It shouldn’t come as a surprise that many expats consider Hong Kong as their second home after a few short years. With its fast-paced development and ever-changing multiculturalism, the city envelopes just about everyone in its cozy nooks and irresistible neighbourhood vibe. Of course, there are the equally cosmopolitan people who make up the concrete jungle, making Hong Kong a unique and fabulous place to live! In spite of all the spectacular qualities that help settle people down before they can say permanent resident, there is a slight learning curve for new Kongers, especially if they’ve traversed from faraway lands to be here. With a high ratio of expats in our community, we put together a handful of tips that we’ve found helpful. Want to speed things up even more? All Garagers are invited to join our FREE session: “It’s Not All About ‘La’ – Cantonese Basics” next tomorrow (26 April) from 2 – 3:30 pm. Learn conversational and business phrases to make your Hong Kong adventure a more didactical one! Email[email protected]to reserve your spot!
As part of our #BeTheChange series, we sit down and discuss how people and business have evolved, with change-makers in our Garage Community.
This week, we sit down with Michelle Hong, co-founder of Rooftop Republic, a social enterprise on a mission to introduce the joys of urban farming to the city folk of Hong Kong.
Rooftop Republic has been part of the Garage Community since 2018, and they have a rooftop farm on the terrace of our Wan Chai Lockhart space.
It was great to catch up with Michelle over sustainability, social entrepreneurship, and the joys of growing your own food.
The advent of user-friendly e-commerce tools has made starting your own small business easier than ever.
With so many people embarking on their entrepreneurial journey, we thought we’d give you a reminder on how to support small, local business owners.
We encourage everyone to be conscious consumers - whether this means voting with your dollar for locally farmed vegetables, or writing a positive review for the indie coffee shop in your neighbourhood.
Here are a few ideas to get started:
As part of our focus on growth, we asked the Garage Community what areas they would like they spend more time developing. It was very clear that you all wanted to dedicate more time to your mental and physical health!
Considering that Hong Kongers have some of the longest working hours in the world, it’s important to carve out some time for yourself.
Here is a comprehensive wellbeing toolkit with guides, recommendations, and resources for bettering your mind and body.
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