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.
Discovery Link to Story

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
Prestige Link to Story

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.
The Independent Link to Story

Bali bliss: luxury hotels in the jungle and by the ocean

The two new stars of the island’s hotel scene are delightfully different...
The Times Link to Story

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
Hong Kong Tatler Link to Story

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

The Flow Of History: Cruising the Danube

The labyrinthine story of Eastern Europe is inextricably linked to its most important waterway, the Danube. Set sail down the famous river to take a voyage into the region’s past.
The Peak Magazine Link to Story

Animal Planet: The Galapagos Islands

For lovers of wildlife and the natural world, there’s nowhere on Earth quite like the Galapagos Islands. Paul Kay travels to the remote archipelago for a close encounter with the creatures that gave Darwin his brightest idea
Hong Kong Tatler Link to Story

Homage to Caledonia: Scotland

Touring Scotland's distilleries – and mesmerising landscapes – is the ultimate way to see the country at its finest
James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion Link to Story

Welcome to to the Pleasure Dome

The inspiration for Citizen Kane’s Xanadu, Hearst Castle remains one of the most intriguing – and extravagant – residences in America. The palatial Californian landmark stands as a fitting monument to its single-minded creator, media mogul William Randolph Hearst
The Peak Magazine Link to Story

Above & Beyond: Cappadocia

Whether seen from a hot-air balloon or through the labyrinthine tunnels of its beguiling underground cities, the wonders of Cappadocia are rich and strange, Paul Kay discovers
Hong Kong Tatler Link to Story

Cloud City: Quito

For many visitors to Ecuador, Quito is a mere stopover en route to the Galapagos Islands or the Amazon. But the world’s highest capital city is worth a visit in its own right, and a tour of this pioneering Unesco World Heritage Site reveals its charms, both bold and hidden.
The Peak Magazine Link to Story


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.