Hong Kong Living

Hiring Domestic Helpers in Hong Kong: Accommodation Must-Knows

Hong Kong’s frenetic work culture has given rise to the demand for hiring a foreign domestic helper. As of 2019, foreign domestic helpers have covered over 10% of local households. If you are looking to hire help, it is essential to acquaint yourself with your responsibilities and liabilities towards the helper as an employer. Find an apartment with helper’s quarters …

Bella Ma - June 13, 2019

The Best 5 Hong Kong Playgroups That Are Worth Your Money

If you have kids in Hong Kong, you definitely need playgroups in your life. But where can you find one that is the best, high quality, close to your neighbourhood and fun for your loved ones? Want to know which ones are worth your time? Check out these 5 playgroups in Hong Kong! 1. Kinder U, Leighton Road – Causeway …

Sarah Stone - May 16, 2019

Top 5 Pet-Friendly Housing Options for Hong Kong

As a cat or dog owner, buying or renting a flat in Hong Kong means you’ll have an extra clause or two to deal with. Hong Kong landlords and estate management aren’t exactly known for their pet friendliness. Most often home sellers will make the ‘no pet’ policy visible in their listings, but sometimes you will only know when you …

Sarah Stone - April 1, 2019

Understanding the culture of Hong Kong

There is little doubt that Hong Kong is one of the liveliest and interesting places to live on the planet. Known as a powerhouse financial business hub, it is a city with a great deal to offer anyone that chooses to settle there. With its diverse mix of cultures, Hong Kong brings a unique twist to the Asian experience that …

Asif Ghafoor - February 21, 2018

The Secrets of “Lai See” (Red Packet) for Chinese New Year!

It is almost Chinese New Year and we can see Hong Kongers are busy preparing for the festival. Red packet money, also called “lai see”, is one of the reasons why they are so busy. Hong Kong people are estimated to give nearly HKD 10 billion in “lai see” as gifts during this CNY period. Assuming there are 3 million recipients, …

Doris Liu - February 12, 2018

Living As An Expat in Hong Kong

With its booming economy and wonderfully cosmopolitan society, Hong Kong is an increasingly popular choice for ex-pats, but what do you need to know to live a comfortable life there? If you’re moving the whole family, how can you make sure that your new situation works for everyone? This guide, which draws on the experiences of ex-pats living there now, …

Asif Ghafoor - January 30, 2018

Oasis in the Ma On Shan “food desert” — We Go Mall

Ma On Shan residents no longer need to worry about food choices and eating out because a brand new shopping mall with numerous of restaurants will open in 2018 at Bo Tai Street, Ma On Shan. Ma On Shan,  a “third-generation” new town, is now one of the most popular residential areas in the Sha Tin District. Although it is …

Doris Liu - October 23, 2017