Sophia Lam

Sophia Lam is assistant education editor at the South China Morning Post. She also writes about travel and lifestyle.
Sophia Lam
Sophia Lam is assistant education editor at the South China Morning Post. She also writes about travel and lifestyle.

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Is the private island Jay-Z bought for Beyoncé the most outrageous gift of celebrity love ever?

A 200-year-old olive tree, an antique carousel horse and a 24ct solid gold bathtub are among the lavish gifts

14 Feb 2019 - 3:07PM
Is the private island Jay-Z bought for Beyoncé the most outrageous gift of celebrity love ever?

A 200-year-old olive tree, an antique carousel horse and a 24ct solid gold bathtub are among the lavish gifts

Art for more than art’s sake

Students looking to work in the art world need to equip themselves with knowledge of business, technology and social issues

15 Jan 2019 - 9:52AM
Art for more than art’s sake

Students looking to work in the art world need to equip themselves with knowledge of business, technology and social issues

5 of Anita Mui’s most memorable films – have you watched them all?

On the 15th anniversary of the actress’s death, we look at her most iconic roles, from star-crossed lover in ‘Rouge’ to the gender-fluid protagonist in ‘Kawashima Yoshiko’

3 Jan 2019 - 3:37PM
5 of Anita Mui’s most memorable films – have you watched them all?

On the 15th anniversary of the actress’s death, we look at her most iconic roles, from star-crossed lover in ‘Rouge’ to the gender-fluid protagonist in ‘Kawashima Yoshiko’

Newly on board: what to expect in UK boarding schools

UK education offers many benefits such as chances for creativity and discovery. But the challenges of life as a boarder may require resilience and resourcefulness to overcome

7 Dec 2018 - 9:42AM
Newly on board: what to expect in UK boarding schools

UK education offers many benefits such as chances for creativity and discovery. But the challenges of life as a boarder may require resilience and resourcefulness to overcome

First African-American woman to lead Oberlin College overcomes gender and racial barriers
  • Thanks to the person who inspired her to dream big when she was seven, she is now the president of a leading liberal arts college in the US
28 Nov 2018 - 9:29AM
First African-American woman to lead Oberlin College overcomes gender and racial barriers
  • Thanks to the person who inspired her to dream big when she was seven, she is now the president of a leading liberal arts college in the US
Brave New World’s cultural vision paints a brighter future

Hong Kong developer and Nan Fung Group enlist art to kindle creative instincts in the community and regenerate city districts through a broad range of initiatives

26 Nov 2018 - 3:14PM
Brave New World’s cultural vision paints a brighter future

Hong Kong developer and Nan Fung Group enlist art to kindle creative instincts in the community and regenerate city districts through a broad range of initiatives

Lane Crawford pop-up Luxarity: where blockchain technology meets vintage fashion

What’s new: customers can now trace where their donations go, with the help of blockchain

9 Nov 2018 - 10:10AM
Lane Crawford pop-up Luxarity: where blockchain technology meets vintage fashion

What’s new: customers can now trace where their donations go, with the help of blockchain

Yale graduate makes the Forbes 30 under 30 list by helping students get into Ivy League schools

From starting an anti-bullying group at 15 to guiding teens into elite universities, Christopher Rim has done a lot in his 23 years

19 Oct 2018 - 10:04AM
Yale graduate makes the Forbes 30 under 30 list by helping students get into Ivy League schools

From starting an anti-bullying group at 15 to guiding teens into elite universities, Christopher Rim has done a lot in his 23 years

Why we love BTS’ birthday-boy Jimin, who’s 23 today

The South Korean group member is known as a stand-out performer – thanks to his brilliant vocals and dancing – and for his hard-earned ‘six-pack’

12 Nov 2018 - 2:32PM
Why we love BTS’ birthday-boy Jimin, who’s 23 today

The South Korean group member is known as a stand-out performer – thanks to his brilliant vocals and dancing – and for his hard-earned ‘six-pack’

How Redress sustainable fashion award winners turned junk into jazz

Contestants in the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition turn waste into appealing designs

30 Sep 2018 - 5:03PM
How Redress sustainable fashion award winners turned junk into jazz

Contestants in the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition turn waste into appealing designs

Can Hong Kong’s inclusive education marry non-local curricula?

When it comes to educating children with special needs, parents and schools have many strategies to choose from to ensure their youngsters get the teaching that suits them best

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Can Hong Kong’s inclusive education marry non-local curricula?

When it comes to educating children with special needs, parents and schools have many strategies to choose from to ensure their youngsters get the teaching that suits them best

Who is Richard Liu? Things you should know about the Chinese billionaire

Here are some interesting facts about the founder and CEO of Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Who is Richard Liu? Things you should know about the Chinese billionaire

Here are some interesting facts about the founder and CEO of Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com

What is Banyan Tree doing to save coral reefs in the Maldives?

The resort group, which has set up two marine conservation labs in the Maldives, is committed to restoring the coral reefs

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
What is Banyan Tree doing to save coral reefs in the Maldives?

The resort group, which has set up two marine conservation labs in the Maldives, is committed to restoring the coral reefs

Meet ‘Little Fresh Meat’ star Jackson Yee: high fashion house Bottega Veneta’s new Asia-Pacific spokesman

Some things you should know about teen singer – part of TF Boys – who is latest attractive, young Chinese male pop star to be signed up by top brands

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Meet ‘Little Fresh Meat’ star Jackson Yee: high fashion house Bottega Veneta’s new Asia-Pacific spokesman

Some things you should know about teen singer – part of TF Boys – who is latest attractive, young Chinese male pop star to be signed up by top brands

What is the story behind the Qixi Festival?

