Paul Kay

Paul Kay

Paul Kay is a Hong Kong-based journalist and media consultant, and the former editor of Time Out Hong Kong and Hong Kong Tatler.

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The over-50s market is where the money is, says Ageist founder David Stewart

‘There’s this group of people out there aged 50 and above who have a lot of money and who spend a lot of money and yet nobody talks to them.’

‘There’s this group of people out there aged 50 and above who have a lot of money and who spend a lot of money and yet nobody talks to them.’

4 Jul 2020 - 3:26AM
Yu Kiroro, a Hokkaido hotel for discerning powder hounds that was once owned by Yamaha

The stylish condo-hotel in situated picture-perfect Kiroro, where the off-piste skiing is hightly revered.

The stylish condo-hotel in situated picture-perfect Kiroro, where the off-piste skiing is hightly revered.

28 Feb 2020 - 3:05PM
From shamans to seaweed on Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula, where Lake Bacalar proves a worthy beach substitute

Abandoning the famous beaches to invading algae, a new world of amazing food, turquoise lakes, Mayan ruins and jungle pools emerges.

Abandoning the famous beaches to invading algae, a new world of amazing food, turquoise lakes, Mayan ruins and jungle pools emerges.

28 Feb 2020 - 5:21AM
The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives: American hotel brand takes its creative cool to first resort property

Rainbow colours, glass-bottomed dance floor and the country’s biggest disco ball bring fun twist to the atoll idyll.

Rainbow colours, glass-bottomed dance floor and the country’s biggest disco ball bring fun twist to the atoll idyll.

10 Dec 2019 - 3:35PM
The Setai, Miami Beach – Asian glamour in the heart of Florida’s art deco district

Go for the US$100 gold martini or the Sunday jazz brunch with performers on a floating platform in the serenity pond.

Go for the US$100 gold martini or the Sunday jazz brunch with performers on a floating platform in the serenity pond.

19 Nov 2019 - 3:27AM
Borobudur and Prambanan: two Indonesian temples to rival Angkor Wat

Located near Yogyakarta, on the Indonesian island of Java, one is best viewed at sunrise, the other at sunset.

Located near Yogyakarta, on the Indonesian island of Java, one is best viewed at sunrise, the other at sunset.

31 Jul 2019 - 8:17PM
Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh also makes music, will play a DJ set at Clockenflap music festival

Best known for being the voice of the ‘chemical generation’, the author also makes music, which he will be showcasing at Hong Kong’s Clockenflap music festival

Best known for being the voice of the ‘chemical generation’, the author also makes music, which he will be showcasing at Hong Kong’s Clockenflap music festival

19 Oct 2018 - 6:21PM
Irvine Welsh on retiring the Trainspotting characters, microdosing to manage the mind and indifference to ageing

Now in his seventh decade, the cult author will deliver two talks at the annual Hong Kong International Literary Festival during his first visit to Hong Kong next month, as well as a DJ set at Clockenflap

Now in his seventh decade, the cult author will deliver two talks at the annual Hong Kong International Literary Festival during his first visit to Hong Kong next month, as well as a DJ set at Clockenflap

19 Oct 2018 - 6:18PM
Secrets of bright future lie in human successes and holding elites responsible, insists science fiction guru

Nasa-consultant and futurist Dr David Brin believes the accountability of those in power – an invention of the Enlightenment – is now more crucial than ever

Nasa-consultant and futurist Dr David Brin believes the accountability of those in power – an invention of the Enlightenment – is now more crucial than ever

14 Jun 2018 - 8:05PM
Suicide prevention, counselling and sharing problems highlighted in second Hong Kong Darkness into Light walk

The 5km walk, that aims to raise money for counselling and suicide prevention services, originated in Dublin in 2009 and has since spread globally. The May 12 event will take place in 180 locations around the world

The 5km walk, that aims to raise money for counselling and suicide prevention services, originated in Dublin in 2009 and has since spread globally. The May 12 event will take place in 180 locations around the world

7 May 2018 - 7:25PM
GQ editor retraces his journey from dreadful drummer to David Bowie biographer

Dylan Jones relishes his role in cataloguing – and in part inventing – London’s ‘style culture’ of the 1980s, is proud of hiring some top writers to move GQ beyond a yuppie bible, and welcomes a resurgence in quality journalism

Dylan Jones relishes his role in cataloguing – and in part inventing – London’s ‘style culture’ of the 1980s, is proud of hiring some top writers to move GQ beyond a yuppie bible, and welcomes a resurgence in quality journalism

3 May 2018 - 7:35PM
How Vice Media went from start-up to US$5.7 billion global behemoth – it’s not all been smooth sailing

Hong Kong-born Tom Punch, the company’s chief creative officer, ponders how Vice can remain a ‘challenger brand’ having gone from a staff of 80 when he joined in 2012 to 3,000 globally now, as it looks to expand its Asia presence

