We asked Hong Kong schooling expert, Anne Murphy, Director of ITS Education Asia (School Advisory Services) to give us the lowdown on all the new and exciting changes to the international schooling landscape in Hong Kong from the opening of prestigious British schools to the expansion of campuses.
These new school openings and expansions to existing schools will be welcomed by parents looking for international school places in Hong Kong.
(This guide was written in October 2016)
American School Hong Kong (ASHK)
A non-profit, non-denominational school, American School Hong Kong (ASHK) by Esol Education will offer an accredited American education delivered by North American teachers. Headquartered in Dubai, UAE, Esol Education currently serves over 10,000 students, operating a total of nine international schools in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Cairo, Nicosia, and Aley. The school is open for Kindergarten through Grade 6 for 2016-2017 academic year, and will evolve to a full-scale K-12 school, offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program (DP) and the US High School Diploma and Advanced Placement options.Read more »
Are you an expat who's wandered past a local restaurant with a massive queue outside and wondered exactly what they're serving that's so good? Check out our guide to local dining in Sheung Wan to find out more and expand your culinary horizons!
Despite living in Hong Kong for over four years now, it took me an embarrassingly long time to explore the local dining scene. I’m talking about the city’s cha chaan tengs and dai pai dongs that can be seen in every direction, are often packed with locals at all hours, and have queues out the door during lunch service that no Western restaurant in Hong Kong can compete with. After living in the relatively local neighbourhood of Quarry Bay (though it seems to have gentrified a fair bit since then) for my first 2.5 years in Hong Kong and not exploring the area’s dining scene, I vowed to do so when I moved to the other side of the island: Sheung Wan.