Lee Hill-choi

Lee Hill-choi

Hill Choi Lee is a commissioning editor at SCMP’s Specialist Publications covering business and lifestyle. Prior to joining SCMP, she wrote on Southeast Asia’s financial and corporate legal markets in Hong Kong, and was previously digital editor covering environmental stories in London. Hill Choi speaks four languages, has a Master’s degree in international law with international relations and a Bachelor’s degree in communication and media studies.

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5 Thai billionaires who top the country’s rich list – a long way behind King Maha Vajiralongkorn

CP strongman Dhanin Chearavanont, Thai Beverage boss Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi and Red Bull co-owner Chalerm Yoovidhya are among the major players shaping Thailand’s economic landscape

1 May 2020 - 6:00AM

CP strongman Dhanin Chearavanont, Thai Beverage boss Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi and Red Bull co-owner Chalerm Yoovidhya are among the major players shaping Thailand’s economic landscape

5 Thai billionaires who top the country’s rich list – a long way behind King Maha Vajiralongkorn
Lakshmi Mittal and 4 other Indian billionaires who moved overseas to grow their fortunes

Landmark Group’s Micky Jagtiani lives in the Middle East, ArcelorMittal’s CEO lives in London, Graphite India’s chairman lives in Singapore – how the right location paid off for those willing to take up residence abroad

27 Apr 2020 - 1:26PM

Landmark Group’s Micky Jagtiani lives in the Middle East, ArcelorMittal’s CEO lives in London, Graphite India’s chairman lives in Singapore – how the right location paid off for those willing to take up residence abroad

Lakshmi Mittal and 4 other Indian billionaires who moved overseas to grow their fortunes
Who are South Korea’s 5 richest billionaires?

Unsurprisingly Samsung Group’s chairman Lee Kun-hee tops the list, but who are the other four South Korean billionaires?

21 Apr 2020 - 6:00PM

Unsurprisingly Samsung Group’s chairman Lee Kun-hee tops the list, but who are the other four South Korean billionaires?

Who are South Korea’s 5 richest billionaires?
Why is Hyundai’s billionaire chairman Chung Mong-koo known as the ‘bulldozer?’

Chung Mong-koo is credited with subsidiary Kia Motors’ growth into a global brand, but he was convicted of embezzlement and given a suspended sentence before receiving a presidential pardon

14 Apr 2020 - 2:00AM

Chung Mong-koo is credited with subsidiary Kia Motors’ growth into a global brand, but he was convicted of embezzlement and given a suspended sentence before receiving a presidential pardon

Why is Hyundai’s billionaire chairman Chung Mong-koo known as the ‘bulldozer?’
India’s most inspiring tech billionaires – from Sunil Mittal to Azim Premji and Shiv Nadar … who’s the richest?

Sunil Mittal, Azim Premji, Shiv Nadar … the best rags-to-riches success stories to spring from India’s almighty tech boom

12 Apr 2020 - 11:00AM

Sunil Mittal, Azim Premji, Shiv Nadar … the best rags-to-riches success stories to spring from India’s almighty tech boom

India’s most inspiring tech billionaires – from Sunil Mittal to Azim Premji and Shiv Nadar … who’s the richest?
From Myanmar to the Maldives, 3 new wellness-focused hotels and resorts to restore your body and soul after the stresses of the coronavirus pandemic

From boutique hotels to global hospitality brands, the following destinations may help you unwind and re-energise once normal travel activities are resumed

10 Apr 2020 - 8:00PM

From boutique hotels to global hospitality brands, the following destinations may help you unwind and re-energise once normal travel activities are resumed

From Myanmar to the Maldives, 3 new wellness-focused hotels and resorts to restore your body and soul after the stresses of the coronavirus pandemic
Despite Brexit and coronavirus, London’s luxury property market is still attracting rich Chinese buyers – before a new tax on foreign investors

Histrionically, instability and uncertainty are very good for the London market, which offers a beacon to foreign investors

31 Mar 2020 - 12:57PM

Histrionically, instability and uncertainty are very good for the London market, which offers a beacon to foreign investors

Despite Brexit and coronavirus, London’s luxury property market is still attracting rich Chinese buyers – before a new tax on foreign investors
5 Filipino billionaires who helped shaped the Philippines

The list includes the Sy family, real estate investor Manuel Villar, the late John Gokongwei Jnr, Enrique Razon Jnr and Jaime Zobel de Ayala

3 Apr 2020 - 1:18PM

The list includes the Sy family, real estate investor Manuel Villar, the late John Gokongwei Jnr, Enrique Razon Jnr and Jaime Zobel de Ayala

5 Filipino billionaires who helped shaped the Philippines
5 Malaysian billionaires you should know – from Robert Kuok to Ananda Krishnan, the men who built up palm oil, property and media empires

Over the past 60 years, these Malaysian families have built up their fortune and their country

25 Mar 2020 - 10:55AM

Over the past 60 years, these Malaysian families have built up their fortune and their country

5 Malaysian billionaires you should know – from Robert Kuok to Ananda Krishnan, the men who built up palm oil, property and media empires
Meet Hong Kong sisters Fiona and Sarah Zhuang, who turned an established jewellery business into something haute

The sisters were inspired by their mother – who owned jewellery shops in Hong Kong for more than two decades – and created bespoke pieces and stunning collections

23 Mar 2020 - 11:02AM

The sisters were inspired by their mother – who owned jewellery shops in Hong Kong for more than two decades – and created bespoke pieces and stunning collections

Meet Hong Kong sisters Fiona and Sarah Zhuang, who turned an established jewellery business into something haute
Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Jack Ma – how much money did the world’s richest lose when coronavirus struck the world markets last week?

