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Magazine of The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

September/October 2018

Who Watches the Watchmen? Technology-assisted regulation

The One and Only Saving Hong Kong’s harbor

China Conference Highlights And more...

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The outdoor education program at Stamford American School is an excellent opportunity to develop these characteristics to allow young learners to expand their horizons in the beauty of Hong Kong’s outdoors. Stamford’s Lower School Principal, Ms. Rose Chambers was eager to find opportunities to get children out into nature and benefit from the exposure to new environments from an early age. The Backyard Gang provided the perfect solution as they offer tailored programs that allow children of different ages to explore and carry out a variety of challenges. Mr. Chris Funnell, Director of Backyard Roots, said, “The sessions are planned to ensure children can connect with nature, ask new questions as well as celebrate finding answers together while exploring new places.” The program launched this academic year in the lower school section of Stamford. Teachers and students have been incredibly impressed with how positive the experiences have been, which fits in well with the school’s vision of being an inspiring world of education. Ms. Chambers said, , “There is a whole world waiting for our children that goes beyond our classroom walls. Giving them experiences like our outdoor education program are incredibly important as it helps prepare them not only for their camp experiences when they reach upper elementary, but also affords them life skills that can’t be planned for in a classroom setting. Young learners are naturally curious, so as they grow and develop, it is important for us as educators to build upon that, ensuring we are helping to develop life-long learners.”

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Contents SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2018 | VOL. 50 NO. 9-10 AMCHAM NEWS AND VIEWS

Publisher Tara Joseph

04 President’s memo

CORPORATE MEMBER

Managing Editor

07 New business contacts

PROFILE

Jennifer Khoo

08 Member spotlight

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Advertising Sales Manager

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My favorite AmCham experience

Tom Chan AmChamHK’s contents do not necessarily reflect the views of officers, governors or members of the Chamber. We welcome your letters, comments & feedback.

Big data and brain waves

ICYMI 31 HSBC tech series

EDUCATION

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The root of happiness

On the cover: Anthony Scriffignano, SVP and chief data scientist at Dun & Bradstreet

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Moving to Hong Kong

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A tale of two cities

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ADVOCACY 20 THE ONE AND ONLY Hong Kong’s harbor is unique. Spectacular. Irreplaceable. We have to get it right

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President’s Memo though the heavy addition of US$200 billion could be measured as similar in strength to Hong Kong’s recent experience with typhoon Mangkhut.

From a Hong Kong perspective, however, now is also a crucial time to hone this city’s unique position as an international hub with a longstanding and strong trade and economic partnership with the United States and American companies. There is no more important time to value that partnership and see how the chamber and Hong Kong can work together to keep it alive and well in these turbulent waters.

AmCham Hong Kong has over 20 committees representing a variety of sectors, ranging from logistics to financial services to education. It’s hard to draw a single, unified view on how the typhoon-like trade war will affect business. However, the general view across sectors is that tariffs will have a negative impact on companies doing business in China and in Hong Kong. There is also a growing wariness that business challenges will increase, not decrease, in the coming year. Swirling U.S.-China trade tensions have several times been compared to an oncoming typhoon; no one quite knows how strong it will be, or how much damage the winds will leave in their wake. So far, I have been hearing similar reports about U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods and their impact on Hong Kong,

While members are not pulling out of China deals, they are starting to notice a slowdown in approvals, including of pending licenses, and an up-swing in non-tariff barriers. In certain sectors these non-tariff barriers may include visa approvals, employee and business documentation approvals, and product approvals.

Regards, Tara Joseph AmCham President

BOARD OF GOVERNORS CHAIRMAN Jack Lange VICE CHAIRMAN Robert Grieves TREASURER Owen Belman

