Rachel Cheung

Rachel Cheung is a culture reporter at the Post. She graduated from Chinese University of Hong Kong with a degree in journalism and communication, and joined the Post in 2016.
Rachel Cheung
Rachel Cheung is a culture reporter at the Post. She graduated from Chinese University of Hong Kong with a degree in journalism and communication, and joined the Post in 2016.

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Fish Liew, Malaysian actress in Hong Kong films, talks about surviving nude scenes and making her mark

Raised on Hong Kong cinema, Fish Liew suffered culture shock when she arrived in the city in 2012. She soon landed a film role, but agonised over a nude scene. Fast forward to today, and she’s an established actress with dreams of directing.

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Fish Liew, Malaysian actress in Hong Kong films, talks about surviving nude scenes and making her mark

Raised on Hong Kong cinema, Fish Liew suffered culture shock when she arrived in the city in 2012. She soon landed a film role, but agonised over a nude scene. Fast forward to today, and she’s an established actress with dreams of directing.

The hawkers of Hong Kong and Los Angeles: two cities, two very different stories

Street vending has long been an iconic part of the urban scene in Hong Kong and Los Angeles, enriching them socially while helping the less well off earn a living. Now, as one city does all it can to preserve the culture, the other seems intent on destroying what’s left of a way of life.

17 Mar 2019 - 1:53AM
The hawkers of Hong Kong and Los Angeles: two cities, two very different stories

Street vending has long been an iconic part of the urban scene in Hong Kong and Los Angeles, enriching them socially while helping the less well off earn a living. Now, as one city does all it can to preserve the culture, the other seems intent on destroying what’s left of a way of life.

A foundation for Asian skin, plus three more for a flawless complexion

Whether you’re looking for Korean-style dewy skin or a natural finish, these four products will help you achieve the look

6 Mar 2019 - 11:32AM
A foundation for Asian skin, plus three more for a flawless complexion

Whether you’re looking for Korean-style dewy skin or a natural finish, these four products will help you achieve the look

Hong Kong celebrity scam victim Leo Ho breaks silence to warn of dangers – and tells of his humiliation

Harmonica world champion Leo Ho thought he was sending money to ‘law enforcement officers’ in China to avoid phantom travel curbs. Being shamed online made him hit rock bottom, and determined to help others avoid his mistakes.

26 Feb 2019 - 8:44AM
Hong Kong celebrity scam victim Leo Ho breaks silence to warn of  dangers – and tells of his humiliation

Harmonica world champion Leo Ho thought he was sending money to ‘law enforcement officers’ in China to avoid phantom travel curbs. Being shamed online made him hit rock bottom, and determined to help others avoid his mistakes.

Look and feel fresh from a flight with these carry-on beauty essentials

Long flight? No checked baggage? No problem: four miniature skincare and fragrance sets to save the day

21 Feb 2019 - 11:03AM
Look and feel fresh from a flight with these carry-on beauty essentials

Long flight? No checked baggage? No problem: four miniature skincare and fragrance sets to save the day

Hong Kong exhibition taps into the effects of violence and gender using fantasy, humour and pain

‘Performing Society: The Violence of Gender’ at Tai Kwun Contemporary in Central features works from 11 international artists on the issue. The artworks on show seek to reflect the times and offer different perspectives.

19 Feb 2019 - 6:10PM
Hong Kong exhibition taps into the effects of violence and gender using fantasy, humour and pain

‘Performing Society: The Violence of Gender’ at Tai Kwun Contemporary in Central features works from 11 international artists on the issue. The artworks on show seek to reflect the times and offer different perspectives.

Review | Love Talk film review: mundane reality of marriage examined in Taiwanese documentary

A good antidote to Valentine’s Day schmaltz, but director tries to fit eight couples’ experiences into one feature film, and that’s too ambitious a goal. Its unclear narrative also leaves the film feeling a touch fragmented.

13 Feb 2019 - 12:56PM
Love Talk film review: mundane reality of marriage examined in Taiwanese documentary

A good antidote to Valentine’s Day schmaltz, but director tries to fit eight couples’ experiences into one feature film, and that’s too ambitious a goal. Its unclear narrative also leaves the film feeling a touch fragmented.

If parabens and sulphates in shampoos, face creams and cleansers are safe, why are brands avoiding them?

Companies are responding to consumer concerns about the purported health risks of using products containing parabens, a preservative, and sulphates, but their concerns are not supported by science.

11 Feb 2019 - 8:45PM
If parabens and sulphates in shampoos, face creams and cleansers are safe, why are brands avoiding them?

