Luisa Tam

Hong Kong

Luisa Tam

Senior Editor

Luisa Tam has been a journalist for more than 30 years. She has held a variety of roles during her career, including working as a producer for NDR German TV, a media campaigner with Greenpeace, and as the deputy managing editor of Eastern Express. She previously worked at the Post from 1988 to 1990, before rejoining in her current role in 2015.

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Latest from Luisa Tam

The Naked Truth | What the coronavirus is doing to relationships, and how to keep the love alive if you can’t touch or get physical

To slow the spread of the coronavirus, many people are avoiding physical contact and proximity. Relationships expert Valentina Tudose explains how touch is important to couples and offers alternative ways to show love.

17 Feb 2020 - 9:13AM

To slow the spread of the coronavirus, many people are avoiding physical contact and proximity. Relationships expert Valentina Tudose explains how touch is important to couples and offers alternative ways to show love.

What the coronavirus is doing to relationships, and how to keep the love alive if you can’t touch or get physical
My Hong Kong | Too close for comfort: what impact will the coronavirus have on social interaction in Hong Kong?

Hongkongers used to living and socialising at close quarters find their routines disrupted by the Covid-19 crisis

15 Feb 2020 - 11:00AM

Hongkongers used to living and socialising at close quarters find their routines disrupted by the Covid-19 crisis

Too close for comfort: what impact will the coronavirus have on social interaction in Hong Kong?
Remember A Day | Margaret Thatcher’s son dabbling in modelling, the Kowloon bomber and an Olympics squabble: headlines from 40 years ago

A journey back through time to look at significant news and events reported by the South China Morning Post from this week in history.

13 Feb 2020 - 8:34PM

A journey back through time to look at significant news and events reported by the South China Morning Post from this week in history.

Margaret Thatcher’s son dabbling in modelling, the Kowloon bomber and an Olympics squabble: headlines from 40 years ago
The Naked Truth | Love during the coronavirus: make Valentine’s Day a special one and share love, joy and compassion with partner and others

In these challenging coronavirus times we should create more positive vibes, so let’s make this Valentine’s Day a special one and share love with people besides our partners – and maybe even strangers, Luisa Tam says.

9 Feb 2020 - 12:00PM

In these challenging coronavirus times we should create more positive vibes, so let’s make this Valentine’s Day a special one and share love with people besides our partners – and maybe even strangers, Luisa Tam says.

Love during the coronavirus: make Valentine’s Day a special one and share love, joy and compassion with partner and others
My Hong Kong | Hong Kong life making you stressed, run-down or irritable? You may be full of ‘hot air’

Hongkongers don’t bite their tongues when it comes to diagnosing ailments such as tiredness, dryness and nosebleeds. You have ‘jit hei’.

8 Feb 2020 - 11:58AM

Hongkongers don’t bite their tongues when it comes to diagnosing ailments such as tiredness, dryness and nosebleeds. You have ‘jit hei’.

Hong Kong life making you stressed, run-down or irritable? You may be full of ‘hot air’
Remember A Day | China seeks ad agency’s help to boost image, and Britons back queen’s abdication: headlines from 40 years ago this week

A journey back through time to look at significant news and events reported by the South China Morning Post from this week in history.

6 Feb 2020 - 12:15PM

A journey back through time to look at significant news and events reported by the South China Morning Post from this week in history.

China seeks ad agency’s help to boost image, and Britons back queen’s abdication: headlines from 40 years ago this week
Spread some love in Cantonese with Luisa Tam

Instead of saying “I love you” directly, Cantonese speakers prefer to show their love in subtle ways. Join Luisa Tam and learn how to express your love in Cantonese.

4 Feb 2020 - 12:00PM

Instead of saying “I love you” directly, Cantonese speakers prefer to show their love in subtle ways. Join Luisa Tam and learn how to express your love in Cantonese.

Spread some love in Cantonese with Luisa Tam
The Naked Truth | How to save a relationship after cheating and get sex back on track

Mending a relationship or marriage after cheating or an affair can be a huge challenge. Both partners must know how to prepare themselves, mentally and emotionally, for the recovery process to begin.

