Living Here - Expat Living Hong Kong
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Trailing spouses: forging a new path as an expat
  • 13 January 2017

Our regular series explores how expats adapt to their new lives in Hong Kong

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Reasons to rent a car in Hong Kong
  • 13 January 2017

Renting a car is a great option if you are in Hong Kong for a short time

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Heidelberg or Hong Kong?
  • 6 January 2017

A reader shares her experience of expat life in Hong Kong in our regular Parting Shot series

Hong Kong neighbourhoods, Parkview Hong Kong, living in Hong Kong
Hong Kong neighbourhoods: An insider's guide to living in Parkview
  • 4 January 2017

A local resident shares insights into some of the city's neighbourhoods in our regular Street Talk series

The festivals you need to know about if you live in Hong Kong
  • 29 December 2016

Get acquainted with the key dates in the city's calendar

Children's photographers in Hong Kong, family portraits Hong Kong, newborn photography, photographer, photography in Hong Kong
Precious moments: capturing perfect pictures of the kids
  • 28 December 2016

Four photographers share tips and tactics on dealing with children

loneliness, expats, expatriates, Christmas
5 ways to have a merry Christmas away from home
  • 20 December 2016

How do you handle the holidays when you are not where you want to be most?

Buying a used car in Hong Kong, buying a used car, used cars, cars for sale, buying a car, cars
Four tips for buying a used car in Hong Kong
  • 16 December 2016

Here are some things to consider when looking for a wheel, sorry, real deal

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Make new friends – and help charity
  • 22 November 2016

The American Women's Association of Hong Kong is celebrating 60 years of making a difference

Christmas, festive season, expats, Christmas lights
Finding Christmas in Hong Kong
  • 18 November 2016

One of the things that can take some getting used to as an expat is end-of-year celebrations

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My Hong Kong Home – from expat dream to reality
  • 7 November 2016

A reader shares her experience of settling into the city's hectic pace in our Parting Shot series

medical insurance, health insurance
What health insurance cover do you need?
  • 26 October 2016

Make sure you have the right type of insurance cover when you are an expat so you don't get caught out in an emergency

online shopping, groceries
Fast and fresh – Hong Kong's newest premium online grocer
  • 26 October 2016

A premium, fuss-free home shopping experience offering reasonably-priced, fresh produce is just a click away

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.

Who Says Parents Can’t Have it All?
  • 9 September 2016

Our 'Rated PG' columnist returns for another instalment in her regular parenting column.

Must Reads: Books about Hong Kong
  • 10 August 2016

If you find yourself any time away from your busy schedule in this city here’s half a dozen must-read books on Hong Kong – perfect for newly arrived expats – from the team at Bookazine.

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?

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

Tips to help with Relationships and Conflicts
  • 15 June 2016

Are you going through a rough patch? These tips could help you solve the conflict easier than you thought

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

Afternoon tea in Asia
Top 5 Afternoon Teas in Hong Kong worth splashing out on
  • 28 April 2016

With Mother's Day coming up we have a look at 5 of the best places to take the world's best mum!

bachelorette parties in Hong Kong
Alternative Hen nights for Fitness Fanatics in Hong Kong
  • 27 April 2016

We're talking pole dancing, Flyoga and even a spot of Burlesque

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

Inspirational Women: Jo Soo Tang, Chairman of the Hong Kong Adventist Hospital Foundation
  • 13 April 2016

We talk to one of the city's most active mothers about her role with this fantastic charity

Best vegetarian restaurants in Hong Kong, best vegan restaurants in Hong Kong, organic, raw food, Buddhist, mock meat, veggie restaurants
The best vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Hong Kong
  • 1 March 2016

Veggie or vegan? You don't need to be a health nut to crave the best vegetarian, organic, vegan and raw food in Hong Kong

