Cheung Chau Island

Cheung Chau: what to see and what to do

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Arriving in Cheung Chau You can easily get to Cheung Chau from the Outer Islands Ferry Piers in Central. Ferries run for 24 hours a day and it takes around 40-50 minutes. You can take the fast ferry, which is double the price of the normal ferry, costing $24.60 compared to $12.60. Again, buy tickets before you travel from the …

Lamma Island

Lamma Island: What to see and where to go

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Did you know that Hong Kong is made up of 260 islands? Unfortunately, many of them are not open for habitation and are instead rocky outcrops that you might pass over either by boat or by plane. If you are looking to strike out from Hong Kong island and have already visited Lantau, Lamma and it’s less famous neighbour Cheung …

Colonial Hong Kong

Colonial Hong Kong: what to see

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The buildings left over as a throwback to colonial times are present all over Hong Kong. This is most evident in Macau, whose architecture looks anything but Asian in origin. Whilst Hong Kong has developed its own style, reminiscent of large Chinese cities just across the bay, you can also easily find some reminders of its colonial past. So if …

Baby in Hong Kong

Having a baby in Hong Kong? Read on.

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If you are thinking about having a baby during your stay in Hong Kong, it pays to be prepared. Medical care in the city is generally excellent, but you may find that you have some pretty big questions as you await for the arrival of your baby. As with many countries, you can choose between private and public healthcare. If …

Shenzhen off the beaten track

Off The Beaten Track: Shenzhen

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Lying just north of Hong Kong is one of the most rapidly expanding cities in China, Shenzhen. Whilst it may look industrial to any outsider, the city has some hidden corners that are worth visiting. With the city being only a stone’s throw from Hong Kong, let’s see what it can offer to any intrepid tourist.   Shenzhen Book City …

Networking Hong Kong

A rapid fire guide to networking in Hong Kong

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Thanks to its large amount of expats passing through the city, either for permanent resettlement or for a matter of days, Hong Kong enjoys a larger than average amount of networking privileges. Networking is part of the lifestyle here and is something that soon becomes second nature. If you are feeling a little daunted at making professional or personal contacts …

Hong Kong

Why Has Hong Kong Been So Popular With Expats

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Hong Kong is frequently voted one of the best places to live and work as an expat. Despite cries that it is not the same experience as it once was, there is no doubt that positions in Hong Kong are highly sought after. So let’s take a closer look at why that is.   The city itself Like other big …

Clubs Hong Kong

The Secret World Of Private Members Clubs In Hong Kong

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It may seem like a throwback to its colonial days, but Hong Kong is actually a hotbed of private members clubs, where entry is extremely competitive and rarely won. Despite the social events that these clubs put on, they also offer the perfect opportunity for networking. The majority of clubs revolve around sport and recreational activities, but most often have …

Vintage Hong Kong

The Best Vintage In Hong Kong

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Hong Kong has a plethora of vintage stores, comprising nearly every decade from the 1940’s on. Our guide to the best should help you narrow down your choices when you hit the shops.   Me And George 9 Li Yuen Street West, Central, Hong Kong There are several branches of this Hong Kong institution around the city, but the Central …

International school interview

Top Tips To Prepare For An International School Interview

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Deciding which international school is the best for your child can be one of the most stressful decision awaiting expat parents. It certainly doesn’t get easier when the admission process begins. Interviews can begin as young as three years old and it makes sense to know exactly what to prepare for. Here are our tips for the interview process at …

Dai Pai Dong Hong Kong

The Five Best Dai Pai Dongs In Hong Kong

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What on earth is a dai pai dong? The best translation of this is a no-frills eaterie, usually on the street itself. Like street food but with a little extra seating, atmosphere and variety. Cleanliness and hygiene aside, these are great places to immerse yourself in Hong Kong culture. Hong Kong is full of them and it can be hard …

Temples

The Most Beautiful Temples In Vietnam and Cambodia

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Vietnam and Cambodia have shaken off their past and are now emerging as two of the hot holiday destinations of the East. Apart from bustling cities, genial people and delicious food, there are many temples that give you an insight into the history and culture of these two countries. Here is a list of the best!   Tran Quoc Pagoda, …

Kids Stores Hong Kong

Five Of The Best Kids Stores In Hong Kong

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Whilst Hong Kong has always been criticized as being geared more towards the urban professional than those with a family, it has to be said that there are a multitude of kids stores in Hong Kong. You might be looking to buy a special treat for your own kids or a gift for someone else’s, you can rest assured that …

Cheapest Flights

Five Tricks To Get The Cheapest Flights Possible

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Numerous websites offer tips on how to find the cheapest flights and thanks to comparison websites, like Skyscanner or even Google, it should be a piece of cake. However, the reality is not quite as simple. It can be incredibly easy to become overwhelmed with just how many choices there are. And how do you know that you are getting …

Money Transfer Apps

The Five Best Money Transfer Apps On The Market

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Transferring money internationally can be a real pain, especially as commissions seem to get higher and market rates fluctuate by the minute. Sending dollars back home should be as simple as the click of a button, but there are many factors to keep in mind. How do you know you are getting the best rate? Are the commissions fair? How …