2 Feb 2020 - 3:11AM

Mending a relationship or marriage after cheating or an affair can be a huge challenge. Both partners must know how to prepare themselves, mentally and emotionally, for the recovery process to begin.

How to save a relationship after cheating and get sex back on track
My Hong Kong | Hong Kong comes alive by learning Cantonese, but make sure you know the pitfalls when addressing your new ‘aunties and uncles’

Learning a few Cantonese words will help dig deeper into Hong Kong life. But how do you avoid offending your new ‘uncles and aunties’.

1 Feb 2020 - 10:00AM

Learning a few Cantonese words will help dig deeper into Hong Kong life. But how do you avoid offending your new ‘uncles and aunties’.

Hong Kong comes alive by learning Cantonese, but make sure you know the pitfalls when addressing your new ‘aunties and uncles’
Remember A Day | Elderly nun throwing knockout punch at robbers, Saudi bank serving women only and China’s population exceeding one billion: headlines making the news 40 years ago

A journey back through time to look at significant news and events reported by the South China Morning Post from this week in history.

30 Jan 2020 - 11:05PM

A journey back through time to look at significant news and events reported by the South China Morning Post from this week in history.

Elderly nun throwing knockout punch at robbers, Saudi bank serving women only and China’s population exceeding one billion: headlines making the news 40 years ago
Remember A Day | A shocking method of tenderising meat and China’s bid to eradicate rats: headlines making the news 40 years ago

A journey back through time to look at significant news and events reported by the South China Morning Post from this week in history

23 Jan 2020 - 11:05PM

A journey back through time to look at significant news and events reported by the South China Morning Post from this week in history

A shocking method of tenderising meat and China’s bid to eradicate rats: headlines making the news 40 years ago
Weird Cantonese words rely on your tone

Cantonese can sound forceful to people learning the language. But as Luisa Tam explains, using different tones and moods as you speak helps you maximise the versatility of some fun, quirky and expressive phrases.

23 Jan 2020 - 2:23PM

Cantonese can sound forceful to people learning the language. But as Luisa Tam explains, using different tones and moods as you speak helps you maximise the versatility of some fun, quirky and expressive phrases.

Weird Cantonese words rely on your tone
The Naked Truth | How to tell if your partner is sexually or emotionally distant, and what to do about it

We all need some personal space at times, but can you tell if your partner is drifting away from you emotionally? Relationship expert Valentina Tudose offers tips on spotting and dealing with emotional distance.

19 Jan 2020 - 3:00PM

We all need some personal space at times, but can you tell if your partner is drifting away from you emotionally? Relationship expert Valentina Tudose offers tips on spotting and dealing with emotional distance.

How to tell if your partner is sexually or emotionally distant, and what to do about it
Youth in Hong Kong and Taiwan need a chance to build their political ‘driving’ skills

Young people have been in the spotlight in Hong Kong as well as Taiwan in recent months, as political uncertainty in each area raises questions about their prospects for the future. As the South China Morning Post’s Luisa Tam points out, governments in both jurisdictions need to urgently look at ways to harness the energy and talent of their young people.

20 Jan 2020 - 3:38PM

Young people have been in the spotlight in Hong Kong as well as Taiwan in recent months, as political uncertainty in each area raises questions about their prospects for the future. As the South China Morning Post’s Luisa Tam points out, governments in both jurisdictions need to urgently look at ways to harness the energy and talent of their young people.

Youth in Hong Kong and Taiwan need a chance to build their political ‘driving’ skills
Remember A Day | British royal’s Hong Kong gaffe, Beatles legend Paul McCartney arrested and Concorde flights for Asia: headlines making the news 40 years ago

A journey back through time to look at significant news and events reported by the South China Morning Post from this week in history

16 Jan 2020 - 3:36PM

A journey back through time to look at significant news and events reported by the South China Morning Post from this week in history

British royal’s Hong Kong gaffe, Beatles legend Paul McCartney arrested and Concorde flights for Asia: headlines making the news 40 years ago
Blowing Water | Do you hear the (young) people sing? How politics in Hong Kong and Taiwan show it’s time to empower the next generation

Young people are taking to the streets more often in protests across societies, making their anger heard through votes. We should cast aside stereotyping millennials as ‘good-for-nothings’ and entitled, and see how we can help them.

