With a city as vibrant and dynamic as Hong Kong, it is difficult to write about life in this city in a few words, because there is definitely something for everyone with its diverse population and environment.
However, one thing that remains constant in Hong Kong, the city that is always changing – from the opening of one trendy restaurant after another to the establishment of government-owned parks and art districts…
Whether you are browsing blogs to learn more about life in this international city or simply scouting for the talk of the town, here are 5 helpful blogs to help you navigate Hong Kong:
If you are new, or plan to move to Hong Kong, you may want to take a look at Batgung’s informative guides about Hong Kong. Founded by two expatriate men who married local women, Batgung provides detailed and straightforward information about almost anything in Hong Kong.
This comprehensive guide is organized into four sections that cover virtually everything: “Visit Hong Kong,” “Move to Hong Kong,” “Hong Kong Daily Life,” and “Old Hong Kong” to help you understand this international city with a traditional twist.
From accommodation and school options for would-be expats and the newly settled, to hilarious commentaries on learning Cantonese, Hong Kong’s predominant dialect, Batgung is certainly a useful and fun blog to help your transition to Hong Kong.
While Hong Kong is known for being an international finance hub, it is also known as one of Asia’s best foodie cities, with its multitude of restaurants and wide range of cuisines from all around the world. Be it budget clay pot rice and milk tea from the food stores in Temple Street, to Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen, Hong Kong has it covered.
However, because of the diverse food options and price ranges, it is often difficult to navigate the Hong Kong food scene, let alone make a decision when there are so many attractive restaurants. This is where Steph852’s diary and reviews on openrice.com come in.
Born in Sydney, Australia and raised in Hong Kong, Steph852 details her food journey in her blog with thorough and colourful reviews of restaurants throughout Hong Kong and her travels. Carefully organized by districts, types of meals, ratings, and cities, Steph852’s food diary is certainly a handy guide.
Of course, if you are a seasoned chef or simply want to recreate your favourite Chinese dishes, there is always Taste Hong Kong. A beautiful blog with mouth-watering pictures, Taste Hong Kong provides colourful visuals and step-by-step instructions on how to recreate tasty local cuisines, as well as solutions for new fusion dishes that incorporates the best of East and West.
Categorized by ingredients and courses, with fresh recipes from vegetarian crustless quiche with miso and broccoli to Chinese three-cup chicken, Taste Hong Kong is an ideal way to get to know Hong Kong and Asian culture while satisfying your wallet and your taste buds.
Aside from food, let’s not forget that Hong Kong is a city that never sleep! It hosts a plethora of activities, from the annual Rugby 7s competition to monthly art shows hosted by various art galleries. With so many happenings around town, it is certainly hard to keep up, but thanks to Sassy Media’s popular blogs Sassy Girls and Sassy Mamma, the task is made easier.
The staff at Sassy have not only created a warm and friendly expat community, but also offer extremely useful titbits to make the best of Hong Kong with its one-stop services.
Sassy Girls have weekly updates on various events, trendy designers, exciting classes, and all things fun in Hong Kong catering to the expat community. Because of its large readership, be sure to look out for attractive fashion, food, and sports discounts, as well as tempting giveaways from spas to kickboxing classes.
Meanwhile, Sassy Mamma focuses on expat mothers with useful links on schools, travel, and how to achieve work-life balance in Hong Kong. It also organizes regular meet and mingle sessions for mothers to connect, as well as interviews on the latest fashion, featured mums, and events to help you with your family in Hong Kong.
Further, as a cosmopolitan and trendy city with heavy influences from Asia and Europe, how can blogs on fashion, designers, and all the finer things in life be missed?
Architect by day and fashionista by night, JJ Acuna, the founder of “the Wanderlister” shares his quest for trendy fashions, amazing designs, and the creative lifestyle.
Be it the new collaboration between Nike and Sacai, the opening of the upgraded Para Site (one of Hong Kong’s oldest non-profit institutions for independent art), or an honest review of PMQ, the newly renovated police dormitories turned community art space, the Wanderlister+ will surely keep you up to date with artsy and creative lifestyle in Hong Kong.
Organized into 8 sections, including #stylestandard, people, architecture, art, design, dining, and fashion, this dapper gent’s clear cut and brutally honest blogs certainly keep us current on the latest trends and reviews of all things posh and artistic.
Of course, there are also many other blogs and electronic magazines that cover virtually everything about Hong Kong and happenings in this dynamic city.
However, with these top 5 blogs about Hong Kong, you will surely be lead to new and exciting adventures, and experience what it is like to be living in one of Asia’s most multicultural, trendy, and ever-changing cities – where there is always something going on.