Regina Chen

Regina Chen

Regina is a journalism major at Chinese University of Hong Kong and will graduate in summer 2021. She is interning at the South China Morning Post

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When magician David Copperfield arrived in Hong Kong promising ‘spectacular and death-defying illusions’

American magician David Copperfield claimed to have ‘reinvented magic’ when he arrived in Hong Kong to perform a week of shows in September, 1988.

American magician David Copperfield claimed to have ‘reinvented magic’ when he arrived in Hong Kong to perform a week of shows in September, 1988.

When magician David Copperfield arrived in Hong Kong promising ‘spectacular and death-defying illusions’
14 Sep 2021 - 10:15AM
When natives threatened to attack 21 Hong Kong sailors after their ship ran aground off the Andaman Islands

Twenty-one Hong Kong sailors were left badly shaken after their vessel ran aground off the Andaman Islands in 1981 and wild natives threatened to attack them.

Twenty-one Hong Kong sailors were left badly shaken after their vessel ran aground off the Andaman Islands in 1981 and wild natives threatened to attack them.

When natives threatened to attack 21 Hong Kong sailors after their ship ran aground off the Andaman Islands
7 Sep 2021 - 10:22AM
Hong Kong diamond heist: the day safe crackers stole gems worth millions of dollars from a room used by the Israeli consulate

Safe crackers stole a large haul of diamonds from an office used by the Israeli consulate in Central Hong Kong in August 1971. A large reward was offered, but the gems were never recovered.

Safe crackers stole a large haul of diamonds from an office used by the Israeli consulate in Central Hong Kong in August 1971. A large reward was offered, but the gems were never recovered.

Hong Kong diamond heist: the day safe crackers stole gems worth millions of dollars from a room used by the Israeli consulate
31 Aug 2021 - 10:38AM
When China Airlines crash landing in Hong Kong killed two passengers as plane overturned and caught fire

McDonnell Douglas MD-11 jet bound from Bangkok to Taipei flipped over and burst into flames on landing at Hong Kong International Airport. As well as those killed, 211 passengers were injured.

McDonnell Douglas MD-11 jet bound from Bangkok to Taipei flipped over and burst into flames on landing at Hong Kong International Airport. As well as those killed, 211 passengers were injured.

When China Airlines crash landing in Hong Kong killed two passengers as plane overturned and caught fire
19 Aug 2021 - 10:45AM
When Hong Kong’s first rickshaw derby in 1975 marked the end of an era in the city’s transport history

A rickshaw derby in Victoria Park, Causeway Bay, in August, 1975, was a great success but also heralded the end for an iconic Hong Kong mode of transport.

A rickshaw derby in Victoria Park, Causeway Bay, in August, 1975, was a great success but also heralded the end for an iconic Hong Kong mode of transport.

When Hong Kong’s first rickshaw derby in 1975 marked the end of an era in the city’s transport history
10 Aug 2021 - 10:15AM
When a soldier thought he had struck it rich in Hong Kong with the discovery of deposits of beryl, a mineral ‘as rare as uranium’

Amateur geologist William Harries, a British soldier, thought he’d discovered large deposits of the mineral beryl in Hong Kong in 1955, but his claims were soon discredited.

Amateur geologist William Harries, a British soldier, thought he’d discovered large deposits of the mineral beryl in Hong Kong in 1955, but his claims were soon discredited.

When a soldier thought he had struck it rich in Hong Kong with the discovery of deposits of beryl, a mineral ‘as rare as uranium’
3 Aug 2021 - 12:15PM
Explainer | What you can do to limit climate change: practical ways to adjust what you eat and wear, and how you exercise and travel

From your eating habits to your clothes drawer, workouts and staycations, these practical steps will help minimise your contribution to climate change.

From your eating habits to your clothes drawer, workouts and staycations, these practical steps will help minimise your contribution to climate change.

What you can do to limit climate change: practical ways to adjust what you eat and wear, and how you exercise and travel
30 Jul 2021 - 3:46PM
When a wall collapsed in heavy rain in Hong Kong in 1925, turning seven buildings to rubble and killing 75

Heavy rains brought down a retaining wall next to a residential block in Hong Kong in 1925, knocking down seven buildings and killing 75, including ex-member of the Legislative Council Chau Siu-ki.

Heavy rains brought down a retaining wall next to a residential block in Hong Kong in 1925, knocking down seven buildings and killing 75, including ex-member of the Legislative Council Chau Siu-ki.

When a wall collapsed in heavy rain in Hong Kong in 1925, turning seven buildings to rubble and killing 75
27 Jul 2021 - 10:15AM
‘I was very sad and felt lost’: how a support service helps bereaved people in Hong Kong cope with their loss

Often, someone grieving the loss of a loved one is caused additional distress because they don’t know how to deal with formalities. In Hong Kong, a bereavement support service offers a helping hand.

Often, someone grieving the loss of a loved one is caused additional distress because they don’t know how to deal with formalities. In Hong Kong, a bereavement support service offers a helping hand.

‘I was very sad and felt lost’: how a support service helps bereaved people in Hong Kong cope with their loss
26 Jul 2021 - 1:25PM
When a head teacher killed a clerk at a Hong Kong school and set fire to her body

Cleared of murder but convicted of manslaughter, a head teacher of a Hong Kong primary school was sentenced in 1994 to nine years in jail for bludgeoning and strangling an accounts clerk.

Cleared of murder but convicted of manslaughter, a head teacher of a Hong Kong primary school was sentenced in 1994 to nine years in jail for bludgeoning and strangling an accounts clerk.