It’s that time of year again – to dream of love, the moon and the Milky Way. The festival often known as Double Seventh is a tradition that speaks to our deepest romantic yearnings. But just how familiar are you with the ancient tale itself?

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
What is the story behind the Qixi Festival?

It’s that time of year again – to dream of love, the moon and the Milky Way. The festival often known as Double Seventh is a tradition that speaks to our deepest romantic yearnings. But just how familiar are you with the ancient tale itself?

Ticket to read: how Hong Kong village school has turned double decker bus into library

Retired city bus turns up – as part of scheme to donate old vehicles to worthy causes – just when primary schoolchildren ask teachers for bigger premises

7 Aug 2018 - 4:25PM
Ticket to read: how Hong Kong village school has turned double decker bus into library

Retired city bus turns up – as part of scheme to donate old vehicles to worthy causes – just when primary schoolchildren ask teachers for bigger premises

5 things you should know about K-pop star Tiffany Young as she celebrates her 29th birthday today

The queen of pink, who just released ‘Over My Skin’, is working to build a music career in the US

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
5 things you should know about K-pop star Tiffany Young as she celebrates her 29th birthday today

The queen of pink, who just released ‘Over My Skin’, is working to build a music career in the US

5 sustainable swimwear brands made from ocean litter are making waves around the world

Whether or not you have a beach body, you will have every reason to feel good in these super eco-friendly swimsuits

7 Aug 2018 - 10:24AM
5 sustainable swimwear brands made from ocean litter are making waves around the world

Whether or not you have a beach body, you will have every reason to feel good in these super eco-friendly swimsuits

Hong Kong singer-songwriter Khalil Fong’s dream to be a children’s author comes true

He tells STYLE how writing his imaginative stories honour a promise he made to his mother – and how children today do not have enough time to dream

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Hong Kong singer-songwriter Khalil Fong’s dream to be a children’s author comes true

He tells STYLE how writing his imaginative stories honour a promise he made to his mother – and how children today do not have enough time to dream

IB high-flyers ready for the next step on worthwhile career paths

Students with perfect International Baccalaureate scores from St. Paul’s Co-educational College have already decided which direction to take

17 Jul 2018 - 3:50PM
IB high-flyers ready for the next step on worthwhile career paths

Students with perfect International Baccalaureate scores from St. Paul’s Co-educational College have already decided which direction to take

4 reasons to visit Jeju-do, ‘the Hawaii of Korea’

Take a rest from your Seoul shopping sprees and enjoy the outlying island’s refreshing vibe

30 Jun 2018 - 9:33AM
4 reasons to visit Jeju-do, ‘the Hawaii of Korea’

Take a rest from your Seoul shopping sprees and enjoy the outlying island’s refreshing vibe

4 exclusive summer camps that your children will love and find educational

From glamping in Indonesia to assembling a watch movement in the Swiss Alps, there are some fantastic choices for where to send your children for an enriching summer experience

28 Jun 2018 - 11:24AM
4 exclusive summer camps that your children will love and find educational

From glamping in Indonesia to assembling a watch movement in the Swiss Alps, there are some fantastic choices for where to send your children for an enriching summer experience

How to help children avoid cyber risks and thrive in an online world

As the number of digital risks children are exposed to continues to grow, DQ offers a way to equip kids with the skills needed to cope successfully

20 Jun 2018 - 3:54PM
How to help children avoid cyber risks and thrive in an online world

As the number of digital risks children are exposed to continues to grow, DQ offers a way to equip kids with the skills needed to cope successfully

Traditional watchmaking in the Swiss Alps is the new summer fad for children

Students can learn about what makes people tick when they shown how to rebuild a mechanical watch movement

16 Jun 2018 - 11:22PM
Traditional watchmaking in the Swiss Alps is the new summer fad for children

Students can learn about what makes people tick when they shown how to rebuild a mechanical watch movement

How did this American school become one of the happiest in Dubai?

This is a school where you can be different but also be accepted, superintendent Paul Richards says

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
How did this American school become one of the happiest in Dubai?

This is a school where you can be different but also be accepted, superintendent Paul Richards says

Drill or chill: How to prepare for a kindergarten interview
Canto-pop singer Gillian Chung and Taiwanese doctor hold wedding celebration in Los Angeles
Korean heartthrob actor Jung Woo-sung takes on role as Longines’ new ambassador

Actor – who also works with UN’s refugee agency – unveiled as ‘Ambassador of Elegance’ at launch of Swiss luxury watchmaker’s Conquest V.H.P. timepiece

17 May 2018 - 10:22AM
Korean heartthrob actor Jung Woo-sung takes on role as Longines’ new ambassador

Actor – who also works with UN’s refugee agency – unveiled as ‘Ambassador of Elegance’ at launch of Swiss luxury watchmaker’s Conquest V.H.P. timepiece

Green Carpet Fashion Awards to return during Milan Fashion Week 2018

The eco-fashion initiative is in the spotlight after Cate Blanchett and Julianne Moore graced the Cannes Film Festival with sustainable statement pieces

14 May 2018 - 3:01PM
Green Carpet Fashion Awards to return during Milan Fashion Week 2018

The eco-fashion initiative is in the spotlight after Cate Blanchett and Julianne Moore graced the Cannes Film Festival with sustainable statement pieces

2017’s most expensive US home is on the market again – here’s what you get for a US$188 million price tag