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 man shot dead by police after knife attack at Kai Bo Food Supermarket in Yau Ma Tei

Shop manager knifed in the head before officers opened fire on his attacker in Kowloon.

16 Mar 2019 - 11:30PM
Hong Kong man shot dead by police after knife attack at Kai Bo Food Supermarket in Yau Ma Tei

Shop manager knifed in the head before officers opened fire on his attacker in Kowloon.

Consider getting businesses involved in Hong Kong waterfront, development minister Michael Wong says

Rejecting fears of collusion allegations, development chief Michael Wong says public-private partnerships should be on the table.

15 Mar 2019 - 9:00AM
Consider getting businesses involved in Hong Kong waterfront, development minister Michael Wong says

Rejecting fears of collusion allegations, development chief Michael Wong says public-private partnerships should be on the table.

Rare pre-war Hong Kong tenement block considered for listing as historic building has been subdivided into cubicle homes

The corner building in Sham Shui Po, built in the tong lau style, is one of only three of its kind remaining in the city. Conservationists say authorities should step in to list the building.

14 Mar 2019 - 7:00AM
Rare pre-war Hong Kong tenement block considered for listing as historic building has been subdivided into cubicle homes

The corner building in Sham Shui Po, built in the tong lau style, is one of only three of its kind remaining in the city. Conservationists say authorities should step in to list the building.

HK$500 billion Lantau Tomorrow Vision reclamation project could pay for itself, Financial Secretary Paul Chan tells SCMP’s Redefining Hong Kong Debate Series

Finance chief aid government looking into financing models for massive plan, which would involve building a 1,700-hectare cluster of artificial islands.

13 Mar 2019 - 11:28PM
HK$500 billion Lantau Tomorrow Vision reclamation project could pay for itself, Financial Secretary Paul Chan tells SCMP’s Redefining Hong Kong Debate Series

Finance chief aid government looking into financing models for massive plan, which would involve building a 1,700-hectare cluster of artificial islands.

Underage victims of sex crimes wait 10 times longer than adults to seek help, with one case taking 58 years, Hong Kong study finds

Researchers attribute the worrying trend to a conservative culture where victims feel too ashamed to speak out or fear they will be blamed. Some cases were never brought to court because of a lack of evidence or a withdrawal of complaint.

9 Mar 2019 - 11:30PM
Underage victims of sex crimes wait 10 times longer than adults to seek help, with one case taking 58 years, Hong Kong study finds

Researchers attribute the worrying trend to a conservative culture where victims feel too ashamed to speak out or fear they will be blamed. Some cases were never brought to court because of a lack of evidence or a withdrawal of complaint.

Hong Kong optometrists hit out against proposed cap for health voucher scheme for the elderly, calling new policy ‘discriminatory’

Proposed change would let those above 65 use only HK$1,000 in vouchers on services like eye exams and glasses.

8 Mar 2019 - 3:49PM
Hong Kong optometrists hit out against proposed cap for health voucher scheme for the elderly, calling new policy ‘discriminatory’

Proposed change would let those above 65 use only HK$1,000 in vouchers on services like eye exams and glasses.

Fatal Citybus crash: camera didn’t spot broken-down truck because it was pointed the other way, Hong Kong’s Western Harbour Tunnel Company says

Staff on patrol were making rounds in another area at the time, operator adds.

3,600 flats to hit Hong Kong market this year under Green Form Subsidised Home Ownership Scheme

Two sites in Chai Wan and Tsing Yi originally earmarked for public rental homes to be converted into space for government-subsidised flats for sale.

7 Mar 2019 - 10:29PM
3,600 flats to hit Hong Kong market this year under Green Form Subsidised Home Ownership Scheme

Two sites in Chai Wan and Tsing Yi originally earmarked for public rental homes to be converted into space for government-subsidised flats for sale.

Rope in private sector, learn from Singapore and others: advisers tell Hong Kong government over ‘boring’ waterfront management

Harbourfront Commission members raise need to tap on creativity and flexibility of companies to enhance spaces. Outdated law perceived as oppressive and binding on government department managing waterfronts.

3 Mar 2019 - 11:37PM
Rope in private sector, learn from Singapore and others: advisers tell Hong Kong government over ‘boring’ waterfront management

Harbourfront Commission members raise need to tap on creativity and flexibility of companies to enhance spaces. Outdated law perceived as oppressive and binding on government department managing waterfronts.

‘Momo challenge’ fears in Hong Kong, as school principal warns parents over YouTube scare

The creepy online phenomenon has been linked with self-harm and even suicide, but others say it is just a hoax.

2 Mar 2019 - 11:25PM
‘Momo challenge’ fears in Hong Kong, as school principal warns parents over YouTube scare

The creepy online phenomenon has been linked with self-harm and even suicide, but others say it is just a hoax.

Look at Greater Bay Area potential, Hong Kong finance chief Paul Chan urges youth, after it is revealed only professionals in high-end jobs will enjoy tax breaks

Financial secretary urges youth to focus on scheme’s potential after the city’s leader Carrie Lam announced eight measures for better cross-border integration.

