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5 Chilled-Out Residential Areas that Won’t Break the Bank

6 December 2017 - In a bustling metropolis like Hong Kong, finding an apartment in a laid-back neighbourhood without emptying your bank account sounds like mission impossible. But let’s forget The Peak for a second: here are five affordable chilled-out districts that could ease your real estate qualms:      Western DistrictEverybody knows somebod


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How to Help Children Adjust to a New Home

The Best Ways to Transition your Child into a New Home  Moving houses and settling into a new home signifies a new start, but the process can be stressful for the whole family, especially for the children. In the midst of packing and unpacking, how do you best help your kids cope with this change in their lives? Here are a few key things to keep

Moving to Hong Kong with Kids

Moving to Hong Kong is far from cost-effective. Add in an entire family unit with young children in tow and the move becomes all the more complicated in terms of logistics. Be it education, living space and the process of acculturation, this guide aims to provide a few pointers which will inform your move.    Education Prior to departure with gua

Family Friendly Expat Neighborhoods in Hong Kong

Family friendly neighborhoods abound in Hong Kong. Factoring in price, location, the subsequent sense of convenience, proximity to schools and the range of scenery, your personal preference is the overriding determinant. Our brief overview of family friendly neighborhoods both on and off Hong Kong Island aims to inform the general direction of y

Top 5 Weekend Hiking Trails in Hong Kong

6 October 2016 - Hong Kong is not only known for its sky high property prices, extravagant skyscrapers and shopping malls, but also swathes of country parks, mountains and wetlands which account for a surprising 73% of Hong Kong’s land area – who knew? For those looking to take a pause from the hustle-and-bustle of city life, hiking trails abound

Hong Kong Trams: Riding the Ding Ding

HK Trams, or “Ding Dings” are a unique form of transport and moving monuments that have been traversing Hong Kong Island for over 100 years. It is namely the best way to explore the city for both tourists and locals. Hop onto one of them and find your way around with the most affordable and convenient transport!   Spanning across the northern par

Open Kitchens in Hong Kong: A Good or Bad Idea?

14 September 2016 - With limited living space in a concrete jungle like Hong Kong, homeowners are eager to utilize every square foot of their properties as efficiently as possible. One common method is to demolish the wall of the existing kitchen to turn it into an open one. An open kitchen is certainly a popular choice today, but before you knoc

8 Things to Do To Make Moving Easier within HK

So, you’ve signed a tenancy agreement or finally made the leap onto HK’s lucrative property ladder. Moving dates are sorted and you are looking forward to creating new memories in your new house. But first… the daunting task of moving home must be attended to.  Moving is often said to be the third most stressful event in one’s life, behind the dea

Mid-Levels: Beyond the Commute Connection

6 September 2016 - A region that can generally be described as the patch of land situated halfway up the Peak, Mid-Levels is primarily a prime residential location for those who place high value upon living in close proximity to the work place. With the Mid-Levels Escalator providing an 800 meter stretch of open “effortless” transportation betwee
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