Hong Kong is a thriving, international city of old and new contrasts. Notwithstanding rapid development and modernization, Hong Kong’s old heritage manifests itself in the everyday lives of its people. Cherished traditions, cultures and practices are kept alive by the city’s proud inhabitants.
The transition into Hong Kong’s fast-paced lifestyle can be eased with the help of social networks and staying in the right accommodation. This chapter will outline ways for newcomers to meet others as well as provide tips on choosing a suitable place to stay.
Flanked by lush green country parks to the north and beautiful sea views to the south, the Southern District of Hong Kong Island is an idyllic rural paradise located just minutes from the city. With its abundance of space, sunshine and clean air, “The Southside” is home to some of the most exclusive and coveted residential properties in the territory.
A great option for shorter stays or during those arduous first weeks of house hunting in Hong Kong, renting a serviced apartment will give you one less thing to stress about. The only downside is you may not want to move out!
Hong Kong’s public transportation system is world renowned. Car ownership - viewed as more of a luxury expense - isn’t mandatory here, as the cost and efficiency of local public transport makes it affordable and easy to get around.
International schools in Hong Kong are among the world’s best. This chapter provides an overview of the city’s international school scene, outlining some of the options available to students from pre-school to secondary level.
Food fanatic? Discover the secrets of Chinese wok cooking with a hands-on lesson. Or, take the plunge and learn Cantonese. Whatever your interest, Hong Kong is full of opportunities to learn new skills for business or leisure. Many continuing education and executive-level education options are also available here.
Hong Kong boasts a world-class healthcare system. Public health awareness is on the rise, and the government has taken proactive measures to help people live longer, healthier lives. It is no wonder that the city is consistently ranked as having one of the world’s highest life expectancies.