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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.

Slow fashion

Tangerine Road is a clothing label that offers slow fashion capsule collections inspired by travels in Asia and beyond. Italian founders and designers Sofia Zanchini and Paola Bianchi share a passion for travelling and discovering hidden textile treasures and the craftspeople behind them. Their Fall-Winter collection, Singapura, is inspired by a wander through the Singapore Botanic Gardens. facebook.com/thetangerineroad

New Spot For Visitors

If you have guests in town for the festive season, take them to Hue. This modern Australian restaurant is a newbie on the TST scene, tucked upstairs in the Hong Kong Museum of Art. The harbour views are as impressive as the food, plus there are fab cocktails and over 100 glasses of wine by the glass; it’s also just a mere stroll from the Star Ferry. huedining.com.hk

Residential Resilience!

A new report by Colliers International shows that, despite Hong Kong entering a technical recession in Q3 2019, real estate experts believe the residential housing market will stay resilient during the market down cycle. This is good news for those holding property in Hong Kong. In the report, Colliers experts suggest, “We recommend buyers look at popular secondary projects as market liquidity should increase due to the new housing policies allowing a higher loan-to-value ratio.” Read the full report at colliers.com/hongkong/ insights/colliers-flash

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Celebratory Eats & Drinks

Looking for dining ideas for Christmas, New Year’s, CNY and beyond? Keep an eye on all our news and updates of restaurants, bars and more at expatliving.hk/ wine-and-dine!

Bold Walls

Amelia Carter has a no-fear approach to colour and texture. This is what makes the wallcovering collaboration between this London-based interior designer and Altfield such exciting news. Together, they’re introducing 15 new colours to Alfield’s existing range of grasscloth, showcasing pretty pastels and vibrant jewel tones. Oh so pretty! altfield.com.hk

Wine Gifting

These months are all about gifting. If you’re looking for a red wine, we found one that might be a good option. The Kendall Jackson Grand Reserve 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is a winemaker’s blend of coastal Californian grapes. Grapes for this wine are selected from the best estate vineyards. Each individual lot is kept separate, barrel-aged and crafted – boutique winery style. It’s a nice gift and a story all in one. Grab a bottle at City Super. jacksonfamilywines.com

Crafty Buys

If you love Etsy and you love Hong Kong, we know you’ll love Qraftie.com, a new HK-based online marketplace for buying and selling handcrafted goods. This fab new website is packed full of gorgeous artisanal homewares, fashion, beauty products and more. We love these handmade cement coasters with local city scenes on them. Buy a set of four for $235.

Chopper Rides

If a chopper ride over the city is part of your expat bucket list, we have great news for you. Ovolo Central has launched “The Sky’s the Limit” – a Hong Kong staycation promotion that includes an 18-minute chartered helicopter experience to view the city from above. ovolohotels.com

Skys the limit

School news!

50 Years Strong

The German Swiss International School is celebrating its 50th anniversary – congrats to staff, students, alumni and the whole school community. Celebrations are happening in many different ways, including a “school spirit week” and an Evening of Celebration at Ocean Park. Exciting times! gsis.edu.hk


A New Face

Emma Sutton has been appointed Assistant Principal at Shrewsbury School Hong Kong. London born and educated, Ms Sutton was attracted to Shrewsbury’s “purposebuilt, specialist provision”. “Children are at the heart of everything it does,” she says. “I’m so excited to work with such a talented community of people who are just as passionate about learning as I am. I fell in love with the rich culture and spectacular geography of Hong Kong. Beaches, hills, cityscapes – what more can you ask for?” shrewsbury.edu.hk

Volleyball Action

Sports fans should head out to Hong Kong Academy (HKA) in February to catch the SCISAC Volleyball Tournament. For the Southern China International Schools Athletic Conference, six international schools participate, fielding teams across three different sports: volleyball, football and basketball. HKA will host the volleyball round in February, with 150 student athletes involved. The games are really competitive, and the finals on 22 February will be a great family day out.

Donate Your Books!

Bailey Cherry, a student at the Canadian International School in Hong Kong, has created the perfect solution for donating books in our city. We’re proud to introduce her amazing charity initiative, reBooked. This non-profit enterprise provides a platform for repurposing pre-loved children’s books in HK by collecting second-hand books directly from families, providing a convenient and free service that discourages wasteful disposal. Book donors receive store credit with each book donated, as a token of appreciation. rebooked-hk.com

For more school and family events, head to our online calendar, expatliving.hk/whats-on.


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