Expat Living Hong Kong
John wants people to feel relaxed in his living room, and believes that furniture is to be used, not just be a showpiece
Living in Hong Kong: Canadian expat John McLennan flaunts his Pok Fu Lam apartment

The art lover and interior designer welcomes you to his home in Hong Kong

China's terracotta warriors are a top draw at Xi'an
Travel to Tibet, Beijing, Yangshuo, Shanghai, Xi'an and more

Practice your "ni hao" and head to China's top 10 holiday destinations

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Staycation Landmark Oriental Hong Kong, luxury stays Hong Kong
Arriving at the Landmark Oriental in style with a personal limo service
Living in Hong Kong
Staycations in Hong Kong: Luxury stay in Central for spa, Michelin-star dining, and total relaxation

In need of a short, five-star break without bringing your passport? This is the answer

Kids' play: Should there be limits to children's fitness?

If your child loves to run and play, read on to find out if there should be limits to his activeness

Sephora Gradual Self-Tanning Face Water
Hair and Beauty
Shopping for beauty products: Five self-tanning products for women

In need of that bronzy glow without intervention from the sun? Try these five self-tanning products

Channelling their inner Katniss with some archery at the beach
Bintan resorts for family vacations: We head to this Indonesian island for a beach holiday weekend

Looking for a short break with kids? We recently spent our leisure time with a fab stay at this Bint...

Private Spa Suite for Two
Health and Medical
Massage magic at The Peninsula Spa Hong Kong

Blogger Rachel Read of Through The Looking Glass checks out the spa's new range of treatments

This month's e-edition is waiting! Hit the box and flick through EL HK for free

Skincare: Moisturizing creams and hydration formulas to keep skin glowing

Hey beautiful! Save yourself from dry skin with these hydration creams and moisture formulas

Online shopping: Looking for unique baby gifts in Hong Kong just got easy-peasy!

Children's lifestyle brand Tiny Bitz makes online shopping easy for busy moms

We might run a tad faster if we were chasing this chap
Sport and Fitness
Running tips on technique and saving energy

Discover the most economical way to run - from stride to hands and arms

Gorgeous Lankawi
Short break to Langkawi for weekend hols in Malaysia

Four Seasons Langkawi pros share essential advice for a beach weekend getaway in Malaysia

Things to do in Brisbane: Short guide to business, bars, football and more

We chat to Aussie Media Manager Finbar Brown about all things to do down under in Brisbane

Health in Hong Kong: Traditional Chinese medicine

Looking for alternative forms of medicinal therapy? Here's more on traditional Chinese medicine

Recipes: Breakfast lettuce tacos and aloo gobi

Put on your chef's hat and experiment with these fail-safe recipes from EL readers

Exotic weddings: Indonesia's island resorts in Bintan for your nuptials

Planning your wedding? Say “I Do” at one of the Indonesian tropical resorts in Bintan

Teenage health in Hong Kong: How to tackle teen stress

Teenagers may crumble under too much school or home stress. Here are tips on how to prevent it

Choosing wine to pair with prawns, oysters, lobster, crab and other shellfish

Unsure whether to serve red or white wine with your seafood dinner? Here are six options

Recipe: Have a bit of Malaysia at home with this fusion curry

Food author Brian Kennett shows us how to whip up this delicious Penang Nua recipe

Hong Kong expat salary deterred by no more expat packages in Asia
Is the cost of living in Hong Kong affected by diminishing expat packages?
Are expat packages and salaries in HK a thing of the past?

Times are changing for expat salaries and renumeration in Asia as company finances tighten

Kids' party planning: Stylish and unique children's parties

We chat with the co-founders of Poppy's Trunk about making life a party

healthy skin, fitness tips, look good
Get your glow on at Glow Spa
Body and Style
Summer guide to beauty and fitness: How to look your best when the heat is on

Our picks to prep for summer fashion will get you looking hot this summer

Travelling to Taiwan from Hong Kong: Five tips before you go

Going to Taiwan for work or pleasure? Here are five things to remember before you head there

Nail salon near The Escalator in Hong Kong at The Loft by The Nail Library for manicures and pedicures
Mani-Pedi heaven!
Hair and Beauty
Pedicure review: Guest blogger The Accidental Tai Tai on summer nails

Kate Farr of the Accidental Tai Tai shares thoughts on strappy sandals, hot weather, and pretty toes

