Nan-Hie In

Nan-Hie In

Nan-Hie In is a freelance journalist based in Hong Kong covering tech, health and lifestyle topics in Asia for various local and international media outlets. Her work has appeared in the South China Morning Post, Forbes, China Daily, CNN, Radio Television Hong Kong, Asia Gambling Brief and more. She was a correspondent governor of the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents' Club from 2013 to 2017.

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Where to find the perfect plant-based festive food and meals in Hong Kong this Christmas

From packed hampers filled with a variety of Green Common’s meat-free products to a delicate tea set at The Cakery, vegans won’t be disappointed. Here is where to dine or find a food gift for the meat-free friends in your life.

12 Dec 2019 - 5:23PM

From packed hampers filled with a variety of Green Common’s meat-free products to a delicate tea set at The Cakery, vegans won’t be disappointed. Here is where to dine or find a food gift for the meat-free friends in your life.

Where to find the perfect plant-based festive food and meals in Hong Kong this Christmas
Why men should always take prostate cancer symptoms seriously – Movember reminder from a Hong Kong survivor of the disease

Prostate cancer survivor Joseph Lam praises Movember movement for prompting more people to talk about the disease. The 72-year-old chairs a peer support group for sufferers and survivors in Hong Kong.

28 Nov 2019 - 8:19PM

Prostate cancer survivor Joseph Lam praises Movember movement for prompting more people to talk about the disease. The 72-year-old chairs a peer support group for sufferers and survivors in Hong Kong.

Why men should always take prostate cancer symptoms seriously – Movember reminder from a Hong Kong survivor of the disease
Breathe, meditate, reflect: seven wellness events to help ease strain of Hong Kong protests

As social unrest continues to rock the city and its inhabitants become more despondent, here are a selection of activities that will help release tension. From laughing to chanting, there are plenty of ways to raise your spirits.

21 Nov 2019 - 6:30PM

As social unrest continues to rock the city and its inhabitants become more despondent, here are a selection of activities that will help release tension. From laughing to chanting, there are plenty of ways to raise your spirits.

Breathe, meditate, reflect: seven wellness events to help ease strain of Hong Kong protests
New HIV/Aids clinic offers help without stigma or judgement for Hongkongers

HIV and Aids still carry much stigma, mainly due to ignorance, especially about transmission and infection. Pulse Clinics are sexual health care venues for the LGBT community, helping patients without judging them.

14 Nov 2019 - 5:06PM

HIV and Aids still carry much stigma, mainly due to ignorance, especially about transmission and infection. Pulse Clinics are sexual health care venues for the LGBT community, helping patients without judging them.

New HIV/Aids clinic offers help without stigma or judgement for Hongkongers
Mental health: no worries for survivalist Miriam Lancewood, living off grid in wild New Zealand, ‘thanks to the purity of nature and all this beauty’

Woman in the Wilderness author Miriam Lancewood describes the benefits of being at one with nature, having quit urban life with her husband for a tent in wild New Zealand more than seven years ago. I feel alive there, she says.

7 Nov 2019 - 7:10PM

Woman in the Wilderness author Miriam Lancewood describes the benefits of being at one with nature, having quit urban life with her husband for a tent in wild New Zealand more than seven years ago. I feel alive there, she says.

Mental health: no worries for survivalist Miriam Lancewood, living off grid in wild New Zealand, ‘thanks to the purity of nature and all this beauty’
Vegan burgers vs meat burgers: what’s healthier? Plant-based patties have more fibre, less cholesterol, dietitian says, but more sodium

Plant-based burgers like those from Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods are all the rage right now, but are they better for you than the real thing? A dietitian puts nine patties to the test.

31 Oct 2019 - 9:31PM

Plant-based burgers like those from Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods are all the rage right now, but are they better for you than the real thing? A dietitian puts nine patties to the test.

Vegan burgers vs meat burgers: what’s healthier? Plant-based patties have more fibre, less cholesterol, dietitian says, but more sodium
Sex after cancer: how couples can learn to be intimate again, as one wife and husband did after surgery triggered menopause

Cancer treatments can cause physiological changes that affect patients’ ability to feel in the mood for sex. One couple rediscovered their sex life by broadening their views of intimacy and learning to communicate better.

27 Oct 2019 - 6:08PM

Cancer treatments can cause physiological changes that affect patients’ ability to feel in the mood for sex. One couple rediscovered their sex life by broadening their views of intimacy and learning to communicate better.

