Michelle Wong

Michelle Wong is a reporter at the Post.
Michelle Wong
Michelle Wong is a reporter at the Post.

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Hong Kong gradually returns to normal after another night of violent extradition bill protests

Roads reopen in Central and Sheung Wan and public transport resumes, and clean up continues as people arrive to start work in city’s business district.

23 Jul 2019 - 3:02AM

Roads reopen in Central and Sheung Wan and public transport resumes, and clean up continues as people arrive to start work in city’s business district.

Hong Kong gradually returns to normal after another night of violent extradition bill protests
Protesters wreak havoc on Hong Kong legislature in an unprecedented invasion

Protesters stormed into Hong Kong's Legislative Council, after hours of besieging the building, smashing glass doors and removing metal barriers. 

2 Jul 2019 - 2:10PM

Protesters stormed into Hong Kong's Legislative Council, after hours of besieging the building, smashing glass doors and removing metal barriers. 

Protesters wreak havoc on Hong Kong legislature in an unprecedented invasion
Hong Kong's first licensed start-up investment platform finds opportunities amid economic uncertainty

AngelHub, the first start-up investment platform to be licensed by the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong, is finding that economic turmoil can often be a source of new opportunities. AngelHub’s co-founder and CEO Karen Contet Farzam spoke with the South China Morning Post’s Enoch Yiu about how the firm works with clients to manage risks and navigate the challenges of setting up operations in Hong Kong.

29 Jun 2019 - 10:00AM

AngelHub, the first start-up investment platform to be licensed by the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong, is finding that economic turmoil can often be a source of new opportunities. AngelHub’s co-founder and CEO Karen Contet Farzam spoke with the South China Morning Post’s Enoch Yiu about how the firm works with clients to manage risks and navigate the challenges of setting up operations in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong's first licensed start-up investment platform finds opportunities amid economic uncertainty
Bao Noodles in Tsim Sha Tsui: handmade noodles ‘served with heart’ for less than US$9

Bao serves house-made noodles in three sizes, mixed with one of four soups, as well as dumplings and cold noodles. Be bold when choosing your spice level, and eat the noodles quickly before they get mushy. Cold noodles were a better choice.

18 Jun 2019 - 7:14PM

Bao serves house-made noodles in three sizes, mixed with one of four soups, as well as dumplings and cold noodles. Be bold when choosing your spice level, and eat the noodles quickly before they get mushy. Cold noodles were a better choice.

Bao Noodles in Tsim Sha Tsui: handmade noodles ‘served with heart’ for less than US$9
Covering Hong Kong's anti-extradition protests and what to look out for next

Scenes from downtown Hong Kong have captured the world’s attention as huge marches and violent protests have taken place in opposition to the government's controversial extradition bill. We speak to the SCMP's senior video producer Mantai Chow and political reporter Jeffie Lam, who have been covering the events extensively since the turmoil on the streets broke out after the June 9, 2019 march.

24 Jun 2019 - 10:02AM

Scenes from downtown Hong Kong have captured the world’s attention as huge marches and violent protests have taken place in opposition to the government's controversial extradition bill. We speak to the SCMP's senior video producer Mantai Chow and political reporter Jeffie Lam, who have been covering the events extensively since the turmoil on the streets broke out after the June 9, 2019 march.

Covering Hong Kong's anti-extradition protests and what to look out for next
Protesters disrupt Hong Kong’s MTR train services with non-cooperation campaign in new front against controversial extradition bill

A group of unnamed protesters placed adverts in newspapers and spread invitations online targeting the MTR metro system and cross-harbour tunnels in a non-cooperation campaign.

13 Jun 2019 - 7:21PM

A group of unnamed protesters placed adverts in newspapers and spread invitations online targeting the MTR metro system and cross-harbour tunnels in a non-cooperation campaign.

Protesters disrupt Hong Kong’s MTR train services with non-cooperation campaign in new front against controversial extradition bill
Mixed fortunes for businesses as Hong Kong anti-extradition protests force some to close and bring a roaring trade to others

Large crowds and blocked roads around government buildings in Admiralty frustrate some shops and restaurants, who were forced to close. Heavy footfall is money-spinner for many.

13 Jun 2019 - 10:01AM

Large crowds and blocked roads around government buildings in Admiralty frustrate some shops and restaurants, who were forced to close. Heavy footfall is money-spinner for many.

