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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    App to teach Chinese writing is a hit with local and expatriate kids

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 10:31am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chinese Copybook: Elementary Class. "Without much instruction, the child began to write, and was able to pick up four to five Chinese characters in a short time. His mum [an expatriate] thought it was really amazing," recalls Venus. That was when the two Lees (no relation) realised that their app could benefit expatriates who want to pick up the language as well as Chinese ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Landlords biting their fingernails as luxury flats stay vacant

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 11:52am by Peggy Sito

    ... There was little hiring, and companies started cutting housing budgets for expatriates and often hiring them on local terms. As a result, demand for large flats of 2,000 square feet or more, with asking ... on The Peak. Senior expatriate managemers now express a preference for the Southside or even Sai Kung. Some expats in middle management have moved from Hong Kong Island to West Kowloon, ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - HONG KONG

    Expatriates seek cheaper and bigger flats in Hong Kong's Tseung Kwan O

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 05:24am by Sandy Li

    ... town A year ago an Australian expatriate worker in Hong Kong called Peter moved to Lohas Park in Tseung Kwan O, attracted by a bigger living space at an affordable rental. "Before I moved ... sales director at Centaline's Tseung Kwan O branch, said she had noticed a growing number of expatriates from Britain and Switzerland, as well as some overseas Chinese, renting homes ...

  4. Business - Money

    The expatriate's Sophie's Choice

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 12:48am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... Anna Healy Fenton anna.fenton@scmp.com As an expat, the older you get the more you dread the midnight phone call that prompts a dash to Chek Lap Kok and the hasty flight home into the teeth of a raging family crisis. Unless you are one of those people who ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Thailand's drug rehab centre The Cabin to open outpatient clinic in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 09th 2014, 06:10am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... Alice Woodhouse alice.woodhouse@scmp.com HK outpost for Thai rehab centre A Thailand-based addiction rehab centre is to open a Hong Kong clinic to treat its mostly expatriate clientele ... in Central. An average of five expatriates a month from Hong Kong, mostly Western, are treated for alcohol, cocaine, gambling or sex addiction at The Cabin's 50-bed centre in Chiang Mai. ...

  6. Magazines - Good Eating - NEW RESTAURANTS

    Worth the wait

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 08:42pm

    ... Vivian Chen Worth the wait A mini Paris, Le Relais de l’Entrecôte has a bistro-style interior, French maid-clad waitresses and a steak-frites prix fixe menu for homesick French expatriates and local gourmands. The restaurant doesn’t take reservations, so we waited 20 minutes before being seated on a weeknight. The menu (HK$288) includes a green salad, steak and unlimited fries. ...

  7. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    German duo charged with vandalism in Singapore face caning

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 11:49am by AFP

    ... Fay, was caned for damaging cars despite appeals for clemency from the US government. In 2010, Swiss expatriate Oliver Fricker was sentenced to seven months in jail and three strokes ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Is Hong Kong's path of trilingualism really feasible?

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 12:20pm by Kelly Yang

    ... The emphasis needs to shift to discussion- and project-based learning. If these two thing happen, expatriate families will start to send their children to local schools rather than put up ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    Venerable classified ad magazine Dollarsaver closes down

    Posted Nov 09th 2014, 06:10am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... Alice Woodhouse alice.woodhouse@scmp.com Venerable classified ad magazine closing down A classifieds magazine for expatriates that once graced the governor's coffee table has closed ... to a subscriber's letter box, but Lam said as expatriate packages had slimmed down many had moved away from traditional neighbourhoods and were now harder to reach. A Dollarsaver mobile phone application ...

  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - FOOD

    Food book: Korma, Kheer and Kismet- Five Seasons in Old Delhi

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 08:48pm by Susan Jung

    ... Susan Jung Susan Jung Korma, Kheer and Kismet- Five Seasons in Old Delhi By Pamela Timms   When Pamela Timms left Scotland 10 years ago to move to India with her husband and children, it would have been easy for her to live a comfortable expatriate existence, shielded from the heat and dust. But her interest in food led her to begin a blog eatanddust.com in 2009, and start ...




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