Our Contributors

Andrea Lo

Andrea Lo

Andrea Lo is a freelance journalist covering dining, travel, architecture and various other lifestyle topics for publications in Hong Kong and Macao. Follow her on Twitter: @andreas_lo

António Bilrero

António Bilrero

Bilrero has been a journalist since 1983. He worked in the Portuguese News Agency - Lusa for three decades and left as Deputy News Director in 2013. He then worked at 'Sol', a weekly Portuguese newspaper, and in the daily newspaper 'I'. He moved to Luanda, Angola in 2014 where he became adviser for the newspaper 'Novo Jornal' and later editor for the Weekly Sol. Bilrero moved to Macao in 2017 to take on the role of Executive Editor of the weekly newspaper 'Plataforma' Macau.

Carla Thomas

Carla Thomas

Carla Thomas is a Canadian journalist. She is currently the editor of Liv magazine, Hong Kong’s health and wellness publication, and a freelance writer in her spare time. Her work has appeared in the SCMP, The Washington Post, Forbes, Time Out Hong Kong, and elsewhere.

Cathy Lai

Cathy Lai

Cathy is a freelance journalist from Macao who covers culture, history, social affairs, environment and societal issues. She is also the deputy editor of Ariana, a social justice magazine based in Hong Kong. Cathy is particularly passionate about environmental protection, and has taken part in several local eco-campaigns, from promoting waste awareness through to wildlife protection.

Charley Lanyon

Charley Lanyon

Charley is a journalist and self-described roast goose expert. After years reporting in Hong Kong, he is now based between Los Angeles and London — though he longs to get back to the fast-paced news cycle and immaculate dim sum of Asia.

Christy Un

Christy Un

Christy Un is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Genervision House. Christy is a Schwarzman Scholar at Tsinghua University and an alumnus of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) with a background in politics and international relations. She has progressive research experience concentrating on participatory governance, cyber resilience, global public policy and political communication.

Craig Sauers

Craig Sauers

Craig Sauers is a food, travel and culture writer based in Bangkok, as well as the features editor of the Macao News. Previously, he was managing editor of BK, Bangkok's leading lifestyle magazine, and food and drinks editor of Time Out Hong Kong.

Erico Dias

Erico Dias

Erico is born and raised in Macao, and is currently completing his Bachelor’s in Communication - News & Journalism at the University of Macao. He enjoys playing soccer, reading and writing. His goal is to be an entertainment, opinion and sports journalist.

Gilbert Humphrey

Gilbert Humphrey

Gilbert Humphrey was born in Indonesia and raised in Indonesia, Macao and Australia. Before working as a journalist for Macao News, he worked for The Macau Post Daily and Asia Times. He is also a radio host for Kumbang News Macau and Kumbang Channel at 98 FM (TDM Radio) which airs every Sunday. He enjoys music, art, culture and coffee. Follow him on Instagram: @betobetobebeto

Gladys Ng

Gladys Ng

Gladys Ng is the ESG and Community Project Manager at Genervision House. Gladys is an alumnus of the University of Sydney with a background in environmental studies. She is deeply interested in human geography and enjoys analysing environmental and social phenomena through the lens of the human-nature nexus.

Inara Sim

Inara Sim

After working as a travel writer in Africa, Inara moved to Macao in 2011. Since then, she has been freelance writing for publications in Macao and Hong Kong covering dining, travel and lifestyle, as well as writing social media posts for some of Macao’s biggest resorts. When she isn’t writing, you can find her at home wrangling her three kids. Follow her on instagram: @inara121

José Luís de Sales Marques

José Luís de Sales Marques

José Luís de Sales Marques was born and raised in Macao. After a degree in Economics in Portugal, returned to Macao and worked with the government starting in 1983. He was mayor of the City Hall (Leal Senado) for eight years and has been the president of the Institute of European Studies of Macau since 2002. He is also the president of the Council of Macanese Communities.

Kate Springer

Kate Springer

Kate Springer is a Hong Kong-based freelance journalist and editor who covers lifestyle, travel, social justice issues and wellness. Her work has been published by more than 30 publications including CNN, BBC, Travel & Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, The Independent, Tatler, and the South China Morning Post, among others. She is the managing editor of Macao News and the editor of The Correspondent, the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents’ Club’s dedicated magazine. Kate is also the director of boutique content agency Springer Creative.

