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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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
Review | We review the new Soho Warehouse in downtown Los Angeles – is it worth the trek?

With its cosy and gorgeous interior, Soho Warehouse is a comfortable, homelike place to relax and socialise, but will millennials make the trip to its virtually deserted area of downtown?

2 Jan 2020 - 5:56PM

With its cosy and gorgeous interior, Soho Warehouse is a comfortable, homelike place to relax and socialise, but will millennials make the trip to its virtually deserted area of downtown?

We review the new Soho Warehouse in downtown Los Angeles – is it worth the trek?
Exploring the art of nihonga – the traditional Japanese painting style being kept alive at Hong Kong’s Fringe Club

With her first solo exhibition, Hong Kong artist Karen Lee is on a mission to keep the traditional Japanese forms alive

25 Oct 2019 - 10:00AM

With her first solo exhibition, Hong Kong artist Karen Lee is on a mission to keep the traditional Japanese forms alive

Exploring the art of nihonga – the traditional Japanese painting style being kept alive at Hong Kong’s Fringe Club
Everything you need to know about Hong Kong’s first Festival de Cannes Film Week

The success of Palm d’Or-winning directors Bong Joon-ho and Hirokazu Kore-eda inspired the first official Festival de Cannes Film Weeks in Asia

15 Oct 2019 - 12:00PM

The success of Palm d’Or-winning directors Bong Joon-ho and Hirokazu Kore-eda inspired the first official Festival de Cannes Film Weeks in Asia

Everything you need to know about Hong Kong’s first Festival de Cannes Film Week
How Netflix’s Chef’s Table star Jeong Kwan put temple food on the map in Korea – and where to taste the best

South Korea’s answer to culinary tourism, temple food, is made from home-made, meatless ingredients and locally-sourced vegetables, and is used to practise Buddhism

7 Oct 2019 - 1:00PM

South Korea’s answer to culinary tourism, temple food, is made from home-made, meatless ingredients and locally-sourced vegetables, and is used to practise Buddhism

How Netflix’s Chef’s Table star Jeong Kwan put temple food on the map in Korea – and where to taste the best
From The Lion King to Foo Fighters: Tina Guo proves a cello is all she needs to be a rock star

She may not master the guitar or even sing, but Guo’s classical music skills have earned her places next to famous rock and heavy metal bands, and made her a social media star

27 Sep 2019 - 2:09PM

She may not master the guitar or even sing, but Guo’s classical music skills have earned her places next to famous rock and heavy metal bands, and made her a social media star

From The Lion King to Foo Fighters: Tina Guo proves a cello is all she needs to be a rock star
Beyond Instagram ‘likes’ – tips on how to collect photographs as a serious arts investment

With a strong market for top artists like Henri Cartier-Bresson and Ansel Adams, the demand for photographs in Asia is rising, so have a strategy in place for first-time purchases that are meant to boost your investment portfolio

14 Sep 2019 - 2:00AM

With a strong market for top artists like Henri Cartier-Bresson and Ansel Adams, the demand for photographs in Asia is rising, so have a strategy in place for first-time purchases that are meant to boost your investment portfolio

Beyond Instagram ‘likes’ – tips on how to collect photographs as a serious arts investment
9 hot new shops and boutiques at K11 Musea – Hong Kong’s new art gallery-inspired mall at Victoria Dockside

Alexander McQueen, Moda Operandi, Golden Goose, Yohji Yamamoto, Tumi and Off-White among the brands opening flagship outlets in the city

9 Sep 2019 - 3:08PM

Alexander McQueen, Moda Operandi, Golden Goose, Yohji Yamamoto, Tumi and Off-White among the brands opening flagship outlets in the city

9 hot new shops and boutiques at K11 Musea – Hong Kong’s new art gallery-inspired mall at Victoria Dockside
What it’s like inside the new private club Soho House in Sheung Wan, where membership costs US$3,600 a year

The chic, international social club originally based in London comes to Hong Kong and offers new memberships as well as discounts for younger clients.

6 Sep 2019 - 4:26AM

The chic, international social club originally based in London comes to Hong Kong and offers new memberships as well as discounts for younger clients.

