Busting Hong Kong Hiking and Outdoor Myths

Hong Kong is an interesting city, not least because of the fact that its electric energy gives rise to the myth that there’s no life outside of the bustling grey metropolis. Actually, Hong Kong is less than 25% developed land and is 40% country parks and nature reserves, which makes it home to some incredible…

Hong Kong Voted ‘Best City’ By Economist

People who live here might cheer. People who live elsewhere may boo. But the fact of the matter is that The Economist listed Hong Kong as ‘Best City’ in a recent study. While I have lived in Hong Kong for a very long time, I’m not going to argue for or against it. Plenty of…

Cheung Chau Review

Cheung Chau is an island that I love to visit. The 30 minute ferry from Central pier #5 drops us at the bustling waterfront main street where I remember riding bicycles on school trips. But what would living here be like? Is it worth investment for a weekend home? Upon a little internet inspection I…

Yes Hong Kong’s apartments are small. So friggin’ what?

Originally posted on The Tantrum:
Small apartments, big talk. Enough already. Hong Kong – city of neon lights, dim sum, ebullient Filipinos, texting and walking, cheap taxis and – most importantly – tiny, cramped, shoe-box-like apartments. That’s the impression I would have if I listened seriously to the complaints emanating from the beery mouths of…

Top 5 hot markets in Asia

Originally posted on Lush Dream Home:
The overall value of prime property in the world’s key cities fell 0.4 percent in the first quarter of 2012, according to a report from Knight Frank due to global economic woes and the implementation of cooling measures in key markets. In Asia, only two cities beat the trend…

Finding a home in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong takes a few years to settle down in. Many people move here and find themselves having to find a new home and sign a new lease every year. It can take years to find the area that you want to call home, and I’ve found is that it’s best to go with gut feel….