these historic halls are still standing today?

More than just movies, these iconic venues once hosted live theatre and music – from The Beatles to Cantonese opera – but how many of these historic halls are still standing today?

The Beatles, Cantonese opera, Alien and even Miss Universe … Old Hong Kong’s iconic cinemas saw it all – but which ones are still standing?
7 Jun 2021 - 10:46AM
What’s the deal with CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala? Why China’s Lunar New Year’s Eve variety show holds the Guinness World Record for most-watched TV programme in the world

The variety show has entertained Chinese audiences with comedy, singing, dancing and other performances every Lunar New Year’s Eve since 1983 – making it the most-watched TV programme in the world according to Guinness World Records

The variety show has entertained Chinese audiences with comedy, singing, dancing and other performances every Lunar New Year’s Eve since 1983 – making it the most-watched TV programme in the world according to Guinness World Records

What’s the deal with CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala? Why China’s Lunar New Year’s Eve variety show holds the Guinness World Record for most-watched TV programme in the world
11 Feb 2021 - 12:00PM
The 6 most anticipated new Hong Kong films of 2021: from Tony Leung and Aaron Kwok in Theory of Ambitions to Donnie Yen in Raging Fire, who are you looking forward to watching most?

This year’s releases include big budget features with ambitious effects – including life-size replicas of Causeway Bay streets – starring the likes of Tony Leung, Aaron Kwok, Donnie Yen, Sammi Cheng and Gigi Leung

This year’s releases include big budget features with ambitious effects – including life-size replicas of Causeway Bay streets – starring the likes of Tony Leung, Aaron Kwok, Donnie Yen, Sammi Cheng and Gigi Leung

The 6 most anticipated new Hong Kong films of 2021: from Tony Leung and Aaron Kwok in Theory of Ambitions to Donnie Yen in Raging Fire, who are you looking forward to watching most?
26 Jan 2021 - 12:04PM
Angelababy, Guo Jingming or Huang Shengyi – which Chinese celebrity owns the most OTT, opulent home?

Take a look inside the totally OTT homes of celebrities Angelababy, Guo Jingming and Huang Shengyi

Take a look inside the totally OTT homes of celebrities Angelababy, Guo Jingming and Huang Shengyi

Angelababy, Guo Jingming or Huang Shengyi – which Chinese celebrity owns the most OTT, opulent home?
13 Jan 2021 - 9:00AM
Which Chinese drama stars started off in Hong Kong movies? Charmaine Sheh, Myolie Wu and 4 more Cantonese actresses enjoying a second shot at fame in mainland China

From Myolie Wu to Gillian Chung, these golden age Hong Kong actresses were wildly popular in their home city but took it to the next level by working north of the border

From Myolie Wu to Gillian Chung, these golden age Hong Kong actresses were wildly popular in their home city but took it to the next level by working north of the border

Which Chinese drama stars started off in Hong Kong movies? Charmaine Sheh, Myolie Wu  and 4 more Cantonese actresses enjoying a second shot at fame in mainland China
11 Dec 2020 - 11:27AM
Blackpink dance cover queen Ky: meet the YouTuber who joins K-pop groups BTS, Itzy and Twice in viral music videos of hits like How You Like It and As If It’s Your Last

STYLE caught up with YouTuber Ky, whose dance cover videos of K-pop groups from Blackpink to BTS, Red Velvet and NCT 127 are clocking millions of views

STYLE caught up with YouTuber Ky, whose dance cover videos of K-pop groups from Blackpink to BTS, Red Velvet and NCT 127 are clocking millions of views

Blackpink dance cover queen Ky: meet the YouTuber who joins K-pop groups BTS, Itzy and Twice in viral music videos of hits like How You Like It and As If It’s Your Last
23 Nov 2020 - 10:01AM
Halloween special: what are Chinese hopping zombies? Meet jiangshi, the undead horror film villains made famous in cult 80s Hong Kong movie Mr Vampire

Hong Kong horror movie Mr Vampire kicked off the jiangshi genre’s popularity – but what are the folk tale origins of these ancient undead monsters and, most importantly, how would you fight one off?

