Your Holiday Guide to the Philippines

The Philippines, an archipelago made up of over 7,000 islands in Southeast Asia, is a beautiful country with a diverse ecosystem of beaches, volcanoes, rainforests, plants, and animals. Its location and history have given this island nation a unique culture with influences taken from societies around the globe. Named after King Philip II of Spain, The Philippines also has a plethora of natural beauty…

Your Guide to Public Transport in HK

Hong Kong is a vast, densely populated region of over 7 million people, spread across a relatively compact, geographically challenging area that is characterized by mountainous islands and sea. With little room for road expansion, its citizens rely heavily on a robust public transport system that incorporates railways, trams, buses, minibuses, taxis and ferries. A staggering 11 million journeys…

The Happiness and Health of Overseas Workers

Every year, millions of people from the Philippines, Indonesia and other developing nations leave their home countries to find work. In destinations abroad, such as Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia and Singapore, these migrant workers find jobs as cleaners, caretakers, construction workers and more. Overseas workers are usually paid less than resident workers, but still – the pay and work available abroad…

How to enjoy the weather and beat the heat this summer in Hong Kong

Though the weather may be hot and muggy, the summers in Hong Kong seem to make up for it with more than enough activities to keep busy and keep one’s mind off the heat. The only struggle is narrowing down which activities to join! In a big city like Hong Kong, the variety is endless. From the arts to healthy exercise to family fun, there is something for every taste.

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The Best of Trail Running in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is one of the last places a hiker would think to go. The air is polluted. The streets are crowded. It’s hot and sticky in the summer. Blech. Who wants to jog there?

How wrong that unfortunate jogger would be. In fact, almost 40 percent of Hong Kong is protected area: beaches, mountains, lush forests and green meadows all covered in beautifully marked trails. It also has 23 parks…

The Most Expensive Cars in Hong Kong

Mark Six Lottery fever is in full effect in Hong Kong and every week hundreds of thousands of ticket holders are already planning how to spend their winnings, as soon as they correctly match all six balls. And with the highest single payout at more than HK$86 million, there are plenty of popular and expensive items to consider buying.

Anyone interested in flashy cars will find just the ride…

Wheels on Fire: Hong Kong Celebrities and Their Love for Fast and Furious Cars

Hong Kong is easy to travel around and has fantastic public transport connections, so in this city, a car is not a necessity. While locales around the world work tirelessly to push the electric car and other environmentally friendly public transport options, Hong Kong seems to stay in its own bubble, continuing to celebrate the more luxurious, high maintenance car models. Just take a drive along…

Your Guide on Getting Creative in Hong Kong

What better way to unwind after a hectic week at the office than by getting in touch with your creative side for a few hours? Hong Kong’s arts scene is truly buzzing of late, and with plenty of options for letting your imagination run wild we take a look at the best arts, crafts and photography workshops in town.

Covering just about every arts and crafts subject you can think of, the Random…

Take A Quick Holiday: Top Sights and Activities in Sanya

Living in Hong Kong or China can leave anyone who grew up going to the beach on holiday or at weekends feeling a little homesick. For sure, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia have some of the very best beaches in the world, but they aren’t always convenient (or affordable) to get to for a quick break.

When these other locations are out of the question, or you are simply ready for a change…

Happy Buddha: The Health Benefits to Living a Buddhist Lifestyle

We all know the statues and images of the Happy Buddha, so in this piece we look at what the Buddha did to promote such happiness. According to Buddhist teachings, happiness is achieved through optimum physical and mental well-being, which comes from harmonizing a number of different factors. Read on to find out what they are how to maintain long term good health free from illness.

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