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.
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

9 Nov 2018 - 6:17AM

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

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

24 Jan 2019 - 3:17PM

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.

Vietnam war photographer Derek Maitland on crippling PTSD and his final battle, with cancer
Sevens seen: help at hand for youngsters at the stadium, and socially conscious students make a costume statement
From sheep’s eyeballs, to sardines in a glass of milk, how to prevent horrible hangovers at the Hong Kong Sevens
Sevens seen: women in the Lion’s Den (at last), and don’t forget to tip your taxi driver this weekend
How did Hong Kong's Happy Valley get its name? Blame black humour, illicit drugs or murderous mosquitoes
Volvo Ocean Race mooring itself to the Kai Tak Sports Park will put sailing on the map in Hong Kong
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

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

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

Volvo Ocean Race blazes a trail for women in sailing as America’s Cup lags behind on long road to equality
‘The team is in good hands under Witty’: boss reveals his relief after Scallywag prevails following dramatic race
Stranded below with broken bones: the lonely injury ordeal of a Volvo Ocean Race sailor
‘We’re aiming to build a city of sailors’: grass-roots take priority as Volvo Village highlights Hong Kong’s enthusiasm for the high seas
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

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

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

From rugby coach to pantomime dame: a Hong Kong-based Briton retraces his unusual journey
Scallywag skipper David Witt confident ahead of equatorial crossings during Volvo Ocean Race
Hong Kong’s Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag gives David Witt the chance to tackle Volvo Ocean Race on his own terms
Hong Kong sailor Tiger Mok ready for major step up at Volvo Ocean Race
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

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

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

Opinion: office jargon can buzz off
Another Sevens in the Wall as the curtain falls on a weekend of thrills and spills in Hong Kong
Italy might have the mafia – but Hong Kong has the ‘Tafia’ at the Sevens
Unsuccessful betting syndicate gets Aussie ‘bucks’ to Hong Kong for Sevens ... six years later
Hong Kong rugby hall of famer Ricky Cheuk’s sense of timing as finely tuned as ever
Women in the Carbine Club? Why, next you’ll see Morris dancing in Hong Kong!
When you come to Hong Kong for the Sevens and spend the weekend in the haunts of Wan Chai
You snooze, you lose: How to get the best Sevens seat in the house
How the late Joost van der Westhuizen turned Springbok pride into something eternal
‘Sir, can I eat this?’ – legendary sevens rugby coach Gordon Tietjens offers food for thought in new Samoa role
‘46 of my players became All Blacks’ – How the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens changed my life,  part 3
‘No Sevens, no Serevi’ – How the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens changed my life, part two
Marriages and mayhem – How the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens changed my life, part 1
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

12 May 2017 - 4:06PM

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

How to deal with cold-callers in Hong Kong
How a Hong Kong tycoon’s  ‘expensive curiosity’ led to a sea rescue and a record in the Sydney to Hobart race