Hong Kong horror movie Mr Vampire kicked off the jiangshi genre’s popularity – but what are the folk tale origins of these ancient undead monsters and, most importantly, how would you fight one off?

Halloween special: what are Chinese hopping zombies? Meet jiangshi, the undead horror film villains made famous in cult 80s Hong Kong movie Mr Vampire
29 Oct 2020 - 3:27PM
Beijing’s Forbidden City is 600 years old – 5 mind-blowing facts about the Chinese imperial palace brought to life in Qing dynasty period dramas like Story of Yanxi Palace

Completed 600 years ago and somehow saved from the ravages of Mao’s Cultural Revolution, the Chinese imperial palace has been brought to life in TV period dramas, from Story of Yanxi Palace to Empresses in the Palace

Completed 600 years ago and somehow saved from the ravages of Mao’s Cultural Revolution, the Chinese imperial palace has been brought to life in TV period dramas, from Story of Yanxi Palace to Empresses in the Palace

Beijing’s Forbidden City is 600 years old – 5 mind-blowing facts about the Chinese imperial palace brought to life in Qing dynasty period dramas like Story of Yanxi Palace
27 Oct 2020 - 6:26PM
Yang Mi, Fan Bingbing and Angelababy among Chinese celebrities turning to live-stream e-commerce on Douyin and Taobao Live during Covid-19 – who made millions and who failed?

An increasing number of A-listers in China turned to live streaming e-commerce during the pandemic, so who has been most successful at selling, and who just looked silly?

An increasing number of A-listers in China turned to live streaming e-commerce during the pandemic, so who has been most successful at selling, and who just looked silly?

Yang Mi, Fan Bingbing and Angelababy among Chinese celebrities turning to live-stream e-commerce on Douyin and Taobao Live during Covid-19 – who made millions and who failed?
5 Oct 2020 - 10:40AM
Ann Hui’s Love After Love, Ang Lee’s Lust, Caution and 4 more films adapted from Eileen Chang books, 25 years after the celebrated Chinese writer’s death

From Ang Lee’s Lust, Caution to Ann Hui’s brand new Love After Love – did you know all these brutal love stories were adapted from the influential Chinese author’s novels?

From Ang Lee’s Lust, Caution to Ann Hui’s brand new Love After Love – did you know all these brutal love stories were adapted from the influential Chinese author’s novels?

Ann Hui’s Love After Love, Ang Lee’s Lust, Caution and 4 more films adapted from Eileen Chang books, 25 years after the celebrated Chinese writer’s death
7 Sep 2020 - 12:24PM
Bruce Lee’s death: Who was Betty Ting Pei, the rumoured lover whose bed the martial arts legend died on?

Lee’s rumoured lover was with him the night he died – 50 years later the rumours still rage, and the Taiwanese actress’ life has never been the same since

Lee’s rumoured lover was with him the night he died – 50 years later the rumours still rage, and the Taiwanese actress’ life has never been the same since

Bruce Lee’s death: Who was Betty Ting Pei, the rumoured lover whose bed the martial arts legend died on?
26 Aug 2020 - 11:30AM
Donnie Yen, Fan Bingbing and Aaron Kwok lead tributes to Benny Chan, iconic Hong Kong film director behind Shaolin and New Police Story

A-list actors have opened up on social media to honour the late action director behind Shaolin and A Moment of Romance, who died of cancer on August 23

A-list actors have opened up on social media to honour the late action director behind Shaolin and A Moment of Romance, who died of cancer on August 23

Donnie Yen, Fan Bingbing and Aaron Kwok lead tributes to Benny Chan, iconic Hong Kong film director behind Shaolin and New Police Story
10 Sep 2020 - 12:29PM
Hong Kong movie quiz: how many of these 80s and New Wave classics can you name, starring Chow Yun-fat, Leslie Cheung, Anita Mui, Maggie Cheung and Cherie Chung?

