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

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

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

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

Art for more than art’s sake
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

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’

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

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

Newly on board: what to expect in UK boarding schools
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
  • 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
First African-American woman to lead Oberlin College overcomes gender and racial barriers
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

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

Brave New World’s cultural vision paints a brighter future
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

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

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

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

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

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’

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

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

How Redress sustainable fashion award winners turned junk into jazz
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

14 Sep 2018 - 2:31PM

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

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

12 Sep 2018 - 6:18PM

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

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

31 Aug 2018 - 3:03PM

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

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

27 Aug 2018 - 4:06PM

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

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

7 Aug 2019 - 4:20PM

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?

What is the story behind the Qixi Festival?
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

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

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

1 Aug 2018 - 10:37AM

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

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

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

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

2 Aug 2018 - 10:40AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5 Jun 2018 - 5:03PM

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

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

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

Korean heartthrob actor Jung Woo-sung takes on role as Longines’ new ambassador
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

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

Green Carpet Fashion Awards to return during Milan Fashion Week 2018
2017’s most expensive US home is on the market again – here’s what you get for a US$188 million price tag