Sex after cancer: how couples can learn to be intimate again, as one wife and husband did after surgery triggered menopause
When and how parents should talk to their kids about sex – don’t leave it to the internet

Sex educators encourage parents to talk to children about sex before they are exposed to pornography that is easily accessible on the internet. Other tips include making conversations regular and having both parents take part.

16 Oct 2019 - 8:05PM

Sex educators encourage parents to talk to children about sex before they are exposed to pornography that is easily accessible on the internet. Other tips include making conversations regular and having both parents take part.

When and how parents should talk to their kids about sex – don’t leave it to the internet
How Sulli smashed K-pop’s clean-cut facade – by speaking out about mental well-being and championing feminist rights

In celebration of former (f)x girl group star Sulli, who died aged 25 following public battles with panic disorder, social phobia, and online trolls who criticised her outspoken feminist freedoms

15 Oct 2019 - 6:16PM

In celebration of former (f)x girl group star Sulli, who died aged 25 following public battles with panic disorder, social phobia, and online trolls who criticised her outspoken feminist freedoms

How Sulli smashed K-pop’s clean-cut facade – by speaking out about mental well-being and championing feminist rights
5 immensely Instagramable Korean island getaways with pristine beaches, caves and coastlines

Go beyond Seoul and Busan and consider these less-travelled islands that are full of unique, natural wonders

15 Oct 2019 - 10:00AM

Go beyond Seoul and Busan and consider these less-travelled islands that are full of unique, natural wonders

5 immensely Instagramable Korean island getaways with pristine beaches, caves and coastlines
As Alcoholics Anonymous in Hong Kong turns 50, a long-time member describes how he hit rock bottom and was saved from ‘free fall’ drinking

A former alcoholic says members of AA in Hong Kong once endured a stigma of intense shame and there was a tendency to hide the problem; now AA has 40 meetings a week in the city and two million members worldwide.

13 Oct 2019 - 5:43PM

A former alcoholic says members of AA in Hong Kong once endured a stigma of intense shame and there was a tendency to hide the problem; now AA has 40 meetings a week in the city and two million members worldwide.

As Alcoholics Anonymous in Hong Kong turns 50, a long-time member describes how he hit rock bottom and was saved from ‘free fall’ drinking
Blood test for stomach cancer first step to ending all cancer deaths by 2048, says its Singapore-based co-inventor

Affordable, non-invasive test to detect early-stage stomach cancer launches in Hong Kong in 2020; team behind it aims to expand test to cover eight major cancers, and hopes it will help end late-stage cancers within 30 years.

19 Sep 2019 - 5:38PM

Affordable, non-invasive test to detect early-stage stomach cancer launches in Hong Kong in 2020; team behind it aims to expand test to cover eight major cancers, and hopes it will help end late-stage cancers within 30 years.

Blood test for stomach cancer first step to ending all cancer deaths by 2048, says its Singapore-based co-inventor
She had Stage 4 ovarian cancer and 22 tumours. Now cancer-free after five years, she’s written a book about it

Diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer in 2014, Hilary Faulkner is finally cancer-free. She describes how she endured chemotherapy, radiotherapy, gene sequencing, and targeted therapy – and stayed positive – in a new book.

18 Sep 2019 - 7:03PM

Diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer in 2014, Hilary Faulkner is finally cancer-free. She describes how she endured chemotherapy, radiotherapy, gene sequencing, and targeted therapy – and stayed positive – in a new book.

She had Stage 4 ovarian cancer and 22 tumours. Now cancer-free after five years, she’s written a book about it
How yoga helps overcome addiction, depression: two first-hand accounts

James Gannaban’s hard-partying lifestyle saw him have a near-fatal drug overdose that resulted in a spell in jail; April Tsai’s severe depression after her mother’s death from ovarian cancer led to a tearful collapse at work.

2 Sep 2019 - 7:31PM

James Gannaban’s hard-partying lifestyle saw him have a near-fatal drug overdose that resulted in a spell in jail; April Tsai’s severe depression after her mother’s death from ovarian cancer led to a tearful collapse at work.

How yoga helps overcome addiction, depression: two first-hand accounts
Stress busting in protest-hit Hong Kong: three alternative healing events to help you cope

A workshop on family politics, meditation and reiki session, and wellness festival have been organised to help Hongkongers decompress through alternative healing amid the city’s summer of discontent.

30 Aug 2019 - 8:12PM

A workshop on family politics, meditation and reiki session, and wellness festival have been organised to help Hongkongers decompress through alternative healing amid the city’s summer of discontent.

