Tessa Chan

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Tessa Chan

Remote Culture Editor

Tessa Chan is an editor and multimedia journalist, with a focus on exploration and conservation. She has studied photojournalism, feature journalism, and is a qualified drone pilot. Before joining the Post she worked for Leo Burnett Worldwide, Contagious Magazine and Warner Music Spain. She commissions travel content and creates multimedia features for the Culture desk.

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China’s first world-class hiking trail mapped out in Hunan’s Xuefeng Mountains

The team behind the venture hope to bring international hikers – and their tourist dollars – to a little-seen but highly scenic corner of the country.

31 Oct 2019 - 4:43PM

The team behind the venture hope to bring international hikers – and their tourist dollars – to a little-seen but highly scenic corner of the country.

China’s first world-class hiking trail mapped out in Hunan’s Xuefeng Mountains
Mongolia revives tradition of using Bankhar dogs in attempt to save grasslands

The traditional practice of using Mongolian Bankhar dogs to herd livestock is being revived in an effort to save the country's grasslands that have been depleted due to years of overgrazing and the effects of climate change.

10 Jun 2019 - 8:15AM

The traditional practice of using Mongolian Bankhar dogs to herd livestock is being revived in an effort to save the country's grasslands that have been depleted due to years of overgrazing and the effects of climate change.

Mongolia revives tradition of using Bankhar dogs in attempt to save grasslands
The dogs that could stop Mongolian grasslands turning to desert – return of the bankhar, traditional herder’s companion

The bankhar, a guardian dog, is being reintroduced to the steppe to protect livestock from predators and remove herders’ incentive to kill the latter and keep more animals; herd animals have tripled in number, causing overgrazing.

11 Jun 2019 - 2:47AM

The bankhar, a guardian dog, is being reintroduced to the steppe to protect livestock from predators and remove herders’ incentive to kill the latter and keep more animals; herd animals have tripled in number, causing overgrazing.

The dogs that could stop Mongolian grasslands turning to desert – return of the bankhar, traditional herder’s companion
Inside China’s caves, where untold animal, plant species could go extinct before being discovered

Young ecologists exploring the vast cave systems of Yunnan in southwest China are discovering new species all the time. China and Southeast Asia have some of the richest cave faunas in the world, but they are at risk.

26 Mar 2019 - 10:07AM

Young ecologists exploring the vast cave systems of Yunnan in southwest China are discovering new species all the time. China and Southeast Asia have some of the richest cave faunas in the world, but they are at risk.

Inside China’s caves, where untold animal, plant species could go extinct before being discovered
Giraffe expert raises fears the animal faces extinction if conservation efforts don’t happen soon

Dr Julian Fennessy wants action taken urgently as the giraffe population has experienced a rapid overall decline of 40 per cent in the last three decades, and they are already extinct in seven countries.

12 Jun 2018 - 6:00PM

Dr Julian Fennessy wants action taken urgently as the giraffe population has experienced a rapid overall decline of 40 per cent in the last three decades, and they are already extinct in seven countries.

Giraffe expert raises fears the animal faces extinction if conservation efforts don’t happen soon
Arctic sailing gets tourists up close with nature and melting glaciers between Norway and the North Pole

The world’s northernmost township with a permanent population, in Norway’s Svalbard archipelago, is gaining in popularity as a gateway to the icy north. Tours by sailing ship get visitors up close with nature and to some remote spots

22 May 2018 - 5:21PM

The world’s northernmost township with a permanent population, in Norway’s Svalbard archipelago, is gaining in popularity as a gateway to the icy north. Tours by sailing ship get visitors up close with nature and to some remote spots

Arctic sailing gets tourists up close with nature and melting glaciers between Norway and the North Pole
Why travellers should donate Asia Miles to fight wildlife crime – former Cathay Pacific captain’s campaign

Legislation is too slow, says Paul McIntosh ahead of his Royal Geographic Society presentation of conservation documentary Running Wild, at which he will ask people to donate unused air miles to save rare animals in Kenya

