Naomi Ng

Naomi is a city news reporter at the South China Morning Post. She joined the Post in 2015 as a cadet reporter and has previously written for CNN International in Hong Kong, and Mizzima news in Myanmar.
Naomi Ng
Naomi is a city news reporter at the South China Morning Post. She joined the Post in 2015 as a cadet reporter and has previously written for CNN International in Hong Kong, and Mizzima news in Myanmar.

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Hong Kong Aviation Club grounds all flights as investigation into helicopter pilot’s death gets under way

Club president expresses condolences to family of married father of three Andrew Wong, who was killed when his helicopter crashed into a hillside in the New Territories.

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Club president expresses condolences to family of married father of three Andrew Wong, who was killed when his helicopter crashed into a hillside in the New Territories.

Hong Kong Aviation Club grounds all flights as investigation into helicopter pilot’s death gets under way
Going underground to ease congestion in busy Hong Kong shopping district could disrupt city’s ‘green lung’ for up to seven years, new proposal reveals

Proposal identifies Kowloon Park as one of four ‘strategic urban areas’ with potential for development, and aim is to use space to alleviate overcrowded streets.

23 May 2019 - 9:07AM

Proposal identifies Kowloon Park as one of four ‘strategic urban areas’ with potential for development, and aim is to use space to alleviate overcrowded streets.

Going underground to ease congestion in busy Hong Kong shopping district could disrupt city’s ‘green lung’ for up to seven years, new proposal reveals
Proposed changes to a scheme which allows needy Hongkongers to rent spare rooms may cover almost 400,000 subsidised flats

The response to the scheme launched in September has been lacklustre, with only 13 owners applying to rent out their spare rooms.

21 May 2019 - 11:05PM

The response to the scheme launched in September has been lacklustre, with only 13 owners applying to rent out their spare rooms.

Proposed changes to a scheme which allows needy Hongkongers to rent spare rooms may cover almost 400,000 subsidised flats
Sun Hung Kai Properties prosecuted over lack of information on tender for flats in first such case as Hong Kong government tackles opaque sales practices

Sales of First-hand Residential Properties Authority said a summons had been served to an unnamed developer for a project in Pak Shek Kok, Tai Po.

17 May 2019 - 11:29PM

Sales of First-hand Residential Properties Authority said a summons had been served to an unnamed developer for a project in Pak Shek Kok, Tai Po.

Sun Hung Kai Properties prosecuted over lack of information on tender for flats in first such case as Hong Kong government tackles opaque sales practices
Hong Kong’s Law Reform Commission recommends change in law to hold parents and carers accountable in abuse cases that lead to death or serious harm

The recommendation by the Law Reform Commission aims to stiffen penalties for child neglect and ensure those who fail to intervene do not escape punishment.

17 May 2019 - 1:06PM

The recommendation by the Law Reform Commission aims to stiffen penalties for child neglect and ensure those who fail to intervene do not escape punishment.

Hong Kong’s Law Reform Commission recommends change in law to hold parents and carers accountable in abuse cases that lead to death or serious harm
Sweet potatoes for bait and one-door cages – why Hong Kong’s old-style pest control methods are under fire after latest cases of rat hepatitis E infection in humans

Cleaners have started to hose down Yau Oi Estate in Tuen Mun – where a 74-year-old man infected with the rat hepatitis E virus, and who later died in hospital, had lived.

15 May 2019 - 10:57PM

Cleaners have started to hose down Yau Oi Estate in Tuen Mun – where a 74-year-old man infected with the rat hepatitis E virus, and who later died in hospital, had lived.

Sweet potatoes for bait and one-door cages – why Hong Kong’s old-style pest control methods are under fire after latest cases of rat hepatitis E infection in humans
The 1,400 unseen guardian angels helping to protect Hong Kong’s dementia sufferers

Ordinary citizens performing small acts of kindness make big difference to lives of vulnerable and elderly.

14 May 2019 - 9:00AM

Ordinary citizens performing small acts of kindness make big difference to lives of vulnerable and elderly.

