Sammy Heung

Hong Kong

Sammy Heung

Intern, Hong Kong

Sammy Heung is studying journalism at The University of Hong Kong, and is working at the Post as a summer intern for Hong Kong desk.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Hongkongers gather to celebrate start of Games

Hundreds attend ‘Go Hong Kong Team’ event at West Kowloon Cultural District’s Art Park.

Hundreds attend ‘Go Hong Kong Team’ event at West Kowloon Cultural District’s Art Park.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Hongkongers gather to celebrate start of Games
23 Jul 2021 - 10:55PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong students stranded in Britain decry ‘messed up’ travel plans after officials drop flight ban relaxation

Travel plans of students overseas hoping to finally get home to Hong Kong thrown into disarray over decision to mothball the lifting of Covid-19 flight bans.

Travel plans of students overseas hoping to finally get home to Hong Kong thrown into disarray over decision to mothball the lifting of Covid-19 flight bans.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong students stranded in Britain decry ‘messed up’ travel plans after officials drop flight ban relaxation
22 Jul 2021 - 11:36PM
Hong Kong student battles neurodegenerative disease to clear DSE exams hurdle

Ching Chun-ho makes his parents and teachers proud by scoring 18 marks for six subjects despite requiring extra time to finish each paper.

Ching Chun-ho makes his parents and teachers proud by scoring 18 marks for six subjects despite requiring extra time to finish each paper.

Hong Kong student battles neurodegenerative disease to clear DSE exams hurdle
22 Jul 2021 - 1:49PM
Hong Kong Book Fair draws to a close with total of 830,000 visitors; publishers report mixed sales

Average spending falls by 6 per cent according to survey of 800 shoppers even as some publishers report a rise in sales.

Average spending falls by 6 per cent according to survey of 800 shoppers even as some publishers report a rise in sales.

Hong Kong Book Fair draws to a close with total of 830,000 visitors; publishers report mixed sales
21 Jul 2021 - 2:14PM
Opposition camp’s diminished presence at Hong Kong Book Fair allows opportunity for pro-establishment voices, authors say

Opposition-leaning media ‘have retreated under the national security law’, one author says, ceding spotlight to pro-establishment writers.

Opposition-leaning media ‘have retreated under the national security law’, one author says, ceding spotlight to pro-establishment writers.

Opposition camp’s diminished presence at Hong Kong Book Fair allows opportunity for pro-establishment voices, authors say
19 Jul 2021 - 11:14PM
National security law: Hong Kong Book Fair vendors double down on selling works by opposition figures despite complaints citing legislation

Activist group files complaints about eight books that are either penned by opposition figures or about anti-government protests in 2014 and 2019.

Activist group files complaints about eight books that are either penned by opposition figures or about anti-government protests in 2014 and 2019.

National security law: Hong Kong Book Fair vendors double down on selling works by opposition figures despite complaints citing legislation
16 Jul 2021 - 10:31PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s entry ban relaxation leaves helpers with unrecognised vaccine records on outside looking in

Jabs only recognised if received in city, mainland China or countries identified by the WHO – a category that does not include the Philippines or Indonesia.

Jabs only recognised if received in city, mainland China or countries identified by the WHO – a category that does not include the Philippines or Indonesia.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s entry ban relaxation leaves helpers with unrecognised vaccine records on outside looking in
15 Jul 2021 - 11:09PM
Hong Kong Book Fair returns after one-year delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, but self-censorship fears continue

Amidst worries about the national security law, event organisers insist they had not been informed about any random checks for politically-sensitive titles, though many exhibitors have still chosen to be more careful.

Amidst worries about the national security law, event organisers insist they had not been informed about any random checks for politically-sensitive titles, though many exhibitors have still chosen to be more careful.

Hong Kong Book Fair returns after one-year delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, but self-censorship fears continue
14 Jul 2021 - 1:13PM
Hong Kong Book Fair returns after long delay due to Covid-19, but self-censorship fears persist

Despite a reduced presence, political titles from opposition figures still being sold at first book fair held since national security law came into effect.

Despite a reduced presence, political titles from opposition figures still being sold at first book fair held since national security law came into effect.

Hong Kong Book Fair returns after long delay due to Covid-19, but self-censorship fears persist
14 Jul 2021 - 11:02PM
Eating Boston lobster in Hong Kong could hasten demise of North Atlantic whale species

The lobster is harvested using traps that are also entangling the North Atlantic right whale, WWF-Hong Kong says.

The lobster is harvested using traps that are also entangling the North Atlantic right whale, WWF-Hong Kong says.

Eating Boston lobster in Hong Kong could hasten demise of North Atlantic whale species
13 Jul 2021 - 10:24PM
Screaming fans ignore Covid-19 rules to catch glimpse of Hong Kong heartthrobs Mirror

Screaming fans cram into Harbour City to catch glimpse of Anson Lo and Edan Lui of the Canto-pop sensations – ignoring social-distancing rules in the process.

Screaming fans cram into Harbour City to catch glimpse of Anson Lo and Edan Lui of the Canto-pop sensations – ignoring social-distancing rules in the process.

