Raphael Blet

Raphael is an intern reporter at the Post.
Raphael Blet
Raphael is an intern reporter at the Post.

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New restaurants in Hong Kong: Nine Point Five, Sai Kung offers a variety of hot dogs for under HK$100 that will not disappoint

With 10 hot dog choices that range from the One On Dog (with bolognese, HK$38) to the Yappy Dog (teriyaki chicken, HK$58) to the Show Dog (seafood, HK$98), there is something for everyone at affordable prices.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
New restaurants in Hong Kong: Nine Point Five, Sai Kung offers a variety of hot dogs for under HK$100 that will not disappoint

With 10 hot dog choices that range from the One On Dog (with bolognese, HK$38) to the Yappy Dog (teriyaki chicken, HK$58) to the Show Dog (seafood, HK$98), there is something for everyone at affordable prices.

The Singapore app for heart attack victims that Hong Kong isn’t ready for: why myResponder would flounder in city lacking CPR knowledge

A lack of training, data and civic-mindedness would have to be overcome for an app like myResponder to be effective, says a Hong Kong heart specialist about a city in which fewer than one in 44 heart attack victims survive.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
The Singapore app for heart attack victims that Hong Kong isn’t ready for: why myResponder would flounder in city lacking CPR knowledge

A lack of training, data and civic-mindedness would have to be overcome for an app like myResponder to be effective, says a Hong Kong heart specialist about a city in which fewer than one in 44 heart attack victims survive.

Hong Kong made her, now French actress gives back through drama classes for grown-ups – ‘like a therapy,’ she says

Emilie Guillot, who founded the Hong Kong Theatre Association in 2007, explains how drama classes can help students be more confident and understand themselves better – as well as having fun and finding an acting family.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Hong Kong made her, now French actress gives back through drama classes for grown-ups – ‘like a therapy,’ she says

Emilie Guillot, who founded the Hong Kong Theatre Association in 2007, explains how drama classes can help students be more confident and understand themselves better – as well as having fun and finding an acting family.

After the Lombok earthquakes: 11 things you should do and avoid if you are caught in a tremor

Although earthquakes are hard to predict, some regions are more at risk than others. Here are 11 tips that could save you if one happens near you.

6 Aug 2018 - 4:38PM
After the Lombok earthquakes: 11 things you should do and avoid if you are caught in a tremor

Although earthquakes are hard to predict, some regions are more at risk than others. Here are 11 tips that could save you if one happens near you.

The journey of a letter, from postbox to delivery – behind the scenes at Hongkong Post

Despite the advent of email Hongkong Post is far from obsolete. Every day, the government-owned service handles an average of 3.35 million letters and parcels. We post a letter and follow its journey to the address on the envelope.

5 Aug 2018 - 10:00AM
The journey of a letter, from postbox to delivery – behind the scenes at Hongkong Post

Despite the advent of email Hongkong Post is far from obsolete. Every day, the government-owned service handles an average of 3.35 million letters and parcels. We post a letter and follow its journey to the address on the envelope.

Show that turns theatre stage into one giant bed, for audience and players alike, yet asks some uncomfortable questions

Show turns theatre stage into one giant bed, for audience and players alike, yet asks some uncomfortable questions about modern families and the parent-child relationship.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Show that turns theatre stage into one giant bed, for audience and players alike, yet asks some uncomfortable questions

Show turns theatre stage into one giant bed, for audience and players alike, yet asks some uncomfortable questions about modern families and the parent-child relationship.

Tender Taiwanese beef noodles, flavourful soup at Tristar Kitchen in Causeway Bay

Hongkongers love Taiwanese noodles, and with 11 different options to choose from at Tristar, diners won’t be disappointed with this restaurant. While the decor is simple, the view from the 21st floor is sure to grab your attention.

1 Aug 2018 - 12:56PM
Tender Taiwanese beef noodles, flavourful soup at Tristar Kitchen in Causeway Bay

Hongkongers love Taiwanese noodles, and with 11 different options to choose from at Tristar, diners won’t be disappointed with this restaurant. While the decor is simple, the view from the 21st floor is sure to grab your attention.

French envoy Eric Berti says goodbye to Hong Kong after three years in office, citing green issues as important task city must tackle

Consul General Eric Berti will return to Paris at the end of August, with French Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Alexandre Giorgini tipped to succeed him.

29 Jul 2018 - 3:30PM
French envoy Eric Berti says goodbye to Hong Kong after three years in office, citing green issues as important task city must tackle

Consul General Eric Berti will return to Paris at the end of August, with French Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Alexandre Giorgini tipped to succeed him.

Define a fixed ‘red line’ on limits of expression, France’s top envoy tells Hong Kong government

Outgoing French consul general Eric Berti says freedom of speech comes with its limits, according to country, and ‘autonomy does not mean independence’.

29 Jul 2018 - 11:34PM
Define a fixed ‘red line’ on limits of expression, France’s top envoy tells Hong Kong government

Outgoing French consul general Eric Berti says freedom of speech comes with its limits, according to country, and ‘autonomy does not mean independence’.

Five Asian environmental activists killed for defending land and natural resources against exploitation

In the week NGO Global Witness reported the killing of 207 environmental defenders worldwide in 2017, we look at five of the most shocking recent cases in East Asia.

26 Jul 2018 - 3:38PM
Five  Asian environmental activists killed for defending land and natural resources against exploitation

In the week NGO Global Witness reported the killing of 207 environmental defenders worldwide in 2017, we look at five of the most shocking recent cases in East Asia.

