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Hong Kong > Financial

Hong Kong

How To Open A Bank Account In Hong Kong

Thursday June 25, 2020 (14:41:19)

In terms of banking, there are a few options open to expats living in Hong Kong. For example, some choose to maintain an existing account in their home country, which can be useful for things like paying recurring bills back home. Others choose to open an international account with their existing bank, which may eliminate or reduce penalties on moving currencies across borders. And still others prefer to open a local account in Hong Kong. There is also the option of using a borderless account, such as TransferWise.   more ...

Hong Kong > Living

Hong Kong

How to Learn the Language in Hong Kong

Tuesday June 23, 2020 (12:24:12)

The former British colony of Hong Kong is still an attractive destination for expats, not least because it is still English speaking. You will therefore have some advantage as a native speaker, but more so if you also speak Cantonese or Mandarin.   more ...

Hong Kong > Property

Hong Kong

How To Rent Or Buy Property In Hong Kong

Friday May 15, 2020 (15:12:49)

Hong Kong is densely populated, and property there is expensive. You can find various types of accommodation, from small apartments to luxury serviced villas, but there are comparatively few houses. Historically, expats have favoured the Mid Levels on Hong Kong Island, but they are now seeking cheaper accommodation further afield. Luxury complexes, with gyms, pools and sporting facilities, are found in popular locations, such as Happy Valley, Jardine’s Lookout, Repulse Bay and the Peak.   more ...

Hong Kong > Moving

Hong Kong

How To Apply For A Visa In Hong Kong

Wednesday March 11, 2020 (17:13:40)

For many years, the booming Asian city of Hong Kong has been a popular destination for expats, and this continues, despite recent political unrest. The city is one of the world’s major centres of commerce and finance, and as such is an appealing choice for residence and work. Read on to learn about the visa application process, and for some factors you may want to consider if you are thinking of relocating to Hong Kong.   more ...

Hong Kong > Living

Hong Kong

New Year Going Viral

Monday February 24, 2020 (09:15:10)
NewYear dragon in Kowloon
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!   more ...

Hong Kong > Working

Hong Kong

How To Find A Job In Hong Kong

Monday February 03, 2020 (12:19:35)

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 restrictions, both of which we will look at below.   more ...

Hong Kong > Health

Hong Kong

How To Register With The Health System In Hong Kong

Monday November 11, 2019 (20:06:20)

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.   more ...

Hong Kong > Health

Hong Kong

How To Keep Your Health Insurance Costs Low In Hong Kong

Monday November 11, 2019 (19:53:05)

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 neither is the rising cost.   more ...

Hong Kong > Health

Hong Kong

How Much Do Health Procedures Cost In Hong Kong?

Monday November 11, 2019 (19:41:10)

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.   more ...

Hong Kong > Living

Hong Kong

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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