What it’s like inside the new private club Soho House in Sheung Wan, where membership costs US$3,600 a year
Plant-based, Michelin-starred Cantonese food? Try Tin Lung Heen’s eight-course vegan menu at The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong

The premium appetisers – consisting of porcini mushrooms in black pepper sauce, deep-fried bean curd and wok-fried sweet and sour Omnipork – set the tone for the seven courses that followed

3 Sep 2019 - 8:30AM

The premium appetisers – consisting of porcini mushrooms in black pepper sauce, deep-fried bean curd and wok-fried sweet and sour Omnipork – set the tone for the seven courses that followed

Plant-based, Michelin-starred Cantonese food? Try Tin Lung Heen’s eight-course vegan menu at The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong
Japan’s best pristine island getaways – 6 unspoilt holiday destinations you probably haven’t heard of

From snorkelling off Taketomi to hiking on Yakushima, visiting’s volcanic Aogashima or lounging beachside on Ishigaki

31 Aug 2019 - 2:00PM

From snorkelling off Taketomi to hiking on Yakushima, visiting’s volcanic Aogashima or lounging beachside on Ishigaki

Japan’s best pristine island getaways – 6 unspoilt holiday destinations you probably haven’t heard of
Well-being and wildlife: Should luxury resorts be using animals in their human wellness programmes?

Resorts with wildlife or horses roaming around say interaction with animals enhances guests’ wellness, but what about the well-being of the animals?

23 Aug 2019 - 2:00AM

Resorts with wildlife or horses roaming around say interaction with animals enhances guests’ wellness, but what about the well-being of the animals?

Well-being and wildlife: Should luxury resorts be using animals in their human wellness programmes?
Are Singapore’s millennials giving up luxury make-up and beauty brands in favour of local retailers?

While Singapore’s personal care sector continues to be led by brands such as Estée Lauder, local companies like Mary Chia Beauty cater to the demand for natural cosmetics and ‘clean beauty’ – and are gaining an international presence

19 Aug 2019 - 2:00AM

While Singapore’s personal care sector continues to be led by brands such as Estée Lauder, local companies like Mary Chia Beauty cater to the demand for natural cosmetics and ‘clean beauty’ – and are gaining an international presence

Are Singapore’s millennials giving up luxury make-up and beauty brands in favour of local retailers?
Why Amanoi Resort in Vietnam is a favourite spot for wellness enthusiasts

Among other things, the Aman Spa and some of the most perfect settings for yoga sessions

4 Aug 2019 - 10:00AM

Among other things, the Aman Spa and some of the most perfect settings for yoga sessions

Why Amanoi Resort in Vietnam is a favourite spot for wellness enthusiasts
Spot your real-life Disney’s Lion King favourites at these 3 African safari getaways

Disney’s latest version of The Lion King has inspired Fairmont Hotels and Resorts to offer three East African holidays right in the heart of the ‘pridelands’

9 Aug 2019 - 3:22PM

Disney’s latest version of The Lion King has inspired Fairmont Hotels and Resorts to offer three East African holidays right in the heart of the ‘pridelands’

Spot your real-life Disney’s Lion King favourites at these 3 African safari getaways
Sustainable luxury down under: We pick 6 of the best Australian lodges

Guests in need of a break far from their hectic city lives will find an abundance of activities and tours in natural surroundings to revive their spirits

28 Jul 2019 - 10:00AM

Guests in need of a break far from their hectic city lives will find an abundance of activities and tours in natural surroundings to revive their spirits

Sustainable luxury down under: We pick 6 of the best Australian lodges
Tour de France 2019: Where are the best places to watch the cyclists and see the sights along the race route?

The route goes through regions that are brimming with history, with plenty of wine, art, ancient buildings and mountain activities to stoke your interest

12 Jul 2019 - 5:00PM

The route goes through regions that are brimming with history, with plenty of wine, art, ancient buildings and mountain activities to stoke your interest

Tour de France 2019: Where are the best places to watch the cyclists and see the sights along the race route?
Want a Japanese holiday full of exciting food and hot springs? Then these easy walking tours are for you

On your next holiday in Japan, swap out that planned city break in Tokyo or Osaka for a Walk Japan tour that will lead you on foot through quiet prefectures known for their cuisine and hot springs

8 Jul 2019 - 1:00PM

On your next holiday in Japan, swap out that planned city break in Tokyo or Osaka for a Walk Japan tour that will lead you on foot through quiet prefectures known for their cuisine and hot springs

Want a Japanese holiday full of exciting food and hot springs? Then these easy walking tours are for you