Stress busting in protest-hit Hong Kong: three alternative healing events to help you cope
DNA testing to check for risk of diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s: a satisfied customer, worried doctors

People who take DNA tests are sending their ancestry results to third-party companies to find indicators of their susceptibility to some medical conditions. We talk to a satisfied customer, and to doctors alarmed by the practice.

24 Aug 2019 - 8:25PM

People who take DNA tests are sending their ancestry results to third-party companies to find indicators of their susceptibility to some medical conditions. We talk to a satisfied customer, and to doctors alarmed by the practice.

DNA testing to check for risk of diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s: a satisfied customer, worried doctors
How to relax amid Hong Kong’s troubled times: walk a meditation labyrinth and find your centre

As tensions run high in Hong Kong, a powerful relaxation device at the Star Ferry Pier has been given a facelift. Labyrinth builder Martha Collard believes the intricate pattern offers a form of walking meditation, and experts agree.

3 Aug 2019 - 8:31PM

As tensions run high in Hong Kong, a powerful relaxation device at the Star Ferry Pier has been given a facelift. Labyrinth builder Martha Collard believes the intricate pattern offers a form of walking meditation, and experts agree.

How to relax amid Hong Kong’s troubled times: walk a meditation labyrinth and find your centre
How a former world class tennis player makes fitness a core part of her life

Venise Chan, who as a junior was ranked No 2 in Asia, had to give up pro tennis after injuring her back in 2013. She still plays in local competitions and credits regular exercise for improving her energy at her job in finance.

26 Jul 2019 - 8:00PM

Venise Chan, who as a junior was ranked No 2 in Asia, had to give up pro tennis after injuring her back in 2013. She still plays in local competitions and credits regular exercise for improving her energy at her job in finance.

How a former world class tennis player makes fitness a core part of her life
Lifelong brain disease study hopes to safeguard Hongkongers’ health with help of American researchers

A study led by Chinese University of Hong Kong, working alongside US researchers, will track 5,000 Hongkongers’ brain health. The results will be used to develop a programme to safeguard people against brain disease.

20 Jul 2019 - 8:29PM

A study led by Chinese University of Hong Kong, working alongside US researchers, will track 5,000 Hongkongers’ brain health. The results will be used to develop a programme to safeguard people against brain disease.

Lifelong brain disease study hopes to safeguard Hongkongers’ health with help of American researchers
Crowdfunding for cancer treatment: family’s time vs money choice in Hong Kong health care system

A Stage 4 rectal cancer diagnosis left 34-year-old Swiss native Florian Schild facing huge bills for private treatment – despite having employee health insurance – or long delays in the public sector; crowdfunding raised US$230,000.

18 Jul 2019 - 7:38PM

A Stage 4 rectal cancer diagnosis left 34-year-old Swiss native Florian Schild facing huge bills for private treatment – despite having employee health insurance – or long delays in the public sector; crowdfunding raised US$230,000.

Crowdfunding for cancer treatment: family’s time vs money choice in Hong Kong health care system
Family, work, fitness … and running marathons around the world: how a mother finds time and inspiration

Jenny Chui started training for marathons to lose weight after giving birth to her daughter Mila four years ago. She talks about her initial reluctance to train and how her husband’s support was a big help.

27 Jun 2019 - 7:47AM

Jenny Chui started training for marathons to lose weight after giving birth to her daughter Mila four years ago. She talks about her initial reluctance to train and how her husband’s support was a big help.

Family, work, fitness … and running marathons around the world: how a mother finds time and inspiration
Women’s cancer support group in Hong Kong for English speakers helps them cope with the disease

What if you have cancer in Hong Kong and don’t speak Cantonese? Two cancer survivors who were in that boat set up Facebook group Cancer Connect Hong Kong; the women help each other with practicalities and offer an emotional lifeline.

24 Jun 2019 - 7:35PM

What if you have cancer in Hong Kong and don’t speak Cantonese? Two cancer survivors who were in that boat set up Facebook group Cancer Connect Hong Kong; the women help each other with practicalities and offer an emotional lifeline.

Women’s cancer support group in Hong Kong for English speakers helps them cope with the disease
Dealing with PTSD: how a mother coped after death of teen son, who had rare genetic disease

Christina Strong developed post-traumatic stress disorder after her son died having suffered multiple strokes caused by a rare genetic disease. She learned to control it through therapy, and now helps other families overcome similar ordeals.

