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Celebrating Chinese New Year 2017 Celebrating Chinese New Year 2017

Written by MK Moore on Tuesday, 17 January 2017. Posted in Break Time!, Life in the +852

Celebrate Chinese New Year in style by eating auspicious food, giving out lai see, and doing everything considered lucky!

Get ready for another round of New Years festivities as the Year of the Fire Rooster officially begins on January 28th. Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year, is one of the most significant and cherished holidays in Hong Kong… and as such, it’s celebrated in style for 15 days! It’s also considered a time for family and friends to get together, enjoy each other’s company, say goodbye to the old, and welcome the new. 

 

Where To Breastfeed And Change A Baby In Hong Kong 2016 Where To Breastfeed And Change A Baby In Hong Kong 2016

on Saturday, 01 August 2015. Posted in Life With Baby, Out & About, Life in the +852

A helpful tool for those frequent situations that need attending to ASAP!

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ny parent will tell you that when it comes to babies, everything is totally unpredictable, whether it be when they need their nappies changed, or when they get hungry and grumpy. Even if you and your bub are nipping down to the shops for an hour or so, you never know when a situation may pop up, so you’ve always got to be prepared.

Luckily, the metropolis of Hong Kong is a very baby-friendly one, with multiple changing and nursing facilities within walking distance of wherever you might be. Below, we’ve compiled a list of all these facilities conveniently scattered across Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, New Territories and the outlying islands for those emergency situations that just can’t wait.

 

Registering Baby’s Birth Registering Baby’s Birth

on Wednesday, 03 April 2013. Posted in Life With Baby, Life in the +852, Practical Advice

Find out registration procedures for baby in Hong Kong.

Registering the birth of your baby is a fairly simple process in Hong Kong. The hospital should give you a birth return (a document that records the baby’s birth) and automatically sends a registration to the birth registry, which is run by the Hong Kong Immigration Services. Upon the receipt of the documents by the registrar, which typically takes two weeks, you can make an appointment at the Births and Deaths General Register Office.

Hong Kong’s Top 5 Indoor Playrooms Hong Kong’s Top 5 Indoor Playrooms

Written by Clare Cassidy on Monday, 16 June 2014. Posted in Out & About, Life in the +852

Summer’s here and the kids want to play, but being outdoors in this heat and humidity means getting burnt, really sweaty and for the rest of the day, totally drained! So why not try one of these indoor playrooms?

With the hottest days of summer approaching and Hong Kong's blistering daytime heat on the forecast, we'll all be spending a lot of time indoors in air-conditioned bliss. But instead of staying at home and watching telly with your kids, why not take them to an indoor playroom where they can run around, have fun and burn off some energy. Here’s a quick list of some great indoor playrooms around town that the children will love so much, they’ll be begging you to take them back every day.

Hiring A Helper: Interview Tips Hiring A Helper: Interview Tips

on Friday, 01 January 2016. Posted in Life in the +852

Prepare the right questions to find the right employee

A domestic helper may be the most important employee you will ever take on and choosing the right person is all important. Below are a few pointers to help avoid mistakes.

Back to School: Where to Get the Essentials Back to School: Where to Get the Essentials

Written by Clare Cassidy on Thursday, 01 January 2015. Posted in Out & About, Life in the +852

With school just ‘round the corner, it’s time to fill those backpacks up with back-to-school basics!

With the blissful summer holidays drawing to an end, and a new school term fast approaching, back-to-school preparations are a top priority on our to-do lists. For some of you, your little ones may be returning for yet another academic year, but for all those proud first-timers whose bubs have grown up overnight and are facing their first ever day of kindergarten, this article should come in handy. Here, we’ve compiled a list of the essential supplies to gather, and where you’ll find them, so you can avoid having to trudge through the heat and humidity to search all over town.

GeoINSIDER: Open Days at the New EtonHouse Campus in Tai Po, Opening this September GeoINSIDER: Open Days at the New EtonHouse Campus in Tai Po, Opening this September

on Thursday, 04 June 2015. Posted in Out & About, Life in the +852

A diverse and dynamic learning environment for curious little inquirers, on the coastline...

INresponse to the demand for high-quality and bilingual (English and Mandarin) early childhood education programmes, EtonHouse revealed its second kindergarten campus is scheduled to open this coming September.

HK Halloween Guide for Kids 2016 HK Halloween Guide for Kids 2016

on Saturday, 01 October 2016. Posted in Life in the +852

Who else is going a little batty for Halloween?

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t’s time dress up the munchkins, and go to town for some spooktacular fun! We’ve put together a Hong Kong-specific guide to help our GeoBaby Mums plan a terrifying (or cute) All Hallow's Eve for their adorable little ghosts, goblins, witches, fairies, and pumpkins. Enjoy!

 

 

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