13 Jan 2020 - 5:35PM

Young people are taking to the streets more often in protests across societies, making their anger heard through votes. We should cast aside stereotyping millennials as ‘good-for-nothings’ and entitled, and see how we can help them.

Do you hear the (young) people sing? How politics in Hong Kong and Taiwan show it’s time to empower the next generation
The Naked Truth | Be more sexy, be more positive: New Year resolutions to improve your relationship

You can enhance your relationship with some romantic New Year resolutions, says life coach Sonia Samtani, who recommends you should pay attention to each others’ emotional as well as sexual needs.

12 Jan 2020 - 2:00AM

You can enhance your relationship with some romantic New Year resolutions, says life coach Sonia Samtani, who recommends you should pay attention to each others’ emotional as well as sexual needs.

Be more sexy, be more positive: New Year resolutions to improve your relationship
Remember A Day | Woman’s double execution in Iran, China trains its first astronauts, massive rent increases in Hong Kong: headlines making the news 40 years ago

A journey back through time to look at significant news and events reported by the South China Morning Post from this week in history.

9 Jan 2020 - 6:54PM

A journey back through time to look at significant news and events reported by the South China Morning Post from this week in history.

Woman’s double execution in Iran, China trains its first astronauts, massive rent increases in Hong Kong: headlines making the news 40 years ago
Learn how to order Hong Kong-style roast meat in Cantonese

Have you ever been tempted to try one of those many types of roasts you can see on display in windows of Chinese restaurants in Hong Kong? Luisa Tam has some Cantonese that will help you find out if the siu mei roast meat items – which can look a bit scary on display – are as delicious as everyone says.

7 Jan 2020 - 12:01PM

Have you ever been tempted to try one of those many types of roasts you can see on display in windows of Chinese restaurants in Hong Kong? Luisa Tam has some Cantonese that will help you find out if the siu mei roast meat items – which can look a bit scary on display – are as delicious as everyone says.

Learn how to order Hong Kong-style roast meat in Cantonese
Blowing Water | We can all do our bit to save the planet, giving up meat is a good place to start

The start of the year is a good time to make a change, go vegan for January and form a new habit.

6 Jan 2020 - 3:46PM

The start of the year is a good time to make a change, go vegan for January and form a new habit.

We can all do our bit to save the planet, giving up meat is a good place to start
The Naked Truth | Stale ‘marriage sex’ can be improved through tantric sex – tap into your ultimate sensual power, says intimacy coach

If your sex life has waned over the years, there are things you can do to liven it up. Intimacy coach Nathalie Sommer recommends tantric sex to increase intimacy and reconnect with your lover.

5 Jan 2020 - 2:00AM

If your sex life has waned over the years, there are things you can do to liven it up. Intimacy coach Nathalie Sommer recommends tantric sex to increase intimacy and reconnect with your lover.

Stale ‘marriage sex’ can be improved through tantric sex – tap into your ultimate sensual power, says intimacy coach
Remember A Day | Famed conservationist dies, biters terrorise New Yorkers, and one festive spirit proves too strong for some: headlines making the news 40 years ago

A journey back through time to look at significant news and events reported by the South China Morning Post from this week in history.

2 Jan 2020 - 10:58PM

A journey back through time to look at significant news and events reported by the South China Morning Post from this week in history.

Famed conservationist dies, biters terrorise New Yorkers, and one festive spirit proves too strong for some: headlines making the news 40 years ago
Blowing Water | What people need to remember amid Hong Kong’s social unrest: happiness is a choice and we must not forget to multiply and share it in the new year

Hong Kong is one of the least happy places on Earth, but the problem may lie in the fact that many of us do not know what kind of happiness we really want and where to look for it.

