Expat Hong Kong News

Latest 10 news items tagged Hong Kong

19 May at 9 AM 2015

Hong Kong: Drunk Brit rescued off the Peak after getting lost

A helicopter had to air lift a drunk Brit to safety after he lost his way at Hong Kong's Victoria Peak. The British man, aged 27, apparently got confused about which direction to walk in and then found himself in Victoria Peak’s heavily forested area at around 5am. He then proceeded to fall down a steep slope, after which he managed to get stuck due to entangling his foot in a length of rope. The man then attempted to free himself yet gave up after two hours of trying and decided to call the police for help instead. In a show...
18 May at 6 PM 2015

Confused Hong Kong Expat signs petition by mistake

An expat living in Hong Kong was forced to remove her name from a petition after new crews pointed out to her that she was adding her name to a petition which supported the political reform proposal backed by the government. Roisin Rainy, a resident of Hong Kong for 30 years, thought she was signing a petition for the chief executive election in Hong Kong to include fair universal suffrage; however, instead she was supporting the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Union and the Alliance for Peace and Democracy, both considered to be...
11 May at 6 PM 2015

Asia’s Highest Expatriate Packages Offered in Japan

A recent survey from ECA International has revealed that expatriates living in Japan earn the highest pay and receive the best benefit packages in the whole of Asia, with expat managers generally expecting to receive a package totalling nearly US$375,000. The MyExpatriate Market Pay Survey which was carried out by ECA looked at expatriate pay levels across the globe and also included information regarding tax treatments, benefits, salary calculation methods and allowances. The survey ranked Japan top amongst the 14 countries in the...
21 Apr at 6 PM 2015

Half of UAE’s expats thinking about relocating

The United Arab Emirates has long since been a major draw for expats because of the quality of life on offer for qualified individuals in particular, with perks such as tax-free salaries on offer. Such benefits have meant that expatriates could live and work in the Middle Eastern country, earn and save potentially vast amounts of money and enjoy the year-round hot weather, albeit conditions that can sometimes be unbearably hot. In fact, the country is home to so many expats that just 20 per cent of the population is made up by...
10 Apr at 10 AM 2015

Expat from Britain arrested after his daughter dies from fall in Hong Kong

A British man and Filipino women have been arrested after their teenager daughter fell to her death from their upmarket residential building. According to police, they aren’t treating the death as suspicious however they have arrested the parents on suspicion of ‘neglect or ill-treatment of a child’. Nick Cousins, aged 58 and the father of the daughter, is Hong Kong office’s managing director of one of the world’s top insurance brokers, Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT). Hong Kong’s consulate said that they are still...
27 Feb at 12 PM 2015

Nutmeg may offer expats its new pension scheme

After launching an online pension, investment manager Nutmeg has said it may consider offering it to expats living in certain jurisdictions. At present, the new initiative is only targeting UK-based people, but the firm has admitted it is open to the idea of making it available to expats in popular locations such as Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore and Luxembourg among other countries as well as the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. However, anyone living in the US will not be considered because of the Foreign Account...
23 Jan at 9 AM 2015

Singapore tops the list of best place for expats

Singapore has once again claimed top spot in the world’s most liveable city for expats in the latest list published by ECA International. ECA International’s regional director for Asia, Lee Quane, explained that among the factors that led to Singapore taking top spot were solid infrastructure, good quality air, low crime, decent medical facilities and low health risks. Meanwhile, Singapore’s main rival for first position in recent times, Hong Kong, has fallen from 17th to 33rd in the list, a fact that is likely to boost the...
8 Jan at 2 PM 2015

Expats to benefit from new British school in Thailand

Foreigners living in Thailand are expected to benefit from a new British International school that is to open on the outskirts of Bangkok. With the number of students worldwide between the ages of three and 18 enrolling in international schools increasing from 3.3 million in May 2013 to 3.6 million in just 12 months, analysts say that more and more parents living in foreign countries are looking to provide their children with a top quality English-speaking education in order to help them gain entry into an English-speaking...
31 Dec at 10 AM 2014

Hong Kong: Expats gear up for night on the town

Expats in Hong Kong are set to party the night away this New Year’s Eve, with all-you-can-drink offers proving extremely popular among foreigners in a city renowned for its high prices. Hong Kong offers everything, from its bustling Mong Kok and high-end Central districts, to spectacular mountains and stunning beaches, but this diversity comes at a price and, rent excluded, nights out are where it hits the hardest for most young expats. Numerous bars and restaurants on the vibrant Hong Kong Island have, therefore, offered special...
23 Dec at 3 PM 2014

Online survey names Ecuador as best place for expats

A survey of over 14,000 expats in 160 countries has ranked Ecuador as the best place in the world to live in terms of factors such as finances and overall quality of life. The survey, which was carried out by online community website InterNations, also quizzed expats on family life, making friends, how easy settling into life in a country was, and overall satisfaction with life abroad. Ecuador was named the best country for expats, followed by Luxembourg and Mexico. Other notable names in the top 10 were the US, Singapore, Australia...