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

GOVERNORS Donald Austin

Matthew Hosford

Jenny Wong

Jennifer Van Dale

Julie Brandt

Clara Ingen-Housz

Patrick Wu

Diana David

Steven Xavier Chan

Simon Ogus

Lennard Yong

Seth Peterson

Sanjeev Chatrath

Karen Reddington

Catherine Simmons

Elaine Cheung

Anna-Marie Slot

Richard Weisman

David Cruikshank

Eric Szweda

Mark Green

Rick Truscott

PRESIDENT Tara Joseph EX-OFFICIO GOVERNOR Walter Dias

CHAMBER COMMITTEES Apparel & Footwear

Entrepreneurs/SME

China Business

Communications & Marketing

Food and Beverage

Gareth Brooks

Laurie Goldberg

Ben Simpfendorfer

Anita Davis

Veronica Sze

Lynne Sprugel

Cynthia Chow

Jin Ling

Heather Bach

Peter Johnston

Ball

Infrastructure & Construction

John Siu

Corporate Social Responsibility

Intellectual Property

Environment

Genevieve Hilton

Gabriela Kennedy

Jim Taylor

Hans Leung

Victor Tse

Rachel Fleishman

Financial Services

Anna-Marie Slot

Sally Peng

Seth Peterson

Energy

Law

Rick Truscott

Chiann Bao

John Zadkovich

Jessica Bartlett

People and Organizational Culture

Ian Chung Pharmaceutical Caroline Johnson Grace Lau

Innovation & Technology

Stephen Leung

Patrick Kirby

Peter Liu

Women of Influence

Jen Flowers

Wendy Zhang

Jennifer Parks

Leonie Valentine

Transportation and Logistics

Anne O’Riordan

Real Estate

Gavin Dow

Young Professionals

Robert Johnston

Geoffrey Siebengartner

Jamie Ford

Colin Jones

Oscar Wong

Lauren Chung

Janice Lao

Jasper MacSlarrow

Rebecca Terner Lentchner Song Jia Ning

Michael Frank

Insurance & Healthcare Hanif Kanji Amelie Dionne-Charest

Trade & Investment Barrett Bingley Tatman Savio Herman Cheung David Chao Taxation

Invest in USA

Education

Eric Szweda

Virginia Wilson Abigail DeLessio

Ivan Strunin Peter Guang Chen Wade Wagatsuma

Nicolas Gordon

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AMCHAM Means Business

Members Directory

Over 500 pages in three major sections, including a complete guide to chamber services, corporate sponsors and AmCham Charitable Foundation. This directory lists about 1,350 members from about 660 companies and organizations. ISBN 978-962-7422-78-5

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New Business Contacts The following people are new AmCham members: Company Name

First Name

Last Name

Position

American Airlines Inc

Doretta

Chan

Sales Manager HKG

Bird & Bird

Andrew

Robinson

Consultant

BNY Mellon

Yumei

Zhang

Senior Wealth Director

Broadridge Asia Pacific Ltd

Jeffrey

Chan

Sales Director

Philip

Stoddart

Senior Account Manager

CaramelCrisp Hong Kong Ltd [Garrett Popcorn Shops]

Cindy

Geskin

Senior Vice President & Regional Director

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Thomas

Chang

Senior Manager

Peimin

Liu

Senior Manager

East Asia Sentinel Tax Services Ltd

Ami

Leng

U.S. Tax Partner

Fanatics (Hong Kong) Limited

Jon

Potter

Managing Director

FedEx Express

Mathew

Mazhuvancheryparambath

VP, Marketing Solutions & Customer Experience Design

Fragomen (Hong Kong) Limited

Sanja

Janjic

Client Relationship Manager

Joanne

Ng

Senior Manager

Magdalene

Tennant

Partner

Global Sources

Ben

Wong

Head, Online Business Development

Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC

Jennifer

Cosco

Managing Director, Co Head, Government Affairs Asia

Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong

Jo

Hayes

CEO

Hogan Lovells

Miguel

Zaldivar

Chief Executive Officer - Asia Pacific & Middle East

Hong Kong International Screen Association Limited

Margaret

Fu

Special Assistant & Manager, Special Projects

Inspectorio, Inc.

Mariana

Rodriguez

Sales Director

Jefferies Hong Kong Ltd

Jackson

Yuen

Head of Asia Corporate Access

King Seed Limited

John

Zadkovich

Director

Kuan Capital Holdings Limited

William

Ting

Partner & General Counsel

LumiVoce - A Voice for the Wild

Ying Ying

Liu

Founder and Managing Director

Milken Institute

Laura

Deal Lacey

Executive Director, Asia

Mitsubishi Corporation Hong Kong Limited

Naonobu

Ishikawa

Deputy General Manager, Planning & Business Development

Ryuji

Kaneko

General Manager, Industrials Finance, Logistics & Development

Paypal Pte Ltd

Steven

Chan

Senior Director & Regional Head, Government Relations, Asia-Pacific

Portwood Capital Limited

Peter

Churchouse

Chairman

PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd

Akihiko

Katayama

Director

Jan

Nicholas

Director

PVH Far East Limited

Fanny

Cheng

Hub Leader - Asia

Ropes & Gray LLP

Daniel

Anderson

Partner

Seko Logistics (HK) Ltd

Akhil

Nair

Head of Global Carrier Management & Ocean Strategy, and Director of Commercial Asia Pacific

