Monday, December 6, 2021

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Certificate of No Criminal Conviction: How to Apply in Hong Kong

If you are applying for working, visitor or student visa in another country, you may be required to provide a certificate of no criminal conviction. This document helps countries evaluate that applicants for a relevant visa have no prior criminal...

10 Questions You Might Have About Hong Kong But Too Shy to Ask

Hong Kong people are always ahead of the pack when it comes to local knowledge, from everyday hacks to save time, to off-the-radar retail discount offers. As ex-pats, we may only be scratching the surface about the city that...

Simple Tips To Save Time in a Crowded Hong Kong

Saving money and not wasting time are hallmarks of Hong Kong lifestyle. People walk fast and press the lift’s close button as quickly as possible, resourcefully collect discount coupons for free hash browns or grocery redemption and give you a collective dirty look for dilly-dallying on your 7-Eleven breakfast order.

4 Restaurant Food Chains Expats Wish Existed in Hong Kong

As of September 2017, there are 14,626 restaurants in Hong Kong. That’s according to the number of licenses handed out by the government based on stats by the Hong Kong government. One can imagine that these food shops range...

Eligibility, Benefits, Application as Hong Kong Permanent Resident

Hong Kong can be considered a transit place for many expats. Many of whom stay on a short term with temporary stint on regional office assignment, a couple of years as English teacher before moving to another Asian destination,...

What To Do If Your US Passport is Lost or Stolen in Hong Kong

Losing a passport can be a big headache not only to frequent travelers who make international travel but to anyone whose lost passport might be at the hands of identity thieves and could mean potential monetary loss and sagging...

Netizens Praise Filipina Hikers Picking Litter on Hong Kong Trails

As the temperatures drop a bit, more locals are taking advantage of Hong Kong's variety of hiking trails. However, while many hikers love nature, not all of them care enough; they leave a trail of rubbish along the way. Thankfully,...

What Happens If You Don’t Affix Sufficient Stamps on Your Letters

Given that postage stamps are sold at retailers such as 7-Eleven allows everyone to send letters directly without going to a post office branch and queuing in line. However, without proper guidance on postage rates, we may deliberately or inadvertently...

English Language Getting Left Out in Hong Kong

Day after day, it becomes more apparent Hong Kong's supposed bilingual society is not being carried out, with the government one of the worst offenders. We all know, I presume, that Traditional Chinese and English are the official languages in...

10 Things Expats Likely Hate About Hong Kong

Newcomers or those still overseas pondering a move to Hong Kong after receiving a job offer or regional assignment may not have sufficient information about the city besides its tall buildings, business clout or soaring property prices as they...
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