30 Dec 2019 - 10:53PM

Hong Kong is one of the least happy places on Earth, but the problem may lie in the fact that many of us do not know what kind of happiness we really want and where to look for it.

What people need to remember amid Hong Kong’s social unrest: happiness is a choice and we must not forget to multiply and share it in the new year
The Naked Truth | How foreplay can be the satisfying main course in your sex life, not just a routine appetiser

When it comes to your sex life, foreplay should be more than just a dull appetiser. It’s essential to a healthy and fulfilling sex life. Here are ways to keep the passion going and leave your partner hungry for more.

29 Dec 2019 - 2:00AM

When it comes to your sex life, foreplay should be more than just a dull appetiser. It’s essential to a healthy and fulfilling sex life. Here are ways to keep the passion going and leave your partner hungry for more.

How foreplay can be the satisfying main course in your sex life, not just a routine appetiser
Remember A Day | A gift from God, a deadly game of Russian roulette, and bush fires near Sydney: headlines making the news 40 years ago

A journey back through time to look at significant news and events reported by the South China Morning Post from this week in history.

26 Dec 2019 - 2:35PM

A journey back through time to look at significant news and events reported by the South China Morning Post from this week in history.

A gift from God, a deadly game of Russian roulette, and bush fires near Sydney: headlines making the news 40 years ago
Spread some ‘faai lok’ or “happiness” with these festive Cantonese greetings

When it comes to greetings in Cantonese, Luisa Tam says the phrase faai lok, which means “happiness” in English, is the easiest way to spread some holiday cheer. Sing daan faai lok or “Merry Christmas” is first up in this lesson you can put to good use throughout the holiday season.

24 Dec 2019 - 12:36PM

When it comes to greetings in Cantonese, Luisa Tam says the phrase faai lok, which means “happiness” in English, is the easiest way to spread some holiday cheer. Sing daan faai lok or “Merry Christmas” is first up in this lesson you can put to good use throughout the holiday season.

Spread some ‘faai lok’ or “happiness” with these festive Cantonese greetings
The Naked Truth | How sex problems affect your relationship and how to fix them so you have the best sex

Sex problems can have many causes: pornography, parenting pressures or unrealistic expectations. Sex therapist Kristin Zeising offers advice to help identify the problems and relight the fire.

22 Dec 2019 - 2:00AM

Sex problems can have many causes: pornography, parenting pressures or unrealistic expectations. Sex therapist Kristin Zeising offers advice to help identify the problems and relight the fire.

How sex problems affect your relationship and how to fix them so you have the best sex
Remember A Day | Winston Churchill’s grandson engulfed in sex scandal, Muhammad Ali visits China and a man’s deadly fear of dentists: headlines from 40 years ago

A journey back through time to look at significant news and events reported by the South China Morning Post from this week in history.

19 Dec 2019 - 10:37PM

A journey back through time to look at significant news and events reported by the South China Morning Post from this week in history.

Winston Churchill’s grandson engulfed in sex scandal, Muhammad Ali visits China and a man’s deadly fear of dentists: headlines from 40 years ago
Blowing Water | Time for world’s leaders to pay attention, Greta Thunberg award is a reminder they work for us

Teenage climate activist started a global movement, earning her the illustrious Person of the Year title from Time magazine.

16 Dec 2019 - 9:58PM

Teenage climate activist started a global movement, earning her the illustrious Person of the Year title from Time magazine.

Time for world’s leaders to pay attention, Greta Thunberg award is a reminder they work for us
The Naked Truth | Don’t destroy your sex life with bad habits: how to spot them, fix them and improve your relationship

We all have bad habits, but some can affect the people around us and even damage the sexual harmony with our partner. Sex educator Sara Tang highlights the warning signs and offers tips to revive and enhance your sexual relationship.

15 Dec 2019 - 2:00AM

We all have bad habits, but some can affect the people around us and even damage the sexual harmony with our partner. Sex educator Sara Tang highlights the warning signs and offers tips to revive and enhance your sexual relationship.

Don’t destroy your sex life with bad habits: how to spot them, fix them and improve your relationship