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  A Brief Guide To The Main Religious Beliefs In Hong Kong

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The multicultural population of Hong Kong consists of various communities that have their own beliefs and ideologies. The Chinese community, which forms the majority of the population, has three main religions – Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism. The other major religious communities in Hong Kong include the Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus and Sikhs. This diversity is also evident in the city’s architecture. There are Buddhist, Taoist, Hindu and Sikh temples, churches, mosques and synagogues. Religious diversity is also celebrated in the form of festivals. Here is a brief guide to the main religious beliefs in this cosmopolitan city.   more ...

  Hong Kong – Five Recommended Expat Blogs

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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Hong Kong and some of the bloggers who write about living there.

This Girl Abroad

The blog of a Canadian expat who now lives and works in Hong Kong, This Girl Abroad is filled with enthusiastic posts about life in Hong Kong, as well as tips for travelling to neighbouring countries. The 'Average Day in Hong Kong' series discusses what life is like on a day-to-day basis, with a mixture of humour and realism that will give any prospective expats a good idea of what life is really like there. There is also a section on teaching abroad, discussing the joys and challenges of teaching in a foreign country.   more ...

  A Guide To Employment Laws In Hong Kong

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Employment laws are important for both employers and employees. Since human resources play such a significant role in a company, the employer needs to be able to manage them effectively to ensure success. Employment laws ensure that the employer has certain rights and obligations with regard to the employees, which are in place right from recruitment until termination of the employment. Employers also retain some post-termination rights against former employees. From an employee’s perspective, a company that fails to comply with employment laws may have to pay a fine or damages and there may also be criminal liabilities. The laws also grant various protections to employees.   more ...

  5 Foods You Must Try When Living In Hong Kong

Articles - Hong Kong

Hong Kong offers a wide variety of choices to those who love dining out. From swanky restaurants to tiny street stalls, eating out is a popular pastime here. Hong Kong has been influenced by Eastern and Western cultures and you have the opportunity to sample cuisines from different countries like Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, India, Europe and America. Since the variety of food available is so vast, here’s a list of five foods you must try when living in Hong Kong.

Tang Yuan

These glutinous rice balls serve as an excellent breakfast food, and also double up as a delicious dessert.   more ...

  5 Good Reasons You Should Move To Hong Kong (And 1 Reason You Shouldn't!)

Articles - Hong Kong

Hong Kong truly does have a charm of its own, but it’s a city of extremes in many ways and most visitors will either love it or hate it. It’s hard to sit on the fence when it comes to Hong Kong. The city is small but it has a thriving economy that is fiercely competitive and independent. With its recent colonial past, the city has a distinctly East meets West vibe and in more ways than one, Hong Kong is a world class city. Its skyline is dominated by skyscrapers, but it’s also a city of contrasts, with easy access to the outdoors and beaches that are just a few minutes’ drive away. What’s most important to keep in mind when moving to Hong Kong is that it’s a city that never fails to surprise, so don’t move here with any preconceived notions!   more ...


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