The 1,400 unseen guardian angels helping to protect Hong Kong’s dementia sufferers
Live pig imports to Hong Kong suspended after African swine fever case detected – but pork traders ask for cull to be halted

Suspension of pork supplies has sent prices at markets soaring, with many vendors shutting up shop. Government orders cull of 6,000 pigs at Sheung Shui slaughterhouse on Friday but pork industry representatives say it is unnecessary.

17 May 2019 - 10:31AM

Suspension of pork supplies has sent prices at markets soaring, with many vendors shutting up shop. Government orders cull of 6,000 pigs at Sheung Shui slaughterhouse on Friday but pork industry representatives say it is unnecessary.

Live pig imports to Hong Kong suspended after African swine fever case detected – but pork traders ask for cull to be halted
Anglican Church’s plan for 25-storey hospital in Central clears huge hurdle as Town Planning Board rejects proposal for lower height limit on site

The Town Planning Board agrees to stipulate a height limit equivalent to around 25 storeys on the historic Bishop’s House compound in Central, where the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui wants to build the not-for-profit hospital.

10 May 2019 - 11:35PM

The Town Planning Board agrees to stipulate a height limit equivalent to around 25 storeys on the historic Bishop’s House compound in Central, where the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui wants to build the not-for-profit hospital.

Anglican Church’s plan for 25-storey hospital in Central clears huge hurdle as Town Planning Board rejects proposal for lower height limit on site
Proposed height limits on planned private hospital in Hong Kong may mean rethink for builder Anglican Church

The Planning Department has called for a height limit on the historic Bishop’s House compound in Central, where the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui – the city’s Anglican church – wants to build a not-for-profit hospital.

10 May 2019 - 9:13AM

The Planning Department has called for a height limit on the historic Bishop’s House compound in Central, where the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui – the city’s Anglican church – wants to build a not-for-profit hospital.

Proposed height limits on planned private hospital in Hong Kong may mean rethink for builder Anglican Church
State of emergency law following extreme weather events such as Typhoon Mangkhut not needed, say Hong Kong officials

Deputy security minister Sonny Au tells Legco meeting government’s mechanism to prepare for and respond to super typhoons has been effective

7 May 2019 - 9:36PM

Deputy security minister Sonny Au tells Legco meeting government’s mechanism to prepare for and respond to super typhoons has been effective

State of emergency law following extreme weather events such as Typhoon Mangkhut not needed, say Hong Kong officials
Hong Kong cadet groups switch from British military drills to Chinese goose stepping at May Fourth event in Wan Chai – but who gave the marching orders?

Several uniformed youth groups abandon traditional marching style. Groups say the switch to PLA-style marching is unprecedented.

4 May 2019 - 10:54PM

Several uniformed youth groups abandon traditional marching style. Groups say the switch to PLA-style marching is unprecedented.

Hong Kong cadet groups switch from British military drills to Chinese goose stepping at May Fourth event in Wan Chai – but who gave the marching orders?
Taiwan lukewarm on Hong Kong’s proposal of conditional talks over extradition of murder suspect

Taipei says Hong Kong has long disregarded its appeals for help in extraditing Chan Tong-kai, who is wanted on the self-ruled island for murdering his girlfriend.

3 May 2019 - 5:00PM

Taipei says Hong Kong has long disregarded its appeals for help in extraditing Chan Tong-kai, who is wanted on the self-ruled island for murdering his girlfriend.

Taiwan lukewarm on Hong Kong’s proposal of conditional talks over extradition of murder suspect
Record HK$341.4 billion in tax revenue for Hong Kong tops last year’s high, but rosy results will not last

Two per cent drop forecast for coming year, with gloomier economic outlook from government. Four kinds of tax brought in record-high figures: profits tax, property tax, personal assessment taxes and betting duty.

3 May 2019 - 9:33AM

Two per cent drop forecast for coming year, with gloomier economic outlook from government. Four kinds of tax brought in record-high figures: profits tax, property tax, personal assessment taxes and betting duty.

