PEOPLE

PEOPLE

The amazing humans who make our community...

Wayne Parfitt, jaspas founder

I love Sai Kung. It’s home.  My wife and I came out to Hong Kong in 1991. It was the best thing we ever did. I took a job working in a restaurant in Central for...

Olivia Lai, the sampan lady

Auntie Wah, 50, talks to Olivia Lai about life on Sai Kung’s kaidos. I have been piloting boats for 24 years now. I started when my daughter was six years old and now she’s all...

Tim Stevens, Basecamp

Polly McGovern catches up with Tim Stevens, owner of Basecamp At the age of 21, I had an opportunity to join a small firm in Hong Kong as a money broker. I had been living at home with my parents in...

The Medicine couple in old Sai Kung

Settled in Old Sai Kung Town, the inconspicuous shop of Mr. and Mrs. Cheung has served the local community for a good 24 years. Both with 40 years of experience and knowledge in Chinese medicine...

Feng, Chen, Lu, Chefs of Chinese Kitchen

Hunanese restaurant Chinese Kitchen was the winner of Best New Restaurant in Sai Kung in the Readers’ Choice Awards 2015. Originally from Hunan province in China themselves, chefs Feng Bo, Chen Jian Gui and...

Sai Kung Artists

Sai Kung Artists are preparing to host the town's first art fair, Sai Kung Art And About, Callum Wiggins chats with Sai Kung Artists. Local artist Tony Cheng explains more about what’s in store for ‘Sai Kung...

Stuart Morton, the Bug Guy

Biocycle's Stuart Morton is a cockroach's worst nightmare. I am the manager of technology and entomology for Biocycle (HK), specializing in research and development, new technology, special issues and analysing unique problems. I have been...

Lindsey McAlister OBE, Founder of HKYAF

The founder of the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation puts boundless energy into inspiring children onto the stage. She was awarded an OBE in 2006.   Sai Kung and I are still getting to know each...

Mrs Wong, paper shop

Hidden at the dead end of Tak Lung Back Street in Sai Kung lies a small Paper Offerings shop owned by the Wongs. Mrs. Wong patiently folds a fragile fuchsia paper on a reed...

Matt Cooper, author

Children's author and Sai Kung resident Matt Cooper tells his story to Cherrie Yu. I’m a stay-at-home dad so I’m lucky enough to spend a lot of time with my children (Noah, five, and Neve, three)....

Mark Webb-Johnson, environmental car advocate

Polly McGovern gets behind the wheel with Clearwater Bay resident and the Chairman of Charged Hong Kong. I was born in Hong Kong but moved back to England when I was six years old. I returned to Hong Kong...

Sai Kung’s very own writer

Jeremy Z.Y. Chan, 14, has his second novel published.  I’m 14 years old and live in Clearwater Bay. I’m in grade nine at Diocesan Boys’ School in Mong Kok. I like to read, listen to music...

Charles Nwanaga, Sai Kung Sharks Coach

Charles Nwanaga, Sai Kung Sharks Coach: One day after training with my team in Hong Kong, I saw some kids kicking a football around the pitch. I was impressed by their skills so I...

Master Lee, lion dancer

Q&A with Master Lee of Yun Fook Tong   What is lion dancing? Lion dancing is a form of traditional dance in Chinese culture where a group of people mimic a lion’s moves, wearing a lion costume. What is the...

Lisa Christensen, Ecozine publisher

Lisa Christensen, publisher of Ecozine magazine. So far there have been two issues of Ecozine magazine. I wanted to create a great publication about inspiring and educational environmental news. The idea of creating a physical magazine came about over...

Ursula Huber, Dymocks Sai Kung

Dymocks Sai Kung owner Ursula Huber tells Hannah Grogan why books are here to stay. Dymocks Sai Kung opened in October 2010. I saw an ad looking for people who liked books, so I wrote to them and...
The Tin Man

The tin man in Sai Kung

The Tin Man of Sai Kung An elderly Chinese man sitting at the doorway of his shop banging an old hammer on some unsuspicious tin, surrounded by piles of buckets, cans and boxes, is a...

Michael Wolf, Photographer

Michael Wolf, Photographer, the world famous and highly collected photographer, lived for many years in Sai Kung town and Nam Wai. I was 50 years old before I made the move from jobbing photographer for Stern...

Fornia Chow, owner of Honeymoon Dessert

We have been in Sai Kung almost 20 years. We love its natural beauty and village ambience. And as the “leisure garden of Hong Kong”, it attracts tourists from different regions and countries. Honeymoon Dessert’s first...

Jino Wong, with his Bike-riding Parrot

Cherrie Yu meets Jino Wong Ching-lun and Jai Jai the parrot on their disco bike. I used to specialise in outdoor filming for television productions, and first came to Sai Kung on filming trips. I...
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