Companies are responding to consumer concerns about the purported health risks of using products containing parabens, a preservative, and sulphates, but their concerns are not supported by science.

Four beauty masks - where to go for a hydration boost

See your skin transform in just 20 with Su:m37°’s LosecSumma while AmorePacific’s HK$900 pack of six masks is well worth the splurge

7 Feb 2019 - 12:00PM
Four beauty masks - where to go for a hydration boost

See your skin transform in just 20 with Su:m37°’s LosecSumma while AmorePacific’s HK$900 pack of six masks is well worth the splurge

Keep dry skin at bay with four moisturisers ideal for the winter months

Your skin will stay smooth and supple with these nourishing formulas

17 Jan 2019 - 8:35AM
Keep dry skin at bay with four moisturisers ideal for the winter months

Your skin will stay smooth and supple with these nourishing formulas

Michelle Yeoh to get own Star Trek show on CBS streaming service

Her profile raised by Crazy Rich Asians’ success, actress reprises her role as Captain Philippa Georgiou in Star Trek: Discovery, the second season of which is released this week. The new show is still in early development.

15 Jan 2019 - 4:50PM
Michelle Yeoh to get own Star Trek show on CBS streaming service

Her profile raised by Crazy Rich Asians’ success, actress reprises her role as Captain Philippa Georgiou in Star Trek: Discovery, the second season of which is released this week. The new show is still in early development.

For young ‘rock star’ conductors from Hong Kong and Macau, the world is their stage

For Elim Chan, Lio Kuok-man and Wilson Ng, whose musical journey started in Hong Kong, international opportunities await

13 Jan 2019 - 3:02PM
For young ‘rock star’ conductors from Hong Kong and Macau, the world is their stage

For Elim Chan, Lio Kuok-man and Wilson Ng, whose musical journey started in Hong Kong, international opportunities await

From alcohol-based to durian and coconut: five obscure hotpots you may never have tried

Winter is hotpot season, and instead of the usual chicken or bone broth, you may want to try something new. From avocado hotpot to stinky tofu and blood, there’s something for every taste.

10 Jan 2019 - 7:37PM
From alcohol-based to durian and coconut: five obscure hotpots you may never have tried

Winter is hotpot season, and instead of the usual chicken or bone broth, you may want to try something new. From avocado hotpot to stinky tofu and blood, there’s something for every taste.

New year, new lip: four of the best products to give you the perfect pout

Don’t let your smile slip with these balms and scrubs for the cold season

8 Jan 2019 - 9:33AM
New year, new lip: four of the best products to give you the perfect pout

Don’t let your smile slip with these balms and scrubs for the cold season

Why a female tech entrepreneur invented a new way to learn Chinese

Chineasy founder Shaolan Hsueh struggled to teach her UK-born kids Chinese with traditional materials, so she came up with her own. Now she hopes the award-winning language platform can bridge gaps between East and West.

7 Jan 2019 - 7:45PM
Why a female tech entrepreneur invented a new way to learn Chinese

Chineasy founder Shaolan Hsueh struggled to teach her UK-born kids Chinese with traditional materials, so she came up with her own. Now she hopes the award-winning language platform can bridge gaps between East and West.

Our five favourite teahouses in Shanghai, for hipsters and traditionalists alike

Taro, tapioca balls, cheese and cookie crumbs – it’s amazing what goes into hipster brews at our favourite Shanghai teahouses.

3 Jan 2019 - 6:56PM
Our five favourite teahouses in Shanghai, for hipsters and traditionalists alike

Taro, tapioca balls, cheese and cookie crumbs – it’s amazing what goes into hipster brews at our favourite Shanghai teahouses.

Intriguing innards in Chinese hotpot
Hard times at China’s famous film studios, but a bit-part actor still hopes to hit the big time

The Hengdian World Studios have gone quiet with work grinding to a halt on many film productions amid the fallout from a tax scandal. But for jobbing actor Yu Peng, the dream of landing a major role is still very much alive.

2 Jan 2019 - 7:18PM
Hard times at China’s famous film studios, but a bit-part actor still hopes to hit the big time

The Hengdian World Studios have gone quiet with work grinding to a halt on many film productions amid the fallout from a tax scandal. But for jobbing actor Yu Peng, the dream of landing a major role is still very much alive.

