Why is Hong Kong’s petrol price the highest around the world?

分析香港油價貴絕全球成因

According to the latest "Worldwide Cost of Living (WCOL)" report published by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), although Hong Kong's cost of living ranking has dropped to the fifth place, the oil price per litre tops the world again. In fact, even in April…

An introduction to symptoms of the Omicron variant

簡介 Omicron 變種病毒病徵,疫苗已告失效?香港通關延期?

On November 24, South Africa notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of the emergence of a new variant of the COVID-19 virus strain B.1.1.529. The WHO elevated it to a variant strain of concern and named it Omicron…

Does car insurance cover typhoon damage?

Super Typhoon Mangkhut, which is widely believed to be the strongest storm in the world in 2018, hit Hong Kong last Sunday. The Observatory had issued warnings to the public one week prior to the storm, and the government had held multiple inter-departmental meetings to brace…

Procedures and costs of hiring a domestic helper: Agency vs. direct hire

This image shows a foreign domestic helper sanitizing the table.

A number of families in Hong Kong hire their helper through a foreign domestic helper agency. That said, these intermediaries can charge…

Who is responsible for paying for the car crash compensation during a test drive accident?

試車時炒車,邊個賠償?

A rare car accident occurred in Kowloon Bay last week. A potential buyer met up with the car owner  for a test drive. At first, the driving was nothing out of the ordinary. Then, the driver (i.e. buyer) suddenly lost control of the car when turning and crashed…

How much does it cost to hire a domestic helper?

聘請外傭預算一覽

Hiring a foreign domestic helper could be expensive. Hong Kongers lead incredibly busy lives. So, despite this, many families turn to domestic helpers to assist with their household chores. Did you know that you need to meet three requirements before…

New parking meters in Hong Kong: How to register and use the HKeMeter app

This image shows the new parking meters in Hong Kong which you can use the HKeMeter app to sync to.

Finding a metered parking space in Hong Kong is not easy. After all, the…

4 tips to compare golf insurance in Hong Kong and their claims limit

This image shows a person playing golf who has purchased golf insurance in Hong Kong.

It's easy to believe that you won't get hurt from a contactless sport like golf. However, like a…

Does your pet need pet insurance in Hong Kong? What are the best pet insurance providers?

This image shows two happy dogs insured by the best pet insurance in Hong Kong.

We purchase insurance plans for humans, so why not for our furkids? Nowadays, your veterinarian bill can be even pricier…

Free Flow Tolling System or FFTS to be rolled out next year: how to pay with an auto toll tag in Hong Kong

明年中推不停車繳費系統 偵測擋風玻璃繳費貼

The SAR government announced on August 27th a Free Flow Tolling System (FFTS) in their Road Traffic (Toll Tags) Regulation. Expected to be rolled out halfway…