6 Mar 2018 - 6:13PM

Legislation is too slow, says Paul McIntosh ahead of his Royal Geographic Society presentation of conservation documentary Running Wild, at which he will ask people to donate unused air miles to save rare animals in Kenya

Why travellers should donate Asia Miles to fight wildlife crime – former Cathay Pacific captain’s campaign
Penang Hill’s 2018 bid for Unesco status boosted by findings of world’s first whole-forest biodiversity survey

At least four new species among discoveries in recent top-to-bottom study of Malaysia’s Penang Hill rainforest, with organisers hoping that the findings will support an application next year for it to become a Unesco World Heritage Site

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

At least four new species among discoveries in recent top-to-bottom study of Malaysia’s Penang Hill rainforest, with organisers hoping that the findings will support an application next year for it to become a Unesco World Heritage Site

Penang Hill’s 2018 bid for Unesco status boosted by findings of world’s first whole-forest biodiversity survey
Hong Kong adventurers to launch paramilitary ‘assault on trash’ washed up on hard-to-clean beaches

Outdoor enthusiasts will use abseiling, kayaking and coasteering to clean up six hard-to-access coastal rubbish spots around Shek O and Big Wave Bay in a military-style operation organised as part of the HK125 clean-up initiative

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Outdoor enthusiasts will use abseiling, kayaking and coasteering to clean up six hard-to-access coastal rubbish spots around Shek O and Big Wave Bay in a military-style operation organised as part of the HK125 clean-up initiative

Hong Kong adventurers to launch paramilitary ‘assault on trash’ washed up on hard-to-clean beaches
Henry Dallal on how he got to meet the queen, and photograph her

Iranian photographer Henry Dallal on how to make the queen smile for a photo, his lifelong passion for horses and keeping your cool when being charged by armed cavalry

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Iranian photographer Henry Dallal on how to make the queen smile for a photo, his lifelong passion for horses and keeping your cool when being charged by armed cavalry

Henry Dallal on how he got to meet the queen, and photograph her
A bird’s-eye view of Hong Kong’s crowded high-rises in local photographer’s Walled City series

Andy Yeung uses a drone to highlight today’s overcrowded residential estates that he says remind him of Kowloon’s infamous Walled City, which he saw demolished when a child

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Andy Yeung uses a drone to highlight today’s overcrowded residential estates that he says remind him of Kowloon’s infamous Walled City, which he saw demolished when a child

A bird’s-eye view of Hong Kong’s crowded high-rises in local photographer’s Walled City series
Why Hong Kong should say no to ivory chopsticks: African park warden shot trying to stop elephant poaching appeals to city

Erik Mararv, of Congo’s Garamba National Park, talks about being shot by poachers, imprisoned on false charges and why it’s up to the Hong Kong public to stop elephants, and people, being killed for ivory

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Erik Mararv, of Congo’s Garamba National Park, talks about being shot by poachers, imprisoned on false charges and why it’s up to the Hong Kong public to stop elephants, and people, being killed for ivory

Why Hong Kong should say no to ivory chopsticks: African park warden shot trying to stop elephant poaching appeals to city
Face threading: China’s ancient beauty hack

Chinese face threading (“xian mian”) is a process through which tiny facial hairs are removed.

17 Nov 2018 - 4:26AM

Chinese face threading (“xian mian”) is a process through which tiny facial hairs are removed.

Face threading: China’s ancient beauty hack
Couple successfully circle Hong Kong Island coastline, putting its polluted areas on the map
Out on the rocks, Hong Kong couple braves the storm to create pollution map

Morale is high despite heavy rain, ‘horrible’ water, mosquitoes and a missing drone, as adventurers climb and swim around Hong Kong Island. Here is our first #RoundtheIslandHK update

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Morale is high despite heavy rain, ‘horrible’ water, mosquitoes and a missing drone, as adventurers climb and swim around Hong Kong Island. Here is our first #RoundtheIslandHK update

