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Living in Hong Kong


Introduction


Living in Hong Kong will be an amazing experience! You will love this cosmopolitan city.


Located on China's southern coast, Hong Kong is a unique place where East meets West and old meets new. A former British colony and current Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong is home to an exceptional culture. Having inherited ancient Chinese heritage and experienced a period of Western, colonial influence, Hong Kong is a multifaceted city where English and Cantonese, “Feng Shui” and football, towering skyscrapers and historical sites exist side by side.


Immerse yourself in a city that never stops. To experience its vibrancy, Hong Kong offers a distinctive blend of the finest Chinese and international cuisine, brands, and entertainment. In the mood for something more sedate? You can relax at a sidewalk café, take up “Tai Chi”, or go hiking in one of our stunning country parks.


Flaunt your sense of fashion. Hong Kong is known as a shopper's paradise. Buy the latest designer labels or head to local stalls for great deals as you wish. But, please, don't forget to bring a swimsuit. Our location in the balmy subtropics means beach weather is here for seven months a year.


Getting here and around the city couldn't be easier. Hong Kong is accessible by flights from most major cities around the world, with about half the world’s population within five hours’ flight time. It is also well-connected by train or ferry to other parts of China. Once you arrive, you'll find an extensive, efficient and affordable public transportation network. Our state-of-the-art telecommunications and internet system enable you to contact your friends and family, order a meal, and get your downloads without missing a beat.


Get help at finger tips. Hong Kong's position as a global commercial and financial hub means that we welcome people of all backgrounds. Residents here, no matter permanent or non-permanent ones, enjoy freedom of expression, access to the excellent public health system, and outstanding municipal services. Most nations have consular offices here, should you need assistance from your home country. If you encounter any problem living in Hong Kong, various government offices and your institution will be here to help you.


In short, you will be enchanted by one thing or other during you life here.