Alliance For a Beautiful Hong Kong

Protect Beautiful Hong Kong

Which is the best city, Hong Kong or Singapore? This background chat ripples through buzzing bars in Lan Kwai Fong and Singapore’s Club Street as loudly as through the halls of their respective governments as both cities race to become Asia’s vibrant economic and cultural hotspot. Or expat-trap. I’ve just returned from Singapore following my 10-day ‘holiday’ with my in-laws. Most honest people will agree that holidays and in-laws don’t […]

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One of the key challenges facing most organizations is the lack of outstanding talent and leadership. Everyone realizes the importance of attracting and retaining the right talent and yet hiring processes and mindsets tend to be somewhat myopic in nature. Recruiters and hiring managers tend to focus on past experience in a particular role without focusing on some of core indicators of potential such as intrinsic motivation, learning agility, cognitive […]

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For those of you who understand “frogging” to be the gentle art of catching a frog, identifying it and returning it to the spot it was caught, read on. For those who think it is something else (like “dogging” or going out with as many dates as you can in order to find your prince) you may be enlightened, or, more likely, disappointed. My first encounter with frogs in Hong […]

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Monday, Eastern Hospital, Chai Wan 4pm I’m finally delivered in a wheelchair to the operating room staging area, all clinical white on white, an ethereal premonition to some white-light, after-life experience. God’s Waiting Room. It’s enough to make me want to remain conscious for the operation and opt, not for general anaesthesia as per the doctor’s recommendation, but for a nerve-blocking procedure, as per the anaesthesiologist’s consultation. And wish I […]

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I check into a hospital emergency room to have broken glass removed from my foot and check out three stitches and three days later. That’s not a punch line, it’s a dirty secret that emergency rooms often intend to make you pay one way or the other – time or money, both over inflated by design. But in Hong Kong? As a Hong Kong resident, I pay a mere $100 […]

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