SGS Hong Kong Ltd

Christy

Chan

Deputy Director

Billy

Lai

Deputy Director

State Street Bank & Trust Co

Rajdeep

Rathi

Senior Analyst, Regulatory, Industry and Government Affairs APAC

Target Global Sourcing Ltd

William

Foudy

President

Thomson Reuters

Heather

Bach

Senior Marketing Manager, Asia

Neil

Pabari

Managing Director, North Asia

Sunshine

Farzan

Group Head of Marketing

Tricor Services Limited

Angela

Fong

Head of Strategic Partnerships

Uber (Hong Kong) Ltd

Wai Lok

Ho

Public Policy Lead, Hong Kong

WeWork Hong Kong Ltd.

Derek

Hung

Director, Enterprise Solutions Asia Pacific at WeWork

Kay

Kam

Community Director, WeWork Hong Kong

Christian

Lee

Chief We Officer - WeWork China, and Managing Director, WeWork Asia

Steven

Grimes

Partner

Winston & Strawn

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MEMBERSPOTLIGHT Name: David Pope Job title:  Managing Director, Senior Voice Coach Company:  All Voice Talent Industry:  Education/Training AmCham member since:  2016

Where is home? Hong Kong is my home. 23 years now! I was between contracts at BBC Ealing film studios so headed here for a holiday. Enough said, got sucked into this amazing place. Favorite hangout in Hong Kong? Terroir Parisien, Prince’s Building. Classy but unpretentious French cuisine and killer cocktails. What is something people would be surprised to learn about you? I’m an open water swimmer. Someone from my pool suggested I give it a go. My first race was 5km, Stanley to South Bay and I won a cup. There’s nothing more meditative than being out in the ocean, head down, in the silence. What was your first ever job? As a runner for a pop video company in Soho, London. It was like The Devil Wears Prada - a terrifying boss, I can’t say who, he’s still very well known. I got to work on some amazing videos though, Dire Straits, Ah-a, Peter Gabriel, George Michael’s Wham. I learned that no matter how famous or rich, we are all the same deep down and everyone deserves to be treated the same. As an 18 year old, this was a crucial life lesson. If you could do anything other than your current job, what would you be doing? Running silent meditation retreats - sadly I talk too much! How would you describe what you do to an 8-year old? I make people talk in lots of different voices so they can feel strong and confident. What do you like to do outside of work? Swimming is my go to thing, but the hikes here, even after 23 years never cease to amaze me. And freeflow brunches sometimes hit the spot.

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‘No matter how famous or rich, we are all the same deep down’ Name something on your bucket list. Rent a camper van and drive the entire length of New Zealand. Namibia too - a stunning place, I saw it from the air and fell in love. Which AmCham event are we likely to find you at next? We recently launched our Speak Up! Voice Coaching program for teenagers, teaching them an invaluable skill for life, so I’d most likely be found at any event promoting education and communication.

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MY FAVORITE AMCHAM EXPERIENCE

MING LAI CHEUNG Manager, Illicit Trade Prevention – Asia PMI & AmCham’s Shadow Economy Subcommittee Chair “I always feel very proud and privileged to have served as an AmCham staff member in government relations and public affairs. I have many fond memories, including being

MY FAVORITE AMCHAM EXPERIENCE

part of both Doorknocks in Washington DC and Beijing, to be in the Government Relations Group meetings with Hong Kong SAR government, and working closely with all of the chamber’s excellent committees on advocacy projects. But I must say, one of my major highlights was to be an integral part of the chamber’s five-year strategic plan. It was an incredible experience to ask meaningful questions, explore answers and shape the future together with the leaders, members and staff, not just for the chamber, but for its influence and impact upon Hong Kong, U.S.China relations and the Asia Pacific region.”

