Zoe Low

Zoe Low is a reporter at the Post, joining in 2018. Previously, she was an intern at The News Lens International in Taipei, covering Taiwan-China relations and foreign policy and social issues around Asia, particularly Southeast Asia. She graduated from the London School of Economics and the National Chengchi University in Taiwan.
Zoe Low
Zoe Low is a reporter at the Post, joining in 2018. Previously, she was an intern at The News Lens International in Taipei, covering Taiwan-China relations and foreign policy and social issues around Asia, particularly Southeast Asia. She graduated from the London School of Economics and the National Chengchi University in Taiwan.

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Review | The Hong Kong restaurant where robots cook the food: Sichuan dishes for less than US$8 at Hestia Kitchen in Sai Ying Pun

Hong Kong’s first robot chefs cook Sichuan stir-fries and steamed dishes that are tasty but lack true wok flavour at tiny restaurant Hestia Kitchen in Sai Ying Pun.

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Hong Kong’s first robot chefs cook Sichuan stir-fries and steamed dishes that are tasty but lack true wok flavour at tiny restaurant Hestia Kitchen in Sai Ying Pun.

The Hong Kong restaurant where robots cook the food: Sichuan dishes for less than US$8 at Hestia Kitchen in Sai Ying Pun
Hong Kong shoppers take a break from gold as prices reach six-year peak amid US-China trade war

Gold hits HK$11,000 per ounce on Friday, among the highest levels since 2013. ‘Sales have been affected at jewellery shops,’ says one local trader.

15 Jul 2019 - 9:00AM

Gold hits HK$11,000 per ounce on Friday, among the highest levels since 2013. ‘Sales have been affected at jewellery shops,’ says one local trader.

Hong Kong shoppers take a break from gold as prices reach six-year peak amid US-China trade war
Hong Kong protesters in Sha Tin showered with support and supplies – even from 10 floors up

Residents of housing estates tossed down necessities – such as water, umbrellas and cling wrap. ‘Tears welled up in my eyes,’ says Sha Tin district councillor.

15 Jul 2019 - 7:17AM

Residents of housing estates tossed down necessities – such as water, umbrellas and cling wrap. ‘Tears welled up in my eyes,’ says Sha Tin district councillor.

Hong Kong protesters in Sha Tin showered with support and supplies – even from 10 floors up
Pitched battles on Hong Kong streets and inside shopping malls as police move to clear extradition bill protesters after stand-off

At least seven police injured, and an unknown number of demonstrators, after riot personnel move in to clear hundreds of extradition bill protesters from streets of Sha Tin.

15 Jul 2019 - 4:29PM

At least seven police injured, and an unknown number of demonstrators, after riot personnel move in to clear hundreds of extradition bill protesters from streets of Sha Tin.

Pitched battles on Hong Kong streets and inside shopping malls as police move to clear extradition bill protesters after stand-off
‘More than 1,500’ join journalists’ silent march in Hong Kong, accusing police of mistreating media during extradition bill protests and demanding Carrie Lam steps in to defend press freedom

Journalists accuse police of attacking them during city unrest as they call on Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to step in and defend press freedom.

14 Jul 2019 - 11:36PM

Journalists accuse police of attacking them during city unrest as they call on Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to step in and defend press freedom.

‘More than 1,500’ join journalists’ silent march in Hong Kong, accusing police of mistreating media during extradition bill protests and demanding Carrie Lam steps in to defend press freedom
How Hong Kong passed homosexuality law, decriminalising same-sex acts, in 1991

A 1983 review concluded ‘the prohibition of homosexuality in law only came about in British colonies with the onset of the Victorian era’.

12 Jul 2019 - 7:00AM

A 1983 review concluded ‘the prohibition of homosexuality in law only came about in British colonies with the onset of the Victorian era’.

How Hong Kong passed homosexuality law, decriminalising same-sex acts, in 1991
The best Japanese beef: yakiniku chef on why he chose Hong Kong for his first overseas restaurant

Famous for the high-quality beef he serves at his Tokyo restaurant, Yakiniku Jumbo, Norimitsu Nanbara opened his first overseas branch in Hong Kong a year ago.

11 Jul 2019 - 6:00PM

Famous for the high-quality beef he serves at his Tokyo restaurant, Yakiniku Jumbo, Norimitsu Nanbara opened his first overseas branch in Hong Kong a year ago.