Don’t call yourself a fan of Hong Kong cinema if you can’t identify these 10 heyday blockbusters from just a single frame

Don’t call yourself a fan of Hong Kong cinema if you can’t identify these 10 heyday blockbusters from just a single frame

Hong Kong movie quiz: how many of these 80s and New Wave classics can you name, starring Chow Yun-fat, Leslie Cheung, Anita Mui, Maggie Cheung and Cherie Chung?
30 Jul 2020 - 4:59PM
Bruce Lee to Stanley Ho – where are Hong Kong’s dead celebrities buried? Leslie Cheung, Jin Yong, Anita Mui and more famous grave locations revealed

As casino tycoon Ho’s funeral takes place today, we look at where the city’s other most famous faces – including Leslie Cheung, Jin Yong, Anita Mui and more – have been laid to rest

As casino tycoon Ho’s funeral takes place today, we look at where the city’s other most famous faces – including Leslie Cheung, Jin Yong, Anita Mui and more – have been laid to rest

Bruce Lee to Stanley Ho – where are Hong Kong’s dead celebrities buried? Leslie Cheung, Jin Yong, Anita Mui and more famous grave locations revealed
15 Jul 2020 - 5:28PM
Who was Sir Robert Hotung? The great uncle of late casino king Stanley Ho, dubbed the ‘Far East JP Morgan’ and ‘grand old man of Hong Kong’

The first non-European permitted to live on The Peak and said to have been the city’s richest resident, he casts a long shadow over Hong Kong to this day

The first non-European permitted to live on The Peak and said to have been the city’s richest resident, he casts a long shadow over Hong Kong to this day

Who was Sir Robert Hotung? The great uncle of late casino king Stanley Ho, dubbed the ‘Far East JP Morgan’ and ‘grand old man of Hong Kong’
30 Jun 2020 - 10:00AM
How Cantonese opera legend Pak Suet-sin, LGBT icon and Yam Kim-fai’s lifelong acting partner, pushed gender norms to make Chinese movie history

Pak and Yam’s on-screen relationship made romance in its most platonic form appealing, in an era where the terms ‘homosexuality’ and ‘lesbianism’ barely existed

Pak and Yam’s on-screen relationship made romance in its most platonic form appealing, in an era where the terms ‘homosexuality’ and ‘lesbianism’ barely existed

How Cantonese opera legend Pak Suet-sin, LGBT icon and Yam Kim-fai’s lifelong acting partner, pushed gender norms to make Chinese movie history
5 Jun 2020 - 2:54PM
Bored in self-isolation? 10 ways Qing dynasty royals entertained themselves inside the Forbidden City that may help you out

Using a variety of toys, games and even film reels, here are the ways royals locked inside China’s Forbidden City entertained themselves

Using a variety of toys, games and even film reels, here are the ways royals locked inside China’s Forbidden City entertained themselves

Bored in self-isolation? 10 ways Qing dynasty royals entertained themselves inside the Forbidden City that may help you out
27 May 2020 - 12:13PM
5 of Teresa Teng’s songs, each in a different language – 25 years after the legendary Taiwanese singer died from an asthma attack

As the saying goes, ‘Wherever there are Chinese people, Teresa Teng’s songs can be heard’; the Taiwanese cultural icon is considered one of the greatest singers in Asian recording history

As the saying goes, ‘Wherever there are Chinese people, Teresa Teng’s songs can be heard’; the Taiwanese cultural icon is considered one of the greatest singers in Asian recording history

5 of Teresa Teng’s songs, each in a different language – 25 years after the legendary Taiwanese singer died from an asthma attack
7 May 2020 - 4:21PM
Was Empress Dowager Cixi the original cosplayer – over a century ago?

The dragon lady granted herself the saintly title of ‘old master Buddha’ and dressed up in lavish costumes for photos to promote her godlike position

The dragon lady granted herself the saintly title of ‘old master Buddha’ and dressed up in lavish costumes for photos to promote her godlike position

Was Empress Dowager Cixi the original cosplayer – over a century ago?
30 Apr 2020 - 3:00PM
Who was Tina Leung – Ti Na – the Hong Kong movie star who regretted a nude scene and worked as a spy for communist China?

