How Hong Kong beat coronavirus and avoided lockdown?

Hong Kong had all the hallmarks of a COVID-19 catastrophe. It’s one of the world’s most densely populated cities, just a stone’s throw away from mainland China where the virus first emerged. So, it’s truly impressive that the city-state has managed to beat the coronavirus and avoid stringent lockdowns. Out of a population of 7.5 …

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5 facts you probably didn’t know about the dragon boat races

of June this year, or on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. While there is a legend behind the dragon boat celebration, not many westerners know that the fifth lunar month is considered an unlucky month in Chinese culture. Therefore, even before the dragon boat festival, there were certain rituals that took place …

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The healthcare system in Hong Kong: An informative overview

One of the most crucial things to think about as an expat moving to, or living in Hong Kong is, undoubtedly, how to go about accessing its healthcare system. In this vibrant metropolis you’ll find that there are many quality healthcare options available from both the public and private systems, and be rest assured that …

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How to save money on your healthcare expenses in Hong Kong

According to the 2019 Cost of International Health Insurance report, Hong Kong ranked as the 3rd most expensive country in terms of health insurance premium costs: individuals pay on average USD $5,738, and families USD $17,140 for a comprehensive one-year plan. The prices of health insurance represent the costs of healthcare in the SAR, as …

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How to stay connected to family and friends despite social distancing

With the government implementing strict policies to maintain social distancing due to coronavirus, you don’t have a choice but to abide by these self-isolation regulations to control the spread of this pandemic. We know it isn’t easy to sit at home in isolation, especially if you’re used to meeting everyone at work and hanging out …

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