The best Japanese beef: yakiniku chef on why he chose Hong Kong for his first overseas restaurant
Hong Kong bakery finds success with anti-extradition mooncakes and cookies – but police supporters bite back

Wah Yee Tang Bakery in Sheung Wan has sold out of anti-extradition baked goods – and left the protest crowd clamouring for more.

12 Jul 2019 - 7:21PM

Wah Yee Tang Bakery in Sheung Wan has sold out of anti-extradition baked goods – and left the protest crowd clamouring for more.

Hong Kong bakery finds success with anti-extradition mooncakes and cookies – but police supporters bite back
An ode to Hong Kong’s extradition bill protesters, penned by Vietnamese-American dissidents

The main artist behind Sea Of Black first thought of it during the ‘umbrella movement’ of 2014 but it wasn’t until the recent extradition bill protests that his idea for a song became a reality.

11 Jul 2019 - 5:22PM

The main artist behind Sea Of Black first thought of it during the ‘umbrella movement’ of 2014 but it wasn’t until the recent extradition bill protests that his idea for a song became a reality.

An ode to Hong Kong’s extradition bill protesters, penned by Vietnamese-American dissidents
Vegetarian xiaolongbao in Hong Kong: try Ging Sun Ho King of Bun’s take on Shanghai classic for US$3

At Ging Sun Ho King of Bun in Mong Kok, vegetarians won’t feel left out with the introduction of Omnipork xiaolongbao, the restaurant’s new version of the famous Shanghainese soup dumplings.

11 Jul 2019 - 7:27PM

At Ging Sun Ho King of Bun in Mong Kok, vegetarians won’t feel left out with the introduction of Omnipork xiaolongbao, the restaurant’s new version of the famous Shanghainese soup dumplings.

Vegetarian xiaolongbao in Hong Kong: try Ging Sun Ho King of Bun’s take on Shanghai classic for US$3
What birthday? Malaysia’s Mahathir celebrates turning 94 with wish to continue working

The world’s oldest sitting prime minister has been inundated with well wishes from Malaysians and world leaders such as Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong – but the nonagenarian just wants to ‘set Malaysia on the road to recovery’.

10 Jul 2019 - 5:11PM

The world’s oldest sitting prime minister has been inundated with well wishes from Malaysians and world leaders such as Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong – but the nonagenarian just wants to ‘set Malaysia on the road to recovery’.

What birthday? Malaysia’s Mahathir celebrates turning 94 with wish to continue working
People with obstructive sleep apnoea twice as likely to develop heart disease after surgery, says study involving Hong Kong researchers

Sleep disorder, which is associated with loud snoring, affects 5 per cent of middle-aged men and 2 to 3 per cent of women.

9 Jul 2019 - 10:58PM

Sleep disorder, which is associated with loud snoring, affects 5 per cent of middle-aged men and 2 to 3 per cent of women.

People with obstructive sleep apnoea twice as likely to develop heart disease after surgery, says study involving Hong Kong researchers
Hong Kong woman breaks glass ceiling by becoming first female chief engineer on seagoing vessels in city

Joanna Kwok, 32, takes on senior role in defiance of industry norms, which once believed having women in engine room was ‘bad luck’.

11 Jul 2019 - 4:35PM

Joanna Kwok, 32, takes on senior role in defiance of industry norms, which once believed having women in engine room was ‘bad luck’.

Hong Kong woman breaks glass ceiling by becoming first female chief engineer on seagoing vessels in city
4 Instagram stars accused of scamming, faking or plagiarism, and the backlash that ensued

From faking a surprise engagement to having a dream lifestyle funded by a parent, not everything on Instagram is as it seems – and these influencers have all been called out for various misdeeds.

9 Jul 2019 - 5:37AM

From faking a surprise engagement to having a dream lifestyle funded by a parent, not everything on Instagram is as it seems – and these influencers have all been called out for various misdeeds.

4 Instagram stars accused of scamming, faking or plagiarism, and the backlash that ensued
Remembering kung fu star Fu Sing who died in a Hong Kong car crash 36 years ago today

Actor’s brother found guilty of dangerous driving after crash killed famous sibling but magistrate gave full discharge, saying losing a family member is punishment enough.

8 Jul 2019 - 4:51PM

Actor’s brother found guilty of dangerous driving after crash killed famous sibling but magistrate gave full discharge, saying losing a family member is punishment enough.

