Everything you need to know if you are heading out to the horse races in Hong Kong!
We may be biased, but we think Hong Kong has the world's most amazing views. Head to these spots for some of the most spectacular outlooks around.
16 Apr 2019 / Essential HK
Saying goodbye can be a challenging part of expat life, we've asked an expert to share her tips on navigating farewells.
15 Oct 2018 / Essential HK / HK Living / Lifestyle

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25 fun ways to experience all that Hong Kong has to offer!
26 Apr 2018 / Around HK / Essential HK / HK Living

Highlights of Hong Kong's best sources for English language books, including art books, used book shops, specialty book stores, and online retailers.
25 Jul 2017 / Essential HK / Shopping
As a newly landed expat there is A LOT to organise, and even simple tasks become frustrating when you don’t know your way around. If you’ve just landed in Hong Kong, I want to share some info that would have helped me find my feet faster.
19 Jul 2017 / Essential HK
Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Climate Deal provoked fury around the world, but it has also opened the way for China -- once the bad boy of environmental issues - to attempt a rebrand as a green leader.
5 Jun 2017 / Essential HK / Restaurants
Mission impossible: cutting your grocery budget in Hong Kong. Not if you head to these discount supermarkets.
29 Mar 2017 / Essential HK / Family / Shopping
Are you thinking about getting your first tailored suit? Our writer Joseph took the plunge, and here's what he thought of the whole process from designing and fitting through to trying on his finished bespoke suit.
27 Dec 2016 / Blog / Essential HK / Lifestyle / Shopping
There are certain moments in life when you really do question your sanity. For me, that moment came as I boarded a plane with a suitcase, a one-way ticket to Hong Kong… and a six-month-old baby.
12 May 2016 / Essential HK / Family / Kids / Relocation
Hong Kong Specific Facebook Groups: A Comprehensive List including groups dedicated to food, parenting, shopping, pets, bargains, sport, photography and more.
5 May 2016 / Essential HK
Do I really have to wear a pink pyjama uniform? Is it true that I can pay for my birth with my Octopus card? Planning a birth in Hong Kong can raise some very quirky questions, however having a baby in the public hospital system can be a very positive experience, if you know what to expect. We chatted to doula and breastfeeding counsellor Cathee Jackson to find out about the process, how to prepare, and what to pack!
7 Apr 2016 / Essential HK / Health / Interviews / Kids
New in town and eager to meet like-minded people? Have some time on your hands and want to make yourself useful? Feel like helping others who need it most? Become a volunteer in Hong Kong!
30 Mar 2016 / Essential HK
Expat life in Hong Kong can be wonderful, but it can also be precarious. Who do expat families turn to when an unexpected crisis - divorce, illness, a bereavement or job loss - happens? Plan B can help.
24 Mar 2016 / Essential HK / The HK HUB