17 Jun 2019 - 8:21PM

Christina Strong developed post-traumatic stress disorder after her son died having suffered multiple strokes caused by a rare genetic disease. She learned to control it through therapy, and now helps other families overcome similar ordeals.

Dealing with PTSD: how a mother coped after death of teen son, who had rare genetic disease
Art therapy for cancer patients: the magic of mandala making – it relieves pain and stress

Art therapy is increasingly being used to complement cancer treatments as part of a wellness programme. A Hong Kong cancer support organisation is offering three-day mandala making workshops and the artworks are going on display at an exhibition.

18 Jun 2019 - 12:23PM

Art therapy is increasingly being used to complement cancer treatments as part of a wellness programme. A Hong Kong cancer support organisation is offering three-day mandala making workshops and the artworks are going on display at an exhibition.

Art therapy for cancer patients: the magic of mandala  making – it relieves pain and stress
New play about abortion shows differences between having a termination in Hong Kong and the UK

The Waiting Room is set in an abortion clinic and explores women’s experiences with abortion and its aftermath, and reproductive health. Abortion is legal in Hong Kong, but is more complicated and stressful than in the UK, and there is a lack of psychological care.

7 Jun 2019 - 3:50AM

The Waiting Room is set in an abortion clinic and explores women’s experiences with abortion and its aftermath, and reproductive health. Abortion is legal in Hong Kong, but is more complicated and stressful than in the UK, and there is a lack of psychological care.

New play about abortion shows differences between having a termination in Hong Kong and the UK
Marathon runner and mother of five who survived breast cancer on the power of positivity

Hong Kong-based Amy Mumford beat stage three breast cancer at the age of 27; now 41, the mother of five beats the field most often when she runs a marathon. She’s up at 3am every day, and packs in a 9km training run and two swims.

27 May 2019 - 6:17PM

Hong Kong-based Amy Mumford beat stage three breast cancer at the age of 27; now 41, the mother of five beats the field most often when she runs a marathon. She’s up at 3am every day, and packs in a 9km training run and two swims.

Marathon runner and mother of five who survived breast cancer on the power of positivity
LPGA golfer Tiffany Chan using meditation and mindfulness to turn around a tough season

Hong Kong’s first LPGA golf pro talks about learning to let go after a bad shot. After missing the cut in seven tournaments, she is using mindfulness to get back on track.

25 May 2019 - 1:48PM

Hong Kong’s first LPGA golf pro talks about learning to let go after a bad shot. After missing the cut in seven tournaments, she is using mindfulness to get back on track.

LPGA golfer Tiffany Chan using meditation and mindfulness to turn around a tough season
How Free Solo climber Alex Honnold mastered his fears on El Capitan amid sacrifices

Climber who scaled 900-metre granite wall of El Capitan in California’s Yosemite National Park without ropes climbs in a ‘fear bubble’, says producer of Free Solo, Oscar-winning film of the ascent.

3 Apr 2019 - 6:26AM

Climber who scaled 900-metre granite wall of El Capitan in California’s Yosemite National Park without ropes climbs in a ‘fear bubble’, says producer of Free Solo, Oscar-winning film of the ascent.

How Free Solo climber Alex Honnold mastered his fears on El Capitan amid sacrifices
Pull-ups, TRX, lunges – grandma yogi spreads gospel of fitness and well-being to young and old

Carol Farrington, 63, lives for yoga, and her gym workouts include handstands, TRX, pull-ups, lunges and rope routines. When she retires she’ll teach yoga full-time, and says all this exercise keeps her mentally sharp. Experts agree.

1 Apr 2019 - 6:27PM

Carol Farrington, 63, lives for yoga, and her gym workouts include handstands, TRX, pull-ups, lunges and rope routines. When she retires she’ll teach yoga full-time, and says all this exercise keeps her mentally sharp. Experts agree.

Pull-ups, TRX, lunges – grandma yogi spreads gospel of fitness and well-being to young and old
How sport helps clear the mind: Sevens rugby stars tackle physical and mental health

Exercise is an outlet for stress, and sport teaches resilience, say Hong Kong sevens internationals Salom Yiu and Chong Ka-yan; former All Black John Kirwan gives his perspective on mental health at a wellness summit.

27 Mar 2019 - 6:19PM

Exercise is an outlet for stress, and sport teaches resilience, say Hong Kong sevens internationals Salom Yiu and Chong Ka-yan; former All Black John Kirwan gives his perspective on mental health at a wellness summit.

How sport helps clear the mind: Sevens rugby stars tackle physical and mental health