Remembering kung fu star Fu Sing who died in a Hong Kong car crash 36 years ago today
How The Lion King was brought to the stage and why the film and musical were unlikely successes

The Lion King musical has been seen by 100 million people since its premiere in 1997 and is coming to Hong Kong and Taipei. Cast and crew talk about the logistics of touring and the challenges of singing in costume.

4 Jul 2019 - 7:34PM

The Lion King musical has been seen by 100 million people since its premiere in 1997 and is coming to Hong Kong and Taipei. Cast and crew talk about the logistics of touring and the challenges of singing in costume.

How The Lion King was brought to the stage and why the film and musical were unlikely successes
Review | Turkish and Mediterranean food for less than US$12 at Oklava, new in Hong Kong

Tiny restaurant serves up delicious grilled halal meats and Turkish and Mediterranean salads. The simple, tasty food is good value for money and the staff are very friendly and helpful.

2 Jul 2019 - 5:30PM

Tiny restaurant serves up delicious grilled halal meats and Turkish and Mediterranean salads. The simple, tasty food is good value for money and the staff are very friendly and helpful.

Turkish and Mediterranean food for less than US$12 at Oklava, new in Hong Kong
The longest day: when wartime Hong Kong introduced daylight saving

Started in 1941 as part of the war effort, Hong Kong’s experiments with lighter evenings were finally shelved in the 1980s

28 Jun 2019 - 7:00AM

Started in 1941 as part of the war effort, Hong Kong’s experiments with lighter evenings were finally shelved in the 1980s

The longest day: when wartime Hong Kong introduced daylight saving
Hainanese chicken rice in Hong Kong for US$7 – at Water Gate Chicken Rice, go for the bird but stay for the dessert

Water Gate Chicken Rice in Tsim Sha Tsui serves up tasty Thai treats, but most people head there for chicken rice. You can order the chicken poached or fried. Both were tender, but there was a little to much breading on the crisp version.

27 Jun 2019 - 7:24PM

Water Gate Chicken Rice in Tsim Sha Tsui serves up tasty Thai treats, but most people head there for chicken rice. You can order the chicken poached or fried. Both were tender, but there was a little to much breading on the crisp version.

Hainanese chicken rice in Hong Kong for US$7 – at Water Gate Chicken Rice, go for the bird but stay for the dessert
When Cathay Pacific ground staff went on strike over pay and working conditions

The three-day strike saw workers call for a pay rise of up to 20 per cent, saying HK$1,500 salaries lagged other airlines’ pay by 40 per cent.

21 Jun 2019 - 7:00AM

The three-day strike saw workers call for a pay rise of up to 20 per cent, saying HK$1,500 salaries lagged other airlines’ pay by 40 per cent.

When Cathay Pacific ground staff went on strike over pay and working conditions
How Hong Kong got its verdant country parks

Colonial governor Murray MacLehose introduced the scheme to little fanfare in 1974, with the South China Morning Post reporting the installation of ‘150 tables for picnickers, 135 benches, 110 barbecue pits and 600 litter bins’

14 Jun 2019 - 6:45AM

Colonial governor Murray MacLehose introduced the scheme to little fanfare in 1974, with the South China Morning Post reporting the installation of ‘150 tables for picnickers, 135 benches, 110 barbecue pits and 600 litter bins’

How Hong Kong got its verdant country parks
Plus-size Nike mannequins: recognition of reality or obesity promoters? Critics stir up debate on social media

Nike launch of new mannequins draws wide praise, but also criticism for encouraging people to be overweight. Social media users called out the critics for shaming fat people yet not wanting them to have clothes for working out.

15 Jun 2019 - 5:13PM

Nike launch of new mannequins draws wide praise, but also criticism for encouraging people to be overweight. Social media users called out the critics for shaming fat people yet not wanting them to have clothes for working out.

Plus-size Nike mannequins: recognition of reality or obesity promoters? Critics stir up debate on social media
Favourite Hong Kong and Amsterdam restaurants of Richard Ekkebus, chef behind Michelin-star Amber

From Hotal Colombo to Din Tai Fung, find out where Ekkebus is eating. He’s the culinary director at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, and the executive chef of the hotel’s two-Michelin-star European restaurant.

