Luisa Tam

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.
Luisa Tam
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.

Latest from Luisa Tam

Remember A Day | Inner London’s caning ban and forgery of the Thai leader’s signature: 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 Sep 2019 - 3:54PM

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

Inner London’s caning ban and forgery of the Thai leader’s signature: headlines from 40 years ago
Blowing Water | People may lose their homes when it comes to urban redevelopment in Hong Kong, but animals are losing their lives – it has to stop

Zoos are cruel, so is riding an elephant, and pets should be part of the family. It’s time we all stopped to think about the misery our behaviour inflicts at home and abroad.

16 Sep 2019 - 9:54PM

Zoos are cruel, so is riding an elephant, and pets should be part of the family. It’s time we all stopped to think about the misery our behaviour inflicts at home and abroad.

People may lose their homes when it comes to urban redevelopment in Hong Kong, but animals are losing their lives – it has to stop
The Naked Truth | Killing the passion in a relationship starts outside the bedroom

Passion killers don’t just take place in the bedroom. There are a lot of unattractive behaviours that take place in everyday life that could extinguish the flame of passion.

15 Sep 2019 - 1:00AM

Passion killers don’t just take place in the bedroom. There are a lot of unattractive behaviours that take place in everyday life that could extinguish the flame of passion.

Killing the passion in a relationship starts outside the bedroom
Remember A Day | A missing film star, UFOs in Hong Kong and a denture-snatching thief: 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

12 Sep 2019 - 11:24PM

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 missing film star, UFOs in Hong Kong and a denture-snatching thief: headlines from 40 years ago
Blowing Water | Why Hong Kong police group’s use of word ‘cockroach’ to condemn protesters is both baffling and depressing

Taking a cue from comedy king Stephen Chow, siu keung, or ‘little power’, became a slang name for cockroaches and a term of endearment in Chinese communities.

9 Sep 2019 - 11:14PM

Taking a cue from comedy king Stephen Chow, siu keung, or ‘little power’, became a slang name for cockroaches and a term of endearment in Chinese communities.

Why Hong Kong police group’s use of word ‘cockroach’ to condemn protesters is both baffling and depressing
The Naked Truth | Overcoming loneliness: embrace your inner-self and learn the difference between being alone and being lonely

You can only find peace and happiness in the world, and in others, by first finding it within yourself. It’s important to embrace your inner-self, and learn the difference between being alone and being lonely, writes Luisa Tam.

8 Sep 2019 - 1:00AM

You can only find peace and happiness in the world, and in others, by first finding it within yourself. It’s important to embrace your inner-self, and learn the difference between being alone and being lonely, writes Luisa Tam.

Overcoming loneliness: embrace your inner-self and learn the difference between being alone and being lonely
Remember A Day | Record-breaking hypnotism, a close-up of Saturn, and an ice lolly stickup: 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

5 Sep 2019 - 9:40PM

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

Record-breaking hypnotism, a close-up of Saturn, and an ice lolly stickup: headlines from 40 years ago
Why ‘taking a garden tour’ in Cantonese means you are a lousy communicator

Luisa Tam explains why in Cantonese, being an effective communicator means you have to avoid jau faa jyun or “taking a garden tour” and that it's not ideal to answer with gwat or "bones". 

3 Sep 2019 - 12:58PM

Luisa Tam explains why in Cantonese, being an effective communicator means you have to avoid jau faa jyun or “taking a garden tour” and that it's not ideal to answer with gwat or "bones". 

Why ‘taking a garden tour’ in Cantonese means you are a lousy communicator
Blowing Water | Motherhood is demanding and often isolating, so give new mums a break and let them use their phones when breastfeeding

Mothers face constant pressure to be perfect but shouldn’t be denied a connection with their social circles when nursing their newborns.

2 Sep 2019 - 4:54PM

Mothers face constant pressure to be perfect but shouldn’t be denied a connection with their social circles when nursing their newborns.

Motherhood is demanding and often isolating, so give new mums a break and let them use their phones when breastfeeding
The Naked Truth | Harnessing your subconscious mind: how hypnotherapy can bring balance and calm to your life

Tapping into your subconsciousness allows you to access memories stored deep in the mind that are affecting the way you enjoy each day. By erasing the pain and trauma associated with these memories, you can find lasting peace.