World’s 500 richest people lost a combined US$238.5 billion last week in the crash triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to Bloomberg. So who lost the most?

17 Mar 2020 - 9:00PM

World’s 500 richest people lost a combined US$238.5 billion last week in the crash triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to Bloomberg. So who lost the most?

Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Jack Ma – how much money did the world’s richest lose when coronavirus struck the world markets last week?
Looking for a new beach resort destination? The pristine beaches on Desaru Coast in Malaysia are calling

Mostly visited by local tourists and those from Singapore, the pristine beachfront has not yet attracted mass tourism the way resorts in Thailand or Vietnam have

9 Mar 2020 - 12:00PM

Mostly visited by local tourists and those from Singapore, the pristine beachfront has not yet attracted mass tourism the way resorts in Thailand or Vietnam have

Looking for a new beach resort destination? The pristine beaches on Desaru Coast in Malaysia are calling
Meet Hong Kong’s star female racing car driver, Denise Yeung

She might have won the 2015 Hong Kong Touring Car championship and is a regular at Fuji Speedway, but Yeung is also a real estate CEO and mum-of-two

10 Mar 2020 - 11:23AM

She might have won the 2015 Hong Kong Touring Car championship and is a regular at Fuji Speedway, but Yeung is also a real estate CEO and mum-of-two

Meet Hong Kong’s star female racing car driver, Denise Yeung
Montserrat to the Marshall Islands – 5 of the least-visited tourist destinations on the planet where you can disconnect and unwind

From the Pacific islands of Niue, Tuavalu and Kiribati to Montserrat in the Caribbean, these remote getaways all receive less than 10,000 visitors per year

6 Mar 2020 - 6:00PM

From the Pacific islands of Niue, Tuavalu and Kiribati to Montserrat in the Caribbean, these remote getaways all receive less than 10,000 visitors per year

Montserrat to the Marshall Islands – 5 of the least-visited tourist destinations on the planet where you can disconnect and unwind
We review the Leica SL2 – the next-gen, 47-megapixel, full-frame mirrorless DSLR causing camera buffs to hyperventilate

The iconic brand’s new top-end digital camera threatens to raise the game with an improved viewfinder, new sleek design, built-in stabilisation and the added functionality of an L-mount – but is it really worth US$6,000-plus?

29 Feb 2020 - 4:00PM

The iconic brand’s new top-end digital camera threatens to raise the game with an improved viewfinder, new sleek design, built-in stabilisation and the added functionality of an L-mount – but is it really worth US$6,000-plus?

We review the Leica SL2 – the next-gen, 47-megapixel, full-frame mirrorless DSLR causing camera buffs to hyperventilate
From the Four Seasons in Hoi An to Anantara Chiang Mai Resort – 5 luxury wellness retreats just a short-haul flight away from Hong Kong

Need to getaway and disconnect? There’s a wealth of wellness options just a few hours flight away that will ensure you return to work refreshed

24 Feb 2020 - 5:04PM

Need to getaway and disconnect? There’s a wealth of wellness options just a few hours flight away that will ensure you return to work refreshed

From the Four Seasons in Hoi An to Anantara Chiang Mai Resort – 5 luxury wellness retreats just a short-haul flight away from Hong Kong
Khloé Kardashian, Chris Hemsworth or Jung Da-yeon – which celebrity workout gets the best results?

Which of these celebrity workout videos will help you lose weight, get toned and transform your body the quickest?

21 Feb 2020 - 8:00AM

Which of these celebrity workout videos will help you lose weight, get toned and transform your body the quickest?

Khloé Kardashian, Chris Hemsworth or Jung Da-yeon – which celebrity workout gets the best results?
How India has reclaimed heritage sites to create incredible luxury travel resort destinations

From Rajasthan to New Delhi, heritage sites converted to luxury hotels are sustainable options to preserve and revive existing buildings

30 Jan 2020 - 2:00PM

From Rajasthan to New Delhi, heritage sites converted to luxury hotels are sustainable options to preserve and revive existing buildings

How India has reclaimed heritage sites to create incredible luxury travel resort destinations
Which Chinese zodiac sign will have the luckiest Year of the Rat? Our Lunar New Year predictions may shed a light

The rat, rabbit, sheep and rooster have inauspicious predictions, but one zodiac sign will have the best year yet

23 Jan 2020 - 11:52AM

The rat, rabbit, sheep and rooster have inauspicious predictions, but one zodiac sign will have the best year yet