3 Mar 2019 - 8:11AM
Look at Greater Bay Area potential, Hong Kong finance chief Paul Chan urges youth, after it is revealed only professionals in high-end jobs will enjoy tax breaks

Financial secretary urges youth to focus on scheme’s potential after the city’s leader Carrie Lam announced eight measures for better cross-border integration.

Outsourcing and funding in question as Lantau Tomorrow Vision slowly takes shape in Hong Kong

Public-private partnership said to be an option for the artificial islands scheme, but critics raise concerns over government-business collusion.

1 Mar 2019 - 11:02PM
Outsourcing and funding in question as Lantau Tomorrow Vision slowly takes shape in Hong Kong

Public-private partnership said to be an option for the artificial islands scheme, but critics raise concerns over government-business collusion.

Nine injured in accident on escalator at Hong Kong MTR station during morning rush hour

Metal strip sticking out of side panel of escalator snagged the feet of several commuters.

28 Feb 2019 - 9:46PM
Nine injured in accident on escalator at Hong Kong MTR station during morning rush hour

Metal strip sticking out of side panel of escalator snagged the feet of several commuters.

Hong Kong government-owned residential sites up for sale to home developers hit 10-year low, but don’t expect impact on property prices

Finance chief Paul Chan says this year’s land sale programme will contain only 15 residential sites.

27 Feb 2019 - 11:33PM
Hong Kong government-owned residential sites up for sale to home developers hit 10-year low, but don’t expect impact on property prices

Finance chief Paul Chan says this year’s land sale programme will contain only 15 residential sites.

More than two-thirds of Hongkongers are unaware obesity is considered a clinical disease, survey says

Only one-third of people polled by the Hong Kong Association for the Study of Obesity were aware of the indicator for determining obesity. The association has called on the government to officially classify obesity as a disease to raise awareness of the health risks it poses.

26 Feb 2019 - 11:12PM
More than two-thirds of Hongkongers are unaware obesity is considered a clinical disease, survey says

Only one-third of people polled by the Hong Kong Association for the Study of Obesity were aware of the indicator for determining obesity. The association has called on the government to officially classify obesity as a disease to raise awareness of the health risks it poses.

HK$5 billion boost expected for waterfront in coming budget address by Hong Kong finance chief Paul Chan

Funding boost for 13km extension on both sides of Victoria Harbour expected in Wednesday’s budget, along with raft of measures for overburdened health care system.

27 Feb 2019 - 11:28AM
HK$5 billion boost expected for waterfront in coming budget address by Hong Kong finance chief Paul Chan

Funding boost for 13km extension on both sides of Victoria Harbour expected in Wednesday’s budget, along with raft of measures for overburdened health care system.

Thousands sign up for guided tour as Hong Kong’s anti-corruption agency opens its doors and offers public a rare glimpse of its workings

To mark its 45th anniversary, the ICAC opened its doors to the public for the ninth time. About 15,000 people applied for a guided tour of its headquarters in North Point, but only 5,100 tickets were handed out.

23 Feb 2019 - 11:27PM
Thousands sign up for guided tour as Hong Kong’s anti-corruption agency opens its doors and offers public a rare glimpse of its workings

To mark its 45th anniversary, the ICAC opened its doors to the public for the ninth time. About 15,000 people applied for a guided tour of its headquarters in North Point, but only 5,100 tickets were handed out.

Privacy concerns over hi-tech system to track illegal parking in Hong Kong

The technology can identify different types of illegal parking, including double-parking and stopping on double yellow lines.

22 Feb 2019 - 6:31PM
Privacy concerns over hi-tech system to track illegal parking in Hong Kong

The technology can identify different types of illegal parking, including double-parking and stopping on double yellow lines.

Housing to be built on Fanling golf course, Hong Kong government confirms

More than 30 hectares of 172-hectare site to be taken back in 2023, government confirms, in a move development chief says was ‘not an easy decision’.

21 Feb 2019 - 4:47PM
Housing to be built on Fanling golf course, Hong Kong government confirms

More than 30 hectares of 172-hectare site to be taken back in 2023, government confirms, in a move development chief says was ‘not an easy decision’.

‘Landmark decision’ by Hong Kong Labour Tribunal lets domestic helper appear at hearing via video link from the Philippines

Mallorca Domingo to appear on conference call from the Philippines, paving the way for migrant workers to pursue claims from abroad.

20 Feb 2019 - 11:01PM
‘Landmark decision’ by Hong Kong Labour Tribunal lets domestic helper appear at hearing via video link from the Philippines

Mallorca Domingo to appear on conference call from the Philippines, paving the way for migrant workers to pursue claims from abroad.

Plan to build homes on Hong Kong’s exclusive Fanling golf course gets government backing

Executive Council endorses most controversial land supply option from a task force report on Tuesday morning.

20 Feb 2019 - 4:07PM
Plan to build homes on Hong Kong’s exclusive Fanling golf course gets government backing

Executive Council endorses most controversial land supply option from a task force report on Tuesday morning.

Against the grain of Hong Kong development, can a sawmill live on in New Territories village intended for housing?