Hong Kong-born Tom Punch, the company’s chief creative officer, ponders how Vice can remain a ‘challenger brand’ having gone from a staff of 80 when he joined in 2012 to 3,000 globally now, as it looks to expand its Asia presence

5 Apr 2018 - 8:36PM
Author Ian Rankin on 30 years with John Rebus, irascible detective who is his greatest fictional creation

The author, star turn at this year’s Hong Kong International Literary Festival, recalls his fictional sleuth’s creation and evolution, and explains why retiring the hard-headed policeman has proven impossible

The author, star turn at this year’s Hong Kong International Literary Festival, recalls his fictional sleuth’s creation and evolution, and explains why retiring the hard-headed policeman has proven impossible

27 Oct 2017 - 11:18AM
Thailand’s Wonderfruit festival puts sustainability at its core, creating one of the most socially conscious (and fun) Asia parties

With yoga, meditation, mangrove-backed cryptocurrency and gourmet food, the four-day event near Pattaya is no ordinary music festival

With yoga, meditation, mangrove-backed cryptocurrency and gourmet food, the four-day event near Pattaya is no ordinary music festival

11 Oct 2017 - 9:35AM
Scottish comedian Kevin Bridges on his path to stardom ahead of Hong Kong return

Following in the footsteps of fellow Glaswegian comedian Billy Connolly, Bridges has won fans around the world with his infectious brand of no-nonsense stand-up comedy that he will soon bring to Kitec

Following in the footsteps of fellow Glaswegian comedian Billy Connolly, Bridges has won fans around the world with his infectious brand of no-nonsense stand-up comedy that he will soon bring to Kitec

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Terry Butcher likens English soccer to Shakespearean tragedy

The former England captain recounts his journey from the prison yard to the World Cup, and why the game he knew is gone

The former England captain recounts his journey from the prison yard to the World Cup, and why the game he knew is gone

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
With the paedophile-hunters on the streets of Phnom Penh

For 13 years, an NGO’s investigators have tracked Western, and Chinese, men who sexually exploit Cambodian children, turning dossiers over to authorities. Now it aims to step back and help police gather evidence against suspects

For 13 years, an NGO’s investigators have tracked Western, and Chinese, men who sexually exploit Cambodian children, turning dossiers over to authorities. Now it aims to step back and help police gather evidence against suspects

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'Big Sam' Allardyce hits out at critics of his time at West Ham on Hong Kong visit

Down to earth, pragmatic and with a propensity to call a spade a spade, Sam Allardyce is something of a dying breed among English football coaches.

Down to earth, pragmatic and with a propensity to call a spade a spade, Sam Allardyce is something of a dying breed among English football coaches.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
Nostalgia trip on hotel theme with the Coen brothers, Stephen King, and Procul Harum

Barton Fink goes to wrack and ruin in the Hotel Earle, Stephen King's Overlook Hotel will forever be associated with Jack Nicholson's performance in the film of the  book, The Shining - much to the author's chagrin, while Procul Harum scored a hit with Grand Hotel. 

Barton Fink goes to wrack and ruin in the Hotel Earle, Stephen King's Overlook Hotel will forever be associated with Jack Nicholson's performance in the film of the  book, The Shining - much to the author's chagrin, while Procul Harum scored a hit with Grand Hotel. 

23 May 2015 - 10:53PM
Film appreciation: Sylvester Stallone's Rambo debut, First Blood

Much like the Rocky series that made Sylvester Stallone's name, the Rambo films set the tone for a distinctly 1980s form of action movie, in which excessive violence was unleashed under a banner of Stars-and-Stripes jingoism.

Much like the Rocky series that made Sylvester Stallone's name, the Rambo films set the tone for a distinctly 1980s form of action movie, in which excessive violence was unleashed under a banner of Stars-and-Stripes jingoism.

14 Mar 2015 - 10:41PM
Film appreciation: Willie Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

The enduring cult appeal of Mel Stuart's film version of the Roald Dahl children's book lies in the sinister ingredients that bubble just beneath the surface of its waterfall-churned chocolate river.

The enduring cult appeal of Mel Stuart's film version of the Roald Dahl children's book lies in the sinister ingredients that bubble just beneath the surface of its waterfall-churned chocolate river.

7 Mar 2015 - 8:30PM
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The Simpsons, a television and cultural phenomenon, turns 25 this week

Few shows have influenceda generation - and television - more profoundly thanThe Simpsons. As the series prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary, Paul Kay examines the rise and rise of a cultural phenomenon.

Few shows have influenceda generation - and television - more profoundly thanThe Simpsons. As the series prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary, Paul Kay examines the rise and rise of a cultural phenomenon.

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