Dining etiquette HK

7 Useful Tips For Hong Kong Dining Etiquette

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We looked at some useful tips for business behaviour in Hong Kong, but what happens if you are invited to a business lunch? This could be for networking, as a client, for investment or for a job application. Whatever the reasons, dining out in Hong Kong can be a social battlefield, so let us guide you through some useful etiquette …

Typhoon Hong Kong

It’s typhoon season in Hong Kong. Should you be worried?

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What exactly is a typhoon? Well, it’s a hurricane or a cyclone, and its name literally means ‘big winds’. Unfortunately, it is part of life in Hong Kong and it is something that everyone will experience at least once during their time here. Thankfully, Hong Kong and its citizens are extremely well-prepared for extreme weather and being caught off guard …

Art exhibitions HK

The Best Art Exhibitions In Hong Kong This Summer

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With summer already at our doorstep, you could be forgiven for wanting to stay indoors with the air conditioning on full blast. Hong Kong still has a lot to offer during the summer months, if you can bear to be outside for longer than a few minutes. Visiting an art exhibition is a great idea, as you can languish inside …

Travelling with Kids

Top Tips For Mums Travelling With Kids This Summer

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amily holidays should be fun, but many parents will accept that travelling with children is an extremely stressful time and there seems to be nothing that makes the process easier. Travelling with one child is enough, many mums cry! But what if you are travelling with multiple children this summer? How do you stay sane? Read on for more.   …

Income tax Hong Kong

Income tax in Hong Kong, what do you need to know?

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Firstly, it is essential that you get some professional taxation advice when residing in Hong Kong as an expat. Not every case is the same and it will be worth your while to have an expert on hand. Income tax can be extremely complicated and having a tax advisor guide you through the process may simplify matters somewhat.  Income tax …

Running Hong Kong

The Seven Best Running Trails In Hong Kong

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You might not think that Hong Kong is a runner’s city but actually, that’s quite far from the truth. There are a number of trails that are perfect for runners, whether you are just starting out or are a practiced athlete. Thanks to Hong Kong’s hilly landscape, there are plenty of more challenging routes, not to mention some beautiful parks …

Learning languages

Learning languages in Hong Kong: where to do it.

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Hong Kong is undergoing a boom in adult education right now. More and more centers are offering courses (some of them free) to the huge amounts of people that are looking to build on their skills and learn new ones. Foreign languages are still extremely popular for adult learners and add a punch to your CV. Of course, learning Cantonese …

Dating Hong Kong

Dating in Hong Kong, is it as bad as they say?

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You might have heard that dating in Hong Kong is akin to dating in New York. Full of pitfalls, hurdles, tears with the odd triumph thrown in just often enough so as not to make you lose hope. Hong Kong’s fast-paced and transient nature often means that after the work parties have finished, more and more people are staggering home …

Work stress

5 ways to handle work stress this summer

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It can be notoriously difficult to feel relaxed in the workplace, especially in the run-up to summer holidays. Has everything been organized? Are the kids ready? Am I leaving my work up to date and all tasks completed? If you aren’t taking vacations, then it can be even worse as you see others posting bikini shots on beaches all over …

Football Hong Kong

Where to watch the World Cup this summer

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As you may be well aware, football season has started and will continue until the 15th July. Hosted by the Russians and with the first matches already under way, it looks set to be one of the most exciting football seasons yet. So where are the best places to watch the matches?   Delaney’s Irish Bar Basement, Mary Building, 71-77 …

Kindergartens in Hong Kong

The 8 best kindergartens in Hong Kong

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Choosing the best kindergarten option for your family is no easy task, but we have compiled a list of the best from all around the city.   Woodland Pre-School Woodland opens its doors to children aged between 6 months and 6 years. They have nine schools all over Hong Kong and have been in business since the late 70’s. Their …

HK to China

How to get from Hong Kong to mainland China

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Living in or travelling to Hong Kong means that you are only a stone’s throw away from mainland China, which has more than enough of it’s own attraction for visitors. It is relatively easy to cross the border into China, depending on the budget you have, how much time is available and if you want an adventure or not.   …

Korean drama

Top Korean dramas to get lost in this summer

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A guilty pleasure all over Asia, the often weird but nonetheless wonderful world of Korean dramas have kept audiences addicted for quite some time. Here are our pick of the best to get lost in this summer.   Reunited Worlds Straddling the world between obligation and dreams, this drama follows a high school student who wants to provide for his …

Domestic help Hong Kong

Hiring domestic help in Hong Kong? How to get it right.

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Hiring domestic helpers has been the done thing throughout the expat world, particularly as working hours have increases and time spent at home has reduced. Whether you are looking for childcare, a cleaner, dog walker, house sitter or a mixture of everything all in one package, here is our advice for hiring domestic help in Hong Kong.   Many expat …

Hotels Hong Kong

What are the best short stay hotels in Hong Kong?

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Hong Kong has plenty of options for accommodation, but you might find that you have to pay through the nose for it. If you are looking to save money, then booking a guesthouse in Kowloon might be your best option. Rooms will be shared and not dissimilar to hostels, but with a price tag of $80HK per night, it won’t …