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Hong Kong is becoming a popular expat destination, with an increasing number of expatriates moving to the city each year. Security, a growing job market and a lot of entertainment are some of the reasons why professionals and families are settling on a long term basis. If you are considering a relocation to Hong Kong, read these tips to know a bit more about your new location.

Things to consider for moving from Bahrain to Hong Kong

Learn basic Cantonese

Cantonese is a difficult language to learn but if you are moving to Hong Kong it’s important that you try at least learn the basics. The average for holding fluent conversations is around 5-7 years of learning. A good idea to improve the language is to travel to the region prior to the move as this will give you an idea of your new location and time to practice and to get comfortable speaking with locals.

The smart card for transport and more

The Octopus AKA known as ‘The Pus’ is a smart card that can be used on all forms of transport and also to buy food, clothes, drinks and collect redemption points In Hong Kong. You can also connect the pus to your credit card and make it easy to pay in a lot of places. If you are moving here you will want to ensure you have the card with you at all times.


The food is diverse and exquisite. You may know some famous dishes like Peking duck, chow mein and shrimp fried rice but there are a lot exotic dished and delicacy’s you have never even heard of and taste. Popular snacks include, abalone which is a large sea snail, fried pigeon tongue and jellyfish tentacles. It’s safe to buy fruit and vegetables from the markets but avoid buying meat products in this markets as they often aren’t what they appear to be.

Hiking routes

There are a lot of options for climbing mountains and hiking trails to explore but please be aware of what could be hiding in the grass. There are over 50 different species of snakes in the region with many of them poisonous. There are lots of hot springs scattered all over the country and if you are looking for nice clean white sandy beaches you can go to the Island of Hainan (about an hour’s flight from Hong Kong) it’s the China’s equivalent of Hawaii.

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