Record HK$341.4 billion in tax revenue for Hong Kong tops last year’s high, but rosy results will not last
Hong Kong’s Palace Museum names respected Chinese contemporary art scholar and curator Daisy Wang Yiyou as deputy director

Chinese contemporary art scholar Dr Daisy Wang Yiyou takes up the role of deputy director, curatorial and programming for the Hong Kong Palace Museum from July 2.

30 Apr 2019 - 10:48PM

Chinese contemporary art scholar Dr Daisy Wang Yiyou takes up the role of deputy director, curatorial and programming for the Hong Kong Palace Museum from July 2.

Hong Kong’s Palace Museum names respected Chinese contemporary art scholar and curator Daisy Wang Yiyou as deputy director
Decomposing bodies of dogs and cats found at New Territories animal shelter with nearly 100 malnourished animals living amid a ‘sea of urine and faeces’

Nearly 100 malnourished animals rescued from facility. One man arrested for animal cruelty with investigation under way.

27 Apr 2019 - 11:25PM

Nearly 100 malnourished animals rescued from facility. One man arrested for animal cruelty with investigation under way.

Decomposing bodies of dogs and cats found at New Territories animal shelter with nearly 100 malnourished animals living amid a ‘sea of urine and faeces’
Hong Kong Observatory issues rainstorm warning for the second time in a week

Forecaster raises the signal at 4pm, which means heavy rain exceeding 30 millimetres in an hour has fallen or is expected to fall across the city.

27 Apr 2019 - 9:04PM

Forecaster raises the signal at 4pm, which means heavy rain exceeding 30 millimetres in an hour has fallen or is expected to fall across the city.

Hong Kong Observatory issues rainstorm warning for the second time in a week
Hong Kong lawmakers accuse officials of being ‘overly worried’ about farmers building homes in new towns of Fanling North and Kwu Tung North

Backlash comes after development chief says relocated farmers would not be allowed to build homes on their own farmland.

27 Apr 2019 - 4:14AM

Backlash comes after development chief says relocated farmers would not be allowed to build homes on their own farmland.

Hong Kong lawmakers accuse officials of being ‘overly worried’ about farmers building homes in new towns of Fanling North and Kwu Tung North
Should Hong Kong’s Occupy leaders appeal? Pushing back against jail sentences would be risky, scholars say

Legal experts warn that appeal courts could impose even heavier penalties.

25 Apr 2019 - 10:38PM

Legal experts warn that appeal courts could impose even heavier penalties.

Should Hong Kong’s Occupy leaders appeal? Pushing back against jail sentences would be risky, scholars say
Otto Poon’s fine for illegal structure less than half the biggest one handed out by Hong Kong courts

The HK$20,000 fine slapped on the husband of justice minister Teresa Cheng was much lower than the HK$50,000 paid by the wife of former Chief Secretary Henry Tang but the two cases were very different.

24 Apr 2019 - 7:30AM

The HK$20,000 fine slapped on the husband of justice minister Teresa Cheng was much lower than the HK$50,000 paid by the wife of former Chief Secretary Henry Tang but the two cases were very different.

Otto Poon’s fine for illegal structure less than half the biggest one handed out by Hong Kong courts
Locked windows to block noise another sign of how space-starved Hong Kong crams new homes along busy roads

Survey finds a rise in number of such installations in recent years, with some fresh-air-craving residents flouting set rules against opening windows along noisy motorways.

23 Apr 2019 - 12:39PM

Survey finds a rise in number of such installations in recent years, with some fresh-air-craving residents flouting set rules against opening windows along noisy motorways.

Locked windows to block noise another sign of how space-starved Hong Kong crams new homes along busy roads
US Navy’s oldest operational ship, USS Blue Ridge, arrives on its first port visit to Hong Kong in three years

The ship will stay in Hong Kong for several days and Captain Eric Anduze says the crew of about 1,000 men and women will be able to explore the city.

20 Apr 2019 - 11:15PM

The ship will stay in Hong Kong for several days and Captain Eric Anduze says the crew of about 1,000 men and women will be able to explore the city.

