Mabel Lui

Hong Kong

Mabel Lui

Reporter, Culture

Mabel Lui is a reporter on the Culture desk. She previously wrote for Time Out Hong Kong and graduated from Scripps College in Claremont, California with a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies and Art. A bright-eyed kid at heart, she loves the feeling of discovering something new and finding underrated restaurants in her beloved home city of Hong Kong.

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Comedian and actress Margaret Cho on racism, Asian erasure from US history and inspiring a new generation of Asian-American entertainers

Margaret Cho, comedian and actress, talks to the Post about racism in the US, the erasure of Asians from American history and how she feels about inspiring a new generation of Asian-American entertainers.

Margaret Cho, comedian and actress, talks to the Post about racism in the US, the erasure of Asians from American history and how she feels about inspiring a new generation of Asian-American entertainers.

23 Jul 2022 - 4:04PM
In warm-up for an AI Celine Dion, AI choir and dancers accompany human orchestra in Hong Kong concert

The AI choir, trained with vocal samples from singers including Leslie Cheung, joined the Hong Kong Baptist University symphony orchestra for a performance of Lo Ta-yu’s Pearl of the Orient.

The AI choir, trained with vocal samples from singers including Leslie Cheung, joined the Hong Kong Baptist University symphony orchestra for a performance of Lo Ta-yu’s Pearl of the Orient.

21 Jul 2022 - 7:15AM
People with disabilities gain from internships in kitchen, restaurants at five-star hotel in Hong Kong

Interns gain skills and self-confidence working in the pastry kitchen and restaurants at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental under a training programme for people with disabilities.

Interns gain skills and self-confidence working in the pastry kitchen and restaurants at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental under a training programme for people with disabilities.

14 Jul 2022 - 12:45PM
Mahler, Tchaikovsky and Bruckner on Jaap van Zweden’s schedule for Hong Kong Philharmonic’s 2022-23 season

The Hong Kong Philharmonic announces a season featuring music director Jaap van Zweden for the first time since he was denied a quarantine waiver in autumn 2021.

The Hong Kong Philharmonic announces a season featuring music director Jaap van Zweden for the first time since he was denied a quarantine waiver in autumn 2021.

4 Jul 2022 - 9:45PM
Hong Kong Palace Museum: highlights to see among the national treasures on loan from Beijing, and its controversial beginnings

The museum opens on July 2, and its initial exhibitions feature more than 900 national treasures loaned by the Palace Museum in Beijing.

The museum opens on July 2, and its initial exhibitions feature more than 900 national treasures loaned by the Palace Museum in Beijing.

1 Jul 2022 - 11:59AM
Leslie Cheung or Mirror’s Keung To? Anita Mui or Tina Leung? Hong Kong fashion icons in 1997 vs 2022

It’s Anita Mui, Maggie Cheung, Faye Wong, Michelle Yeoh and Leslie Cheung up against Keung To, Tina Leung, Serrini, Tyson Yoshi and Hilary Tsui, but who do you think is the most stylish?

It’s Anita Mui, Maggie Cheung, Faye Wong, Michelle Yeoh and Leslie Cheung up against Keung To, Tina Leung, Serrini, Tyson Yoshi and Hilary Tsui, but who do you think is the most stylish?

26 Jun 2022 - 1:15PM
Explainer | How aromatherapy can benefit your mind and body – and how essential oils help with cancer patients’ recovery

Aromatherapy using essential oils can relieve pain, lift spirits and soothe the digestive system, and is being used to treat side effects of cancer treatment.

Aromatherapy using essential oils can relieve pain, lift spirits and soothe the digestive system, and is being used to treat side effects of cancer treatment.

25 Jun 2022 - 8:16AM
How to manage teenage acne: simple skincare is key, says expert, as is sunscreen and consistency

Simple skincare is the key to clearing up or preventing teenage acne, says a dermatology expert, as is the use of sunscreen and the willingness to stick to a daily regimen.

Simple skincare is the key to clearing up or preventing teenage acne, says a dermatology expert, as is the use of sunscreen and the willingness to stick to a daily regimen.

27 Jun 2022 - 11:03AM
6 Hong Kong heritage and historical buildings that dodged demolition, and 6 that did not, since 1997

From Queen’s Pier and Ho Tung Gardens to PMQ and Tai Kwun, we look at the old historical buildings that have dominated Hong Kong’s preservation debate during the last 25 years.

From Queen’s Pier and Ho Tung Gardens to PMQ and Tai Kwun, we look at the old historical buildings that have dominated Hong Kong’s preservation debate during the last 25 years.

19 Jun 2022 - 11:15AM
Hong Kong Palace Museum previews opening shows featuring national treasures loaned by Beijing

Ahead of its opening to the public on July 2, the US$450 million museum gives a preview of three of its nine inaugural exhibitions, including national treasures loaned by the Palace Museum in Beijing.

