There’s no one-size-fits-all rule for settling into expat life in a new country, but here are a few helpful articles and personal stories that may help make your move a little easier.

Skilled expats looking to relocate to the eastern economic powerhouse that is Hong Kong can expect high wages and a great quality of life. The region's emphasis on expansion means that there are also doors open to talented young foreign workers. While the cost of living in Hong Kong can be… Read more
Hong Kong is one of the world's most popular expat destinations, particularly for Brits and Western Europeans. People come here for different reasons, whether it’s the (almost) perfect climate, the unique multicultural atmosphere or the business boom taking off – many arrive and few leave. But… Read more
For those who enjoy a big night out and a good party, there's plenty to find behind Hong Kong’s neon lights and larger-than-life signs.  Expats can walk the cobbled streets of Lan Kwai Fong, moving between trendy restaurants and vibrant clubs between the glass and steel of the Central… Read more
Edouard has been living in Hong Kong for almost 10 years and as a French citizen, is an experienced expat. Originally transferring to Hong Kong through a French company, he now runs his own company, HelperPlace, an online platform for employers and domestic helpers. Edouard met his wife here… Read more
British expat Lindsey first started blogging as a trailing spouse and mother in the city of Mumbai, India. She has since moved to Hong Kong – and shares her incredibly entertaining insights into expat life in this bustling city through her blog, MaximumCityMadam in Hong Kong. Here, she answers… Read more
Kate McDonnell is an Australian expat who has been living in Hong Kong since 2011. After following her husband to the Special Administrative Region, she got used to the lack of quality produce and small living spaces, coming to embrace the city's safety and bustling social scene. She tells us… Read more
Alison Massey is a UK expat living in Hong Kong. She moved with her husband and baby son to set up a new business, New Health International, which is now thriving. Having relocated around four years ago, she says the time has flown and that she can't imagine life anywhere else. About Alison Q… Read more
Lisa Harvey is an American expat who has lived with her family in Hong Kong since 2011. Originally a trailing spouse who chose stepping on Lego over climbing the corporate ladder, she is an editor at and has started her own business. Lisa has a Master’s degree in… Read more
Beth is an American expat living in Hong Kong. She moved there with her fiancé, who is originally from Hong Kong. Now working as an English teacher, Beth enjoys the quality of life in Hong Kong and all it has to offer, from the beaches and mountains, to the numerous events and festivals taking… Read more
Nestled right next to the Chinese mother country, Hong Kong is a special administrative region of the Asian superpower; however, living here is a world away from the mainland. A financial powerhouse and, thanks to its British Heritage, a perfect fusion of East and West, expats will find Hong Kong… Read more
Ruth Benny is Head Girl of Top Schools HK (, a team of highly specialised and experienced independent education experts. Top Schools is dedicated to assisting parents secure places for their children in top schools in Hong Kong.… Read more
Gillian Chu, a third culture kid raised in Canada, made the move to her homeland of Hong Kong five years ago, and is still enamoured with the cultural intricacies of the land. She's an admitted fashionista and a prolific blogger, so if you find yourself hungry for more info even after absorbing the… Read more
Leslie Nasr, an American expat formerly living in Hong Kong, is no stranger to relocation; in fact, she's making a living from it. She's moved 16 times and is fluent in Arabic, French, English and Portuguese. To her, transition is a familiar face; read what insight she has to share about expat… Read more
Elmer W. Cagape is from the Philippines but moved to Hong Kong nine years ago to pursue a career with a large telecoms company. Here he met and married his wife. Elmer loves the vibrant, safe and efficient lifestyle of Hong Kong.  Read more about expat life in the Hong Kong… Read more

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