Moving to Hong Kong
Expats moving to Hong Kong will find deep tradition at the foundations of its towering skyscrapers and neon lights, in a place where East truly does meet West.
Expats shouldn't be fooled by this statement, however. As much as there is to enjoy in Hong Kong, these cultures haven’t combined as much as they’ve found a way to exist alongside each other. Some things may feel fairly familiar to Westerners who are new to the Chinese special administrative region, while others will be entirely foreign.
On the whole, many expatriates find it relatively easy to live in Hong Kong, with its efficient infrastructure and amenities. The territory also has an advanced healthcare system, an elevated standard of schooling and an exemplary public transportation system that all serve to significantly decrease the burden of transition. Once some of the wrinkles of relocation have been ironed out, expats will also find themselves able to appreciate the city's high levels of safety and practically unlimited entertainment.
The bustle never stops in Hong Kong’s densely populated centre. The Pear of the Orient is a fitting description, as wealth radiates from the city like its 260 islands emanating from the Chinese mainland. The former British colony has one of the world's most successful capitalist economies and is known for being one of Asia's fiscal tigers, perched near the top of global economic rankings.
At the same time, however, only 25 percent of the Fragrant Harbour is developed, which allows expats who yearn for nature amidst the asphalt to escape and enjoy their natural surroundings.