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

Dogs in Hong Kong
Pet of the Week
  • 17 February 2016

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

How to celebrate Chinese New Year traditions in Hong Kong- giving lai see, lion dances, wishing trees, lantern festivals and more
  • 19 January 2016

New to Hk? Or still getting up to speed with CNY traditions and customs? Check out our ultimate guide on how celebrate this year

Insurance Insights: Maternity Cover
  • 15 January 2016

Concentrate on what really matters when giving birth and get piece of mind with Bupa Global

tips for taking great photos from Jack Lui Photography
Photo series: The favorite images of Hong Kong photographers
  • 25 November 2015

We profile Jack Lui in our six part series on favourite images from HK photographers

Part four: How these Hong Kong photographers are inspired by their favourite images
  • 23 November 2015

We connect with Tracy Leung on what goes into her favourite family lifestyle images

Personalized gifts in Hong Kong
Looking for unique gift ideas? How about getting your loved ones face on a bottle of beer!
  • 20 November 2015

We talk to the dapper men over at The Artist to find out how we can get these personalized gifts

how to manage your life in hong kong with caroline b
Your personal concierge service in Hong Kong: How to manage your task list the smart way
  • 17 November 2015

Can you use some help with managing your life? Here is your solution

Pre-Christmas sales in the US are about to start! Shop online and ship to Hong Kong for the cut-price way to tick off your gift list
  • 13 November 2015

Black Friday and Cyber Monday (two of the biggest shopping days of the year) are a mere week away, but you don't need to camp out at the doors of the US's top retailers to snare the best deals. Shop online and ship your loot to Hong Kong using our favourite shipping consolidator PacMe

Living in Hong Kong
Inside Expat Homes; Lantau Living
  • 10 November 2015

Expat couple Rebekah and Ewald invite us into their beautiful home in Lantau and tell us about what it is like living outside of the city lights

Where to watch National Day fireworks in Central, best views of October 1 fireworks on Hong Kong Island
Where To Watch National Day fireworks on October 1st in Hong Kong
  • 28 September 2015

We sort out where to catch the best views of the 2015 National Day spectacle!

Festivals in Hong Kong: Your Guide To The Mid- Autumn Festival 2015
  • 21 September 2015

The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most important in Hong Kong. Celebrate in style this September 27th with our recommendations here

UK Boarding Schools: Meet and interview with the Roedean team in Hong Kong, Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 October 2015
  • 10 September 2015

Interested in a premiere boarding school for girls in the UK? Don't miss out on meeting with the Roadean team this October

UK boarding schools: Meet and interview with the Millfield team in Hong Kong 23 – 26 September
  • 19 August 2015

Learn how to earn a coveted spot at this renowned boarding school!

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

Networking in Hong Kong: Events and activities for expats with InterNations
  • 16 June 2015

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

Hong Kong outlying islands: Adventure guide to Cheung Chau, Lantau, Peng Chau and Lamma island
  • 18 May 2015

There are plenty of things to do in Hong Kong's outlying islands. Check out our itinerary

Mother's Day gifts and ideas, perfomance
Mother's Day gifts and ideas: From flowers to wine to recording your own CD, show Mum you love her with these tips
  • 6 May 2015

We love you Mum! Read on for inspirational gift ideas for that special lady in your family

Your calendar: Le French GourMay festival kicks off in Hong Kong
  • 4 May 2015

Cheese, wine, markets, music, and more – embrace your inner Francophile this May!