Mixed fortunes for businesses as Hong Kong anti-extradition protests force some to close and bring a roaring trade to others
Wild boar romps through staff cafeteria in eastern China

Workers dining at a cafeteria in China’s eastern Zhejiang province were recently interrupted by an unwanted guest.

7 Jun 2019 - 9:09PM

Workers dining at a cafeteria in China’s eastern Zhejiang province were recently interrupted by an unwanted guest.

Wild boar romps through staff cafeteria in eastern China
Indian school requires waste plastic as school ‘fee’

A school in northeast India now requires students to bring waste plastic items collected from home to qualify for free classes. The school also pays older students to turn some of the items into eco-bricks for construction.

7 Jun 2019 - 4:09PM

A school in northeast India now requires students to bring waste plastic items collected from home to qualify for free classes. The school also pays older students to turn some of the items into eco-bricks for construction.

Indian school requires waste plastic as school ‘fee’
Japanese women start #KuToo campaign against high heels in the workplace

A group of Japanese women have submitted a petition calling on the government to ban employers from requiring women to wear high-heeled shoes in their workplaces.

5 Jun 2019 - 4:09PM

A group of Japanese women have submitted a petition calling on the government to ban employers from requiring women to wear high-heeled shoes in their workplaces.

Japanese women start #KuToo campaign against high heels in the workplace
Rental families to heal lonely souls in Japan

People living in Japan with few relatives or friends can hire a stand-in.

4 Jun 2019 - 9:13PM

People living in Japan with few relatives or friends can hire a stand-in.

Rental families to heal lonely souls in Japan
Vietnamese beef noodles for US$7 the highlight at pho specialist Quan Viet in Wan Chai

The restaurant’s recommended rare beef noodles came with a flavourful broth and tender, delicious beef. But the grilled chicken skewer with cold vermicelli failed to balance its flavours, with bland noodles and overly sour fish sauce.

4 Jun 2019 - 12:30PM

The restaurant’s recommended rare beef noodles came with a flavourful broth and tender, delicious beef. But the grilled chicken skewer with cold vermicelli failed to balance its flavours, with bland noodles and overly sour fish sauce.

Vietnamese beef noodles for US$7 the highlight at pho specialist Quan Viet in Wan Chai
Myanmar gem hunters rush to ‘land of rubies’ after law change

Myanmar’s famed “pigeon-blood” rubies, the most expensive precious coloured stones in the world, are found near the city of Mogok in the central part of the country.

3 Jun 2019 - 4:33PM

Myanmar’s famed “pigeon-blood” rubies, the most expensive precious coloured stones in the world, are found near the city of Mogok in the central part of the country.

Myanmar gem hunters rush to ‘land of rubies’ after law change
Fisherman left behind in China's poverty alleviation plan

Like generations before him, Sun Lianxi made a living as a fisherman. He and 17 family members used to live on a large houseboat that they also operated as a restaurant for day-tripping tourists. But in 2017, local authorities seized the houseboat and banned fishing on certain days in the name of environmental protection. It was also part of a broad-ranging poverty alleviation scheme to move fisherman off boats and re-settle them on land. But Sun says the scheme has left him and his family behind. And they now struggle to earn a living as fishermen, since they've been unable to find work on land.

31 May 2019 - 12:10PM

Like generations before him, Sun Lianxi made a living as a fisherman. He and 17 family members used to live on a large houseboat that they also operated as a restaurant for day-tripping tourists. But in 2017, local authorities seized the houseboat and banned fishing on certain days in the name of environmental protection. It was also part of a broad-ranging poverty alleviation scheme to move fisherman off boats and re-settle them on land. But Sun says the scheme has left him and his family behind. And they now struggle to earn a living as fishermen, since they've been unable to find work on land.

Fisherman left behind in China's poverty alleviation plan
Inside look at Huawei’s 5G exhibition hall in Shenzhen as US-China tech war heats up

Visitors are usually not allowed to use cameras in Huawei’s 5G exhibition hall in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen.

31 May 2019 - 8:41AM

Visitors are usually not allowed to use cameras in Huawei’s 5G exhibition hall in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen.