Why China’s friendship with Portugal is signified by Luís de Camões, a poet exiled three times by his motherland

Luís de Camões, a Portuguese national icon who during his third exile was sent to Macau, wrote one of his most famous poems there and is believed to have lived in a grotto located where a Macau park that bears his name now stands.

20 Jul 2018 - 6:20PM
Why China’s friendship with Portugal is signified by Luís de Camões, a poet exiled three times by his motherland

Luís de Camões, a Portuguese national icon who during his third exile was sent to Macau, wrote one of his most famous poems there and is believed to have lived in a grotto located where a Macau park that bears his name now stands.

Dearest to Monster Hunter – film music by Hong Kong composer to get the full stage treatment in orchestral concert

Hong Kong Sinfonietta devotes a programme to the film scores of award-winning composer Leon Ko, who penned the soundtracks to movies including Perhaps Love, Dearest, Monster Hunter and The Great Magician

14 Jul 2018 - 6:42PM
Dearest to Monster Hunter – film music by Hong Kong composer to get the full stage treatment in orchestral concert

Hong Kong Sinfonietta devotes a programme to the film scores of award-winning composer Leon Ko, who penned the soundtracks to movies including Perhaps Love, Dearest, Monster Hunter and The Great Magician

The strangest things seized by Hong Kong and Chinese customs: diamonds in his shoes, snakes in stockings and 40-year-old meat

Customs officials on the Hong Kong-China border regularly find everything from drugs to cigarettes to illicit fuel. Sometimes, they come across something different. Here are five strange things smugglers have tried to get through.

10 Jul 2018 - 6:47PM
The strangest things seized by Hong Kong and Chinese customs: diamonds in his shoes, snakes in stockings and 40-year-old meat

Customs officials on the Hong Kong-China border regularly find everything from drugs to cigarettes to illicit fuel. Sometimes, they come across something different. Here are five strange things smugglers have tried to get through.

When China’s ancient terracotta army was discovered in the 1970s

The South China Morning Post’s archives reveal how Chinese archaeologists unearthed the 2,100-year-old life-size figures from a pit in north­west China

6 Jul 2018 - 7:02AM
When China’s ancient terracotta army was discovered in the 1970s

The South China Morning Post’s archives reveal how Chinese archaeologists unearthed the 2,100-year-old life-size figures from a pit in north­west China

Hong Kong-set Skyscraper is new territory, says The Rock, who plays amputee trying to foil a terror attack

For towering ex-wrestler The Rock, his role in action thriller was like nothing he’d done before, and prepping for it by spending time with amputees was ‘one of the most unforgettable experiences’

5 Jul 2018 - 6:55PM
Hong Kong-set Skyscraper is new territory, says The Rock, who plays amputee trying to foil a terror attack

For towering ex-wrestler The Rock, his role in action thriller was like nothing he’d done before, and prepping for it by spending time with amputees was ‘one of the most unforgettable experiences’

HNA Group chairman Wang Jian dies in 15-metre fall onto rocks while posing for a photo in France

Police describe death as accidental, say businessman lost his balance while standing on a wall overlooking cliff.

5 Jul 2018 - 9:16AM
HNA Group chairman Wang Jian dies in 15-metre fall onto rocks while posing for a photo in France

Police describe death as accidental, say businessman lost his balance while standing on a wall overlooking cliff.

From Monkey Jesus to SpongeBob Castle: 8 of the worst restorations of artworks and historic buildings

Many priceless historic works have been ruined by well-intentioned but unqualified artisans. That list now has a new entrant, with photos of a garishly restored historic stone Buddha appearing on Chinese social media last week

8 Aug 2018 - 12:32PM
From Monkey Jesus to SpongeBob Castle: 8 of the worst restorations of artworks and historic buildings

Many priceless historic works have been ruined by well-intentioned but unqualified artisans. That list now has a new entrant, with photos of a garishly restored historic stone Buddha appearing on Chinese social media last week

Five other innovative Casio products G-Shock champion Kazuo Kashio will be remembered by

A portable computer with – wait for it – 8KB of memory, a classic waterproof stopwatch, the first digital camera: in the week Casio co-founder Kazuo Kashio died, we look back at five of his company’s most innovative products

21 Jun 2018 - 6:54PM
Five other innovative Casio products G-Shock champion Kazuo Kashio will be remembered by

A portable computer with – wait for it – 8KB of memory, a classic waterproof stopwatch, the first digital camera: in the week Casio co-founder Kazuo Kashio died, we look back at five of his company’s most innovative products

Edith Piaf given a new lease of life by singer-actress Anne Carrère. Catch her at Le French May

Carrère started listening to famous French cabaret singer Piaf when she was just three years old. In her debut Hong Kong performance on Wednesday, she will be reviving her spirit

19 Jun 2018 - 10:23AM
Edith Piaf given a new lease of life by singer-actress Anne Carrère. Catch her at Le French May

Carrère started listening to famous French cabaret singer Piaf when she was just three years old. In her debut Hong Kong performance on Wednesday, she will be reviving her spirit

Ten things to do in Changi Airport if you are delayed by the Trump-Kim summit

Security is tight for the Trump-Kim summit in Singapore and that could mean delays for travellers at Changi Airport. If you are unavoidably detained by Trump or Kim, here are 10 fun activities to keep you occupied until take-off

11 Jun 2018 - 5:52PM
Ten things to do in Changi Airport if you are delayed by the Trump-Kim summit

Security is tight for the Trump-Kim summit in Singapore and that could mean delays for travellers at Changi Airport. If you are unavoidably detained by Trump or Kim, here are 10 fun activities to keep you occupied until take-off