Screaming fans ignore Covid-19 rules to catch glimpse of Hong Kong heartthrobs Mirror
10 Jul 2021 - 11:21PM
Hong Kong to ban plastic cutlery at restaurants in four years, but green groups call for faster action

Under first stage of government plan, eateries will be prohibited from offering plastic tableware, straws, stirrers or plates for dine-in service.

Under first stage of government plan, eateries will be prohibited from offering plastic tableware, straws, stirrers or plates for dine-in service.

Hong Kong to ban plastic cutlery at restaurants in four years, but green groups call for faster action
9 Jul 2021 - 11:31PM
HK$5,000 vouchers: almost 1.55 million register for scheme on first day

Applications opened for scheme at 6am on Sunday, and Financial Secretary Paul Chan said interest already showed it was going to be a success.

Applications opened for scheme at 6am on Sunday, and Financial Secretary Paul Chan said interest already showed it was going to be a success.

HK$5,000 vouchers: almost 1.55 million register for scheme on first day
4 Jul 2021 - 11:17PM
Hong Kong permanent residents overseas balk at high cost of returning to renew status, seek ‘leniency’ during pandemic

Travel curbs put some at risk of losing right of abode if they don’t return within three years.

Travel curbs put some at risk of losing right of abode if they don’t return within three years.

Hong Kong permanent residents overseas balk at high cost of returning to renew status, seek ‘leniency’ during pandemic
4 Jul 2021 - 9:34PM
Hong Kong bank officers, loan applicants among 36 arrested over suspected scams seeking HK$40 million under SME aid scheme

Middlemen suspected of inflating claims, obtaining government-backed loans for shell companies.

Middlemen suspected of inflating claims, obtaining government-backed loans for shell companies.

Hong Kong bank officers, loan applicants among 36 arrested over suspected scams seeking HK$40 million under SME aid scheme
28 Jun 2021 - 7:30AM
The morning after: Apple Daily supporters brave drizzling rain, express despair while snapping up final edition

The tabloid-style newspaper, a fixture for 26 years, ended operations at midnight following a series of arrests made under the national security law.

The tabloid-style newspaper, a fixture for 26 years, ended operations at midnight following a series of arrests made under the national security law.

The morning after: Apple Daily supporters brave drizzling rain, express despair while snapping up final edition
24 Jun 2021 - 5:30PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong businesses say easing of ‘vaccine bubble’, quarantine rules too conservative, too late

Hotel sector fears losses if vaccinated guests who have booked 14-day quarantine stays test positive for antibodies and can leave early.

Hotel sector fears losses if vaccinated guests who have booked 14-day quarantine stays test positive for antibodies and can leave early.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong businesses say easing of ‘vaccine bubble’, quarantine rules too conservative, too late
22 Jun 2021 - 9:51AM
Explainer | HK$5,000 vouchers: who qualifies, who doesn’t, and where can you spend them in Hong Kong?

Adult permanent residents, and migrants from mainland China can soon register for the digital vouchers that are designed to boost the city’s economy. But work-permit holders and domestic helpers have been left out.

Adult permanent residents, and migrants from mainland China can soon register for the digital vouchers that are designed to boost the city’s economy. But work-permit holders and domestic helpers have been left out.

HK$5,000 vouchers: who qualifies, who doesn’t, and where can you spend them in Hong Kong?
4 Jul 2021 - 1:36PM
Hong Kong adviser assures residents buying Apple Daily won’t violate national security law as queues greet first edition after arrests

‘Core issue’ behind Thursday arrests of five of the tabloid’s senior executives was articles calling for sanctions on the city or central government, Ronny Tong says; newsstands, meanwhile, report brisk sales of Friday edition.

‘Core issue’ behind Thursday arrests of five of the tabloid’s senior executives was articles calling for sanctions on the city or central government, Ronny Tong says; newsstands, meanwhile, report brisk sales of Friday edition.

Hong Kong adviser assures residents buying Apple Daily won’t violate national security law as queues greet first edition after arrests
18 Jun 2021 - 5:28PM
Beware of Hong Kong hotels’ staycation traps, consumer watchdog warns

Consumer Council urges buyers to read small print after guest checking into pet-friendly hotel is charged extra for bringing her cat, and a woman who booked a room with a sea view ends up looking at the roof of a commercial building.

Consumer Council urges buyers to read small print after guest checking into pet-friendly hotel is charged extra for bringing her cat, and a woman who booked a room with a sea view ends up looking at the roof of a commercial building.

Beware of Hong Kong hotels’ staycation traps, consumer watchdog warns
16 Jun 2021 - 7:06PM
Police arrest four students over viral video clip showing Hong Kong schoolboy being slapped, kicked and forced to kneel on floor

Preliminary investigation shows the victim was assaulted for allegedly trying to date a female student.

Preliminary investigation shows the victim was assaulted for allegedly trying to date a female student.

Police arrest four students over viral video clip showing Hong Kong schoolboy being slapped, kicked and forced to kneel on floor
10 Jun 2021 - 2:20PM