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  • Dec 23, 2014
  • Updated: 1:08am
When wealth is not enough: China’s rich seek luxury experiences to show off their fortunes

Amid the mainland’s clampdown on visible luxury, high-net-worth individuals are shifting away from merely owning things to seeking experiences that will help them acquire a modicum of savoir faire...

18 Jun 2014 - 1:36am
Hongkongers No 4 in world in material well-being

Hongkongers are perched comfortably near the top of a global ranking of material well-being, a new World Bank study shows.

1 May 2014 - 7:46am
Hongkongers No 4 in world in material well-being

British retailers slashed prices at the fastest rate in at least seven years during the January sales, industry figures showed on Wednesday, highlighting tough trading conditions despite an...

5 Feb 2014 - 2:49pm
Hongkongers No 4 in world in material well-being

The spending habits of the mainland consumer have been well dissected, as have the buying preferences of their travellers. But what about their peers who go abroad and stay there?

20 Dec 2013 - 4:18pm
Hongkongers No 4 in world in material well-being

“For sure, one of the best things about living in Singapore is how easy it is to get a cheap flight,” says Alessandra Chu, a Hongkonger who moved to Singapore three years ago for work as a...

15 Jul 2013 - 5:14pm
Expedia lures with best price pledge

The world's largest online travel company Expedia launched its Hong Kong site this month with a best price guarantee: should a customer find a better price online for the exact same trip within 30...

15 Jul 2013 - 10:31am


Today's Poll

  • Yes: 74%
  • No: 26%
22 Dec 2014
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Total number of votes recorded: 236

Philanthropy is a very personal decision - the who, what, why and how much of giving are determined by life experiences, and the very act of giving has an impact on the giver.

17 Jun 2013 - 5:17am

Nestled in a few of the city's urban backstreets are several great places for bargain hunters to buy kitchen utensils. Whether you're an aspiring chef or just an occasional kitchen dabbler, there'...

3 Jun 2013 - 1:18am

A houseboat presents a romantic alternative to Hong Kong's high-rise apartment living, but is it a financially savvy move? Hong Kong, with its abundance of islands, has a long history of floating...

3 Jun 2013 - 1:20am

Maternity services offered at Hong Kong hospitals present a wide range of choices for almost any budget. Selecting the right one is a personal decision that involves considerations such as...

27 May 2013 - 4:33am

At the beginning of this month, American Express Platinum credit card holders in Hong Kong reluctantly bid adieu to the company's concierge services, sparking complaints. Cardholders were upset...

20 May 2013 - 4:18am

Air miles are a big part of credit card incentive schemes. People get points for spending, and if they manage their spending and pay their credit card bills each month, they can score a free trip...

21 May 2013 - 6:31pm

If it is just a short neighbouring city escape, try a budget airline. We all know about Malaysian-based Air Asia, but recently, Jetstar announced it would open its first no-frills airline based in...

20 May 2013 - 4:18am

Tying the knot may be one of the happiest days in a person's life, but it can also be one of the most expensive. A poll by ESDlife (a government services portal) last year found Hong Kong couples...

13 May 2013 - 1:15pm

Keeping a pet in Hong Kong's cramped, overpriced apartments is tough enough, but the costs of food, medicine and the occasional vet visit can make it even harder to justify owning a four-legged...

6 May 2013 - 3:26am

The stress of Hong Kong means you need some relaxation, but the big hotel spas charge like wounded bulls for a simple massage. So where to get a decent kneading at a decent price?

29 Apr 2013 - 3:35pm

Streaming sites and Apple's iTunes store might slowly be killing off physical media, but there is still something about the real thing that cannot be beaten. HMV and other major stores charge high...

22 Apr 2013 - 2:28am

The scene at each of the four Chow Tai Fook stores dotting Causeway Bay's Hennessy Road was the same: a rush of buyers snapping up jewellery, coins and other gold items.

23 Apr 2013 - 10:24am

Hong Kong may have one of the cheapest transport systems of any major, developed-world metropolis, but the temptation of another quick cab ride always beckons - and, added up, it can eat away at...

15 Apr 2013 - 3:11am

Two things men can count on to scrub up well are a shave and the haircut - but the rise in men's grooming has seen many stores turn what used to be a daily ritual into sheer extravagance. So where...

8 Apr 2013 - 3:09am

Does it ever feel like all your money disappears on bills? That you are not really working for yourself at all, but rather for your landlord, a host of utility companies and the local food store...

9 Apr 2013 - 4:42am


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