US Navy’s oldest operational ship, USS Blue Ridge, arrives on its first port visit to Hong Kong in three years
China’s baiji dolphin is virtually extinct, but hi-tech Japanese imagery is bringing a virtual version to life

The Hong Kong Science Museum is playing host to a digital installation showcasing five types of whale and dolphin in a ‘virtual aquarium’.

19 Apr 2019 - 11:35PM

The Hong Kong Science Museum is playing host to a digital installation showcasing five types of whale and dolphin in a ‘virtual aquarium’.

China’s baiji dolphin is virtually extinct, but hi-tech Japanese imagery is bringing a virtual version to life
Hong Kong NGOs who build transitional homes for the needy to be exempted heavy land charges, government says

The Transport and Housing Bureau announced on Thursday it would drop ‘waiver fees’ related to differences in rental income after conversion to from the building’s original function.

19 Apr 2019 - 10:48AM

The Transport and Housing Bureau announced on Thursday it would drop ‘waiver fees’ related to differences in rental income after conversion to from the building’s original function.

Hong Kong NGOs who build transitional homes for the needy to be exempted heavy land charges, government says
Housing supply crisis awaits Hong Kong in next three to four years, in both public and private sectors, warns think tank, as land shortages bite

Our Hong Kong Foundation says supply of housing stock will plummet by 40 per cent by 2023.

18 Apr 2019 - 12:13PM

Our Hong Kong Foundation says supply of housing stock will plummet by 40 per cent by 2023.

Housing supply crisis awaits Hong Kong in next three to four years, in both public and private sectors, warns think tank, as land shortages bite
Hong Kong indigenous villagers say High Court small-house ruling cheats them out of the right to build their own homes, and may take it up with Beijing

Rural landowners who swapped their plots with the government and faced delays in planning applications are now left unable to build following last Monday’s court verdict.

15 Apr 2019 - 1:59PM

Rural landowners who swapped their plots with the government and faced delays in planning applications are now left unable to build following last Monday’s court verdict.

Hong Kong indigenous villagers say High Court small-house ruling cheats them out of the right to build their own homes, and may take it up with Beijing
Hong Kong government reveals hi-tech solutions to give the city’s public toilets much-needed makeover

The measures, using advanced air purifying and flushing technology, will be first implemented in selected public conveniences in tourist areas.

11 Apr 2019 - 10:55PM

The measures, using advanced air purifying and flushing technology, will be first implemented in selected public conveniences in tourist areas.

Hong Kong government reveals hi-tech solutions to give the city’s public toilets much-needed makeover
Mainland China property developer aims to lure wealthy elderly residents from Hong Kong across border to housing project

Developer envisions that some wealthier retirees could enjoy a more spacious and relaxing living space in a self-contained community on Zhuhai’s Hengqin island with elderly friendly facilities and Hong Kong-style restaurants.

11 Apr 2019 - 9:31AM

Developer envisions that some wealthier retirees could enjoy a more spacious and relaxing living space in a self-contained community on Zhuhai’s Hengqin island with elderly friendly facilities and Hong Kong-style restaurants.

Mainland China property developer aims to lure wealthy elderly residents from Hong Kong across border to housing project
Local academics fear fallout from MIT’s move to tighten vetting on research partners in Hong Kong and mainland China

Concern comes as MIT tightens scrutiny on proposals that carry ‘elevated risk’, including projects from China, Hong Kong, Russia and Saudi Arabia.

7 Apr 2019 - 4:37PM

Concern comes as MIT tightens scrutiny on proposals that carry ‘elevated risk’, including projects from China, Hong Kong, Russia and Saudi Arabia.

Local academics fear fallout from MIT’s move to tighten vetting on research partners in Hong Kong and mainland China
Hong Kong gets 50th measles case for the year so far, already setting a five-year record

Seven more people were found to be infected on Thursday, bringing the total to 50. Two of the new patients, who both worked at the airport, had received three doses of vaccine.

5 Apr 2019 - 10:48AM

Seven more people were found to be infected on Thursday, bringing the total to 50. Two of the new patients, who both worked at the airport, had received three doses of vaccine.

Hong Kong gets 50th measles case for the year so far, already setting a five-year record