Moving Here - Expat Living Hong Kong
expat relocation issues, living in Hong Kong, family life in Hong Kong
The reinvention of the trailing spouse
  • 15 October 2016

The trend away from “trailing spouse” to “accompanying talent” is explored in the first article of our new series.

Street Talk: An insider’s guide to life in their ‘hood
  • 6 September 2016

We talk to some local residents about the neighbourhood they call home in Hong Kong. This month: Happy Valley.

Luxurious Urban Living: 6 reasons to choose Gateway Apartments
  • 5 September 2016

We think you will all love his property in the heart of the prime shopping and entertainment centre of Hong Kong, and here is why  

Meeting & Greeting: Etiquette for expats
  • 17 August 2016

One kiss, two kisses, hand shake or hug? How are you supposed to greet people now you live in Hong Kong?

Financial Planning in Hong Kong
  • 4 August 2016

Saving for emergency funds, children’s schooling, deposits on new homes, and securing an income for retirement are important considerations that should be addressed as early as possible.

25 Fun Facts about Hong Kong
  • 18 July 2016

There's a lot more to HK than first meets the eye. Did you know any of these fun facts?

pre-schools in hong kong
We find out more about Woodland Beachside Pre-School
  • 27 June 2016

EL reader and expat mum Lauren Trench tells us how much her kids enjoy the newly renovated pre-school

Real estate in Hong Kong: Hot property listings and market update
  • 16 June 2016

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

companies to help move home in Hong Kong
Moving home or office in Hong Kong
  • 10 June 2016

We take the stress out of moving with 5 tips for a quick and efficient transit

US goods in HK
The smart way to buy online in America and ship to Hong Kong
  • 25 May 2016

Our favourite American brands straight to our door – without having to get on a flight!

where to live in HK
Choosing your ideal neighbourhood – Hong Kong Island
  • 9 May 2016

We give you the low-down on HK island West and South

places to live in Hong Kong
Choosing your ideal neighbourhood – New Territories
  • 25 April 2016

We give you the low-down on Sai Kung, Clearwater Bay, Tai Po and Tuen Mun

Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Feeling at Home in Hong Kong – Choosing your ideal neighbourhood
  • 21 April 2016

We give you some tips on finding the next place to call home

Pets of the week: Dublin the kitten and Mable the pup
  • 6 March 2016

There are so many pets looking for a home in Hong Kong. Is it your time to adopt?

Adopting pets in Hong Kong
Introducing your pet to Hong Kong: Adopting, Training, Vets, Health issues and advice
  • 29 February 2016

Looking to bring over your pet from abroad? Want to know how to adopt when here? Any other questions regarding your fluffy one? We've got them all here

Hong Kong Pet of the week: Adopt Blondie
  • 26 February 2016

There are so many pets looking for a home in Hong Kong. Is it your time to adopt?

A guide to Hong Kong Neighbourhoods: Central, Mid-Levels, and Soho
  • 25 February 2016

Looking to move to Hong Kong and trying to choose a neighbourhood? We look at the most expat friendly area: Central, Mid-levels and Soho

Apartments in Hong Kong
Living in Hong Kong: Setting up utilities in your new home
  • 19 February 2016

Setting up gas, water, electricity and wifi needn't be a minefield. We've done the ground-work for you

Where to have my baby in Hong Kong
Birth options and plans in Hong Kong: We ask 10 questions about having a baby at The Matilda Hospital
  • 30 November 2015

When the time comes to finally give birth, you want to feel prepared and comfortable in your surroundings

Help in moving to Hong Kong
Repatriation from Hong Kong: Your guide to relocation and the move back home
  • 19 October 2015

Relocating doesn't have to be stressful. Check out our top tips for a smooth move

Hong Kong expat salary deterred by no more expat packages in Asia
Are expat packages and expatriate salaries in Hong Kong a thing of the past?
  • 19 July 2015

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

Lantau Island, Where to live in Hong Kong, buffalo watch, nature
Lantau Island insider's guide to living in Cheung Sha
  • 4 May 2015

Monica Guzkowska shows us around her nature-filled south Lantau neighbourhood

Hong Kong homes, property for sale, apartments for rent, Victoria Harbour listings, Causeway Bay flats
Real estate: Hot property listings and good news for the Western District
  • 22 April 2015

