Valerie Teh

Raised in Hong Kong, Valerie Teh studied Anthropology at the University of Cambridge before joining Condé Nast International as an editor and content copywriter working with renowned media brands including Vogue, GQ and Tatler. With work experience in Hong Kong, Shanghai and London, she is currently a freelance writer and photographer whose work has appeared in the South China Morning Post, the Londonist and Elite Daily.
Valerie Teh
Raised in Hong Kong, Valerie Teh studied Anthropology at the University of Cambridge before joining Condé Nast International as an editor and content copywriter working with renowned media brands including Vogue, GQ and Tatler. With work experience in Hong Kong, Shanghai and London, she is currently a freelance writer and photographer whose work has appeared in the South China Morning Post, the Londonist and Elite Daily.

Latest from Valerie Teh

Why aerial yoga has taken off in Asia – it improves flexibility, strengthens muscles, and helps relieve stress

It’s not clear who first practised yoga while in a silk hammock, but the idea is to perform traditional yoga moves or aerial adaptations of them in the air using the hammock for support – and yogis swear by it

17 Jul 2018 - 9:50AM

It’s not clear who first practised yoga while in a silk hammock, but the idea is to perform traditional yoga moves or aerial adaptations of them in the air using the hammock for support – and yogis swear by it

Why aerial yoga has taken off in Asia – it improves flexibility, strengthens muscles, and helps relieve stress
Skin health tips for fitness fanatics: how to have a glowing complexion while working out

Your exercise and eating habits – plus the make-up you use – can all have an effect on your skin health. We spoke to dermatologists and trainers to find out their regimen for maintaining a good complexion while keeping fit

15 Feb 2018 - 12:31PM

Your exercise and eating habits – plus the make-up you use – can all have an effect on your skin health. We spoke to dermatologists and trainers to find out their regimen for maintaining a good complexion while keeping fit

Skin health tips for fitness fanatics: how to have a glowing complexion while working out
How to celebrate Lunar New Year in London: live music, martial arts, cocktails and lion dances

The Year of the Dog celebrations in the British capital will be the biggest outside China, with up to 200,000 visitors enjoying Chinese culture, arts themed food and drinks, exhibitions and performances

7 Feb 2018 - 2:44PM

The Year of the Dog celebrations in the British capital will be the biggest outside China, with up to 200,000 visitors enjoying Chinese culture, arts themed food and drinks, exhibitions and performances

How to celebrate Lunar New Year in London: live music, martial arts, cocktails and lion dances
The best xiaolongbao in Shanghai: where to eat soup dumplings in China’s biggest city

The dainty, soup-filled treats are served everywhere in China’s most glamorous city, but sampling the finest requires insider knowledge

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

The dainty, soup-filled treats are served everywhere in China’s most glamorous city, but sampling the finest requires insider knowledge

The best xiaolongbao in Shanghai: where to eat soup dumplings in China’s biggest city
Victoria’s Secret supermodels use ballet-inspired barre workout – where to find classes in Hong Kong and China

Demand increases in Hong Kong and China for barre workouts that combine dancers’ conditioning with Pilates and strength training for a strong and elegant physique as seen at the recent Victoria’s Secret show in Shanghai

23 Nov 2017 - 7:32PM

Demand increases in Hong Kong and China for barre workouts that combine dancers’ conditioning with Pilates and strength training for a strong and elegant physique as seen at the recent Victoria’s Secret show in Shanghai

Victoria’s Secret supermodels use ballet-inspired barre workout – where to find classes in Hong Kong and China
Seven easy ways to give back when you travel, from sustainable tourism to volunteer work that does genuine good

Helping local communities benefit from tourism doesn’t always have to be difficult, with organisations such as Pack for a Purpose, Carbon Care Asia and Raleigh International all making it easier for you to be a responsible tourist

24 Nov 2017 - 5:38PM

Helping local communities benefit from tourism doesn’t always have to be difficult, with organisations such as Pack for a Purpose, Carbon Care Asia and Raleigh International all making it easier for you to be a responsible tourist

Seven easy ways to give back when you travel, from sustainable tourism to volunteer work that does genuine good
The best things to do on a Chengdu visit: it’s not all pandas and spicy hotpot

The capital of China’s Sichuan province has a number of more obvious attractions popular with visitors, but explore a bit further and you will find a wide variety of fascinating and breathtaking places

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

The capital of China’s Sichuan province has a number of more obvious attractions popular with visitors, but explore a bit further and you will find a wide variety of fascinating and breathtaking places

The best things to do on a Chengdu visit: it’s not all pandas and spicy hotpot
The best things to do on a layover at Shanghai’s Pudong airport, from street eats and vintage bike tours to dizzying heights

If you’re laid over in Shanghai, here are some fun activities to get you out of the airport and give you a taste of the city, its cuisine and people, whether you are there for four hours or half a day

10 Apr 2018 - 12:47PM

If you’re laid over in Shanghai, here are some fun activities to get you out of the airport and give you a taste of the city, its cuisine and people, whether you are there for four hours or half a day