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

Luxury cars: Ted Macauley test drives the Porsche 911 Cabriolet
  • 29 April 2015

The Porsche 911 Cabriolet is a stylish and stealthy ride

health for pregnant mothers and postnatal exercise tips
Pregnancy and postnatal fitness: Health tips, pilates, yoga and more to get your prenatal body back
  • 23 April 2015

Matilda Hospital’s physiotherapist Brenda chats how to bounce back after the birth of your baby

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

Dining in Hong Kong, TST, Tsim Sha Tsui, Central, SoHo
Restaurants in Soho and Kowloon: What's making news on the dining scene
  • 21 April 2015

New launches and celebrations of stalwart success are what's hot in Hong Kong dining

SoHo singing class in Hong Kong, My Musical Studio
Interview: Stage performance and singing lessons in Hong Kong from Tricia Buser
  • 20 April 2015

What’s it like to be theatre royalty? We spend 10 Minutes with Tricia

New office, business and personal life manager Caroline makes accounting, project management easy
Personal management: Life admin and office manager service with pro entrepreneur Caroline B to sort personal tasks and lifestyle management
  • 9 April 2015

Problem solver Caroline B is more than a concierge service, providing personal management of your life tasks

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

Get back to work! Top 10 quotes on work and jobs
  • 29 March 2015

Our top 10 funny, inspiring and all too relatable quotes about the working world

Restaurants in Wan Chai: The Pawn
Dining reviews: Steaks and pub-grub at The Pawn Wan Chai
  • 26 March 2015

Brooke Chenoweth puts The Pawn to a taste test for pub food dining

Dining room furniture: Where to go shopping for stylish dining tables and chairs in Hong Kong
  • 24 March 2015

Tips on how to create a fashionable dining area for dinner parties or meals together

Hong Kong competition 2XU healthy fitness training boot camp in California
Heart health: Win a trip to the 2XU Training Camp in California by sharing your heart story!
  • 20 March 2015

#heartnothype to win the fitness trip of a lifetime

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Reviews: Le Bistro Winebeast is French cuisine at its best in Wan Chai
  • 19 March 2015

Brooke Chenoweth visits Wan Chai's tiny 10-seater French bistro

How to do the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens like a pro with these simple survival tips
  • 12 March 2015

From prep to South Stand, up your Sevens status with this handy little guide

French restaurants in Central, brunch Hong Kong, Easter brunch
Food: Our taste guide to Easter brunch restaurants for that perfect buffet or a la carte menu
  • 10 March 2015

Do away with the traditional hotel brunch buffet this Easter and head to one of these four restaurants

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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

Hong Kong news: technology, smartphones, gadgets, mobile world congress, best phones on the market
HTC M9, Samsung S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge make technology news for best new smartphones and gadgets
  • 2 March 2015

In the market for the best smartphone? These three give all others a run for the money

beauty and skin in Hong Kong, beauty products, advice, expert from skin care consultant Dr Lauren Bramley
Skin care advice from our expert: Tips for healthy skin
  • 24 February 2015

We get some practical advice from our aesthetician skin expert on how to tackle skin issues

Hope revisited: the movement to keep Hong Kong’s Chinese white dolphins safe
  • 16 February 2015

Gary Stokes and Sea Shepherd Hong Kong keep building on their work to save the dolphins

HK news: From Valentine’s Day to CNY, to fitness to shopping, here is what’s on in Hong Kong
  • 12 February 2015

It's cold outside; here’s the scoop on what’s happening this February in our Big Smog round-up

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[VIDEO] Click-share-post! The Expats unleash the #hashtag in The Art of Social Media
  • 10 February 2015

Fashion inspiration facilitator FASHIONTAP spreads a message, idea, concept, etcetera through the Toaster filter

Tamiflu vaccine shortage predicted past Chinese New Year as two patients with H3N2 sub-type flu virus died in Hong Kong at the weekend
  • 9 February 2015

Despite the high demand, doctors urged only to prescribe Tamiflu to high-risk patients during HK's flu vaccine shortage

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Raising Hope: The crowdfunding campaign to help to save an injured Chinese white dolphin in Hong Kong
  • 5 February 2015

A plea for help from Sea Shepherd to save an injured Chinese white dolphin

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Love your Valentine! Romantic Valentines Day tips for every budget
  • 5 February 2015

Whether you’re newly in love or a stalwart couple, these ideas will make every Valentine feel loved

