HONG KONG

QUICK FACTS

Culture

Hong Kong is an independent territory, and former British colony, in south eastern China. The population of Hong Kong is formed by British, Cantonese, Jews, Shanghainese and Indians mainly. Cantonese is the majority and Cantonese culture is the majority there. A multicultural city, Hong Kong weaves Western and Asian inspiration into a world-class centre of business, culture, and trade.

Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong

Pay a visit to the Giant Buddha, visit Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery and see the sights of Lantau on this unbelievable tour, complete with a qualified and welcoming guide. You’ll get a taste of the stunning beaches, fishing villages and spectacular mountain ranges that make this destination so exceptional.

Victoria Peak

Victoria Peak is a hill on the western half of Hong Kong Island. It is also known as Mount Austin, and locally as The Peak. The esteemed Peak Tram is, as most passengers agree, the only way to experience the exquisiteness of Hong Kong’s natural wonders. Tens of millions of individuals from every corner of the world have taken the ride, which affords an exceptionally view of the city.

Avenue of Stars

Thanks to the efforts of Hong Kong’s movie industry over the past era The Avenue of Stars pays tribute to the names that helped make Hong Kong the ‘Hollywood of the East’.

Cuisine

Given Hong Kong’s status as a former British colony, it was expected that the local Chinese population would develop a sense of taste for Western food. Many appreciate a traditional breakfast that includes congee (rice porridge) and yau cha kwai (oil fried bread sticks). However, Western breakfasts that include bread, sausage, pancakes, and eggs are becoming more popular.

Weather

Hong Kong has a humid subtropical climate. Winters are mild and lower in humidity. Early winter is usually sunny, becoming cloudier in February with Summer being extremely humid and reaches a maximum of 31 degrees.

Airports

Hong Kong International Airport with Hong Kong Airport Express

Job Type

Positions are available throughout the year at Monkey Tree English Learning Centers in Hong Kong.

  • 45 working hours per week (including up to 30 teaching hours per week)
  • Salary: 21500 – 22000 HKD per month
  • Rewarding bonus upon contract completion
  • Assistance with obtaining a work visa.
  • Small class sizes (4-12 children per class)
  • Fully prepared and tailored curriculum
  • Comprehensive training program
  • Accommodation optional.

Country Facts

Cost of living

-Hong Kong is the one of the most expensive place in the world. Rent pushes up cost of living significantly – but if you choose your new home wisely, you can still live an excellent life on an average teacher salary.

-The cost of a combo meal at a fast food restaurant starts at 35 HKD and a meal in a local restaurant can start at 50 HKD. Street vendors offer cheaper meals and snacks and grocery shopping can cost around 1000 HKD per week.

-Utility costs can be between 300 HKD and 500 HKD per month.

-A gym membership costs around 580 HKD per month.

 

Accommodation

Between 6,000 HKD and 10,500 HKD per month along with one month of rent as a deposit should you chose dorm living. In some cases, three months of rent is required upfront with a deposit should you wish to find your own apartment.

+ Pros

+ Very convenience public transportation

You can get to most places efficiently on the MTR (subway). There are also heaps of buses and bus routes, so you can get to some remote locations as well. Then you have the option of the trains, mini vans, coaches, ferries, taxis etc.

+ Nightlife

As shops and food choices are often open until late, there are a lot of nightlife options, including lots of bars and clubs to chose from. Public safety in Hong Kong is mostly pretty good. There are street violence and mugging around like most cities, but they are not as widespread in Hong Kong as a whole.

 

− Cons

− Higher living costs than other locations in Asia. Hong Kong is a very small place and with lots of people. If you are like me who hates crowds, this is a major downside.