New Year Going Viral

One of the odd things about living in Hong Kong is that I get the chance to wish you all a happy New Year not once but twice, second time being for the Chinese version which we are celebrating at the moment. So there you have it, New Year with a double dose of happiness!Well, … Read more

How To Find A Job In Hong Kong

The city-state of Hong Kong is one of the most booming urban centres on Earth and has been a major attraction for expats seeking employment for many years, particularly those from the UK, with which Hong Kong obviously has historical ties. There are a very wide range of jobs available but there are also some … Read more

How To Register With The Health System In Hong Kong

Hong Kong offers an incredibly high quality of healthcare, both in the public and private sectors, so rest that assured you will be in good hands after you move. Unlike many other popular expat destinations, Hong Kong has a well-established public healthcare system, which even non-permanent residents can be eligible for.Many doctors in Hong Kong … Read more

How To Keep Your Health Insurance Costs Low In Hong Kong

Hong Kong was ranked as having the most efficient healthcare system in the world back in 2017. According to Bloomberg Healthcare Efficiency Index, Hong Kong had an efficiency rating of 89.9 out of a possible 100. Seeing as it boasts world-class hospitals, state-of-the-art technology and equipment, and highly-trained practitioners, this is hardly a surprise, and … Read more

How Much Do Health Procedures Cost In Hong Kong?

Hong Kong is well known for having some of the best healthcare in the world, with extremely high standards of medical practice. In fact, Hong Kong was the first place in the world to carry out an adult-to-adult live donor liver transplant in the early 1990s.Hong Kong has a strong private health insurance industry and … Read more

Shannon Kapoor, Taikoo Shing

Who are you? I am an individual who believes each day of our life is an experience that evolves us as a person, so learn and move forward with a smile. Where, when and why did you move abroad? In Hong Kong, we are located in Taikoo Shing. We moved here back in 2012.My husband … Read more

Carrie On Hong Kong

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, … Read more

What Visa Options Are Available For Expats In Hong Kong?

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) … Read more

What Is Life Really Like For Expats In Hong Kong?

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 … Read more

Helen Bannigan, Sai Kung

Who are you? I’m a mom, wife, entrepreneur, culturalist, and a lifetime advocate of making the world a better place by following my passions in life and sharing those passions with those around me. Where, when and why did you move abroad? 30 years ago, after graduating from university in Washington, DC, I got fired … Read more

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