Tessa Chan

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.
Tessa Chan
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.

Latest from Tessa Chan

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
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.

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
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

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
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

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
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

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
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

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
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

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
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

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
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

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
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

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
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

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
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

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
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

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
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

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
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

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
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

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
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

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
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