Inside look at Huawei’s 5G exhibition hall in Shenzhen as US-China tech war heats up
Huawei asks US court to declare defence bill unconstitutional

Huawei Technologies said on May 29, 2019, that it had filed a motion for summary judgement asking a US court to overturn part of the National Defense Authorization Act.

29 May 2019 - 8:41PM

Huawei Technologies said on May 29, 2019, that it had filed a motion for summary judgement asking a US court to overturn part of the National Defense Authorization Act.

Huawei asks US court to declare defence bill unconstitutional
Torrential rain batters China as firefighters evacuate residents trapped in floods

Torrential rain hit many locations across southern, central and eastern China since May 25, 2019. Residents were trapped in floods and rescuers mobilised to evacuate villagers.

28 May 2019 - 8:50PM

Torrential rain hit many locations across southern, central and eastern China since May 25, 2019. Residents were trapped in floods and rescuers mobilised to evacuate villagers.

Torrential rain batters China as firefighters evacuate residents trapped in floods
Teenager killed, 14 young people wounded as theatre stage collapses in China

A 13-year-old was killed and 14 other youngsters were hurt when an elevated stage collapsed at a theatre in Zhangzhou in China’s southeastern province of Fujian on May 25, 2019. The young people were performers who had gathered for a group photo at the end of a dance competition when the structure gave way.

27 May 2019 - 8:33PM

A 13-year-old was killed and 14 other youngsters were hurt when an elevated stage collapsed at a theatre in Zhangzhou in China’s southeastern province of Fujian on May 25, 2019. The young people were performers who had gathered for a group photo at the end of a dance competition when the structure gave way.

Teenager killed, 14 young people wounded as theatre stage collapses in China
Uber dives into project with Australian state to offer world’s first ‘ScUber’ submarine-hailing service

The Australian state of Queensland and ride-hailing company Uber are rolling out ScUber, the world’s first ride-hailing service providing trips on a submarine through the Great Barrier Reef. The rides can be booked from May 27 to June 18, 2019, at a cost cost about US$2,060 for each pair of riders.

24 May 2019 - 9:24PM

The Australian state of Queensland and ride-hailing company Uber are rolling out ScUber, the world’s first ride-hailing service providing trips on a submarine through the Great Barrier Reef. The rides can be booked from May 27 to June 18, 2019, at a cost cost about US$2,060 for each pair of riders.

Uber dives into project with Australian state to offer world’s first ‘ScUber’ submarine-hailing service
99-year-old ‘Grandma Ca’ loses home as Vietnam powers ahead with coal energy

Vietnamese authorities have evicted a 99-year-old woman and demolished her home to make way for a coal-fired power plant near Van Phong Bay on Vietnam’s south-central coast.

23 May 2019 - 10:19PM

Vietnamese authorities have evicted a 99-year-old woman and demolished her home to make way for a coal-fired power plant near Van Phong Bay on Vietnam’s south-central coast.

99-year-old ‘Grandma Ca’ loses home as Vietnam powers ahead with coal energy
Singaporeans rush online to sell Huawei phones amid US restrictions

Panic selling of Huawei smartphones on Carousell, a community marketplace app, offered Singaporean buyer Eugene Teo an opportunity he says he couldn’t resist.

22 May 2019 - 9:39PM

Panic selling of Huawei smartphones on Carousell, a community marketplace app, offered Singaporean buyer Eugene Teo an opportunity he says he couldn’t resist.

Singaporeans rush online to sell Huawei phones amid US restrictions
Sinking land swamps Philippine towns, threatens capital Manila

When Mary Ann San Jose moved to Bulacan, northwest of the Philippine capital Manila, more than two decades ago, she could walk to the local chapel. Today, she would have to swim there.

21 May 2019 - 9:49PM

When Mary Ann San Jose moved to Bulacan, northwest of the Philippine capital Manila, more than two decades ago, she could walk to the local chapel. Today, she would have to swim there.

Sinking land swamps Philippine towns, threatens capital Manila
Straight from Kuala Lumpur’s Jalan Alor: hawker-style prawn mee for under US$8 in Hong Kong

Signature prawn noodles, with and without soup, at Chef Choi’s Prawn Mee in West Kowloon were delicious; the chef learned from an uncle on Alor Street, Kuala Lumpur how to make the dish.

