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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Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Hong Kong’s top institutions rethink how their lectures and programmes are presented

Renowned worldwide, the city’s top universities have had to reinvent how they present lectures and reach students

Renowned worldwide, the city’s top universities have had to reinvent how they present lectures and reach students

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Hong Kong’s top institutions rethink how their lectures and programmes are presented
15 Jan 2021 - 5:12PM
Causeway Bay and Happy Valley: top draws for those seeking shopping and seclusion

It takes a certain kind of person to live in a buzzing retail and F&B hub like Causeway Bay, but Happy Valley next door is the ideal other half – prizing a slower pace and privacy

It takes a certain kind of person to live in a buzzing retail and F&B hub like Causeway Bay, but Happy Valley next door is the ideal other half – prizing a slower pace and privacy

Causeway Bay and Happy Valley: top draws for those seeking shopping and seclusion
27 Nov 2020 - 10:30AM
The Peak and Mid-Levels: elite living at some of the most prestigious addresses in Hong Kong

Among Hong Kong’s most prestigious areas, The Peak and Mid-Levels attract some of the region’s most affluent residents, keen to pair high standards of living with convenient access to the city’s amenities

Among Hong Kong’s most prestigious areas, The Peak and Mid-Levels attract some of the region’s most affluent residents, keen to pair high standards of living with convenient access to the city’s amenities

The Peak and Mid-Levels: elite living at some of the most prestigious addresses in Hong Kong
27 Nov 2020 - 10:00AM
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

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
1 May 2020 - 6:00AM
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

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
27 Apr 2020 - 1:26PM
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?

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?
21 Apr 2020 - 6:00PM
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

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?’
14 Apr 2020 - 2:00AM
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

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?
12 Apr 2020 - 11:00AM
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

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
10 Apr 2020 - 8:00PM
Despite Brexit and coronavirus, London’s luxury property market is still attracting rich Chinese buyers – before a new tax on foreign investors

Instability and uncertainty are very good for the London market, which offers relative stability foreign investors

Instability and uncertainty are very good for the London market, which offers relative stability foreign investors

Despite Brexit and coronavirus, London’s luxury property market is still attracting rich Chinese buyers – before a new tax on foreign investors
9 Nov 2020 - 10:30AM
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

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
3 Apr 2020 - 1:18PM
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

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
25 Mar 2020 - 10:55AM
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

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
23 Mar 2020 - 11:02AM
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?

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?
17 Mar 2020 - 9:00PM
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

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
9 Mar 2020 - 12:00PM
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

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
10 Mar 2020 - 11:23AM
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

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
6 Mar 2020 - 6:00PM
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?

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
29 Feb 2020 - 4:00PM
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

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
24 Feb 2020 - 5:04PM
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?

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?
21 Feb 2020 - 8:00AM
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

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
30 Jan 2020 - 2:00PM
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

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
23 Jan 2020 - 11:52AM
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’

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
10 Jan 2020 - 10:00AM
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

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
8 Jan 2020 - 6:06PM
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

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
5 Jan 2020 - 4:00PM
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

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
3 Jan 2020 - 12:00PM
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

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
25 Dec 2019 - 10:00AM
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

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
22 Dec 2019 - 2:00AM
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

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?
21 Dec 2019 - 2:00PM
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

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?
21 Dec 2019 - 4:27AM