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Your guide to celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival in HK

If the mention of the Mid-Autumn Festival makes you think of mooncakes and lanterns, you aren’t the only one. However, there is much more to it than that. Falling on October 1st this year, Mid-Autumn Festival is an auspicious time when families gather and give thanks. As the second most important festival following the Lunar …

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Your guide to celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival in HK

If the mention of the Mid-Autumn Festival makes you think of mooncakes and lanterns, you aren’t the only one. However, there is much more to it than that. Falling on October 1st this year, Mid-Autumn Festival is an auspicious time when families gather and give thanks. As the second most important festival following the Lunar …

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Your guide to ambulances for medical emergencies in Hong Kong

It’s always good to remain prepared for the worst case scenarios in life, such as handling medical emergencies in Hong Kong. In particular, you’ll need to understand how the emergency services work, which includes when to call an ambulance, how to conduct yourself, and, most importantly, what numbers to dial. In this Pacific Prime Hong …

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How much does a family health insurance plan cost?

Moving to Hong Kong with your family? You’ll be disappointed to find out that health insurance premiums in the SAR are notoriously high. Despite this, getting health insurance is something you should consider, as it’ll provide you with peace of mind and help you avoid out-of-pocket payments. In this Pacific Prime Hong Kong article, we’ll …

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Your guide to celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival in HK

If the mention of the Mid-Autumn Festival makes you think of mooncakes and lanterns, you aren’t the only one. However, there is much more to it than that. Falling on October 1st this year, Mid-Autumn Festival is an auspicious time when families gather and give thanks. As the second most important festival following the Lunar …

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ambulance

Your guide to ambulances for medical emergencies in Hong Kong

It’s always good to remain prepared for the worst case scenarios in life, such as handling medical emergencies in Hong Kong. In particular, you’ll need to understand how the emergency services work, which includes when to call an ambulance, how to conduct yourself, and, most importantly, what numbers to dial. In this Pacific Prime Hong …

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What is the cost of health checkups in Hong Kong?

Health checkups are vital – they identify health issues at an earlier stage, so that you can treat it before it’s too late. Nevertheless, for expats in Hong Kong, the conundrum is that public hospitals don’t provide health checkups and private hospitals are mega expensive to access. What’s more, the cost of health checkups can …

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Key considerations when choosing a group health insurance plan for SMEs

For a lot of small to medium size enterprises (SMEs), resources are limited and need to be spent wisely. While it may be tempting to skip employee benefits, such as group health insurance plans, firms that go above and beyond to make their employees feel valued are the ones that thrive in the long run. …

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5 ways of reinventing your office culture to thrive in the 2020s

5 ways of reinventing your office culture to thrive in the 2020s

As we approach the end of the decade, businesses around the world are presented with a timely opportunity to reflect on how they can capitalize on the arriving wave of young employees. To do so, firms will have to start reinventing their office culture to meet the expectations of these young talents, who will soon …

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3 ways a financial wellness program helps improve your business

3 ways a financial wellness program helps improve your business

As the global economic instability has many worried that an economic recession is around the corner, financial stress is fast becoming the most significant stress factor for employees. Financial stress takes a toll on your employee’s physical and mental health, which can damage your business’s productivity, turnover rate, and insurance costs.   This is where financial …

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How much does a family health insurance plan cost?

Moving to Hong Kong with your family? You’ll be disappointed to find out that health insurance premiums in the SAR are notoriously high. Despite this, getting health insurance is something you should consider, as it’ll provide you with peace of mind and help you avoid out-of-pocket payments. In this Pacific Prime Hong Kong article, we’ll …

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An expat’s guide to picking the right school for your child in Hong Kong

Living abroad in Hong Kong can be a wonderful experience for children. But it can also be a tough one if their school isn’t a good fit. Whether it’s facing a different educational system or adapting to a new learning culture, there’s a multitude of things expat children might struggle with. So, without further ado, …

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Your guide to epidurals in Hong Kong

Giving birth in Hong Kong? One of the first things you’ll want to know is about how epidural works in the SAR. After all, giving birth can be a painful experience and epidurals are known to alleviate some of the pain. In this Pacific Prime Hong Kong article, you’ll learn all about epidurals – from …

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Does Hong Kong have an efficient healthcare system?

If you are an expat moving to Hong Kong, you will eventually need to visit a doctor in the city-state. If and when you do need to see a doctor, there is certainly no shortage of choices. You have public and private hospitals spread throughout the city, clinics on nearly every corner, and not to …

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4 reasons why it’s important to take paid time off during the pandemic

What were your plans for this summer? Perhaps you had booked a resort stay in the South of France, a flight to attend your best friend’s wedding in Hua Hin, or a romantic 5-star getaway with your significant other. Even as lockdowns in various parts of the world begin to ease, most people have had …

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All you need to know about COVID-19 testing in Hong Kong

When the world descended into a COVID-19 lockdown, it was largely business as usual in Hong Kong. The city-state has been touted as an exemplary case in its handling of the global pandemic, but fears of a third wave of this deadly virus are now rampant. Given this alarming turn in direction, Hong Kongers should …

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The advantages of mindfulness at work

Unmotivated employees, a tense workplace environment, and performance that just doesn’t cut it are all familiar to any manager. One way to fix this is by adopting mindfulness at work, which can help improve employee productivity, motivation, and overall wellbeing. In this Pacific Prime Hong Kong article, we explore the advantages of mindfulness at work. …

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The importance of pre-assignment health screening and group health insurance

The importance of pre-assignment health screening and group health insurance

For an employer to attract the highest quality candidate from abroad, many factors have to be considered to ensure the overseas move is a success. Before potential candidates decide to accept an expatriate assignment there are a few main factors that go into making their decision: is this a good move for my career? Does …

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The benefits of health tracking in the workplace

There is a whole spectrum of benefits concerning health tracking devices in the workplace that extend beyond the employees themselves. The employer and even the insurance company can see measurable advantages of a well-designed workplace wellness program that includes health tracking devices. The workplace wellness trend is here, and with the advancement in wearable technology, …

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