Skip to main content
Candy CHEA Shuk-mui

Candy CHEA Shuk-mui

2021 Honorary Fellow

Candy CHEA Shuk-mui


Ms Candy Chea Shuk-mui is a well-respected broadcaster in Hong Kong, hosting popular radio programmes covering music, news, entertainment and parenting over the past few decades. These include Morning Suit (晨光第一線), Iceland Sunshine (冰島陽光), Happy Daily (開心日報) and Dreams Come True (夢想成真). 

Currently, Ms Chea hosts a long-running and highly-rated programme Those were the days (舊日的足跡) on Radio Television Hong Kong, which shares the inspiring stories of outstanding individuals from various sectors and industries. Throughout her long and distinguished career in broadcasting, Ms Chea has received numerous awards including the New Women’s Award from Asia Television, and the Radio Broadcasting Most Outstanding Performing Artist Gold Award from the Hong Kong Performing Artistes Guild. Ms Chea was also elected the “Most Popular DJ” in Hong Kong for 8 consecutive years in recognition of her distinguished performance and strong commitment to work.

Due to a difficult upbringing, Ms Chea was not able to speak in standard Cantonese as a child. That did not stop her from pursuing her dreams. She worked on correcting her accent to become a successful broadcaster over the course of half a century. She is also very active in public and community service. She has devoted much of her time to serving the disadvantaged in society. That involves volunteer work at various charities including the Hong Kong Kidney Foundation, the Agency for Volunteer Service, the Hong Kong Disabled Youth Association, Taishan International, the Intellectually Disabled Education and Advocacy League, and the Hong Kong Youth Arts and Speech Association.

Ms Chea’s passion and commitment to serve the community has earned her numerous accolades from organisations including the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award, the Yan Oi Tong Outstanding Charitable Artist Award, the Excellent Social Contribution Award from the Regeneration Society, and the Hong Kong Volunteer Award. She has also received a commendation for community service from the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR government and a commendation from the Secretary for Home Affairs.

As the Founding Chairperson and current honorary president of the Hong Kong Volunteer Awardees Society, Ms Chea motivates and encourages members of the public to take part in volunteer work and to give back to society. She was conferred with an honorary fellowship by Lingnan University in 2018 and awarded the Medal of Honour from the Hong Kong SAR government in July 2021.

Ms Chea is committed to serving the community and hopes to inspire people to strive for their dreams even amid adversity. She also supports the performing arts industry and cultural development of Hong Kong. Over the years, Ms Chea has always been very supportive of the further advancement of the Academy.