Out on the rocks, Hong Kong couple braves the storm to create pollution map
Couple who’ll walk, climb and swim around Hong Kong Island to create the city’s first map of coastal pollution

Scrambling and swimming, Paul Niel and Esther Röling will make a complete circuit of the Hong Kong Island shore, taking water samples as they go to map water quality and biodiversity

17 Aug 2017 - 12:41PM

Scrambling and swimming, Paul Niel and Esther Röling will make a complete circuit of the Hong Kong Island shore, taking water samples as they go to map water quality and biodiversity

Couple who’ll walk, climb and swim around Hong Kong Island to create the city’s first map of coastal pollution
Race across Hong Kong waters in inflatables 2x faster than speedboats and reach parts of city most people don’t see

Junks will feel such old hat once you’ve bounced across the waves in a high-speed rigid inflatable boat on a tour to Hong Kong’s Geopark, the Ninepin Islands or Ping Chau

17 Aug 2017 - 12:43PM

Junks will feel such old hat once you’ve bounced across the waves in a high-speed rigid inflatable boat on a tour to Hong Kong’s Geopark, the Ninepin Islands or Ping Chau

Race across Hong Kong waters in inflatables 2x faster than speedboats and reach parts of city most people don’t see
The 4x4 of the seas: explore Hong Kong on a rigid inflatable boat

Dubbed the 4x4 of the seas, the rigid inflatable boat (RIB) can travel about five times faster than the average junk and twice the speed of a typical speedboat.

17 Nov 2018 - 4:26AM

Dubbed the 4x4 of the seas, the rigid inflatable boat (RIB) can travel about five times faster than the average junk and twice the speed of a typical speedboat.

The 4x4 of the seas: explore Hong Kong on a rigid inflatable boat
How Hongkonger Trilby White overcame TB and took part in women-only race in Tehran

Veterinary manager and mother of two talks about taking part in a women-only 10km race in Iran, her first event since overcoming tuberculosis after a two-year battle

4 May 2017 - 4:53PM

Veterinary manager and mother of two talks about taking part in a women-only 10km race in Iran, her first event since overcoming tuberculosis after a two-year battle

How Hongkonger Trilby White overcame TB and took part in  women-only race in Tehran
Elephant rescue up close: saving an injured calf in Kenya’s Maasai Mara nature reserve

Baby elephant’s trunk had been nearly severed in a snare poachers had set to catch bushmeat. Helicopter-borne rescuers swoop in to take the injured animal for surgery

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Baby elephant’s trunk had been nearly severed in a snare poachers had set to catch bushmeat. Helicopter-borne rescuers swoop in to take the injured animal for surgery

Elephant rescue up close: saving an injured calf in Kenya’s Maasai Mara nature reserve
Hong Kong dithers on ivory trade ban as wildlife teams in Kenya fight to protect elephants

Tourists are vital to the protection of elephants and other wildlife in East Africa because they support local livelihoods, say conservationists in front line of battle against ivory poachers and impatient for Hong Kong to end ivory trade

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Tourists are vital to the protection of elephants and other wildlife in East Africa because they support local livelihoods, say conservationists in front line of battle against ivory poachers and impatient for Hong Kong to end ivory trade

Hong Kong dithers on ivory trade ban as wildlife teams in Kenya fight to protect elephants
Hong Kong-raised helicopter pilot Ben Simpson has flown creatures great and small, from baby gorillas to George W. Bush

Simpson, who is giving a talk, Helicoptering Africa, hosted by the Royal Geographical Society in Hong Kong, describes the former US president as ‘sharp and funny’ and how he was serenaded by Paul Simon around the campfire

10 Mar 2017 - 11:05AM

Simpson, who is giving a talk, Helicoptering Africa, hosted by the Royal Geographical Society in Hong Kong, describes the former US president as ‘sharp and funny’ and how he was serenaded by Paul Simon around the campfire

Hong Kong-raised helicopter pilot Ben Simpson has flown creatures great and small, from baby gorillas to George W. Bush
Review | Book review: Collected Hong Kong Stories – love, shattered dreams and pursuit of wealth in the vertical city