[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

Tai Tam property showcase: Inside the apartment of Bowerbird Home's fashionable founder
  • 26 January 2015

Furniture choices and frequent redecoration is the mantra in Philippa Haydon's home

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

Running tips: Four common marathon mistakes to avoid
  • 19 January 2015

Former tri-athlete Ben Pulham tell us how to avoid self-sabotage on race day, plus eight do's and don't's

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Interior design: This Sai Kung town home renovation oozes eclectic cool within tranquil space
  • 14 January 2015

See how expert designer Sarah Bettle transforms this four-storey town house into a cool, yet functional, living space

Where to give blood now: Hong Kong government needs residents to donate blood to help HK Red Cross shortage
  • 12 January 2015

It’s easy, it’s quick, and you’ll do a lot of good by donating blood to Hong Kong Red Cross today

Shopping: Cold weather style in chilly winter climates
  • 4 January 2015

Expat Living's picks for Hong Kong winter warmers

Restaurant review: Town in Causeway Bay in Hong Kong
  • 19 December 2014

Kate Farr heads to Causeway Bay's new dining spot, Town

Online addiction: Dr Zaidi’s tips to heed when our relationship with the internet becomes too much
  • 14 December 2014

A psychologist guides us legions of web addicts away from anti-social addiction

Finding Christmas in HK: An expat’s tale on seeking Xmas spirit
  • 14 December 2014

Sophia Farrer discovers how to embrace Christmas traditions in Hong Kong

Cars: We take the new BMW 7 series out for a test drive
  • 12 December 2014

BMW's 7 Series is right up there in the luxury car class. We give it a spin

Design and health: How feng shui is important in our home décor and layout
  • 12 December 2014

Suzhong Consulting shows us how to factor in feng shui for our own well-being

Angsana Lang Co Ultimate Spa Getaway Vietnam
Fab girls weekend holiday: We hit the Angsana Lang Co Vietnam Ultimate Spa Getaway
  • 11 December 2014

Michelle and her pals spoiled themselves rotten with unlimited spa treatments at the Central Vietnam resort

Luxury getaways: Escape 24 staycation at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
  • 9 December 2014

Play tourist for a day with Escape 24 – the 24-hour staycation at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

Bespoke jewellery: Designing the perfect custom made wedding ring and engagement ring in Hong Kong
  • 9 December 2014

The Owner and Founder of Haywards of Hong Kong shares tips on creating bespoke rings

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

Wedding inspiration guide: Images from EL readers' Elizabeth Kerr & Ashley Walsh's big day
  • 5 December 2014

Planning a wedding? Get inspired with these tips and images from our own Expat Living readers' wedding gallery

Digital domain: What happens to your online assets after you die?
  • 2 December 2014

In the digital era, this is your personal information's afterlife

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?

Christmas Shopping: Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals in Hong Kong
  • 27 November 2014

Just weeks after China’s Double 11 Day, we go full on in search of deeply discounted shopping deals!

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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

Restaurant review: Sheung Wan’s Upper Modern Bistro in Hong Kong by Michelin star chef Philippe Orrico
  • 19 November 2014

Brooke Chenoweth visits Upper Modern Bistro for day dining in this month’s taste test

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Small apartment design: Creative interior design tips from our Reader’s Pokfulam apartment
  • 18 November 2014

EL Reader Cherie Wong shows us how to design for small space with these clever and efficient storage ideas

Mycoplasma: All you need to know about walking pneumonia
  • 18 November 2014

How to prevent catching and spreading mycoplasma, plus what it feels like to suffer from the common (yet nasty) illness

Hong Kong video, satire comedy Lamma Island where to live in Hong Kong
[VIDEO] The Lamma Islanders send a warning to tax evaders, murderers and other criminals
  • 17 November 2014

You might want to reconsider committing crime on Lamma Island

10 tips for keeping your new girlfriend happy
  • 13 November 2014

Got yourself a girlfriend and believe that she’s the one? Take our advice so you don’t screw things up...

