Never dealt with the concept of a live-in helper? Buying a car for the first time in Hong Kong? Planning a party? We’ve got the answers to all your questions as you adjust to your fab new life in the Kong.
Survive the summer heat in Hong Kong with a few of our favourite tips and tricks for new mums and mums-to-be
Being pregnant or taking care of a newborn is tough work and it’s even harder in the heat. Expat mum of three, Laura Tyson, who survived the excessive Doha desert heat pregnant and with a newborn passes on her tips to stay cool in Hong Kong this summer.
Make sure you’re armed with a charged camera, tablets or phone at all times this month, ‘cause you never know when you might bump into Santa!
The one and only Santa Claus is making a quick stop in Hong Kong again this year, before he heads back to the North Pole for his global present delivery duties. Find out where and when he’ll be making an appearance, and don’t let your bub miss out on those precious five minutes upon his knee!
Dim sum dishes that kids just can't get enough of...
Going out to feast on dim sum is an affair to be enjoyed by the whole family. But some dishes feature rather ‘unique’ ingredients, and require an adventurous personality and a mature palate. For those of you who are new to the local cuisine, you may struggle to navigate the menus at dim sum restaurants - especially when it comes to ordering for the children. So to make life a little easier for you, here are several dishes that are sure to be winners with the young ones. Don’t worry - we haven’t forgotten to throw in a couple of desserts too!
To all the active mums and dads out there: are you up for a (tri)challenge? Yes? Then check out the IP Global TriChallenge to test yourself over air, land and sea – and raise money for a worthy charity at the same time!
The countdown to Christmas has begun and we’re all feeling the pressure to get organised for the holiday. Of course, all of this preparation is not mandatory, but somehow without it, Christmas just isn’t the same. So here’s a comprehensive guide on where to acquire all your decorative and culinary needs to get you in the spirit.
What does Hong Kong have in store for you and your family this Christmas?
In 2010, CNN voted Hong Kong as one of the top 10 places worldwide to spend Christmas, and acknowledged the city’s huge efforts in creating a joyous holiday ambiance. Year after year, festivals, fairs, shows and theme parks crop up for everyone to enjoy. And it’s never the same old experience - the organisers always strive to introduce something newer and better. This year is no different; with an abundance of yuletide events across town, here are the top family-friendly ones.
Discover the city's top family-friendly spots to satisfy those dim sum cravings!
As you’d imagine, Hong Kong is absolutely teeming with dim sum houses, but many of them are very formal settings and don’t really lend an atmosphere where children (and parents) can relax and enjoy their meal. So we’ve set out on a mission to find those that do welcome youngsters of all ages and cater to their needs and tastes.