Paul Kay

Award-winning Editor & Journalist

Hong Kong

Paul Kay

On the road...


See you later, cool crater: Lake Toba

How the most destructive volcanic eruption in human history created a Scandinavian landscape in the heart of Sumatra.
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Here Be Dragons: Komodo

Home to all manner of natural wonders, including the giant reptile that shares its name, the allure of Komodo National Park has been heightened by the opening of its first luxury hotel
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Roads to Redemption: Irvine Welsh

He may have turned 60 last month, but the Trainspotting author has no plans to grow old gracefully.
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Wonderfruit: Asia’s answer to Coachella

It’s 5am on a Sunday morning in mid-December, but the bar is heaving like it’s five minutes to midnight on New Year’s Eve.
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Bali bliss: luxury hotels in the jungle and by the ocean

The two new stars of the island’s hotel scene are delightfully different...
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Crime Pays: Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin, and his fictional Scottish detective, John Rebus, have sold more than 30 million books over 30 years. Ahead of the author’s appearances at the Hong Kong International Literary Festival this week, he ponders what drives his writing and wonders what comes next for his irascible alter ego.
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A Wave on the Wild Side: Nihiwatu

Once the preserve of savvy surfers, Nihiwatu on the remote Indonesian island of Sumba has evolved into a ruggedly luxurious destination for the global jetset. Paul Kay discovers there’s a lot more to the resort than a world-class wave
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History in the Making: Dr David Brin

The science-fiction writer believes the secret to a brighter future lies in humanity’s past successes
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Lost Horizons: Bermuda

It may be known for its mysterious triangle but, as Paul Kay discovers, there are many more tangible reasons to lose oneself in Bermuda
Hong Kong Tatler Link to Story

A Twist of Genius: Frank Gehry

Arguably the most important architect of his generation, Frank Gehry tells Paul Kay why he chose Hong Kong for his latest project and how intuition is key to his fantastical designs
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By Royal Appointment: Marie-Chantal Miller

The daughter of a Hong Kong retail king and the bride of a handsome European prince, the story of Marie-Chantal Miller reads like a modern-day fairy tale. Paul Kay meets the Crown Princess of Greece at her London home and discovers that she’s working hard for her happily ever after
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Field Days: David Beckham

Since hanging up his boots, David Beckham has been busy establishing himself as a major global brand. He tells Paul Kay why China remains firmly on his fixture list
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Paul Kay

A highly experienced editor and journalist, Paul Kay is the co-founder and former editor-in-chief of Time Out Hong Kong, former managing editor of high-society and luxury bible Hong Kong Tatler, and the founder of creative content agency Perfect Ink Media.

As a journalist, Paul has written extensively on art & culture, food & drink, music, film and football. He has also interviewed many of Hong Kong's most powerful tycoons, such as Sir Michael Kadoorie, Marjorie Yang, Pansy Ho, Lawrence Ho and Allan Zeman, as well as celebrities such as David Beckham, Scarlett Johansson, Isabella Rossellini, Nobu Matsuhisa, Frank Gehry, Irvine Welsh and Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece.

Paul’s true passion, however, is travel writing, and this incurable curiosity has taken him from the highlands of his native Scotland to the ends of the Earth, including the Galápagos Islands, the Burning Man festival in the Nevada Desert and the World Cup Final in Rio.