Living In Hong Kong Things To Do

What’s new, things to do & more

There is so much going on each month in Hong Kong. Whether it’s things to do around town or activities for the kids, here’s our list of what’s new and happening around the city for the whole family.

Info sessions for an Aussie school

Brisbane’s premier co-educational day and boarding school, St Peters Lutheran College, is holding information sessions in Hong Kong on Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 August. Located in the Queensland capital, St Peters is a Prep to Year 12 College with a 75-year history. It offers multiple educational pathways including ATAR, International Baccalaureate and Vocational Education in the Senior years, with comprehensive cultural, sporting, co-curricular and pastoral care programmes. To attend a session, contact the Director of Community Engagement, Ross Thomson, at to register your interest.

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What's new in Hong Kong: St Peters Lutheran College Information Sessions - students

Finding Balance

Do you find Hong Kong’s attitude to work-life balance a struggle? You’re not alone. Aetna International surveyed 2,000 expat employees across the globe, to find out which aspects of international relocation affect their health and wellbeing the most. The result is the International Workforce Well-Being Survey 2019, and it revealed that half of the expats in Hong Kong felt the city’s attitude towards achieving work-life balance was negative. It’s a sad statistic, and one that we all hope can turn around in the future.


Blooming beauty

Blooming Beauty Receiving the gift of flowers is one of life’s great joys. Sending them also makes us feel pretty good. If you have a flower enthusiast in your life, try treating them to something special from The Mandarin Flower Shop. There are no excuses now, because you can order online and easily send that special someone a distinctive floral bouquet or exclusive Mandarin Oriental gift. French designer Cedric Amani creates stylish bouquets by adding a personal touch to each piece while using only quality fresh flowers from around the globe. Beautiful.

Smart kids

Hong Kong students excelled in their IB results again for the academic year 2018-2019. The Expat Living team sends our heart-felt congratulations to all the city’s hard-working graduating students this summer. We also acknowledge their supportive parents and family members, and, of course, the incredible teachers who guide our kids through this very rigorous experience. Pictured: French International School students Cloe C (left) and Layla S (right), who both achieved perfect IB scores. Well done, ladies!

Smart Kids


Birthday Bash

Island Dance celebrated 26 years of teaching dance in Hong Kong with Dance Evolution!, a series of sensational annual shows performed at Y-Theatre in June. The company’s motto, “Turning passion into performance”, was well and truly on display, with over 200 children performing at each show to sold out audiences of parents and friends. Island Dance offers Disco Freestyle, Hip Hop, Ballet and Tap classes at 16 venues around Hong Kong, Kowloon and Lantau. The new term starts on 19 August for dancers aged 18 months to 18 years.

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Island Dance: what's new in Hong Kong

On the move

Asian Tigers Mobility provides international relocation solutions for more than 16,000 families each year, with offices in 14 different territories. In this regular column, they provide a range of different moving advice for anyone who is coming to Hong Kong or heading off on a new assignment.

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“Where can I make new friends?”

Moving to a new country is never an easy decision to make, as the things and people around you are likely to be entirely different to what you’re used to. Making new friends can be a comfort; the question is, how to meet them?

Joining an association is one good idea. There are associations in Hong Kong that are run specifically by expats, and others that openly welcome expats to join. They can be helpful in many ways; aside from giving you the chance to meet like-minded people, some of them hold city tours to help you find your feet; others offer volunteering opportunities that can be a great way to feel fulfilled in your new home.

Another way to find friends is through a social club. This is particularly useful if you have a specific interest or want to develop one. Meeting new friends and discovering new hobbies are both essential for expats, so it’s a brilliant idea to achieve both at once.

Finally, it’s now so simple to connect with others via different online platforms – and Facebook is an obvious and helpful place to start. You’ll find a huge array of community-based expat groups with Facebook pages for discussing issues and dispensing tips about local services and more.

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