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

5 Reasons Why You Should Move to a Mong Kok Apartment

When you hear Mong Kok, the first thing that comes to your mind may be a scene of bustling crowds and shopping streets. Mong Kok is known to many people as a commuter transport hub as well as a shopping and market district but have you ever considered to rent or buy a Mong Kok apartment?  Spacious will explain the 5 …

Doris Liu - April 16, 2018

5 Market Moving Property Points from the 2018-2019 Hong Kong Budget

On 28th February, Hong Kong Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po announced the 2018-2019 budget. Mr. Chan stated that he was cautiously optimistic about Hong Kong’s economic prospects. Although he admitted that property prices had soared beyond the affordability of ordinary citizens over the past years, he believed that the key factors underpinning soaring property prices over the past few years were gradually undergoing …

Doris Liu - March 7, 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

Public Housing = Poor Living Conditions? These Asian Countries Say No!

In Hong Kong, living in public houses is a symbol of lower-income residents. But the case differs in Singapore, Taiwan and Korea. Public housing in these countries are tourists’ favorites and the living environments are good. Do you know what are the differences between government housing in these places? Hong Kong There are two types of public housing in Hong …

Doris Liu - January 9, 2018