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How to Minimize Stress When Moving to Hong Kong

Summer has arrived and with it the peak season for home searching in Hong Kong. It is at this time of the year where Hong Kong property agents tend to be at their busiest.  The impending commencement of a new school year usually corresponds with families being transferred to other countries, with people leaving and moving to Hong Kong. Bearing th
By: Heike Pfordte

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

Moving to Hong Kong | Your Relocation Checklist

Moving to Hong Kong can be one of the most exciting decisions in your lifetime. Whatever your reasons behind moving, be it career prospects or self-actualization our relocation checklist aims to impart guidance by outlining five key considerations to ease your transition into a new-fangled expatriate of ‘Asia’s World City’.  1. Make Prior Prepara

Living in Hong Kong: A Year in Discovery Bay

22 April 2016 - I grew up living in Hong Kong as an expat and am now a Discovery Bay resident, having relocated back to the city last year with my family. Upon searching for a home, I was admittedly hesitant about the suggestion to look at Discovery Bay properties. I found myself echoing the familiar stereotypes that surprisingly many (non-DB’ers)
By: Torbjörn Dimblad

Miscellaneous Information & Resources for the International Resident & Businessperson

We have grouped the following websites and information into one chapter in help you start researching what it is like to live and work here. As with everything Hong Kong related, the Government’s website is a good place to get started on what exactly is available. A few other publications are also listed below (their free print copies are usually

Adjusting to the small living space in Hong Kong

In a metropolitan city like Hong Kong, every inch of living space is precious and expensive. One of the first things that most foreigners realize when settling in Hong Kong is that Hong Kong apartments are not particularly roomy. Consolidating possessions and finiding innovative ways to store belongings is essential as space is valued premium. Thi

Public Holidays & Chinese Festivals in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a multicultural city that celebrates both Eastern and Western holidays. Regardless of religious beliefs, the entire community observes the major Chinese festivals and other holidays held throughout the year, with fantastic celebrations in town in addition to the option to head out-of-town for a long weekend.    Chinese FestivalsAs a C

Religion & Places of Worship in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong people follow many faiths – Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism and Judaism.   Aside from offering spiritual guidance, most major religious bodies also manage schools and administer health care and welfare to the general community.  The traditional Chinese religions of Buddhism and Taoism have the l

Postal Services & Communications in Hong Kong

Postal Service:  The Hong Kong Postal Service is excellent and offers affordable postal rates, quick delivery times, and efficient and polite bilingual counter staff.  It also is an inexpensive and ready source of supply for envelopes, postal boxes and tubes of all sizes.  Operating hours are Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings.  The main  GPO

Shopping For Daily Necessities in Hong Kong

It will not take you long to realize that Hong Kong people love to eat. Cooked food is available in all forms from fine dining and casual snack shops to takeaway and home/office delivery of nearly any cuisine.  For those who enjoy cooking for themselves, there is also a wide variety of places to shop. Ingredients are shipped in from all over the w
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