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Carrie On Hong Kong

Monday September 09, 2019 (14:27:15)
Seen in Kowloon: Liberate HK, revolution of OUR TIME
Protest march, rally, riot, violence, revolution of our time, liberate Hong Kong, democracy, f**k the po-po, are not the sort of words or phrases I ever thought it would be necessary to learn in hitherto peaceful Hong Kong, indeed my Teach Yourself Chinese book is starkly lacking in this area. But, with the past weekends, 14 and counting, spent scrutinising a phalanx of eagerly wielded placards and graffiti, I now find my Cantonese, revolutionary vocab lies greatly enriched.   more ...

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Hong Kong

What Visa Options Are Available For Expats In Hong Kong?

Monday August 19, 2019 (16:42:09)

Hong Kong has a separate visa and immigration policy from China. If you are traveling from Mainland China you will need to go through Immigration and have your papers/passports checked.

If you have the right to live or have land in Hong Kong then you do not need a Visa (details in the section below) You will require a Visa if you wish to live, work or study in Hong Kong. Also if you wish to start or join a business you will need a Visa too. Visas are based on country of residence and nationality. For example, if you are a British national and reside in the UK, you will not need a Visa to visit Hong Kong, and you are allowed to remain there for up to 180 days. Your passport must be valid for 6 months before entering.   more ...

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Hong Kong

What Is Life Really Like For Expats In Hong Kong?

Tuesday June 25, 2019 (15:24:13)

Hong Kong used to be considered a mecca for expats back in the day, but is that still the case? It’s no secret that the cost of living in Hong Kong has been skyrocketing over the years and that the job market changed completely in the late 90s after the city-state was handed back to China.   more ...

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Hong Kong

How To Find The Right Neighbourhood For You In Hong Kong

Monday June 03, 2019 (12:55:27)

Are you in search of the ideal neighbourhood in Hong Kong? Here, we explore the myriad options available in the city, providing an overview of the best places to live, whatever your priorities.   more ...

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Hong Kong

A Guide To Hong Kong's Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme

Wednesday August 29, 2018 (18:38:00)

What is the Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme, otherwise known as VHIS? As per the official statement, VHIS is a policy initiative implemented by the food and health bureau in Hong Kong to regulate individual indemnity hospital insurance products. Participation is voluntary, for both insurance companies and members of the public. The primary goals are to enhance the protection level of hospital insurance products; to provide the public with the additional choice of using private healthcare services; and, as a long-term goal, to decrease the pressure on the public healthcare system.   more ...

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Hong Kong

An Expat Guide To Socialising And Meetup Groups In Hong Kong

Monday March 26, 2018 (07:56:13)

Hong Kong is one of the world’s most popular expat destinations. One estimate puts the population of internationally-born residents at nearly five percent of the total 7.1 million population. But in this crowded city, it’s all too easy to feel lonely.   more ...

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Hong Kong

Why Is Hong Kong So Attractive For Ultra-Wealthy Expats?

Monday September 18, 2017 (08:48:20)

An autonomous province located on the Pearl River Delta, the sovereign state of Hong Kong is Asia’s gateway to China. On the surface, this island city comes across as a highly modernised location, with its towering skyscrapers, booming industry, superior living standards, modern amenities, excellent nightlife and state of the art infrastructure. However, as you dig deeper, you will find a place that is still steeped in ancient tradition, holding on to its colorful past and rich heritage.   more ...

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Hong Kong

How Living Like A Local Can Save You Money In Hong Kong

Monday June 26, 2017 (15:08:30)
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While Hong Kong is one of the world's greatest cities for expats to move to, news that expat packages are falling in value is not good for those who live there.

Hong Kong is not the cheapest place for executives to relocate to, but there are ways and means to enjoy a stint working there. Living like a local can really help to save you money.

Findings from a survey by ECA International revealed that while packages in Hong Kong are still the fourth highest among Asian countries, middle managers are receiving less.   more ...

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Hong Kong

The Best Places To Live In Hong Kong

Wednesday June 21, 2017 (16:43:38)

Moving to a new location to live is an exciting prospect, but at the same time, it can also be daunting. One of the most crucial steps associated with moving to a new location is finding a place to live. This can be a tricky thing to pull off, especially for first-time expats, and some places can be more difficult than others. Fortunately for expats in Hong Kong, there are areas across the territory that cater to almost every need and budget.   more ...

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Hong Kong

Thinking Of Moving To Hong Kong? Read This First

Monday May 22, 2017 (12:19:54)
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In Hong Kong, the east meets the west, and at the root of its towering skyscrapers and fast paced life lie deeply held traditional values. Expats will find familiarity in certain aspects, while some may appear entirely foreign to them.

In general, expats have found it easy to live in Hong Kong over the years, due to its extensive infrastructure and availability of amenities. Hong Kong also has a modern healthcare system, efficient public transport and an excellent standard of schooling. The city is also safe, and offers a variety of options for entertainment.   more ...