Robby Nimmo

Robby Nimmo

Robby Nimmo, an award-winning advertising copywriter, has been writing for the South China Morning Post for 10 years. She writes the left-field rather than the on-field, social commentary rather than sporting commentary. She is also a regular contributor to the Rant column in the Sunday Post Magazine.

Latest from Robby Nimmo

Opinion | Begpackers in Hong Kong: are they all fake or are some in need of genuine charity?

Those who rely on the kindness of strangers to fund their adventures or air ticket home might actually need a helping hand

Those who rely on the kindness of strangers to fund their adventures or air ticket home might actually need a helping hand

2 Nov 2018 - 8:56AM
Vietnam war photographer Derek Maitland on crippling PTSD and his final battle, with cancer

Former photojournalist Derek Maitland recalls his childhood journey from Britain to Australia, landing in hedonistic Hong Kong and realising his dream of becoming a war correspondent.

Former photojournalist Derek Maitland recalls his childhood journey from Britain to Australia, landing in hedonistic Hong Kong and realising his dream of becoming a war correspondent.

24 Jan 2019 - 3:17PM
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Volvo Ocean Race blazes a trail for women in sailing as America’s Cup lags behind on long road to equality

Scallywag navigator Libby Greenhalgh says sailing, like industry, is about who you know but that the balance is slowly changing

Scallywag navigator Libby Greenhalgh says sailing, like industry, is about who you know but that the balance is slowly changing

26 Jan 2018 - 11:55AM
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23 Jan 2018 - 5:31PM
From rugby coach to pantomime dame: a Hong Kong-based Briton retraces his unusual journey

The villain in this year’s Hong Kong Players’ pantomime and self-professed ‘cockney geezer’ talks about his love for playing the dame and how he moves seamlessly from satin dresses to rugby jerseys

The villain in this year’s Hong Kong Players’ pantomime and self-professed ‘cockney geezer’ talks about his love for playing the dame and how he moves seamlessly from satin dresses to rugby jerseys

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
11 Nov 2017 - 11:41AM
Opinion: office jargon can buzz off

Reached out lately? No, of course you haven’t. If only our colleagues in arms would learn to speak like human beings

Reached out lately? No, of course you haven’t. If only our colleagues in arms would learn to speak like human beings

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
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How to deal with cold-callers in Hong Kong

There are a number of ways to handle phone pests – from swearing in Cantonese to singing. If that doesn’t do the trick, try putting your two-year-old on

There are a number of ways to handle phone pests – from swearing in Cantonese to singing. If that doesn’t do the trick, try putting your two-year-old on

12 May 2017 - 4:06PM
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