Chanting in Steve Ballmer style: Air Conditioner, Air Conditioner, Air Conditioner, Air Conditioner.
Well that's basically me at the moment - I wondered how everyone in Causeway Bay looked like they were straight out of a GAP catalogue in perfect dress wear, even in 80% humidity (whilst I looked like a homeless vagrant)
wearing vest, not exactly fashion orientated, I have spare shirts at work,
I will be trying an insulated (cool the water in the fridge or just above freezing in the freezer) water bottle with facial spray feature called o2cool
Mist 'N Sip | O2COOL
For those new to HK, you will notice there is a strange phenomenon in the summer. People will still wear or carry sweaters or light jackets in 32-33 degrees heat (plus the humidity I might add-which makes it feel even hotter still), particularly around the office towers of Central, Wan Chai or Causeway Bay.
Why on earth would they do that? Well its the freak temperature difference. Many of those offices have central air conditioning which dials the temperature down to a frigid 16-18 degrees, requiring you to dress in layers. So you have no choice but to dress or carry winter clothing, not unless you want to catch a cold given the sudden 15 degrees between outdoor or indoor temperature.
Best way to survive is to embrace nature. Go hiking at the weekend. Sweat like a pig. Get your body used to the temperature. Wear clothing to work that can cope with sweat (I wear silk - dries really quickly). I still find summer hard, but not the intolerable hell it was the first few years here.
hiking is the panacea for most of HK's ailments