The best things to do on a layover at Shanghai’s Pudong airport, from street eats and vintage bike tours to dizzying heights
What to see and what to miss in Sanya, China’s top beach getaway

The main beach and city centre can be packed with visitors and nearby Dadonghai offers tacky fun, but head out of town to Yalong and Haitang bays for clear waters and a more relaxing break

20 Oct 2017 - 11:18PM

The main beach and city centre can be packed with visitors and nearby Dadonghai offers tacky fun, but head out of town to Yalong and Haitang bays for clear waters and a more relaxing break

What to see and what to miss in Sanya, China’s top beach getaway
Why a Hong Kong outdoor aerial yoga teacher is making a splash with her ‘over water’ classes

Aleksandra Milewicz is bringing aerial yoga outside the studio and into nature with Bamboo Yoga, an exceptionally photogenic workout which provides a new challenge for even experienced yogis. Valerie Teh gives it a go

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Aleksandra Milewicz is bringing aerial yoga outside the studio and into nature with Bamboo Yoga, an exceptionally photogenic workout which provides a new challenge for even experienced yogis. Valerie Teh gives it a go

Why a Hong Kong outdoor aerial yoga teacher is making a splash with her ‘over water’ classes
Five museums you wouldn’t expect to find in Shanghai

Shanghai’s more offbeat museums offer esoteric insights into postage stamps and propaganda, urban planning, contemporary art and the life-saving good deeds of ‘the Chinese Schindler’

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Shanghai’s more offbeat museums offer esoteric insights into postage stamps and propaganda, urban planning, contemporary art and the life-saving good deeds of ‘the Chinese Schindler’

Five museums you wouldn’t expect to find in Shanghai
Wildfitness in the Scottish Highlands: going back to nature, the way we were meant to be

It’s more than taking the gym outdoors, as the week-long retreat teaches natural movement and the combat skills our ancestors used to survive in the wild

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

It’s more than taking the gym outdoors, as the week-long retreat teaches natural movement and the combat skills our ancestors used to survive in the wild

Wildfitness in the Scottish Highlands: going back to nature, the way we were meant to be
Should you avoid bathing or leaving the house after childbirth, as Chinese tradition dictates?

Much of traditional Chinese postnatal confinement practice runs contrary to Western medicine. We ask health professionals from Chinese, Western and holistic backgrounds for their views on postnatal care

12 Jun 2017 - 11:04PM

Much of traditional Chinese postnatal confinement practice runs contrary to Western medicine. We ask health professionals from Chinese, Western and holistic backgrounds for their views on postnatal care

Should you avoid bathing or leaving the house after childbirth, as Chinese tradition dictates?
The dilemma facing Hong Kong’s expectant mums: follow traditional Chinese beliefs or ways of the West?

While traditional advice about avoiding cold and wet-hot foods, or the idea that dark foods can affect skin colour, stand in stark contrast to what Western doctors say, there is agreement that stress and overexertion can be harmful

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

While traditional advice about avoiding cold and wet-hot foods, or the idea that dark foods can affect skin colour, stand in stark contrast to what Western doctors say, there is agreement that stress and overexertion can be harmful

The dilemma facing Hong Kong’s expectant mums: follow traditional Chinese beliefs or ways of the West?
Hiking the Jiuzhaigou national park – a pristine paradise in Sichuan where you can still escape the crowds

With its azure lakes, waterfalls and – yes, it’s true – glorious solitude, the Unesco World Heritage site and World Biosphere Reserve in southwest China is a heavenly place for a walk

8 Aug 2017 - 2:00PM

With its azure lakes, waterfalls and – yes, it’s true – glorious solitude, the Unesco World Heritage site and World Biosphere Reserve in southwest China is a heavenly place for a walk

Hiking the Jiuzhaigou national park – a pristine paradise in Sichuan where you can still escape the crowds
Five of the best places to ring in the Year of the Rooster in East Asia

Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam - where they call the holiday Tet - make for great alternatives to celebrating Lunar New Year in Hong Kong

20 Jan 2017 - 10:23AM

Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam - where they call the holiday Tet - make for great alternatives to celebrating Lunar New Year in Hong Kong

Five of the best places to ring in the Year of the Rooster in East Asia
How to stay (and even eat) for free on your next holiday

Savvy travellers are turning to house sitting and work exchange programmes to stay in amazing places – including a castle from Game of Thrones – at no cost

5 Dec 2016 - 5:51PM

Savvy travellers are turning to house sitting and work exchange programmes to stay in amazing places – including a castle from Game of Thrones – at no cost

How to stay (and even eat) for free on your next holiday
Hongkonger tries life on a New Zealand farm as she swaps high fashion for the high country in a grown-up gap year

A Hongkonger ditches her office job, trades in her heels for a pair of wellies, and puts in a tough but satisfying stint on a working farm in New Zealand

1 Dec 2016 - 4:04PM

A Hongkonger ditches her office job, trades in her heels for a pair of wellies, and puts in a tough but satisfying stint on a working farm in New Zealand

Hongkonger tries life on a  New Zealand farm as she swaps high fashion for the high country in a grown-up gap year