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6 facts about The Bauhinia flower

The “Hong Kong orchid”, a type of bauhinia, was chosen as the territory’s emblem in 1965. Here are some other trivia titbits about the famous flower. #1 This particular bauhinia was “discovered” in 1880 by a Catholic missionary from France. It was found in the vicinity of a ruined house in Pok Fu Lam –… Read more →

8 great women’s tailors in HK

You can’t be in Hong Kong without visiting the clothes tailor, ladies! Check out our eight great garment tailor picks for women

Finding a home in HK: 15 key Q’s

It’s important to find the right place to live if you want to ensure that you and your family have a happy experience in Hong Kong. To help you negotiate your way through the property minefield, here are the answers to some of our readers most pressing questions. Questions from renters #1 “How do I… Read more →

Lost in translation: a reader’s story

There’s something to be said for getting it wrong without the slightest intention. We call it miscommunication. There’s a lot to be said for living in Hong Kong as an expat and never quite getting it right. Nobody shall be blamed – it’s just an occupational hazard of living in this melting pot of cultures…. Read more →