Tim Noonan

Tim Noonan has been crafting uniquely provocative columns for the SCMP and SMP for more than a decade. A native of Canada, he has over 20 years’ experience in Asia and has been a regular contributor to a number of prominent publications, including Time magazine, Forbes, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and The Independent.
Tim Noonan
Tim Noonan has been crafting uniquely provocative columns for the SCMP and SMP for more than a decade. A native of Canada, he has over 20 years’ experience in Asia and has been a regular contributor to a number of prominent publications, including Time magazine, Forbes, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and The Independent.

Latest from Tim Noonan

Opinion | ‘I am tan, it’s pretty obvious’: biracial pioneer Naomi Osaka is pushing boundaries to forge a new Japan

She is clearly a woman of colour and famous for that so why erase that in your advertising?

27 Jan 2019 - 10:03PM
‘I am tan, it’s pretty obvious’: biracial pioneer Naomi Osaka is pushing boundaries to forge a new Japan

She is clearly a woman of colour and famous for that so why erase that in your advertising?

Rugby World Cup: A million to one? Not quite, but we’re shouting for Hong Kong – and the organisers are too
Rugby World Cup 2019: wake up Japan, ditch the protocols and let your hair down
Rugby World Cup 2019: 10 reasons you should go to Japan (yes, beer is one of them)
Naomi Osaka’s US Open win over Serena Williams gives Japan an unlikely hero after devastating typhoon and earthquake
Hokkaido earthquake: Swaying hotels and light fixtures reported by Hongkongers holidaying in northern Japan when 6.7 magnitude quake hit

At least 370 visitors in tour groups from Hong Kong are at the popular destination, as landslides and power outages wreak havoc.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Hokkaido earthquake: Swaying hotels and light fixtures reported by Hongkongers holidaying in northern Japan when 6.7 magnitude quake hit

At least 370 visitors in tour groups from Hong Kong are at the popular destination, as landslides and power outages wreak havoc.

Asian Games apology: disgraced Japan basketball stars forced to show public humiliation over ‘buying sex’ in Jakarta
Wearable app uses your DNA to tell you what to eat and workouts to do in the gym – we put it to the test

Advanced Genomic Solutions app syncs with your smart band, reads your genetic profile and lets you program in your fitness goals, then recommends workouts and meals. Alas for our reviewer, it doesn’t come with a wine list

30 May 2018 - 6:48PM
Wearable app uses your DNA to tell you what to eat and workouts to do in the gym – we put it to the test

Advanced Genomic Solutions app syncs with your smart band, reads your genetic profile and lets you program in your fitness goals, then recommends workouts and meals. Alas for our reviewer, it doesn’t come with a wine list

While the future beckons for Perry and the young Americans, their Hong Kong destiny will have to wait at least one more year
How women are leading a rugby renaissance in Laos, with the help of Hong Kong
Hong Kong will build the world’s most expensive (Sevens) stadium. Can it please look like this ...
Health benefits of abstinence from alcohol: two regular quitters talk about their dry spells and share tips on giving up

Some give up drinking for January, others may quit booze for a year. They say they sleep better and feel much healthier, and medical experts agree, citing reductions in liver fat, blood sugar and cholesterol levels

17 Mar 2018 - 8:07PM
Health benefits of abstinence from alcohol: two regular quitters talk about their dry spells and share tips on giving up

Some give up drinking for January, others may quit booze for a year. They say they sleep better and feel much healthier, and medical experts agree, citing reductions in liver fat, blood sugar and cholesterol levels

Coldest Winter Games might be the coolest as South Korea grabs gold in its Olympics screen test
Why a half-pipe may be more than enough to smoke out the future for the Olympic Games
Let’s see what you’ve got, Asia! Who will stake a claim to fame at the Winter Olympics?
Asia will return golden lustre to Olympics – and for that the ‘Lords of the Rings’ should bow forever
How to get back in shape after the holidays – tips from top trainers in Hong Kong

It’s the new year and, after weeks of indulgence, many people vow to get fit and lose weight. However, trying to do too much can be overwhelming and cause injury. Top Hong Kong trainers offer tips to get your fitness back safely

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
How to get back in shape after the holidays – tips from top trainers in Hong Kong

It’s the new year and, after weeks of indulgence, many people vow to get fit and lose weight. However, trying to do too much can be overwhelming and cause injury. Top Hong Kong trainers offer tips to get your fitness back safely

How staggering advances in DNA testing help our lifestyle choices

A test costing less than HK$5,000 can tell you which diets, supplements, and types of fitness training are best for you, but make sure the company involved will protect the privacy of your data

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
How staggering advances in DNA testing help our lifestyle choices

A test costing less than HK$5,000 can tell you which diets, supplements, and types of fitness training are best for you, but make sure the company involved will protect the privacy of your data

Harsh reality of new media landscape takes its toll on ESPN and beyond
How an adopted Korean ‘god’ has turned Major League Baseball on its collective ear