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WHO WATCHES THE WATCHMEN? COVER STORY

When regulation outpaces the ability of humans to stay on top of it, there’s an opening for technology to assist

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‘If we don’t see the convergence of these various changing roads that we are working in, it’s very easy to innovate yourself into breaking the law’

As snowballing pressures on financial institutions to fight illicit money flows drive the uptake of artificial intelligence and big data to conduct deeper background checks on customers, so the risk of breaking privacy laws also increases. To help mitigate those risks, investment in regulatory technology – or “regtech” – is expected to boom. In times of rapid digital development, privacy has become a floating definition. Financial technology solutions have gone mobile-first, cloud-first and cross-border at a remarkable rate. At the same time, evolution in technology and data science has preceded regulations. As technology progresses, regulations always appear to play catch-up. In few other sectors is this truer than in finance. A decade after the global financial crisis, the complexity of KYC – or “know your customer” – regulations continues to bite banks. To comply with new regulations, financial institutions must implement robust KYC procedures – digging into databases in all relevant jurisdictions to ensure they understand the reputational and legal risks posed by doing business with a potential client – but also rigorous data privacy and protection routines. This creates a dilemma as the requirements to conduct

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background checks in one jurisdiction may break privacy rules in another. Dr. Anthony Scriffignano, chief data scientist at data and analytics firm Dun & Bradstreet, warns that the rapid expansion of artificial intelligence and big data gathering and equally rapidly changing regulations across the world’s markets makes it “very easy to innovate yourself into breaking the law.” “You can’t use your AI today the same way as yesterday,” he said during a panel debate at AmCham’s conference, U.S. & China – Shaping the Future of Innovation & Technology, in September at the Shangri-La Hotel in Admiralty. With hundreds of regulatory updates every day, companies are left with with huge burdens to do the right thing. Financial technology is extremely nimble and adapts quickly to changes, so regulatory technology needs to function in the same way. Keeping pace with regulations is a growing headache for companies. According to a financial counterparty KYC survey, conducted by regtech firm Accuity, and covering 100 financial institutions around the world, 75 percent of banks say that compliance issues are becoming more complicated. Of those surveyed, 67 percent said the priority is avoiding regulatory fines. At the same time, 81 percent are struggling to adapt to the regulatory system, where banks cannot keep pace with the rate of change.

81% Of banks struggle to cope with pace of regulatory change

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‘We face an overwhelming array of data, overwhelming array of technologies’

In a way, this is good news for the regtech players. Another study from Juniper Research found that spending on regtech platforms will exceed US$115 billion by 2023, up from an estimated US$18 billion in 2018. That’s the equivalent of an average 45 percent annual increase. The research found increased regulatory pressures, as demonstrated by the European Union’s recent GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) implementation, are driving businesses towards regtech to meet greater compliance challenges. Any heavily regulated business sector not prioritizing regtech adoption would risk damaging fines from failing to keep pace with regulatory changes, the report warned. “There’s a very important phenomenon going on here in convergence,” Scriffignano told the conference. “We can become experts in AI or big data or in

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COVER STORY

‘When people go into a pharmacy with a headache, they don’t go because they have an aspirin deficiency’

regtech or fintech and see the world from that lens. But if we don’t see the convergence of these various changing roads that we are working in, it’s very easy to innovate yourself into breaking the law.”

challenges in financial services through innovative technology. The reliance on consumer data to produce digital products has led to concerns among regulatory bodies calling for more laws on data privacy, usage and distribution. The regtech sector consists of companies that use cloud computing technology through software-as-a-service (SaaS) to help businesses comply with regulations efficiently and less expensively. The issue also highlights how an increasingly connected and globalized world sometimes clashes with local regulations and tendencies towards isolation. In Dun & Bradstreet 2017 Economic Outlook for CFOs Scriffignano explains that globalization isn’t really going away – at least in the digital sense. “It’s like trying to prevent oxygen from crossing the borders,” Scriffignano said.

During the conference Scriffignano also stressed the importance for all companies, not just in financial, to get up to speed with big data and regulations. “The cost of doing nothing, is not nothing,” he said. In short, regtech was created to address regulatory

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Anthony Scriffignano. See AmCham’s website for the full interview.

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CHINA CONFERENCE

Key Takeaways from AmCham’s China Conference September 7, 2018

Stephen Roach, Senior Fellow at Jackson Institute of Global Affairs

The escalating turf war between the U.S. and China is really a strategic clash over progress in innovation and tech - the ‘holy grail’ for any nation’s progress. Solving the innovation dilemma is key to avoiding a drawn-out, bitter struggle.”

Minxin Pei, Professor & Director at the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies at Claremont McKenna College

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Hong Kong’s fate depends on how China decides to use it. The best policy for Beijing is to give Hong Kong a lot more autonomy… make Hong Kong truly autonomous, that way it will ensure Hong Kong’s prosperity.”

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Robert Koepp, Director and Chief Economist of The Economist Corporate Network in Hong Kong

China’s biggest challenge now is how to integrate and profit from the free flow of information. China has an ‘opportunity economy’ but the world is even bigger.”