Finance and bank expats come for illegal fight club news
News: Fight Club in Hong Kong catering to the rich expat? When the Bro-Code goes too far
  • 13 November 2014

For $30K HKD, alpha males bask in an evening of glamour-misogyny and violence

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

APEC and the Umbrella Movement: Obama calls for the end of violence in Hong Kong
  • 11 November 2014

Obama dons Chinese style garb and asks for peace during the HK pro-democracy protests

Health, Dengue fever, Hong Kong, diseases in Hong Kong, Preventative measures,
Dengue fever in Hong Kong: All you need to know to avoid the disease
  • 10 November 2014

Despite Ebola readiness, dengue fever hits the Hong Kong scene

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

Sexy skin care, medicine, chemistry, biology, age, mature, supplement
Reverse that clock, you sexy thing! Forget special medicine, skin care creams and surgery at your mature age
  • 6 November 2014

Dr Lauren Bramley knows how your DNA, body chemistry and the right supplement can make you feel young again

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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

Animal education campaign bear bile farming and moon bear health and rehabilitation. Volunteer with Animals Asia charity in Hong Kong.
Bear-ing it all: Volunteer and education campaign for animal charity starts with Animals Asia founder
  • 28 October 2014

We chat with Jill Robinson MBE of Animals Asia to discuss the prevention of bear bile farming in Vietnam and China

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

Wedding fashion: Beautiful inspiration for dresses, shoes, flowers and jewellery style for the big day in Hong Kong
  • 23 October 2014

Bridal style, sorted! Our visual inspiration boards get you in the spirit for wedding day bliss

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

Restaurants in Hong Kong, Cantonese restaurant, Elgin Street, Soho, fusion restaurant, Asian fusion, Ho Lee Fook
Restaurants review: Soho restaurant Ho Lee Fook blends traditional Cantonese cuisine with Australian and European influences
  • 16 October 2014

Elgin St restaurant from Chef Jowett Yu is a winner on the new fusion restaurants scene

This aerial drone video takes us out of Occupy Central and the Umbrella Revolution malaise
High on Hong Kong: Drone video captures the beauty of our Fragrant Harbour
  • 13 October 2014

We <3 HK! This 2 minute flight above our city takes your breath away

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Halloween guide: 9 places to go shopping for costumes in HK
  • 13 October 2014

Find the perfect Halloween costume for tricks and treats in Hong Kong

Occupy Central, China democracy, Umbrella Revolution, The Daily Show
Jon Stewart’s lampoon coverage of the HK Occupy Central and the Umbrella Revolution movements
  • 9 October 2014

Give it up to the Daily Show to lambast CY Leung’s daughter in this snarky account of HK Occupy Central and Umbrella Revolution movements

Future jobs: Occupations for the next generation
  • 9 October 2014

From virtual banking to vertical farmers, we profile a dozen jobs that you’ve probably never even heard of

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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

Top 10 quotes about courage
  • 7 October 2014

Stiffen those spines with the best quotes about being manly and courageous

Think pink! 5 best ways to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month HK
  • 7 October 2014

From runs and walks to charity events and spa rituals, here are 5 great ways to support breast cancer awareness month this October

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

Give your helper a raise today! Mandatory 2.5% FDH salary hike goes into effect today in HK
  • 1 October 2014

She’s your right arm and the glue that holds your lives together – bump up her salary!

