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List of Existing 'Expat' Interests

  1. #1

    Join Date
    May 2014

    List of Existing 'Expat' Interests

    I realize that there's a Group tab at the top, but I thought it would be handy, especially for us newbies heading to HK, to get a list of reccomended English (or other)-speaking groups or facilities or whatever that expats use and enjoy in HK here on the forums?

    Could be a good cinema to see movies in English, a public-placed video game group, a hole-in-the-wall book shop, bowling league, hell a cooking club.

    Promote your existing groups/meetups/fun finds and help out new/existing expats find fun things to do/shop/see/join in.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Sep 2012

    Wan Chai......

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  3. #3

    Join Date
    May 2003

    National theatre life. We've seen Helen Mirren in The Audience and Benedict Cumberbatch as Frankenstein. Excellent idea, not quite the real thing, but close enough - especially since there is now bar serving nicely chilled Sauvignon Blanc at the Palace IFC cinema.

    Look out for Opera Hong Kong (usually two operas per year) and Hong Kong Singers (usually two musicals per year).

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    South of Sweden

    Saw The Mousetrap at the HK Arts Theatre and really enjoyed it. Also live music, some good cover bands at Insomnia LKF with the best lychee martinis. See some of the orchestras in concert. City Chamber Orchestra Hong Kong and HK Sinfonetta perform some of the best concerts. Also the HK Chamber Music Society put on good concerts with or without an excellent dinner at the HK club.

    HK hiking meet up or Microadventures for the active. You meet people/ expats of all walks of life. Seeing foreign films as opposed to your avg US Hollywood churn out. Take a picnic up to a scenic area on a hike and enjoy the view and food, plus a bottle of fizz / beer.

    Not a big fan of junk trips. Prefer to kayak. Palm Beach on Lower Cheung Sha, South Lantau hires out kayaks, surf boards and other watersports . ( speaking of which, our former neighbour left his two man kayak behind when him and family moved and it's still there. Temptation kicking

    Or live like the locals on weekends. Battle it out for a spot at The Metropole for dim sum or head on over to and IKEA outlet ( no passport needed despite the store becoming a country within a crowded city during weekends and lunchtimes.)

    Personally, the Majesty Seafood Restaurant in central, opp Topshop has better food.

    Most expats I know who have kids spend their weekends with other expats with kids. Even if they don't like the other expats. Expats with no kids, do other stuff with expats and locals with no kids.

    Last edited by Natfixit; 19-06-2014 at 09:42 PM.