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Ten Movies That Will Make You Love Hong Kong

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Asian cinema has a unique method of story telling that is often missing from Hollywood blockbusters. You might well be familiar with Japanese anime or Korean drama. No longer the realm of cinema aficionados, there are some remarkable movies from Asia that may well take you on an unexpected adventure. Several of the best feature Hong Kong, so here is …

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The Best Places To See Cherry Blossom In Japan

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It may not feel like it but spring is just around the corner. After the celebrations of the Chinese New Year, it is now time to look forward. Spring usually brings to mind a newness, of beginning again after a long winter. You may think of flowers, baby animals and Easter bunnies. To really embrace spring, there is nothing we …

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Top Attractions For Children In Tokyo

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It is a common misconception that Tokyo is expensive and more geared towards adults than for children. However, this is not the case whatsoever. There is plenty to see and do in Tokyo with your family. All of these activities depend on your individual budget of course, but do not think twice about taking your kids to Tokyo. You will …

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3 Essential Pieces Of Advice For Choosing The Best International School For Your Child

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With so many options and teaching styles available nowadays, how can a parent know what is the best international school for their children? Trends come and go but the need to ensure the best education for your child never changes. Taking into account that the learning environment is only one part of a larger spectrum, a parent also has to …

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8 Top Tips To Survive a Long Haul Flight

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Long haul flight itself requires some definition. Technically, it is any flight that is over four hours, but then it falls into two different categories. Medium long haul and ultra long haul, the latter being a flight over eight hours. For example, a flight from London to Hong Kong totals around twelve hours. So, here are some top tips to …

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Relocating to Hong Kong: 5 Tips to Make Relocation Easier by a Property Expert

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If you’re in the midst of planning, preparing or even considering to move to a different country, and wondering where to start, this article is for you. Specialising in relocation and residential leasing, our resident property expert Stella Abraham has assisted hundreds of expats and their families in making the brave move to Hong Kong city. Rest assured, she has …

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US Expats in Hong Kong Not Up To Date With Their US Tax Filing Should Consider The Streamlined Procedure

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The IRS Streamlined Procedure offers Americans living abroad the opportunity to get up to date on their required US tax filing before the IRS comes a-knocking! America is the only major country that requires its citizens to file a tax return and pay taxes on their worldwide income even if they live abroad. File Your US Taxes; Because Thanks to …

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How Expats Can Save Money In The Most Expensive City In The World

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It’s official: As of June 2016, Hong Kong has been named the most expensive city for expats by consultancy firm Mercer in their 2016 Cost of Living Survey. Many expats who are currently living in Hong Kong have complained about the high costs of living, especially when it comes to securing accommodation and food. Understandably, if you’re moving to Hong …

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Hong Kong to The First-Timer: Things You Should Know

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Quick question: What do you think of when Hong Kong is mentioned? Good food, people drinking in bars and yelling in Cantonese on the streets, and perhaps even adrenaline-fuelled police chases, courtesy of Hong Kong crime dramas (we’re looking at you, Infernal Affairs). You would be right, but there’s also more to the Fragrant Harbour than those! Without further ado, …

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4 Lessons From One of Hong Kong’s Top Residential Agents

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As a successful property agent based in Hong Kong, JLL Residential‘s Stella Abraham recently shared some secrets of her trade with Team Expat, explaining what it takes to help her clients call Hong Kong home, build a strong team, and thrive in the residential leasing and relocation services industry. Having assisted hundreds of expats in making the big move to …

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Get Your Kids to Practice Higher Order Thinking With The World’s First Math Mobile Ecosystem!

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It’s been labeled as the world’s first critical thinking mathematical mobile ecosystem, connecting little learners’ progress with teachers and parents through a handy analytics performance reporting dashboard. Previously, Team Expat featured Zap Zap Math as an educational app you want your child to get hooked on—and the app continues to amaze us with its ability to progress with the times. …

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How To Survive Long Haul Flights With Your Kids

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At some point in their lives, expat parents would have to make a plane trip with their kids in tow—whether to move abroad or to pay a visit to their extended families back in their home countries. Travelling by plane is arguably one of the most grueling journeys to make, as it involves the hassle of inspections, the marathon run …