What is Occupy Central and the Umbrella Revolution? Watch this video of Hong Kong protests explained in 2 minutes
  • 1 October 2014

Understanding the larger forces at work this week in HK is made easy with this 2 minute video from

Occupy Central HK, Hong Kong road closures, MTR, transportation, school closure
App updates on Occupy Central HK closures: MTR, schools, transportation and more
  • 29 September 2014

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

Homes with colour & style design: Inside Central SoHo's CentreStage apartment
  • 24 September 2014

We snoop around Tim Leard and Russell Lath's Hollywood Road apartment for tips on interior design for SoHo spaces

South Island Art Day: Art appreciation crawl showcasing over 20 galleries, fun activities and more
  • 23 September 2014

Expat Living’s art-y party guide to the HK trend-hub AKA the Wong Chuk Hang, Ap Lei Chau and Tin Wan contemporary art scene

Where to buy iPhone 6 in Hong Kong, HK iPhone 6 retailers
Five reasons why iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus cure Android envy
  • 18 September 2014

Just when you thought the iPhone jumped the shark, there are reasons to love Apple again

Where to find the latest Expat Living Hong Kong print edition
  • 15 September 2014

Living in Hong Kong? Or moving to Hong Kong? Here's where to find our glossy mag throughout the SAR

Maternity fashion: Give your bump style with our dress code for shopping during pregnancy
  • 15 September 2014

From jewellery, shoes, makeup and more, finding the perfect maternity dress and tote bag makes pregnancy glamourous

Interview profile of expat AISHK teachers on style, living in HK, Sunday leisure activities, Hong Kong neighbourhoods and more.
We profile two cool for school AISHK expat teachers on leisure, teaching style and lifestyle living in Hong Kong
  • 12 September 2014

EL chats with Chris Bird and Carlie Plummer from the Australian International School Hong Kong (AISHK) about their expat trails and teaching methods

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

Your wedding: Step by step guide on how to register your legal marriage in Hong Kong
  • 1 September 2014

Planning on getting married in Hong Kong? Follow these tips

From basic to barista: The latest coffee machines for that perfect cup of joe
  • 27 August 2014

A roundup of the brilliant coffee machines on the market (that look pretty in your kitchen)

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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

Ikea, interior design, insomnia, fabric, shopping HK, furniture, bed, cabinet, wardrobe, fan, chest, tequila kola
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

Business finance Hong Kong iBond series government bond program investment guide
Invest in Hong Kong iBond today: Finance guide on how to invest in Hong Kong’s retail government bond market
  • 21 July 2014

Despite the threats of Occupy Central movement and recent downgrade of the Hong Kong property market, you think it’s a safe bet to invest in the HKSAR retail investment government bonds

Wedding, wedding dress, wedding planner, marriage, dating, relationship at McDonald's Hong Kong
How a wedding party at McDonald’s has become the goal for your dating relationship in Hong Kong
  • 17 July 2014

McDonald’s engagement parties, wedding parties, bridal showers and more are trending in Hong Kong

Cancer prevention detox from air pollution health for Hong Kong with broccoli
Hong Kong air pollution, sorted! Eating broccoli is the answer to detox airborne pollutants
  • 17 July 2014

A recent study proves that eating broccoli can help the body eliminate pollutants in the body

Cancer prevention detox from air pollution health recipes for Hong Kong with broccoli
Recipes: 3 broccoli smoothies to help your body fight the effects of Hong Kong air pollution
  • 17 July 2014

Help your body help detox from airborne pollutants with these broccoli smoothie recipes

Hong Kong living, where to live in Hong Kong, Hong Kong neighborhoods
These two Youtube timelapse videos of Hong Kong will give you reasons to smile about living in Hong Kong
  • 17 July 2014

Take a peek at these two Youtube videos of Hong Kong that will put a skip in your step today during the hot summer months

Transport department and MTR issue new MTR City Saver card to save commuters more money in their transportation logistics on the Hong Kong MTR
Thank you Transport Department! The new MTR City Saver Card gives our commute logistics this summer a discount
  • 9 July 2014

Transportation just got cheaper with the MRT City Saver Card, priced at $400 for 40 journeys within 30 days