March 31 marks the 10th anniversary of the death of Hong Kong movie star Tina Leung Kwok-hing, aka Ti Na, yet her legendary life – both on and off the screen – still inspires and captivates

March 31 marks the 10th anniversary of the death of Hong Kong movie star Tina Leung Kwok-hing, aka Ti Na, yet her legendary life – both on and off the screen – still inspires and captivates

Who was Tina Leung – Ti Na – the Hong Kong movie star who regretted a nude scene and worked as a spy for communist China?
31 Mar 2020 - 3:57PM
Queen Elizabeth, Chow Yun-fat, Gong Li and Tom Cruise have all eaten at Hong Kong’s Jumbo Kingdom floating restaurants – but how much of its history do you know?

The iconic Jumbo Floating Restaurant and the Tai Pak Floating Restaurant, currently closed due to coronavirus, are popular with celebrities, locals and tourists, and have featured in many movies

The iconic Jumbo Floating Restaurant and the Tai Pak Floating Restaurant, currently closed due to coronavirus, are popular with celebrities, locals and tourists, and have featured in many movies

Queen Elizabeth, Chow Yun-fat, Gong Li and Tom Cruise have all eaten at Hong Kong’s Jumbo Kingdom floating restaurants – but how much of its history do you know?
25 Mar 2020 - 11:00AM
Remember Anna May Wong, the first Chinese movie star in Hollywood? She should have won an Oscar

As movie stars and directors celebrate their recent Oscar wins, let’s not forget Anna May Wong, the first Chinese actress to wow Hollywood

As movie stars and directors celebrate their recent Oscar wins, let’s not forget Anna May Wong, the first Chinese actress to wow Hollywood

Remember Anna May Wong, the first Chinese movie star in Hollywood? She should have won an Oscar
12 Feb 2020 - 3:25PM
6 of the most iconic looks of ‘Queen of Canto-pop’ Faye Wong

From the Grunge fashion style and Bantu knots, to the boyish look in the movie Chungking Express, to her use of avant-garde make-up, we pick six of Faye Wong’s looks that we love the most

From the Grunge fashion style and Bantu knots, to the boyish look in the movie Chungking Express, to her use of avant-garde make-up, we pick six of Faye Wong’s looks that we love the most

6 of the most iconic looks of ‘Queen of Canto-pop’ Faye Wong
8 Aug 2019 - 6:22PM
5 memorable moments from singer Eason Chan’s career you may have missed

Hong Kong singer-songwriter, who turns 45 on Saturday, had plans to study to become an architect before he changed direction after winning a singing contest

Hong Kong singer-songwriter, who turns 45 on Saturday, had plans to study to become an architect before he changed direction after winning a singing contest

5 memorable moments from singer Eason Chan’s career you may have missed
29 Jul 2019 - 11:59AM
Who was Shi Peipu, a Chinese spy and opera star who cross-dressed as a woman and had a long-term sexual relationship with a French diplomat?

Opera singer and spy Shi Peipu died in 2009, but his explosive affair with French diplomat Bernard Boursicot fascinates to this day

Opera singer and spy Shi Peipu died in 2009, but his explosive affair with French diplomat Bernard Boursicot fascinates to this day

Who was Shi Peipu, a Chinese spy and opera star who cross-dressed as a woman and had a long-term sexual relationship with a French diplomat?
2 Jul 2019 - 4:30PM
5 Stephen Chow movies that made him Hong Kong’s king of comedy

We look at the most hilarious 1990s movies which made Stephen Chow Sing-chi one of the box-office stars of Hong Kong film

We look at the most hilarious 1990s movies which made Stephen Chow Sing-chi one of the box-office stars of Hong Kong film

5 Stephen Chow movies that made him Hong Kong’s king of comedy
2 Jul 2019 - 11:48AM
5 things you should know about Naomi Scott, Princess Jasmine in Disney’s 2019 Aladdin remake

British-Indian actress Naomi Scott impresses with her exotic beauty and captivating voice. Her next big part will be in Charlie’s Angels

British-Indian actress Naomi Scott impresses with her exotic beauty and captivating voice. Her next big part will be in Charlie’s Angels

5 things you should know about Naomi Scott, Princess Jasmine in Disney’s 2019 Aladdin remake
10 Jun 2019 - 5:23PM