1 Sep 2019 - 1:30AM

Tapping into your subconsciousness allows you to access memories stored deep in the mind that are affecting the way you enjoy each day. By erasing the pain and trauma associated with these memories, you can find lasting peace.

Harnessing your subconscious mind: how hypnotherapy can bring balance and calm to your life
Remember A Day | Killer rabbits, a lost Peruvian tribe and two-martini lunches: 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

29 Aug 2019 - 6:26PM

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

Killer rabbits, a lost Peruvian tribe and two-martini lunches: headlines from 40 years ago
The Naked Truth | For a better sex life, first you need to love your naked self. Here’s how

Many people feel self-conscious about their bodies, but this can negatively affect our sex life as it limits our ability to freely express ourselves. Do yourself a favour: get naked and enjoy looking at yourself in the mirror.

25 Aug 2019 - 8:00PM

Many people feel self-conscious about their bodies, but this can negatively affect our sex life as it limits our ability to freely express ourselves. Do yourself a favour: get naked and enjoy looking at yourself in the mirror.

For a better sex life, first you need to love your naked self. Here’s how
Remember A Day | Recycled pacemakers, sales of a mind-bending drug and disco dancing in Beijing: headlines from four decades 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.

22 Aug 2019 - 3:20PM

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

Recycled pacemakers, sales of a mind-bending drug and disco dancing in Beijing: headlines from four decades ago
Learn these Cantonese phrases on your next Hong Kong taxi ride to avoid being ripped off

Learn these Cantonese phrases to avoid being ripped off on your next Hong Kong taxi ride.

20 Aug 2019 - 2:12PM

Learn these Cantonese phrases to avoid being ripped off on your next Hong Kong taxi ride.

Learn these Cantonese phrases on your next Hong Kong taxi ride to avoid being ripped off
The Naked Truth | The good relationship habits that will see your love blossom, and bad ones that will do the opposite

There are endless benefits in maintaining healthy relationship habits like doing little favours for one another, giving compliments and sharing hobbies because it ultimately means couples look forward to spending time together.

18 Aug 2019 - 1:00AM

There are endless benefits in maintaining healthy relationship habits like doing little favours for one another, giving compliments and sharing hobbies because it ultimately means couples look forward to spending time together.

The good relationship habits that will see your love blossom, and bad ones that will do the opposite
Remember A Day | A Danish ‘Mad Festival’, nasal spray contraceptives and CIA job ads: headlines from four decades 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

15 Aug 2019 - 3:51PM

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 Danish ‘Mad Festival’, nasal spray contraceptives and CIA job ads: headlines from four decades ago
Why you don’t want to be caught ‘practising tai chi’ or saa taai gik

If you are accused of ‘playing tai chi’, or saa taai gik in Cantonese, it means you are a procrastinator. Luisa Tam explains.

20 Aug 2019 - 2:34PM

If you are accused of ‘playing tai chi’, or saa taai gik in Cantonese, it means you are a procrastinator. Luisa Tam explains.

Why you don’t want to be caught ‘practising tai chi’ or saa taai gik
The Naked Truth | Emotional baggage? How talking about past relationships can strengthen your future

Sometimes confronting past relationship problems and sharing them with your present partner is a great way to turn those disappointments into positive pointers to help navigate current issues and build a stronger relationship.

11 Aug 2019 - 9:00PM

Sometimes confronting past relationship problems and sharing them with your present partner is a great way to turn those disappointments into positive pointers to help navigate current issues and build a stronger relationship.

Emotional baggage? How talking about past relationships can strengthen your future
Remember A Day | German man divorces wife because of allergic reaction and Vietnamese refugees refuse to resettle in Ireland: headlines from four decades 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

8 Aug 2019 - 11:21PM

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

German man divorces wife because of allergic reaction and Vietnamese refugees refuse to resettle in Ireland: headlines from four decades ago
The Naked Truth | How to focus on ‘being’ rather than ‘doing’ to achieve true happiness

‘Being’ means you are existing in the most basic sense without focusing on distractions, and can bring about a deeper sense of happiness. But in busy cities like Hong Kong, ‘doing’ is often more valued, leading to stressful lives.

4 Aug 2019 - 5:30PM

‘Being’ means you are existing in the most basic sense without focusing on distractions, and can bring about a deeper sense of happiness. But in busy cities like Hong Kong, ‘doing’ is often more valued, leading to stressful lives.