Kelsey Wilhelm

Kelsey Wilhelm

Kelsey Wilhelm is a Macao-based journalist who has been reporting on the rapid growth of the city, and the region, for over a decade. Ranging between magazines, daily newspapers and as a TV anchor and talk show host, he’s had access to celebrities, business leaders and politicians, but holds a particular fascination for artists, entrepreneurs and NGOs.

Leonor Sá Machado

Leonor Sá Machado

Born and raised in Macao, Leonor now lives between Lisbon and the MSAR. With a BA in English Language & Literature and an MA in Journalism, she is a freelance reporter and writer. Favourite things besides writing are traveling, reading, exercising, and trying new foods.

Maggie Chiang

Maggie Chiang

Having studied in Italy and France, Maggie combined fine arts with European cuisine. Ten years of being Chef, Culinary teacher, Restauranteur, Artist, brought her to the Excellence Award in Young Entrepreneur of Macau.

Maggie Kim

Maggie Kim

Maggie Kim is a certified sommelier with more than 10 years of experience in Macao’s resort brands. She worked in Maze by Gordon Ramsay in London for two years and currently leads the food and beverage educational academy for one of Macao’s top integrated resorts, balancing work and life as a mother of two young boys.

Marianna Cerini

Marianna Cerini

Marianna Cerini is a freelance journalist covering travel, culture and lifestyle. In Asia since 2010, she spent her formative writing years in Beijing and Shanghai. She has written for titles such as CNN Style, Conde Nast Traveler, WWD, and Al Jazeera English, and reported on topics spanning luxury fashion, the rise of bespoke travel in China, and the new generation of Chinese art collectors.

Mark O'Neill

Mark O'Neill

Mark is a Hong Kong-based author and speaker who has lived in Asia since 1978. He loves to go to Macao – his first visit was in 1979, for peace and quiet. He enjoys writing about its rich history, culture and many extraordinary people. Follow him on Facebook: @speaker2018

Miguel Enriquez

Miguel Enriquez

Miguel Luigi Enriquez is a journalist based in Macao, where he anchored the public English news broadcast for three years and produced short-form features. He has also worked in the UK and the Netherlands. His interests include global current affairs, technology and migrant workers’ rights. In his free time, he enjoys watching movies, cooking, hiking, and having the “occasional” drink.

Rafelle Allego

Rafelle Allego

Rafelle grew up in Hong Kong and Macao. She spent her first eight years in Hong Kong before settling down in its sister SAR, however she has also lived in the Philippines, previously graduating from the University of the Philippines Cebu. Here, she developed an interest in investigative writing, infographics and screenplay writing and later became a journalist in Macao.

Sam Sinha

Sam Sinha

Sam moved to Hong Kong after a decade working as a chef in all manner of London kitchens. This hands-on industry experience informs every aspect of his work, and he now enjoys writing wherever food, sustainability and innovation intersect, as a freelance journalist and copywriter. You can find him out and about sampling the finest street eats on offer in Hong Kong and Macao.

Tanja Wessels

Tanja Wessels

Tanja Wessels is a writer, translator and public speaker covering lifestyle topics, with a strong focus on the environment. She's been published in Ariana magazine, SCMP, Echelon HK, Macau Closer, and more. Fluent in three languages, Tanja is a content strategist at Macao News. She calls Burning Man home, and is sustainable fashion advocate, creating art and giving her first TEDx talk on the topic in 2020.

Tony Lai

Tony Lai

Tony Chou-in Lai is a Macao-based freelance journalist and writer, covering politics, economy, corporates and start-ups, culture and other topics for Chinese-language and English-language publications in the region. He is also a Chinese-English translator, who has worked with various publications and entities in Macao and Hong Kong.

Vivianna Cheong

Vivianna Cheong

Vivianna has been an arts marketer and writer for over a decade. After completing a master’s degree in English Literature in the UK, she has been working in the arts – theatre, dance, Chinese opera, film and visual arts – in the UK, Hong Kong and Macao. She has written for numerous magazines and translated copy for shows and exhibitions of various scales.

Yuan Yuan

Yuan Yuan

Born and raised in various provinces in south China, Yuan spent most of her early adulthood in the US Midwest and East Coast before settling (for now) in Beijing to write about China's NGO sector. She received her undergraduate degree from the Missouri School of Journalism and her master's from the Columbia Journalism School. A former reporter for China Daily from DC and for an AI publication from Boston and New York, she's particularly interested in the intersection of different beats — tech, climate, food, travel, culture, gender issues, etc.