Mabel Lui
Mabel Lui
Hong Kong
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.

At the start of World Mental Health Month, we meet wellness influencer Katie Eu from Hong Kong. She leans on her own experiences to reach out to others looking for answers and guidance.

Discovered by director Wong Jing in the 1980s, Sharla Cheung appeared in over 50 films and was a frequent collaborator of another Hong Kong director, Stephen Chow.


Dorothy Chan and Jisu Kim, who make up Asian-American musical duo Sundial, talk to the Post about making mistakes, Covid-19, touching people with their music and the time they got matching tattoos.

Artist Leung Mee-ping’s exhibition at Hong Kong’s Osage Gallery includes cubes of dust containing remnants of the 9/11 attacks and malodorous bricks made of compressed dead ants.


Irish band Kodaline tell the Post what it was like returning to the stage after the pandemic, and recording their live album Our Roots Run Deep in Dublin, and how they still love playing their classic songs for fans.

When two explorers went coasteering – climbing and swimming – around the coast of Hong Kong’s Lantau Island, they were stunned by its beauty and variety of marine and plant life.

Born in mainland China, Carina Lau grew up thinking she’d be a factory worker, but moved to Hong Kong and, through hard work, built an acting career despite a kidnap ordeal. She met and wed fellow actor Tony Leung.

Hong Kong-based artist Natalie Wong’s 3D motion graphic ‘Algorithm Actually’, which won her an international digital art prize, is based on a conversation from the Coffee Meets Bagel dating app.

Years of masking during the Covid pandemic have left some children in Hong Kong lacking in confidence. A drama workshop operator aims to change that, and is offering free trials.

Newlywed Keren Goldman, 49, has known for months that she will not survive terminal cancer for much longer, and wishes the city afforded more choice for people like her at the end of their lives.

Two Macau ‘outcasts’ in the US are building a massive social media following for their funny Cantonese language and culture videos and podcasts on being third-culture kids.


While most countries in Asia have now dropped Covid-19 entry requirements, as of August 2023, mainland China, Myanmar and Iran are holding out. Here are their respective rules.

With rising rents in Hong Kong’s Sham Shui Po threatening the neighbourhood’s independent art scene, gallery owners open up about their fight to continue ‘doing what they’re doing’ as bigger players move in.


Bruce Lee’s death in 1973 was put down to brain swelling, but there was always doubt as to what exactly killed the martial arts actor. We recall four leading theories advanced in the years since he died.


Neon signs are vanishing from Hong Kong’s streets, but a social enterprise is preserving some for what it hopes will be a time capsule of the city’s development, and has put 25 on display at Tai Kwun in Central.


A UK non-profit set up by Hong Kong migrants to help fellow migrants from the city, Harbour Sports Club offers support and friendship through running. The club recently competed in the Reading Half Marathon.

During his one-night-only John Cleese Live in Hong Kong show, the Monty Python star showed flickers of comic genius, but relied too much on old material in an ultimately underwhelming performance.

Post-pandemic air travel is ramping up, but many direct flights from Hong Kong have yet to resume. Destinations affected include Seattle and Chicago in the US, Chennai in India, Rome and Barcelona in Europe.

Thirteen pieces from Hong Kong singer-actress Kelly Chen’s personal collection join iconic luxury handbags from Hermès, Gucci and Fendi and more in the exhibition at Pacific Place.

He wanted to be an actor, ‘the next Andy Lau’. Instead, Clarence Hui ended up writing and producing hit Cantopop songs and albums for stars such as George Lam, Leslie Cheung and Anita Mui.


A new exhibition pays tribute to Rebecca Pan, a singer who ‘put my whole self into it’ for over 70 years, taking Chinese music to the West and acting in Wong Kar-wai films.

Cantopop star and actress Kelly Chen has been capturing the hearts of music and movie fans for three decades. Her secret? ‘I’ve just tried my best to grab any opportunity.’


Grounded by the pandemic, Hong Kong-based pilot Amit Sharon started making hummus at home, and posted about it on Instagram. It spawned a business, The House of Hummus.

New musical-comedy ‘Project After 6: Mou Man Tai’ celebrates the weird and wonderful things that Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation’s Lindsey McAlister has discovered about the city over nearly 40 years.

Time is running short to buy your dad a gift for Father’s Day on June 18. You can’t go wrong with some kind of gear – for exercise, work or tech – and how about a coffee machine or a decanter?

Free-flow sushi? A three-course steakhouse lunch? A cake topped with a tiny whisky bottle? Whatever your dad has a fancy for this Father’s Day in Hong Kong, we have the answer.

Fighting Hong Kong’s sticky and humid summer heat is no easy feat. Here are seven gadgets and items to help you stay cool during summer, from shaved-ice machines to cooling body wipes.

In her first Hong Kong solo exhibition, Australian artist Patricia Piccinini showcases grotesque half-human, half-beast sculptures that are both repulsive and evoke reflection.

Pokémon characters including Pikachu, Charizard and Ditto are the focus of a solo exhibition at David Zwirner in Hong Kong by US painter Katherine Bernhardt.

Food and wine festival French GourMay returns to Hong Kong and Macau with special menus, markets, plenty of sparkling wine, cocktails, and live music. Here is our pick of the events.