Books To Read When You Just Want To Stay Indoors

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When the rain is lashing down outside and you just can’t face braving the crowds at the weekend, why not stay indoors and curl up with one of these great books?   Sweet Bitter- Stephanie Danler Packing up your life to move to the other side of the country, or the world, doesn’t always go as smoothly as Instagram would …


Where To Get Your Future Told In Singapore

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With Halloween around the corner and superstition being a huge part of life in Singapore, there are no shortage of fortune tellers, palm readers, tarot card readers and palmists all over the island. Whether you want to have your fortune told whilst relaxing at an after work event or you are searching for something a little more substantial, there is …

Podcasts HK

The best podcasts about Hong Kong life, culture and history

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There are a million podcasts out there for eager listeners but if you want something a little more specific to Hong Kong, then try some of these shows.   Hong Kong Heritage Not only about Hong Kong daily life, but also about the culture and history that shaped the city itself. The podcast features interviews with authors and historians about …

Haunted Places

Still think sleep is overrated? The Most Haunted Places in Asia

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If some of the legends aren’t enough, then there are some truly terrifying places to be found in Asia. Visit at your own peril.   Genting Highlands, Malaysia Well known for it’s casino and hotel, the Genting Highlands offer a break from Malaysia’s often claustrophobic humidity. Don’t let the colorful exterior of the hotel fool you, as this is a …

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Where To Go For A Check Up In Hong Kong

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Whether you need a check-up for work purposes or just because you want to see what’s going on with your body, there are a variety of different options for your wallet and your needs. This is our list of some of the best, recommended by expats themselves!   Raffles Medical Centre Whilst the medical checks offered by Raffles primarily focus …


The After-Effects Of Typhoon Manghkut

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Despite typhoons being part and parcel of life during rainy season in Hong Kong, typhoon Mangkhut has been particularly nasty. From scores of cancelled and rescheduled flights to widespread destruction and health hazards, the clean-up will be a long and arduous process. This has been made even more difficult by residents who have claimed that the city is neglecting it’s …

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How To Prepare A First Aid Kit For Your Family

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If you are new to Hong Kong and are thinking of putting a first aid kit together for your child, you may have some doubts about what to include. The health risks are slightly different than if you were in the US or Europe. Having a well-stocked first aid kit will prove to be invaluable, especially if your children will …

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Skincare Brands To Stock Up On In Hong Kong

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Hong Kong boasts an incredibly wide range of cosmetics, from local brands to cheaper imports of designer brands. Hong Kong has an impressive stock of brands from all over Asia, including Korean and Japanese favourites. So how do you know what to buy? Look no further!   Jill Stuart You might know her for her fame as a popular American …

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Hong Kong Disneyland: The Definitive Guide Part Two

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Here is the second part of our Hong Kong Disneyland guide. You can find the first part here.   The Seven Lands Continued Adventure Land This has recently been renovated and has plenty of attractions for teenagers and adults. Try the Star Wars influenced Hyperspace Mountain, Iron Man Experience, Orbitron, Star Wars Command Post. The latter is a performance where …