How to focus on ‘being’ rather than ‘doing’ to achieve true happiness
Remember A Day | Typhoon Hope causes despair in Hong Kong, manure pit suffocation and Cathay Pacific receives its first Boeing 747 in city: 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

1 Aug 2019 - 10:46PM

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

Typhoon Hope causes despair in Hong Kong, manure pit suffocation and Cathay Pacific receives its first Boeing 747 in city: headlines from 40 years ago
Why asking if someone has eaten or has become rich are fun and indirect ways to say ‘hello’ in Cantonese

Luisa Tam shows you the many ways to say “hello” in Cantonese. Some are not time-sensitive, some are just fun and cheeky.

20 Aug 2019 - 2:24PM

Luisa Tam shows you the many ways to say “hello” in Cantonese. Some are not time-sensitive, some are just fun and cheeky.

Why asking if someone has eaten or has become rich are fun and indirect ways to say ‘hello’ in Cantonese
Blowing Water | How the Hong Kong identity is being warped by social media, as protests rage

As unrest grips the city, online pressure to please others and win plaudits is reshaping what it means to be from Hong Kong.

29 Jul 2019 - 3:32PM

As unrest grips the city, online pressure to please others and win plaudits is reshaping what it means to be from Hong Kong.

How the Hong Kong identity is being warped by social media, as protests rage
The Naked Truth | ‘Foodie call’ trend: how people use dating apps to get a free meal – and how to spot a freeloader

Dating apps have effectively turned the social scene into a dangerous arena where people get cheated out of love, money, or both, when they are not careful. But more people are being targeted just for a free meal.

28 Jul 2019 - 5:00AM

Dating apps have effectively turned the social scene into a dangerous arena where people get cheated out of love, money, or both, when they are not careful. But more people are being targeted just for a free meal.

‘Foodie call’ trend: how people use dating apps to get a free meal – and how to spot a freeloader
The straight-A Hong Kong student who thinks schools can be at the forefront of raising environmental awareness

Eloise Fan, 17, who studies at the Canadian International School, got a full score of 45 in this year’s International Baccalaureate.

27 Jul 2019 - 10:18AM

Eloise Fan, 17, who studies at the Canadian International School, got a full score of 45 in this year’s International Baccalaureate.

The straight-A Hong Kong student who thinks schools can be at the forefront of raising environmental awareness
Remember A Day | Accident site turns into picnic spot in Manhattan and dead woman being ‘informed’ of her own death inquiry: headlines from four decades 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

25 Jul 2019 - 10:14PM

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

Accident site turns into picnic spot in Manhattan and dead woman being ‘informed’ of her own death inquiry: headlines from four decades ago
Feeling down? The word 'caang' may cheer you up on a gloomy day

If you are feeling a bit down these days for whatever reason, Luisa Tam is here to "support" you with phrases using the Chinese word caang.

20 Aug 2019 - 2:19PM

If you are feeling a bit down these days for whatever reason, Luisa Tam is here to "support" you with phrases using the Chinese word caang.

Feeling down? The word 'caang' may cheer you up on a gloomy day
Blowing Water | Compassion, not convenience: how Hong Kong can learn from Taiwan and Malaysia’s Ipoh in curbing stray dog population

Southeast Asian city is a trailblazer for country in adopting more humane ways of handling strays, while self-ruled island has a no-kill policy.

22 Jul 2019 - 7:53PM

Southeast Asian city is a trailblazer for country in adopting more humane ways of handling strays, while self-ruled island has a no-kill policy.

Compassion, not convenience: how Hong Kong can learn from Taiwan and Malaysia’s Ipoh in curbing stray dog population
The Naked Truth | How to tap into emotional energy and use it to your advantage

Our emotional energy is immense and dynamic, so like any energy force it can be constructive and destructive at the same time. But if we learn to recognise it we can put it to good use, and even improve our relationships.

21 Jul 2019 - 5:00AM

Our emotional energy is immense and dynamic, so like any energy force it can be constructive and destructive at the same time. But if we learn to recognise it we can put it to good use, and even improve our relationships.

How to tap into emotional energy and use it to your advantage
Remember A Day | Twins born in different cities and space museum coup: 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

18 Jul 2019 - 10:52PM

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

Twins born in different cities and space museum coup: headlines from 40 years ago