Maria Khan's Mid-levels apartment: home, architecture, design, furniture, wardrobe, sofa, contemporary, neighborhood, inflation and fashion home design in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong homes: Mid-levels neighbourhood living in EL Reader Maria Khan’s contemporary design apartment
  • 3 July 2014

Reader Maria Khan invites us into her Mid-levels apartment, showing us the interior design, furniture, stunning handmade jewellery, and why Mid-levels is the best place to live in Hong Kong

Photographer portrait for baby photography, pregnancy photography and family photography with Larry Yau of Cozy Photo Hub Hong Kong family portraits
Photographer Larry Yau shows us how to take a great portrait for family, pregnancy and baby photography
  • 29 June 2014

We went behind the lens with Cozy Photo Hub to learn how to take great portrait photos

Shopping for gadgets in Hong Kong: Our summer round-up
  • 25 June 2014

Whether you're a photographer, swimmer or movie geek, here's our pick of the coolest gadgets in HK's shops

Catering a sweet buffet for a party or event, Caitlin Seib party food, entertainment and event management with sweet canapes
Catering a sweet buffet for your party or event with Exclusive Events by Caitlin
  • 24 June 2014

Caitlin Seib shows us the sweeter side of party food entertainment and event catering in Hong Kong

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

Spotted! Christina Noble Children's Foundation Ladies Long Lunch charity fundraiser raises $1.2 million
  • 27 May 2014

260 of Hong Kong’s best-dressed ladies turned out for the fifth Christina Noble Children’s Foundation Ladies Long Lunch where a spectacular HK$1.2 million was raised for the kids in the foundation’s care

Art attack: Art Basel Hong Kong is the must-attend art exhibition this year
  • 13 May 2014

Pop art, fine art, modern art…you name it, it’s at Art Basel Hong Kong

Trail running and vertical hike Hong Kong running for night runs
Outdoor distance running: Trail Running and Vertical Hiking in Hong Kong
  • 4 May 2014

Roadrunners beware! Trail running enthusiasts are running circles around you

WWF conservation exhibition pandas 1600 Paolo Grangeon Hong Kong PMQ
1600 Pandas World Tour in Hong Kong: WWF’s Creativity Meets Conservation Exhibition
  • 29 April 2014

WWF’s French artist Paolo Grangeon brings his paper mache pandas to Hong Kong to promote sustainable development

Hong Kong art and photography exhibit on history and preservation
Mobile M+ NEONSIGNS.HK lights up Hong Kong's urban landscape
  • 24 April 2014

Online user-interactive photography exhibition showcases notable Hong Kong neon signs facing extinction

Romain Jacquet-Lagreze Wild Concrete art photography with a post apocalyptic feel
Photography: Romain Jacquet-Lagreze's Wild Concrete shows us the juxtaposition of Hong Kong's urban nature
  • 24 April 2014

Take a peek at what happens when you fit nature into a concrete jungle

Beauty secrets and treatment Botox alternatives skin care
Beauty Treatment Secrets: Korea’s newest beauty facial treatment miracle comes to Allure Salon
  • 23 April 2014

Claire Locking gets a better-than-Botox facial treatment at Allure Salon

Hong Kong photography art and explore adventure
Photography: Urban exploration of Hong Kong's MTR tunnels
  • 21 April 2014

HK URBEX descend into the belly of the beast underneath Hong Kong's growing labyrinthine MTR

American Greetings ad Mother's Day job opportunities and Manager
Job opportunity: The world's toughest job seeks applicants
  • 17 April 2014

This quirky job recruitment video gets our thumbs up

Dentists and dental care in Hong Kong
Dentists and dental care: All you need to know about dental care for children and adults
  • 3 April 2014

Cleaning and flossing teeth is a no-brainer for health, but how else can we care for our pearly whites, and when do we need to call a dentist?