Travel safety: Tips for women travelling for business or leisure

Before heading on your next trip, read these tips to avoid crime while travelling

Escape plan to South Africa: Rustic resorts, hotels and lodges

Four fabulous getaways and rooms with a view in South Africa

Living in Hong Kong: Cat Bentote gives a tour of her Shek O home

A relaxed yet chic family home make this pad a beachside retreat with a difference

Networking in Hong Kong: Events and activities for expats

We chat with French expat Cyril Cousteur about the global expat community

Real estate in Hong Kong: Hot property listings and market update

Dive into our Hong Kong homes market update with Hong Kong Sotheby’s Letizia Casalino

Restaurant review: Burger Circus in Soho, Central in Hong Kong

Want a good burger with fries and milkshake? Scoot down to Burger Circus in Soho, Central

Shopping for new toys: Six gadgets and technology we covet

Check out our most recent shopping list to appease our need for new toys

A common cold can lead to MERS if not properly treated.
Health and Medical
MERS: What is Middle East Respiratory Disease?

MERS is one of the more recent killer diseases to hit Asia. Learn its dangers and how to stay safe

Decorating ideas: How to create your dream living room in HK

In need of some home decorating ideas? Read on for some design inspiration

Travelling to Taiwan from Hong Kong: Tips on places to visit

Thinking of visiting Taiwan soon? Here is our guide on where to go and what to do there

Healthy recipes: Three recipes for raw food, paleo and vegan diet

Looking to whip up your own healthy cuisine? Try these three simple recipes at home

Indonesia family holiday paradise: Bunaken in Sulawesi

Looking for a unique vacation with the kids? Check out the untouched paradise of Bunaken

Take the sting out of travelling with kids with these tips!
Guest blog: Top tips for navigating an airport with kids

Your summer family travel sorted with tips from Nicola of Jetlag & Mayhem

Holiday cruise: An expedition to Antarctica

Looking to sail away to a far continent like Antarctica? Read on to find out what sights to see

Yoga for relaxation: Learn to chill out with this yoga pose

Melanie B, owner of Yoga Bam Bam, shows us how to tune in and tune out

City guide: How to do business in Jakarta, Indonesia

Scottish expat Malcolm Mason gives us his list of things to do in Jakarta

Perfect baby bump selfies at the Nam Hai infinity pool
Travel news: Discounted luxury hols, Kids Clubs & babymoons

Flip through the latest ideas and news for travel discounts and sales on holidays worldwide

Charcoal Grilled Prawns with Soused Brioche Apple and Seaweed from BAM! Tapas-Sake Bar
Recipe: Charcoal grilled prawns with soused brioche apple

Try this delish recipe for grilled prawns from Chef Pepe from BAM! Tapas-Sake Bar

Cozy up to an evening here in this gorgeous Clearwater Bay home
Readers' Homes
Interior design: Peek inside this Clearwater Bay home showcase

El reader Sarah says it's all about the details in her Hong Kong home

World Book Day: 10 quotable quotes on the joy of reading

In honour of World Book Day, Madanmohan Rao collects quotes on the joy of reading

Style guide: Men’s fashion tips from our men's style guru

Top tips from Simon Oats for carrying out style surgery to your wardrobe

Mauritius resorts: Club Med beach holiday off the Indian Ocean

Natalie Whittell explores the gorgeous island of Mauritius during a spectacular stay at Club Med

Living in Hong Kong: A guide to living on Chancery Lane in Central

British expat Natalie Robinson dishes on life in her Chancery Lane neighbourhood

Growth spurts: How to handle kids' developmental changes

We chat with a child expert and clinical psychologist on how to support and cope with child growth

Renting a car in Singapore makes weekend family outings easy
Hit the road with our hire car itinerary in Singapore
Weekend getaway itinerary: How to hire a car in Singapore

Katie Roberts gets practical by hiring a car in Singapore to go off-the-beaten-tracking with family

Helping Nepal: Eight international organisations offering support

From Facebook to Unicef, these eight international organisations can help you help the quake victims

Personal training review: Raw in Central, Hong Kong

Want some intense personal training to stay fit? Check out our review of Real Athletic Workouts

Top public golf courses in Asia: The Fuji Course in Japan tops lists

Hal Phillips golfs in the shadow of Mt Fuji at this south of Tokyo golf club