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

Property in Clearwater Bay, living in Tai Hang Hau, neighbourhood watch, Hong Kong
Clearwater Bay: Our insiders guide to living in Tai Hang Hau
  • 29 March 2015

Hong Kong resident Ally Smyth gives us the details on what it's like to live in Clearwater Bay

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Avoid amah drama when looking to hire a maid: Tips for employing a domestic helper
  • 5 March 2015

For some of us, being able to employ a domestic helper is one of the best things about living here

[VIDEO] Paint a pretty picture: Hong Kong video captures our dreamlike scene-scape
  • 29 January 2015

We adore Victoria Burkina's love letter to our Fragrant Harbour in this three-minute video

Living in Shatin Heights, where to live in HK, choosing an apartment in Hong Kong
Where to live in Hong Kong: Tai Wai insider’s guide to living in the New Territories
  • 20 January 2015

Shatin Heights resident Amy Overy takes us inside her favourite parts of life in Tai Wai

Property, HK, apartments, condos, real estate, new homes, lease, rent, buy
Real estate guide: New Year deals on Hong Kong homes and property to rent and buy
  • 8 January 2015

Real estate agent tips on finding discounts on apartments and homes this January

The 8 most popular stories in 2014 on Expat Living Hong Kong
  • 31 December 2014

Thank you Hong Kong for making these our top 8 articles to read in 2014

Decorating with red colour in furniture, interior design, feng shui, and accessories for the home
  • 8 December 2014

Suzhong Consulting’s Founder Susanne schools us on the significance of red in modern day feng shui

Home Decor: Our Editor-in-Chief blends style themes
  • 1 December 2014

Why stick to a monotonous decor theme in your home when you can mix it up instead?

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Furniture and home decoration shop founder Philippa Hayden of Bowerbird Home introduces the new Bowerbirds
  • 21 November 2014

You've come a long way, baby! Founder Philippa reflects on three years in the biz

Furniture: shopping for the right antique cabinet, chandelier, carpet and even a Buddha
  • 11 November 2014

EL goes antique shopping in Hong Kong for a taste of old world furniture

Hong Kong news: USA Today names HK in the top 10 best international skylines for Readers’ Choice contest
  • 11 November 2014

Hong Kong ranks lucky number eight for views and sundowners, sort of

Guide to Wan Chai: An insider's take on life in Wan Chai
  • 10 November 2014

Interior designer and property renovator Jo Gray takes us inside her 'hood

Outdoors in Hong Kong: Three half-day hikes and one hip hotel
  • 4 November 2014

Shamus Sillar hits three nature trails, plus a cool boutique hotel, in one weekend

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Dress you up: Eight great women's clothes tailors in Hong Kong for that tailor made copy dress or business suit
  • 31 October 2014

You can't be in Hong Kong without visiting the clothes tailor, ladies! Check out our eight great garment tailor picks for women

Airport Express has nothing on Lantau taxi permit into Discovery Bay
HK Transport Department permits taxi service to Discovery Bay hotel, proving logistics stress for the Lantau island community
  • 28 October 2014

One week into HKRI allowance of transportation within Discovery Bay leaves a taste of future access to and from DB North Plaza

Hong Kong preschools: Parent insights into SPRING, EtonHouse and Woodland
  • 27 October 2014

Selecting a preschool can be tough. These parents share their first-hand knowledge of three popular HK preschools

Feature property: Art and design reign in the home decor of this beautiful Clearwater Bay home showcase
  • 21 October 2014

We step inside John and Ali Spinks' stunning Clearwater Bay home as they say goodbye to Hong Kong after 15 years

Occupy Central HK, Hong Kong road closures, MTR, transportation, school closure
App updates on Occupy Central HK closures: latest news for MTR, schools and transportation
  • 17 October 2014

Stay updated with GovHK Notifications app on your iPhone 6 or Android

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Property: October real estate market tips from property agent Sotheby's HK
  • 8 October 2014

Hot Hong Kong homes and apartments for sale and to rent in awesome neighbourhoods

Occupy Central, Scholarism and the Umbrella Revolution from an expat seeking permanent residency status in Hong Kong
Occupy Central from an Expat's Perspective
  • 5 October 2014