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

Where to live in Hong Kong: Discovery Bay insider’s guide to the Lantau neighbourhood
  • 31 March 2014

We profile DB resident Louise Thoreau to get the skinny on Lantau’s resort community

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

meditation to reduce stress and anxiety through mindful awareness
Modern meditation: Reducing stress and anxiety through mindfulness
  • 19 March 2014

The practice of mindfulness meditation is making its way into the city’s consciousness

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

Order your Valentine’s Day flowers online at
  • 3 February 2014

Go on, you old romantic – impress your sweetheart this 14 February with long-stemmed roses or a stunning bouquet of flowers

Hong Kong's major festivals of 2014
  • 3 February 2014

Culture vultures! With our rundown of Hong Kong’s major festivals and celebrations for 2014, there’s no excuse to stay at home

Eezy Peezy Parties’ nifty new party planning website
  • 27 January 2014

Shop for party supplies, send digital ‘evites’ and book caterers all in one place

Mother vs maid: A working mum shares her story
  • 13 January 2014

God could not be everywhere, so he made mothers. But what if mothers can't always be there either?

Cold wars: How to handle a dripping nose
  • 13 January 2014

'Exactly how runny should a child's nose be before self-quarantine is imposed?' asks Deborah Goldman

Hong Kong's great shoe removal debate
  • 13 January 2014

Reader Olivia Visser ponders shoe etiquette in Hong Kong

A visa conundrum: We hear from the mortified mum of an overstayer in Hong Kong
  • 9 January 2014

Reader Karmel Schreyer's run in with Hong Kong's immigration officers

Finding a helper in Hong Kong: 10 interview questions to ask
  • 26 December 2013

Tips on that first conversation with your potential helper, to make sure you find the right one for your family

Queue etiquette in Hong Kong
  • 19 December 2013

Brit Laura Tyson considered herself an internationally superior queuer - that is, until she moved to Hong Kong

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

Kids' vaccinations: The ins and outs of travel jabs
  • 19 November 2013

Advice from doctors on the travel jabs and injection schedules for children in Hong Kong

How best to teach your multilingual child in Hong Kong
  • 19 November 2013

Advice from expats and expert educators on multilingual kids

How to choose an obstetrician
  • 11 November 2013

Here's a list of questions you might like to ask obstetricians before choosing the right one for you

Volunteering in Hong Kong: 10 ways to help
  • 5 November 2013

Take a look at our rundown of great volunteering opportunities across the city

Easy Taxi launches in Hong Kong
  • 29 October 2013

Download the world’s largest taxi app that makes getting a cab a cinch

Box of Hope: We chat to founder Nicole Woolhouse at her beautiful home in Tai Tam
  • 28 October 2013

The 2013 Collection Week for this annual charity project runs from 4 to 8 November so find out what's involved and start packing! 

Island east markets in Tai Koo
  • 14 October 2013

An enterprising duo has brought the delights of market shopping to an unlikely corner of the city

Holiday sans help
  • 7 October 2013

A trip to London for Ritu Hemnani’s sister’s birthday makes her realise that life in Hong Kong ain’t all that bad

Saving Sai Kung's Cows
  • 23 September 2013

Karl Woodbury on the dedicated groups that are keeping a watchful eye over Hong Kong’s herds

The Cheongsam Effect: An expat and her traditional red dress
  • 6 September 2013

Susan Madon on the reception she receives when wearing her ‘miracle' Chinese dress

The history of animal charity Hong Kong Dog Rescue
  • 25 August 2013

Sally Anderson opened the animal charity Hong Kong Dog Rescue almost by accident on a flying visit to the city back in 2003

Hong Kong healthcare: We chat to Dr Hans Schrader from Matilda International Hospital about the ins and outs
  • 17 August 2013

Some of the most common expat healthcare concerns answered by the executive medical director for one of Hong Kong's longest established private hospitals

Swimming safely: Mum's lifeguard alert
  • 12 August 2013

Sadly, a recent fatality at a popular expat complex in Hong Kong has made many sit up and take notice of the importance of pool safety