Karen Chiang writes.
Lifestyle and travel writer. Social media strategist. Well-being explorer.
I am available for copywriting, editing, translation, social media strategy and content creation, in both English and Traditional Chinese/Cantonese.
I thrive on lifestyle topics and city round-ups, with a side-flair for social media and content creation.
Some of the publications I've had the pleasure of working with include BBC Travel, WGSN, Lonely Planet and Tatler Asia.
I was previously the editor of wcity.com and hkclubbing.com - two of Hong Kong's most prominent English lifestyle websites. Before going freelance, I was WGSN's APAC Travel Editor.
As a born and bred Hong-Konger, going to yum cha with my family every Sunday is an important tradition that has lasted many generations.
Up the stairs: the hidden shops of Hong Kong’s high rises
Above the myriad international brands and neon lights that line Hong Kong’s crowded streets hide a handful of cosy independent shops run by passionate local entrepreneurs.
Wong Tai Sin: Zen in the City
If you’re seeking good fortune, religious guidance, a break from the busy city, or all three, then Wong Tai Sin District is the place to be. In one afternoon, you can experience the peace and tranquillity of Chi Lin Nunnery and Nan Lian Garden, and then immerse yourself in the colourful traditions of Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple.
Hong Kong’s hot pot obsession
Gai Bo is so comforting, flavourful and affordable that it has become a staple in a city that has a short attention span when it comes to food trends.
My Latest Work
Get To Know: Joyce Yung, host of the ‘Powerhouse’ podcast
We sit down with portrait photographer, film producer and podcaster to chat about career, success, and female empowerment
Redefining Home Comfort at Luxury Seaside Residential Development Ontolo
Located in the tranquil area of Pak Shek Kok, Tai Po, Ontolo, a property by Great Eagle Group, boasts 180-degree panoramic harbour views framed by spacious, luxurious design
The Best Hong Kong Parks & Gardens
Life in the concrete jungle can make it hard to get some sun and fresh air. But whether you’re planning your next picnic or looking for a place to practise roller skating, our hometown actually has some great parks and gardens — and some even are home to art and cultural destinations. Read on for our top picks.
7 New Hobbies to Try in 2022
Apart from resolutions, the new year is the perfect time to pick up a brand-new hobby. In the past year, we’ve seen a myriad of new skills and interests rising in popularity, from wakesurfing and pottery to baking and painting.
Events worth travelling to in 2022
There are just some things in life that are better in real life, especially when it comes to large scale events that create memories for a lifetime. Here are a few on our bucket list that are definitely worth travelling to in 2022. Plan ahead and make it a trip to remember!
Wine and Dine Your Way Through a Luxury Cruisecation
If you’ve been craving a getaway, the Royal Caribbean Wine & Dine experience will whisk you away on a luxurious journey
Discover a Luxury Ski-In, Ski-Out Onsen Haven in Niseko's Hirafu Village
Niseko Kyo is the latest ski holiday home offering breathtaking views of the majestic Mt Yotei
Spring Dining at Lee Gardens
With the heightened anxiety around the coronavirus, most of us have inevitably avoided dining out. But with the right spots, it is possible to have a good meal and enjoy a breath of fresh air and a moment of calm.
New Cafes to Explore Around Town This Summer
As Hong Kong slowly emerges from the wake of the virus, we are encouraged to start combing our city for quiet new openings, especially cute cafes! Read on for the latest cafes in town that are worth checking out.
Mother's Day at Lee Gardens
This Mother’s Day, reconnect and bond over a delicious gourmet meal, and end the evening on a sweet note with treats to take home.
Best Spots to get Zen in Hong Kong (or at home!)
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite spots to get zen around town, and if you are #StayingIn, they’re offering virtual classes too.
Imposter Syndrome - How to Recognise It, How to Deal With It
Imposter Syndrome — who has not heard of it? Or even identified with it? In the age of entrepreneurs, freelancers, side-hustles and young, fierce women breaking up with the career ladder to launch their own meaningful businesses, this term has been thrown around a lot in trust circles, therapy sessions and definitely heart-to-heart talks.
7 Unique Restaurants to Take Your Beau This Valentine’s Day
From healthy fares to decadent dishes and innovative creations, we have picked out our favourite Valentine’s Day menu specials so you don’t have to do the research.
5 Intrepid Valentine’s Day Trips
This Valentine’s Day, instead of doing the classic but predictable romantic dinners and staycations, why not book yourself and your partner into a hair-raising, adrenaline-spiking experience?
Mental Notes with Karen Chiang
A first-person look into getting therapy and why you should try it out too.
Discover authentic Cantonese cuisine at these Hong Kong private kitchens
Hong Kong has long had a love for private kitchens, especially for their seasonal and often luxurious menus served in an intimate setting.
A Guide to Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia, is a vibrant and modern city boasting a fascinating combination of both heritage and innovation.
New Cafes to Explore Around Town
F&B establishments come and go in Hong Kong, but that also means we get a fresh dose of new concepts and instagrammable spots every month. As fall draws closer, here are some of the new and noteworthy cafes to check out.
A Learning Curve to Pastry Perfection
Though different generations, Chef Stephen Kan and Chef Roger Fok from Hong Kong’s VTC International Culinary Institute share the same passion and goals for nurturing the next wave of culinary talent
It's Cultural - Universal Cure
Every Asian household has one thing in common: a balm to soothe every ailment and ease any pain
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