Ahead of its opening to the public on July 2, the US$450 million museum gives a preview of three of its nine inaugural exhibitions, including national treasures loaned by the Palace Museum in Beijing.

18 Jun 2022 - 5:41PM
Chinese-American father-son cooks on YouTube channels Made with Lau and Hunger Pangs on how they’ve bonded over food

Meet the father-son cooks and hosts of Made with Lau and Hunger Pangs, two YouTube shows where they bond over food and show how to cook dishes such as fried rice and General Tso’s chicken.

Meet the father-son cooks and hosts of Made with Lau and Hunger Pangs, two YouTube shows where they bond over food and show how to cook dishes such as fried rice and General Tso’s chicken.

17 Jun 2022 - 9:39AM
Japanese artist returns to Hong Kong with NFTs and vivid East-meets-West paintings in Harmless Charm exhibition

Paintings, projections and NFTs show a colourful East-meets-West aesthetic in Tomokazu Matsuyama’s Harmless Charm exhibition at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong.

Paintings, projections and NFTs show a colourful East-meets-West aesthetic in Tomokazu Matsuyama’s Harmless Charm exhibition at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong.

16 Jun 2022 - 1:37PM
5 fashion collections that celebrate Pride Month and the LGBT community, from Tom Daley sweater NFT to Cher T-shirt with Versace

Fashion brands are releasing Pride Month collections. Here are five of the best, including a collaboration between French brand Ami and Olympic medallist Tom Daley and one between Cher and Versace.

Fashion brands are releasing Pride Month collections. Here are five of the best, including a collaboration between French brand Ami and Olympic medallist Tom Daley and one between Cher and Versace.

13 Jun 2022 - 7:15PM
Hong Kong art exhibition of Francis Bacon, George Condo and other artists’ portraits asks: what does it mean when one’s face ceases to be recognisable?

That’s the question an exhibition at Hong Kong’s Villepin art gallery tries to answer, with portraits by artists Francis Bacon, Zeng Fanzhi, George Condo, Adrian Ghenie and Yukimasa Ida.

That’s the question an exhibition at Hong Kong’s Villepin art gallery tries to answer, with portraits by artists Francis Bacon, Zeng Fanzhi, George Condo, Adrian Ghenie and Yukimasa Ida.

8 Jun 2022 - 5:15PM
What to see at the newly opened M+ Cinema in Hong Kong’s museum of visual culture

The three-screen cinema at the M+ museum in West Kowloon will show themed film and video art programmes, new feature films, restored classics and experimental works.

The three-screen cinema at the M+ museum in West Kowloon will show themed film and video art programmes, new feature films, restored classics and experimental works.

10 Jun 2022 - 10:59AM
Who is Tang Wei, star of Cannes festival hit Decision to Leave? Chinese actress has been in movies with Marvel’s Tony Leung and Chris Hemsworth

You might recognise Tang Wei from her breakout role in Ang Lee’s 2007 film Lust, Caution alongside Marvel’s Tony Leung or from her Hollywood turn in Blackhat next to Chris Hemsworth.

You might recognise Tang Wei from her breakout role in Ang Lee’s 2007 film Lust, Caution alongside Marvel’s Tony Leung or from her Hollywood turn in Blackhat next to Chris Hemsworth.

31 May 2022 - 6:15PM
From M+ and Palace museums to Ocean Park’s Water World, five Hong Kong attractions, new or updated, to wow tourists

Hong Kong has reopened to visitors, and the city has five new or updated attractions to draw incoming tourists, from the M+ and Palace museums to the new Water World at Ocean Park.

Hong Kong has reopened to visitors, and the city has five new or updated attractions to draw incoming tourists, from the M+ and Palace museums to the new Water World at Ocean Park.

29 May 2022 - 8:24AM
Art Central, contemporary art fair alongside Art Basel Hong Kong, switches focus to local artists and boundary-pushing pieces

Art Central, a satellite fair running alongside Art Basel Hong Kong, has changed focus this year to show boundary-pushing works by Hong Kong artists.

Art Central, a satellite fair running alongside Art Basel Hong Kong, has changed focus this year to show boundary-pushing works by Hong Kong artists.

27 May 2022 - 7:49PM
Sales are strong on Art Basel Hong Kong’s opening day, galleries report

Local buyers dominate the event, which is just over half the size it was in 2019, because of travel restrictions.

Local buyers dominate the event, which is just over half the size it was in 2019, because of travel restrictions.

26 May 2022 - 11:43AM
POST EDIT: New Omega Seamaster collection unleashes watch tech from record-breaking dive

The Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep collection is built on the watch technology that accompanied the 2019 Mariana Trench dive that set a record for delving into Earth’s deepest places.

The Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep collection is built on the watch technology that accompanied the 2019 Mariana Trench dive that set a record for delving into Earth’s deepest places.

25 May 2022 - 1:59PM
Hong Kong bodybuilder and artist Lynus Woo opens concept studio/gym to celebrate both passions

While studying art at Oxford, Woo won a national drug-free bodybuilding title. Now back in Hong Kong, the personal trainer is opening a gym/studio.

While studying art at Oxford, Woo won a national drug-free bodybuilding title. Now back in Hong Kong, the personal trainer is opening a gym/studio.

23 May 2022 - 4:38PM
Art Basel highlights to check out in Hong Kong, from a Buddhist meditation in sign language to work addressing race, power and identity

From a Buddhist meditation in sign language to art addressing race, power and identity, there’s plenty to check out during Art Basel week in Hong Kong.

From a Buddhist meditation in sign language to art addressing race, power and identity, there’s plenty to check out during Art Basel week in Hong Kong.

26 May 2022 - 4:24PM
Running helped him quit smoking, now he does 100km ultra-marathons at 62

Tsoi Wing-cheung, 62, quit smoking on the day of Hong Kong’s handover from Britain to China in 1997. His passion for running and sport, he says, helped him kick his 20-year smoking habit.

Tsoi Wing-cheung, 62, quit smoking on the day of Hong Kong’s handover from Britain to China in 1997. His passion for running and sport, he says, helped him kick his 20-year smoking habit.

16 May 2022 - 5:15PM
Artist examines Hong Kong and Hongkongers with tongue-in-cheek exhibition

The city and its people are the subjects of Yeung Hok-tak’s show “What a Big Smoke Ring”, a colourful, lighthearted and nostalgic collection of paintings.

The city and its people are the subjects of Yeung Hok-tak’s show “What a Big Smoke Ring”, a colourful, lighthearted and nostalgic collection of paintings.

10 May 2022 - 4:00PM
Review | ‘Double Vision’ exhibition at Tai Kwun in Hong Kong may leave you disoriented

Split over two floors whose layouts are a mirror image of the other, ‘Double Vision’ at the former Central Police Station complex seems designed to confuse.

Split over two floors whose layouts are a mirror image of the other, ‘Double Vision’ at the former Central Police Station complex seems designed to confuse.

30 Apr 2022 - 11:15AM
Asia’s 50 Best Bars: Coa in Hong Kong No 1 again, Four Seasons bar Argo in third place, Singapore has the most bars ranked

Hong Kong bars took eight spots on the list including first and third, and Singapore 11. For Jay Khan, co-founder of top-placed Coa, it’s a celebration after two extremely tough years amid the pandemic.

Hong Kong bars took eight spots on the list including first and third, and Singapore 11. For Jay Khan, co-founder of top-placed Coa, it’s a celebration after two extremely tough years amid the pandemic.

29 Apr 2022 - 1:25PM
Passion, creativity, resilience the ingredients of success for three women heading restaurant groups in Hong Kong

Yenn Wong and Elizabeth Chu were not long out of university when they took the reins at JIA Boutique Hotel and ZS Hospitality. Laura Offe defied her chef father to train in hospitality and is in business with her brother.

Yenn Wong and Elizabeth Chu were not long out of university when they took the reins at JIA Boutique Hotel and ZS Hospitality. Laura Offe defied her chef father to train in hospitality and is in business with her brother.

29 Apr 2022 - 7:53AM
Hong Kong’s indie live-music scene hit by loss of venues, but there is hope for the future as pandemic restrictions ease

The pandemic has decimated Hong Kong nightlife, and its live-music scene has been hit hard by venues closing, especially the loss of Sense 99. But the Wanch is returning and there is hope for other venues.

The pandemic has decimated Hong Kong nightlife, and its live-music scene has been hit hard by venues closing, especially the loss of Sense 99. But the Wanch is returning and there is hope for other venues.

24 Apr 2022 - 11:15AM
Hong Kong celebrated from its skyscrapers to nature in British painter’s mostly miniature paintings

British painter Phoebe Richardson’s mostly miniature paintings of Hong Kong show off everything from its skyscrapers to abundant nature, as well as its dynamic energy and people.

British painter Phoebe Richardson’s mostly miniature paintings of Hong Kong show off everything from its skyscrapers to abundant nature, as well as its dynamic energy and people.

22 Apr 2022 - 2:21PM
5 best beauty products to keep in a fridge, and 1 you definitely shouldn’t

Some beauty products such as eye creams, moisturisers, retinol and acne medication benefit from being kept at a constant cool temperature, but others definitely don’t.

Some beauty products such as eye creams, moisturisers, retinol and acne medication benefit from being kept at a constant cool temperature, but others definitely don’t.

14 Apr 2022 - 4:42AM