Which Chinese zodiac sign will have the luckiest Year of the Rat? Our Lunar New Year predictions may shed a light
How Jeanne Lim of Hanson Robotics makes time for yoga and holistic health

Lim has been involved in the development of ‘Sophia’, a human-like robot, described as ‘a personification of our dreams for the future of AI’

10 Jan 2020 - 10:00AM

Lim has been involved in the development of ‘Sophia’, a human-like robot, described as ‘a personification of our dreams for the future of AI’

How Jeanne Lim of Hanson Robotics makes time for yoga and holistic health
France is home to the world’s best photographers – according to Douglas So, founder of Hong Kong’s F11 Foto Museum

The nostalgic owner of the city’s largest collection of Leica cameras reckons France is home to the world’s best photographers

8 Jan 2020 - 6:06PM

The nostalgic owner of the city’s largest collection of Leica cameras reckons France is home to the world’s best photographers

France is home to the world’s best photographers – according to Douglas So, founder of Hong Kong’s F11 Foto Museum
Why long-haul flights are the best time to disconnect for celebrity architect Dara Huang, founder of Design Haus Liberty

The Design Haus Liberty founder talks inspiration, work-life balance and travelling back in time

5 Jan 2020 - 4:00PM

The Design Haus Liberty founder talks inspiration, work-life balance and travelling back in time

Why long-haul flights are the best time to disconnect for celebrity architect Dara Huang, founder of Design Haus Liberty
Why Baby Shark went viral: catchy tune’s co-creator Ryan Lee of SmartStudy talks of the need for fun in education

Co-founder of South Korean media startup, which launched children’s educational brand Pinkfong, believes AI and robotics can make the serious business of learning more joyful

3 Jan 2020 - 12:00PM

Co-founder of South Korean media startup, which launched children’s educational brand Pinkfong, believes AI and robotics can make the serious business of learning more joyful

Why Baby Shark went viral: catchy tune’s co-creator Ryan Lee of SmartStudy talks of the need for fun in education
Philanthropist Jo Soo Tang sees Christmas as a time for reflection

Jo Soo Tang feels that learning to swim is a life skill that should be available to everyone, which is why her wish list this season includes helping Splash Foundation to assist children from low-income communities

25 Dec 2019 - 10:00AM

Jo Soo Tang feels that learning to swim is a life skill that should be available to everyone, which is why her wish list this season includes helping Splash Foundation to assist children from low-income communities

Philanthropist Jo Soo Tang sees Christmas as a time for reflection
When racing driver Tung Ho-pin won 24 Hours of Le Mans, every thousandth of a second mattered

The Dutch-Chinese racing driver Tung Ho-pin has competed for Jackie Chan DC Racing since 2017, winning the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2017

22 Dec 2019 - 2:00AM

The Dutch-Chinese racing driver Tung Ho-pin has competed for Jackie Chan DC Racing since 2017, winning the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2017

When racing driver Tung Ho-pin won 24 Hours of Le Mans, every thousandth of a second mattered
Nobu Matsuhisa: What does the world’s most famous sushi master eat for Christmas dinner?

Nobu Matsuhisa – the man behind the world-renowned Japanese restaurant brand – talks Christmas memories and New Year’s Resolutions

21 Dec 2019 - 2:00PM

Nobu Matsuhisa – the man behind the world-renowned Japanese restaurant brand – talks Christmas memories and New Year’s Resolutions

Nobu Matsuhisa: What does the world’s most famous sushi master eat for Christmas dinner?
Who is Laurie Mias, CEO of Bali’s REVĪVŌ resort, and why is mind-body connection so important to her?

She balances mental and physical health and hopes to lead by example when it comes to creating wellness and spa resorts

21 Dec 2019 - 4:27AM

She balances mental and physical health and hopes to lead by example when it comes to creating wellness and spa resorts

Who is Laurie Mias, CEO of Bali’s REVĪVŌ resort, and why is mind-body connection so important to her?
Why Joseph Altuzarra believes the luxury fashion industry is ‘completely unknowable’ – dad sneakers and yoga pants surprised us all

Meghan Markle, Nicole Kidman and Julianne Moore are all fans of luxury clothing brand Altuzarra – whose creative director remains blissfully boggled by contemporary trends

9 Dec 2019 - 12:16PM

Meghan Markle, Nicole Kidman and Julianne Moore are all fans of luxury clothing brand Altuzarra – whose creative director remains blissfully boggled by contemporary trends

Why Joseph Altuzarra believes the luxury fashion industry is ‘completely unknowable’ – dad sneakers and yoga pants surprised us all
Yakiniku Kagura beckons with exquisite Mirai beef and frozen-foam beer

Mirai beef rules the roost at this restaurant in ICC mall, from the supreme karubi and karubi in pot, to an assorted rare parts special platter

15 Nov 2019 - 10:00AM

Mirai beef rules the roost at this restaurant in ICC mall, from the supreme karubi and karubi in pot, to an assorted rare parts special platter

Yakiniku Kagura beckons with exquisite Mirai beef and frozen-foam beer
Wagyu Vanne is all about top-notch beef – from carpaccio to sushi