Shine in the best glitter make-up this party season

The festive season offers the perfect excuse to embrace your inner peacock and stand out from the crowd

19 Dec 2018 - 12:31PM
Shine in the best glitter make-up this party season

The festive season offers the perfect excuse to embrace your inner peacock and stand out from the crowd

From Mrs Robinson to asshat: the latest entries in the Oxford English Dictionary

The latest revision adds 1,400 new entries, many of which are related to cinema. Phrases from popular culture are added as long as they stand the test of time.

16 Dec 2018 - 6:59PM
From Mrs Robinson to asshat: the latest entries in the Oxford English Dictionary

The latest revision adds 1,400 new entries, many of which are related to cinema. Phrases from popular culture are added as long as they stand the test of time.

BTS sweep up at Mama 2018 in Hong Kong: K-pop group win Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Music Video
  • The Mnet Asian Music Awards is one of the K-pop industry’s biggest annual award ceremonies. BTS won five awards including Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Music Video
15 Dec 2018 - 12:50AM
BTS sweep up at Mama 2018 in Hong Kong: K-pop group win Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Music Video
  • The Mnet Asian Music Awards is one of the K-pop industry’s biggest annual award ceremonies. BTS won five awards including Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Music Video
Five places to get spicy Sichuan dan dan noodles in Hong Kong, from traditional bowls to modern twists

Dan dan noodles originated in Sichuan province as a cheap street snack. We visited five restaurants around Hong Kong to sample their versions.

19 Dec 2018 - 4:43PM
Five places to get spicy Sichuan dan dan noodles in Hong Kong, from traditional bowls to modern twists

Dan dan noodles originated in Sichuan province as a cheap street snack. We visited five restaurants around Hong Kong to sample their versions.

Samsung makes Supreme error, announces collaboration with street wear counterfeiter in Beijing

Samsung entered a partnership with a company making legal Supreme fakes. The real Supreme responded on social media to say there was no such collaboration.

11 Dec 2018 - 7:39PM
Samsung makes Supreme error, announces collaboration with street wear counterfeiter in Beijing

Samsung entered a partnership with a company making legal Supreme fakes. The real Supreme responded on social media to say there was no such collaboration.

Four of the best beauty gift sets to give for the holidays

Finding the perfect present for someone special is easy with these great cosmetics and skincare bundles

5 Dec 2018 - 11:02AM
Four of the best beauty gift sets to give for the holidays

Finding the perfect present for someone special is easy with these great cosmetics and skincare bundles

AR app adds people of old Hong Kong to your photos of the modern city

Added to photos in the same way as filters, 3D figures from the streets of old Wan Chai can be placed in your Instagram images using an augmented reality app developed by Japanese new-media artist Masaki Fujihata.

2 Dec 2018 - 7:10PM
AR app adds people of old Hong Kong to your photos of the modern city

Added to photos in the same way as filters, 3D figures from the streets of old Wan Chai can be placed in your Instagram images using an augmented reality app developed by Japanese new-media artist Masaki Fujihata.

Review | Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu: dumbed down, none of the fun bits of Pokemon Go

The new game is a mash-up of two previous games, but it is aimed at a much younger audience. It is oversimplified and has nothing to challenge older players.

28 Nov 2018 - 1:30PM
Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu: dumbed down, none of the fun bits of Pokemon Go

The new game is a mash-up of two previous games, but it is aimed at a much younger audience. It is oversimplified and has nothing to challenge older players.

How Chinese internet users roasted Dolce & Gabbana amid ‘racist’ ads fallout

Poop emojis a popular choice to attack the Italian fashion label, while some post videos of themselves destroying Dolce & Gabbana products.

23 Nov 2018 - 6:15PM
How Chinese internet users roasted Dolce & Gabbana amid ‘racist’ ads fallout

Poop emojis a popular choice to attack the Italian fashion label, while some post videos of themselves destroying Dolce & Gabbana products.

Oscar winner for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon debuts solo artwork in Hong Kong show

Timmy Yip won best art direction in 2000 for Ang Lee’s film. His show mixes costume designs and installations, as he shifts his focus away from cinema to art.

22 Nov 2018 - 7:32PM
Oscar winner for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon debuts solo artwork in Hong Kong show

Timmy Yip won best art direction in 2000 for Ang Lee’s film. His show mixes costume designs and installations, as he shifts his focus away from cinema to art.

Four of the best fragrances for autumn/winter 2018, whatever your perfume personality

Find your signature scent, from sunny Joy by Dior, to Byredo’s dark Eleventh Hour

21 Nov 2018 - 9:03AM
Four of the best fragrances for autumn/winter 2018, whatever your perfume personality

Find your signature scent, from sunny Joy by Dior, to Byredo’s dark Eleventh Hour

Furnish an entire apartment in China via a smartphone