Disney HK

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 …

Hong Kong temples

The Best Temples In Hong Kong To Visit

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Hong Kong is home to some of Asia’s most beautiful and most enigmatic temples and all of them are within a short distance from Central. So, here is our definitive guide to the best.   Wong Tai Sin This temple has a claim to make every wish come true and so it is extremely popular with locals and tourists alike. …

Haggling

How To Perfect The Art Of Haggling

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It might seem strange to haggle for Westerners but having some haggle skills is essential for shopping in many places around Asia. The fun part is that you can negotiate for almost anything, including hotel rooms, clothes to taxi rides. You might feel uncomfortable at first, but once you master the art, it will be a skill to serve you …

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 …

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 …

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.   …

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 …

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 …

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 …