In the second of a three-part series on the impact of a government new-town development plan on the affected rural areas in the city’s north, the Post spoke to the owner of a sawmill that is the last of its kind.

19 Feb 2019 - 12:53PM
Against the grain of Hong Kong development, can a sawmill live on in New Territories village intended for housing?

In the second of a three-part series on the impact of a government new-town development plan on the affected rural areas in the city’s north, the Post spoke to the owner of a sawmill that is the last of its kind.

Soy sauce makers affected by impending Hong Kong housing projects in Fanling North and Kwu Tung North, as tradition bows to development

Push for new town projects amid housing crisis may mean the end of the road for cottage industries that cannot relocate. In the first of a three-part series, the Post visits an old workshop brewing a vital household condiment.

18 Feb 2019 - 1:38PM
Soy sauce makers affected by impending Hong Kong housing projects in Fanling North and Kwu Tung North, as tradition bows to development

Push for new town projects amid housing crisis may mean the end of the road for cottage industries that cannot relocate. In the first of a three-part series, the Post visits an old workshop brewing a vital household condiment.

Hong Kong transport subsidy scheme launches with minor hiccups for tap-and-go Octopus card top-ups at stores

On the 16th of each month, users can collect 25 per cent rebates, capped at HK$300, for monthly transport costs beyond HK$400 for previous month. More than 1,800 collection points, in blue, are located across city, including in train stations, ferry piers and convenience stores.

16 Feb 2019 - 11:28PM
Hong Kong transport subsidy scheme launches with minor hiccups for tap-and-go Octopus card top-ups at stores

On the 16th of each month, users can collect 25 per cent rebates, capped at HK$300, for monthly transport costs beyond HK$400 for previous month. More than 1,800 collection points, in blue, are located across city, including in train stations, ferry piers and convenience stores.

Singapore, Tokyo and Hong Kong among Asia-Pacific’s top cities for millennials to move to

Guangzhou’s relative affordability helps it into research firm ValueChampion’s top five.

16 Feb 2019 - 1:01AM
Singapore, Tokyo and Hong Kong among Asia-Pacific’s top cities for millennials to move to

Guangzhou’s relative affordability helps it into research firm ValueChampion’s top five.

Help for first-time homebuyers in Hong Kong: critics hit out at proposal to waive stamp duty on flats valued below HK$6 million

Critics hit out at Taxation Institute of Hong Kong’s proposal to introduce measure for permanent residents buying their first flat valued below HK$6 million.

13 Feb 2019 - 10:06PM
Help for first-time homebuyers in Hong Kong: critics hit out at proposal to waive stamp duty on flats valued below HK$6 million

Critics hit out at Taxation Institute of Hong Kong’s proposal to introduce measure for permanent residents buying their first flat valued below HK$6 million.

China denies it met daughter of detained bookseller Gui Minhai and offered her a visa in exchange for her silence

Angela Gui had told a Swedish newspaper self-professed intermediaries for Chinese authorities met her in late January in Stockholm. China’s embassy in Sweden said it had authorised nobody to engage with Angela Gui and that her father’s case was being handled in accordance with the law.

8 Feb 2019 - 9:54PM
China denies it met daughter of detained bookseller Gui Minhai and offered her a visa in exchange for her silence

Angela Gui had told a Swedish newspaper self-professed intermediaries for Chinese authorities met her in late January in Stockholm. China’s embassy in Sweden said it had authorised nobody to engage with Angela Gui and that her father’s case was being handled in accordance with the law.

Hong Kong has its own Marie Kondo and here’s how a certified professional organiser will teach you how to declutter your life

Orange Tam juggles a full-time job with assignments to teach clients how to tidy up their homes and let go of objects they don’t need, and in the process, declutter their minds and lives.

4 Feb 2019 - 11:54AM
Hong Kong has its own Marie Kondo and here’s how a certified professional organiser will teach you how to declutter your life

Orange Tam juggles a full-time job with assignments to teach clients how to tidy up their homes and let go of objects they don’t need, and in the process, declutter their minds and lives.

Revealed: renowned Chinese antiques collector Kot See-for is investor swindled out of US$74 million in Hong Kong’s biggest scam, involving London gold trading

Kot See-for, 85, was one of seven investors who lost nearly HK$620 million in total in scam that involved trading gold on London commodities market, police source says.

26 Jan 2019 - 11:32PM
Revealed: renowned Chinese antiques collector Kot See-for is investor swindled out of US$74 million in Hong Kong’s biggest scam, involving London gold trading

Kot See-for, 85, was one of seven investors who lost nearly HK$620 million in total in scam that involved trading gold on London commodities market, police source says.

First Hong Kong starter homes project draws huge number of applicants

Most of the people hoping to buy one of 450 flats in Kowloon at 38 per cent discount were young and single. The government is to consider a number of factors before embarking on further similar schemes.

25 Jan 2019 - 9:42PM
First Hong Kong starter homes project draws huge number of applicants

Most of the people hoping to buy one of 450 flats in Kowloon at 38 per cent discount were young and single. The government is to consider a number of factors before embarking on further similar schemes.

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