10 Jun 2019 - 5:00PM

From Hotal Colombo to Din Tai Fung, find out where Ekkebus is eating. He’s the culinary director at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, and the executive chef of the hotel’s two-Michelin-star European restaurant.

Favourite Hong Kong and Amsterdam restaurants of Richard Ekkebus, chef behind Michelin-star Amber
Three bottled water trends to rival Liquid Death campaign that vows to ‘murder your thirst’

Liquid Death, the US$2 million start-up selling canned drinking water which sells on Amazon for US$1.83 a can, is not the first brand to use fancy gimmicks to sell the most basic drink on the planet.

5 Jun 2019 - 10:33AM

Liquid Death, the US$2 million start-up selling canned drinking water which sells on Amazon for US$1.83 a can, is not the first brand to use fancy gimmicks to sell the most basic drink on the planet.

Three bottled water trends to rival Liquid Death campaign that vows to ‘murder your thirst’
A fine-dining meat lover’s favourite Hong Kong restaurants – and a cafe to take the kids to

Jason Lo sells premium beef for a living. His go-to places for meat eaters include a Japanese grill restaurant and an Italian steak place. He likes ‘top-quality stuff’ when he eats out, but also a friendly cafe where his kids can play.

3 Jun 2019 - 1:54PM

Jason Lo sells premium beef for a living. His go-to places for meat eaters include a Japanese grill restaurant and an Italian steak place. He likes ‘top-quality stuff’ when he eats out, but also a friendly cafe where his kids can play.

A fine-dining meat lover’s favourite Hong Kong restaurants – and a cafe to take the kids to
St Joseph’s Church: ‘testimony to the wealth of Catholicism in Hong Kong’ when it opened in 1968

The contemporary design of the church – including its controversial blue exterior – was said to symbolise the Vatican Council’s ‘new, liberal attitude’ when it opened in 1968.

2 Jun 2019 - 4:30PM

The contemporary design of the church – including its controversial blue exterior – was said to symbolise the Vatican Council’s ‘new, liberal attitude’ when it opened in 1968.

St Joseph’s Church: ‘testimony to the wealth of Catholicism in Hong Kong’ when it opened in 1968
Ramen repair videos probably not what they are cooked up to be, despite going viral on social media

A video showing someone using dried ramen noodles to fix a hole in a porcelain sink went viral on social media this week. It’s not the first time such videos have been posted – but are they having us on, or is this a recipe for DIY success?

28 May 2019 - 12:19PM

A video showing someone using dried ramen noodles to fix a hole in a porcelain sink went viral on social media this week. It’s not the first time such videos have been posted – but are they having us on, or is this a recipe for DIY success?

Ramen repair videos probably not what they are cooked up to be, despite going viral on social media
When Wong Kar-wai’s gay film Happy Together won big at Cannes Film Festival

The acclaimed filmmaker was awarded best director at the festival in 1997 – the year of Hong Kong’s return to Chinese rule – and he expressed hope that he would be able to continue to make the kind of films he wanted to make.

23 May 2019 - 5:13PM

The acclaimed filmmaker was awarded best director at the festival in 1997 – the year of Hong Kong’s return to Chinese rule – and he expressed hope that he would be able to continue to make the kind of films he wanted to make.

When Wong Kar-wai’s gay film Happy Together won big at Cannes Film Festival
From Game of Thrones to Gentleman Jack: Gemma Whelan talks the Iron Throne and new series

Whelan, who plays Queen of the Ironborn Yara Greyjoy in Game of Thrones, talks about the fate of the Starks, her co-stars, and new series Gentleman Jack, in which she plays the sister of Victorian politician and lesbian Anne Lister.

22 May 2019 - 3:56PM

Whelan, who plays Queen of the Ironborn Yara Greyjoy in Game of Thrones, talks about the fate of the Starks, her co-stars, and new series Gentleman Jack, in which she plays the sister of Victorian politician and lesbian Anne Lister.

From Game of Thrones to Gentleman Jack: Gemma Whelan talks the Iron Throne and new series
Hong Kong investors take advantage of a correction in Singapore’s property prices

Singapore’s property prices have continued to fall since the last quarter of 2018, declining 0.7 per cent in the first three months of the year.

21 May 2019 - 9:44PM

Singapore’s property prices have continued to fall since the last quarter of 2018, declining 0.7 per cent in the first three months of the year.

Hong Kong investors take advantage of a correction in Singapore’s property prices