Kids and Family in Hong Kong
Moving to Hong Kong with kids can certainly seem like a daunting enterprise. The city brings to mind images of hurried businesspeople, crowded subways and tall buildings, and it may initially seem like a nightmare to bring children to such a hectic place.
That said, Hong Kong can be an extremely friendly and safe place to raise children. While expat life in Hong Kong can be frenzied, foreigners will be pleasantly surprised by how kindly their children are treated. Strangers always seem to have a minute to help a child tie a shoelace, find a misplaced umbrella, or reach a snack. Seats on public transportation are routinely given up for mothers and children. Public tantrums are often met with a knowing smile and a helping hand.
Add this friendly attitude to the many opportunities the city offers, and it’s hard to deny that Hong Kong is very much a child-friendly city.