Golf courses next to a wide, empty beach look out over the water in Vale do Lobo, Algarve, Portugal. Such scenes have long made Portugal an attractive country for retirement. Photo: Getty Images
Golf courses next to a wide, empty beach look out over the water in Vale do Lobo, Algarve, Portugal. Such scenes have long made Portugal an attractive country for retirement. Photo: Getty Images
Jason Wordie
Opinion

Opinion

Then & Now by Jason Wordie

Why retiring in Portugal for Hong Kong people has long been seen as a viable and welcoming option, today more than ever

  • Portugal has maintained an allure for Far Eastern retirees since the 1940s with its low cost of living, sunny climate and echoes of weekend sojourns in Macau
  • Retention of European Union passports has added to Portugal’s appeal as a emigration destination for many Hong Kong residents in the post-Brexit era

Golf courses next to a wide, empty beach look out over the water in Vale do Lobo, Algarve, Portugal. Such scenes have long made Portugal an attractive country for retirement. Photo: Getty Images
Golf courses next to a wide, empty beach look out over the water in Vale do Lobo, Algarve, Portugal. Such scenes have long made Portugal an attractive country for retirement. Photo: Getty Images
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