Expat Hong Kong


  Interview With Edina Wong, Senior Director (Residential Leasing – Hong Kong) at Savills

Articles - Hong Kong

Edina, can you tell us a bit about your background before joining Savills?

I started my Real Estate career in 1987 working with expatriates looking for homes in Hong Kong. At that time one of my major clients was Jardine Fleming Holding Ltd with approximately 150 leases. I joined FPD Savills in 1989 as a member of the Prestige Homes Division successfully selling high value residential homes. I worked closely with high net worth clients and major developers.   more ...

  Interview With Ruth Benny, Founder of Top Schools HK

Articles - Hong Kong

Ruth, what inspired you to set up Top Schools HK?

I saw a need! I saw parents stressing about getting their kids into kindergartens and primary schools and no-one to turn to for help. The system is very complicated and I saw parents getting themselves into a mess and making unnecessary mistakes and thought that I could do something about it.

What services does Top Schools HK offer?

We place children in international and private schools here in HK.   more ...

  A Brief Guide To The Main Religious Beliefs In Hong Kong

Articles - Hong Kong

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

Articles - Hong Kong

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

Articles - Hong Kong

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 ...


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