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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.

Baby Modelling Tips Baby Modelling Tips

on Thursday, 28 March 2013. Posted in Life in the +852

Think your baby has what it takes to be a cover star? We scored some insider tips from the child model experts to help you get started.

Every baby is beautiful, but yours is picture perfect. People always comment how adorable your baby is. They stop you in the street to ooh and aah. They even ask if they can take a photo with your baby. So, you think your baby is model material?

Preparing for Preschool and Primary School Interviews Preparing for Preschool and Primary School Interviews

on Thursday, 28 March 2013. Posted in Parenting the Preschooler, Life in the +852

Navigate your way through Hong Kong’s education system for your little one with our tips on preparing for that interview.

The first few months of each year can be a fraught time for many parents as schools’ interview season descends upon us. It’s not just the private international schools who conduct interviews for potential students, local and international kindergartens and pre-schools carry them out as well. For many parents there is a feeling that their child’s university choice could be pre-ordained before their schooling has even begun! Parents who are new to Hong Kong are often surprised that such a thing as the pre-school interview even exists! So how can parents help their children to sail through the interview to the school of their choice and what can be done to smooth the way for parent and child alike?

Top Trails for Tikes Top Trails for Tikes

on Monday, 25 February 2013. Posted in Break Time!, Out & About, Life in the +852

From beginner trails to remote trails, we've rounded up our top 5 favourite hiking trails in Hong Kong.

With the final few months of lovely weather left before it becomes hot and sticky, it is perfect for exploring Hong Kong’s ‘great outdoors’ with the kids. From easy-peasy trails for beginners within the city to the more remote beaches of Sai Kung, we bring you our favorite family hikes that come with our kids’ seal of approval.

Guide to Adopting a Child in Hong Kong Guide to Adopting a Child in Hong Kong

on Thursday, 28 March 2013. Posted in Fertility 101, Life in the +852

Adopting a child in Hong Kong if you are a resident here is a fairly easy process. Read our adoption guide to find out more.

Most Hong Kong people seem to love children and don't hesitate asking perfect strangers about their 'next-gen' plans—and specifically about the productivity of their reproductive organs. Be it the cobbler who resoles my shoes in Pedder Street, the tailor who alters my clothes at World Wide House, or even my favourite fruit-seller in Wan Chai, they have all at some point enquired about my children. My negative reply has never failed to surprise them, and always proceeds to produce effusive and kind child-bearing wishes.


Immunisation Schedules 2013 Immunisation Schedules 2013

on Friday, 22 March 2013. Posted in Toddler Tips, Baby Basics, Life With Baby, Life in the +852

Keeping track of vaccinations for your little one can be a tad confusing for any mum. If you are not planning on staying in Hong Kong for a long time, most doctors recommend you follow your own country's vaccination schedule and, depending on your situation, add special vaccinations recommended for Hong Kong.

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