Drawing on his broad experience and knowledge, author David T.K. Wong takes us on a vivid tour through Hong Kong’s back alleys, and abroad, in this eye-opening and varied collection written over 30 years

20 Jul 2018 - 8:46PM

Drawing on his broad experience and knowledge, author David T.K. Wong takes us on a vivid tour through Hong Kong’s back alleys, and abroad, in this eye-opening and varied collection written over 30 years

Book review: Collected Hong Kong Stories – love, shattered dreams and pursuit of wealth in the vertical city
The Hong Kong banker who gave up his career to facilitate release of abductees in Afghanistan and help victims of Syrian civil war

Frontline Red Cross worker Jason Yip has helped victims of Sichuan’s earthquake and the wars in Afghanistan and Syria. He explains why it’s hard to get used to Hong Kong each time he returns from the field

20 Jul 2018 - 8:46PM

Frontline Red Cross worker Jason Yip has helped victims of Sichuan’s earthquake and the wars in Afghanistan and Syria. He explains why it’s hard to get used to Hong Kong each time he returns from the field

The Hong Kong banker who gave up his career to facilitate release of abductees in Afghanistan and help victims of Syrian civil war
Top 10 most recommended Hong Kong restaurants, for visitors and Hongkongers alike

Dim sum delights, classic Hong Kong tea cafe fare, posh burgers, the finest of fine dining - see the pick of city’s 14,000 restaurants

20 Jul 2018 - 8:46PM

Dim sum delights, classic Hong Kong tea cafe fare, posh burgers, the finest of fine dining - see the pick of city’s 14,000 restaurants

Top 10 most recommended Hong Kong restaurants, for visitors and Hongkongers alike
Hit list: five things to do in Hong Kong this week (January 20-26)

Heavy metal legends Metallica, dancing zombie frogs and a psycho thriller on this week’s list

20 Jul 2018 - 8:46PM

Heavy metal legends Metallica, dancing zombie frogs and a psycho thriller on this week’s list

Hit list: five things to do in Hong Kong this week (January 20-26)
Hit list: five things to do in Hong Kong this week (January 13-19)

See an aerial perspective of Hong Kong, sample some killer hot pot, ponder an alien visit and more this week

13 Jan 2017 - 3:27PM

See an aerial perspective of Hong Kong, sample some killer hot pot, ponder an alien visit and more this week

Hit list: five things to do in Hong Kong this week (January 13-19)
Five things to do in Hong Kong this week (January 6-12) - comedy, a cinema weepie, exploring history and more

Australian Dave Hughes will have you laughing at life’s annoyances, Nordic chef Bjorn Frantzen will have you savouring his creative combinations

20 Jul 2018 - 8:46PM

Australian Dave Hughes will have you laughing at life’s annoyances, Nordic chef Bjorn Frantzen will have you savouring his creative combinations

Five things to do in Hong Kong this week (January 6-12) - comedy, a cinema weepie, exploring history and more
Spanish architect Rafael Moneo on working with his heroes

The Pritzker Prize winner, who is the subject of a retrospective in Hong Kong, says the only goal left for him is to make our lives better

20 Jul 2018 - 8:46PM

The Pritzker Prize winner, who is the subject of a retrospective in Hong Kong, says the only goal left for him is to make our lives better

Spanish architect Rafael Moneo on working with his heroes
Property, sex, nudity and the MTR - the top 10 stories you liked most in 2016, and our own top 10 favourites

From haunted-flat bargains to nude hikers, daredevil Russian model to Hong Kong’s best local snacks: we round up some of our favourite lifestyle stories of the year, and the ones you liked most

20 Jul 2018 - 8:46PM

From haunted-flat bargains to nude hikers, daredevil Russian model to Hong Kong’s best local snacks: we round up some of our favourite lifestyle stories of the year, and the ones you liked most

Property, sex, nudity and the MTR - the top 10 stories you liked most in 2016, and our own top 10 favourites