Magazine editor Brooke Chenoweth gives her take on the HK protest events, and permanent residency

Moving to Hong Kong, living in Kennedy Town, K Town, HK neighborhoods, where to live in Hong Kong, apartments, property
Where to live in Hong Kong: Kennedy Town insider’s guide to the west-of-Central neighbourhood
  • 10 September 2014

K-Town resident Lynn Susan Seymour gives us the lowdown on what it’s like to live in Kennedy Town

Choosing the right school: Hong Kong local schools options for expats
  • 4 September 2014

EL reader Kate Choyce shares her insight on the local school scene

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School search success: Your education quest for student placement sorted
  • 27 August 2014

Placement agent and school guru Ruth Benny of 100% success rate Top Schools HK guides us through the school process

Expert advice in easing stress and making the transition to expat Hong Kong
  • 26 August 2014

We chat to psychologist expert Dr Zaidi of MindNLife about the problems kids face during their relocation transition to expat Hong Kong

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Forget IKEA! Cure insomnia through interior design with our picks in shopping for bedroom furniture in Hong Kong
  • 26 August 2014

Shopping for the right furniture in HK, from choosing the right wardrobe, fabric, cabinet, bed, fan, lamps, and more

Shopping, transition, leaving Hong Kong, moving home, repatriation, overseas, adventure, moving from HK
Your move home: Repatriation guide for the transition, shipping, shopping, packing and managing reverse culture shock
  • 21 August 2014

The big transition to moving home is made easier for your next overseas adventure

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Real estate guide: Hong Kong homes and property to rent and buy this Fall
  • 17 August 2014

Real estate agent Letizia Casalino of Hong Kong Sotheby’s International Realty gives us tips on the Hong Kong property market

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Step inside 2nd gen expat Kate’s house at The Peak for design inspiration on furniture, art, antiques and vintage jewellery
  • 15 August 2014

Interior design-trained EL reader Kate Wilson shows us her drool-worthy Hong Kong home at The Peak

Sai Kung, Hong Kong property, friendly neighborhood, insider guide to Sai Kung, Hong Kong
Hong Kong neighbourhoods: An insider's guide to living in Sai Kung and its laidback community
  • 16 June 2014

Sai Kung resident Louey McWilliam gives us the lowdown on living in the Hong Kong neighbourhood known for its laidback lifestyle

Hong Kong pollution in need to environmental protection from global warming
Hong Kong pollution: How the haze affects every breath you take
  • 2 April 2014

What's being done about the rising Air Pollution Index at home in the age of global warming

Pokfulam Hong Kong apartment for sale apartment for rent
Property: apartments and houses to rent in Hong Kong, April 2014
  • 2 April 2014

Our picks of the best properties to rent and buy across the island

Maths games baking classes for kids Hong Kong preschools
Hong Kong Preschools: SPRING Early Learning Centre
  • 26 March 2014

Behind the scenes of Wanchai's SPRING Early Learning Centre

Showcase: Nose around this fabulous Sai Kung sanctuary above Hebe Haven
  • 28 February 2014

Find out how one of the city's leading residential and relocation experts has managed to find a Hong Kong lifestyle that suits her perfectly

Hot apartments and houses to rent in Hong Kong, February 2014
  • 3 February 2014

Our pick of the best properties to rent and buy across the island

Hong Kong property market update, December 2013: Hot properties to rent and buy
  • 21 November 2013

Letizia Casalino from Hong Kong Sotheby's International realty gives us the inside scoop on what's happening in the property market, plus shares her top places for sale and lease

Top rental apartments in Hong Kong this month
  • 11 August 2013

Letizia Casalino from Hong Kong Sotheby’s International Realty shares her hot new properties

August 2013: What's happening in Hong Kong's property market this month?
  • 26 July 2013

Letizia Casalino from Hong Kong Sotheby’s International Realty updates us 

June 2013: What's happening in Hong Kong's property market this month?
  • 10 June 2013

Letizia Casalino of Hong Kong Sotheby’s International Realty gives us the update on what’s happening in the property market this month

April 2013: What's happening in Hong Kong's property market this month?
  • 30 April 2013

Letizia Casalino from Hong Kong Sotheby’s International Realty gives us the latest