Johannes is a jet-setting travel writer featured in CNN Travel, Wall Street Journal and Time Inc’s Departures, as well as a plethora of Hong Kong’s various lifestyle publications such as Hong Kong Tatler, Prestige, gastronomic magazine Crave, The Peak, Numéro China, AsiaSpa, Gafencu Men, and the SAR’s premiere English daily South China Morning Post.
Not one to shy away from TV and radio appearances, Johannes has been a guest commentator on RTHK and Channel V Asia, fed Travel Channel’s Andrew Zimmern snake soup and turtle jelly on an episode of hit series Bizarre Foods, and played host to Travel Channel Thailand‘s romp around town.
A free spirit and flâneur, Johannes forsook the decadent life of a jazz and club singer a few light years ago as he got sick of singing for his supper, then decided to… review suppers at five-star restaurants (and check out five-star resorts around the world) for his supper.
Having been HK Magazine‘s former Dining and Nightlife editor until 2012, Johannes Pong covered the city’s mercurial restaurant scene and shot to infamy poking fun at Hong Kong’s nocturnal demimonde in his notoriously irreverent weekly column “After Hours” (Parental Advisory: Explicit Content).
As a cunning and anal linguist, this party polyglot has intimate knowledge of over 12 languages (fluent in five: Cantonese; English; Japanese; French; Putonghua). Johannes devotes his free time to linguistics (phonology in particular) and language-learning, the world’s music, comic books (Uncanny X-Men, then Marvel, then manga, then indie, then DC), culinary and fashion histories, yoga and higher Self-Inquiry in the fine tradition of Advaita Vedānta under his two gurus.
If you catch him in town, you could go on an awesome private boutique tour or a custom food walk and bar crawl with him at Little Adventures in Hong Kong.