When a head teacher killed a clerk at a Hong Kong school and set fire to her body
20 Jul 2021 - 10:15AM
When two Hong Kong high-speed ferries collided and a captain was jailed for manslaughter, only for a UK court to quash his conviction

The high-speed ferries, both on the Hong Kong-Macau route, collided in July 1982, according to witnesses. Four officers were charged with manslaughter.

The high-speed ferries, both on the Hong Kong-Macau route, collided in July 1982, according to witnesses. Four officers were charged with manslaughter.

When two Hong Kong high-speed ferries collided and a captain was jailed for manslaughter, only for a UK court to quash his conviction
13 Jul 2021 - 10:51AM
Best French fries in Hong Kong, from McDonald’s and Shake Shack to Frites and The Butchers Club – who will be crowned champion?

From McDonald’s and Shake Shack to Frites and The Butchers Club, we hunted for the crispiest, fluffiest and outright tastiest French fries the city has to offer.

From McDonald’s and Shake Shack to Frites and The Butchers Club, we hunted for the crispiest, fluffiest and outright tastiest French fries the city has to offer.

Best French fries in Hong Kong, from McDonald’s and Shake Shack to Frites and The Butchers Club – who will be crowned champion?
13 Jul 2021 - 10:57AM
Young composers to perform their music on iPad tablets at e-concert in Hong Kong

Using Apple’s GarageBand app, 120 Hong Kong students will perform music they have written at an e-concert. Instead of instruments, they will play iPads and screen music videos.

Using Apple’s GarageBand app, 120 Hong Kong students will perform music they have written at an e-concert. Instead of instruments, they will play iPads and screen music videos.

Young composers to perform their music on iPad tablets at e-concert in Hong Kong
8 Jul 2021 - 5:15PM
Singing priest from Britain’s Got Talent to headline festival of hymns in Hong Kong

Britain’s Got Talent star Father Ray Kelly, the singing Irish priest, is set to appear in the opening concert at the Hong Kong Hymnos Festival in November.

Britain’s Got Talent star Father Ray Kelly, the singing Irish priest, is set to appear in the opening concert at the Hong Kong Hymnos Festival in November.

Singing priest from Britain’s Got Talent to headline festival of hymns in Hong Kong
7 Jul 2021 - 5:16PM
Hong Kong husbands say boy band Mirror are ruining marriages by stealing their wives’ hearts in viral Facebook group posts

Hong Kong men set up a Facebook group called ‘My wife married Mirror and left my marriage in ruins’, blaming the Canto-pop boy band for stealing their wives’ hearts. Over 200,000 users have joined in three days.

Hong Kong men set up a Facebook group called ‘My wife married Mirror and left my marriage in ruins’, blaming the Canto-pop boy band for stealing their wives’ hearts. Over 200,000 users have joined in three days.

Hong Kong husbands say boy band Mirror are ruining marriages by stealing their wives’ hearts in viral Facebook group posts
4 Aug 2021 - 11:15AM
When Hong Kong introduced its first lottery, sponsored by the government, to fund social welfare without raising taxes

Hong Kong launched a lottery in 1962 to avoid raising taxes to fund social welfare. A total of 1.7 million tickets were sold for the first draw.

Hong Kong launched a lottery in 1962 to avoid raising taxes to fund social welfare. A total of 1.7 million tickets were sold for the first draw.

When Hong Kong introduced its first lottery, sponsored by the government, to fund social welfare without raising taxes
6 Jul 2021 - 10:14AM
How to spend Hong Kong’s HK$5,000 coronavirus voucher and where you’ll find special offers

Use it or lose it – Hong Kong’s HK$5,000 consumption voucher scheme kicks off on July 4, but this free money can’t be saved. Here’s how to register and where you’ll find special offers.

Use it or lose it – Hong Kong’s HK$5,000 consumption voucher scheme kicks off on July 4, but this free money can’t be saved. Here’s how to register and where you’ll find special offers.

How to spend Hong Kong’s HK$5,000 coronavirus voucher and where you’ll find special offers
2 Jul 2021 - 7:08PM
Lessons in film appreciation for Hong Kong cinema-goers as city’s movie industry charts future under tightened censorship

Filmmakers hope educating cinema-goers about what goes into making movies will help them better appreciate Hong Kong films and offer them a future as the industry faces tighter censorship.

Filmmakers hope educating cinema-goers about what goes into making movies will help them better appreciate Hong Kong films and offer them a future as the industry faces tighter censorship.

Lessons in film appreciation for Hong Kong cinema-goers as city’s movie industry charts future under tightened censorship
24 Jun 2021 - 7:54AM
Airbnb seeks 12 digital nomads to live for 10 months in any listing on the site to help with market research, with expenses covered

Creatives, empty-nesters and young families are among the individuals being sought for the ‘Live Anywhere on Airbnb’ programme, to help the company with insights on nomadic lifestyles.

Creatives, empty-nesters and young families are among the individuals being sought for the ‘Live Anywhere on Airbnb’ programme, to help the company with insights on nomadic lifestyles.

Airbnb seeks 12 digital nomads to live for 10 months in any listing on the site to help with market research, with expenses covered
15 Jun 2021 - 11:54AM
Concert celebrating Chinese Communist Party’s centenary to show Hong Kong’s ‘unique’ blend of East and West

Violinist Yao Jue says that living in Hong Kong has made her life ‘full’. A concert on June 13 by the orchestra she founded is intended as a celebration of the city’s cultural diversity.

Violinist Yao Jue says that living in Hong Kong has made her life ‘full’. A concert on June 13 by the orchestra she founded is intended as a celebration of the city’s cultural diversity.

Concert celebrating Chinese Communist Party’s centenary to show Hong Kong’s ‘unique’ blend of East and West
10 Jun 2021 - 7:52PM