21 May 2019 - 12:34PM

Signature prawn noodles, with and without soup, at Chef Choi’s Prawn Mee in West Kowloon were delicious; the chef learned from an uncle on Alor Street, Kuala Lumpur how to make the dish.

Straight from Kuala Lumpur’s Jalan Alor: hawker-style prawn mee  for under US$8 in Hong Kong
At least three killed, nearly 90 injured in nightclub roof collapse in China

At least three people are confirmed dead and 87 injured by a roof collapse at a nightclub in Baise, in China’s southern province of Guangxi. The collapse happened early Monday, May 20, 2019, when the roof gave way in a 700 square-metre (7,500 sq ft) space on the top floor of a three-storey, steel-frame building.

20 May 2019 - 6:24PM

At least three people are confirmed dead and 87 injured by a roof collapse at a nightclub in Baise, in China’s southern province of Guangxi. The collapse happened early Monday, May 20, 2019, when the roof gave way in a 700 square-metre (7,500 sq ft) space on the top floor of a three-storey, steel-frame building.

At least three killed, nearly 90 injured in nightclub roof collapse in China
Taiwan legislature passes Asia’s first same-sex marriage law

Taiwan has become the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage.

17 May 2019 - 11:23PM

Taiwan has become the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage.

Taiwan legislature passes Asia’s first same-sex marriage law
Motorcycle-riding bear cubs rescued from circus in Vietnam

Two bear cubs have been rescued from a circus in Hanoi, Vietnam after animal welfare staff saw footage on them being forced to perform tricks, including riding motorcycles and suffering a fall during a show.

17 May 2019 - 12:36PM

Two bear cubs have been rescued from a circus in Hanoi, Vietnam after animal welfare staff saw footage on them being forced to perform tricks, including riding motorcycles and suffering a fall during a show.

Motorcycle-riding bear cubs rescued from circus in Vietnam
Haunted Hong Kong: Murray House and its ghostly goings-on in the 1960s

From shadows cast by invisible subjects to strange noises, the occupants of Murray House and HMS Tamar reported unexplained occurrences in 1963, which stopped after a Buddhist exorcism was performed to appease the spirits.

16 May 2019 - 5:30PM

From shadows cast by invisible subjects to strange noises, the occupants of Murray House and HMS Tamar reported unexplained occurrences in 1963, which stopped after a Buddhist exorcism was performed to appease the spirits.

Haunted Hong Kong: Murray House and its ghostly goings-on in the 1960s
Grace Kelly exhibition in Macau recalls the elegant style and magic of the actress turned princess

Born 90 years ago this year, Grace Kelly won an Oscar in 1955 and married Prince Rainier III of Monaco the following year. The exhibition includes photographs and film, her 1955 Oscar, and a copy of her wedding dress.

16 May 2019 - 10:45AM

Born 90 years ago this year, Grace Kelly won an Oscar in 1955 and married Prince Rainier III of Monaco the following year. The exhibition includes photographs and film, her 1955 Oscar, and a copy of her wedding dress.

Grace Kelly exhibition in Macau recalls the elegant style and magic of the actress turned princess
India’s dabbawalas buy gift for baby Archie, Britain’s youngest royal

A group of India’s famed dabbawalas took time out from their frantic job delivering hot lunches to search for gifts for the newborn son of Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex. Dressed in their trademark white outfits and Gandhi caps, the tiffin carriers chose a special necklace for the royal baby Archie.

15 May 2019 - 10:39PM

A group of India’s famed dabbawalas took time out from their frantic job delivering hot lunches to search for gifts for the newborn son of Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex. Dressed in their trademark white outfits and Gandhi caps, the tiffin carriers chose a special necklace for the royal baby Archie.

India’s dabbawalas buy gift for baby Archie, Britain’s youngest royal
Delicious smoked fish, tasty skewers and stewed egg for under US$12 at Shanghai Noodle in Hong Kong

Shanghainese restaurant Shanghai Noodle’s signature yang chun noodles were soggy, and lion’s head a disaster, but other dishes made up for our disappointment, and the prices are low.

16 May 2019 - 8:27PM

Shanghainese restaurant Shanghai Noodle’s signature yang chun noodles were soggy, and lion’s head a disaster, but other dishes made up for our disappointment, and the prices are low.

Delicious smoked fish, tasty skewers and stewed egg for under US$12 at Shanghai Noodle in Hong Kong