Charles Li, Chief Executive, HKEX

You can build walls but you cannot stop people from talking or sharing. Innovation goes beyond borders and will transform the three areas which engulf our lives - biotech, social media and e-commerce. Regardless of which nation you belong to, global collaboration will benefit us all: financially, physically and emotionally. Hong Kong will never be independently successful in anything it does - the city’s success lies in its unique role as facilitator and superconnector.”

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ADVOCACY

When Robert Lomax took the Star Ferry from Tsim Sha Tsui to the Central harborfront back in 1960 the journey took long enough for him to fall madly in love with Suzie Wong. These days the pair would just about have time to say hello. Some 58 years on from the era when William Holden and Nancy Kwan took the lead roles in cinema classic The World of Suzie Wong, reclamation has cut the time needed to travel that particular stretch of water by half. The project – which came in at a cost of around HK$36 billion – was made to facilitate the building of the Central-Wan Chai Bypass and the extension of the MTR’s North Island Line, designed to ease traffic pressure and cut back on travelling time. The payback, for the people of Hong Kong was that the government had in 1996 passed the Protection of the Harbour Ordinance into legislation, meaning the Central reclaim was to be last of its kind. Many hoped that such plans would kick start a movement to bring the Hong Kong harborfront to life. Stretching for about 73-kilometers, access to the waterfront has always been limited, given over initially to the sea trade that fuelled the city’s rise to international prominence – and wealth. Since port facilities were moved out of town, access has largely either been sealed off entirely or allowed for light industrial purposes such as parking spaces for trucks and vans or even storage. It has been estimated that the public today has access to less than 40 percent of the harborfront.

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THE ONE AND ONLY Hong Kong’s harbor is unique. Spectacular. Irreplaceable. We have to get it right

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Speaking at last year’s World Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2017 Hong Kong, the city’s chief secretary for administration, Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, told guests the government saw Victoria Harbour as a “precious asset.” “We are determined to enliven the harborfront along the Victoria Harbour for public enjoyment,” said Cheung. But progress has been slow, and there are those in the community who are worried at the direction some of the government’s plans are taking. First mapped out after the two-stage public engagement exercise conducted by the Planning Department in 2008, and then updated in 2016, plans for the above-ground harborfront include space for events, gardens, and local-scale retail outlets at a cost of over HK$12 billion. The main worry comes over the designated “Site 3,” earmarked for sale at around HK$80 billion (US$10 billion), and with no special conditions placed on how it might be developed. One of the reasons anything to do with management of the harborfront takes so long is the fact that any plans comes under the auspices of a Harbourfront Commission, which lacks the power to regulate.

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The positive is that progress is being made. The Central Harbourfront Event Space opened five years ago and is now home to a score of regular annual events, such as the staging of the Clockenflap music and arts festival each November, and the The AIA Great European Carnival across the Christmas-New Year-Lunar New Year period. A ferris wheel towers over the AIA Vitality Park, which runs regular community events, and the promise of a walkway stretching from Central to Wan Chai has pretty much been realized – although you’re taking your chances with officials should you have the temerity to want to cycle along the foreshore. “Around one million people attend the carnival each year, 93 percent of whom are Hongkongers. It’s been embraced by the community and the venue plays a huge role in that – people just love being by this great harbor,” said Michael Denmark, founder and CEO of the MDME group which stages the carnival and manages the Hong Kong Observation Wheel and AIA Vitality Park. “We’ve been overwhelmed by the positive reaction to the wheel with over 1.5 million people visiting since we took on the tender last November. There are events now week in week out and the public are flocking to the harborfront. None of this could have happened without the government’s help and this is just the start of what can be achieved.”

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ADVOCACY LAND USE

Walk through the district on any given day now and, alongside the wheel and AIA Vitality Park, you’ll find an overgrown and vacant fenced-off lot, a bus terminus, and the nearly finished entrance to the Central-Wan Chai Bypass. There’s also an example of how the plans can be altered. Some faith lost in the decision-making process when plans for an 18-storey exhaust building for the bypass were revealed – and the building is currently taking shape right next to what had initially been planned as public open space. Over the past decade a procession of government ministers has travelled overseas to look at how other cities make the most of their harborfronts. And a procession of visitors to Hong Kong have looked at the state of ours and scratched their heads.

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Tom Murphy was mayor of Pittsburgh when the steel town to many looked to be on its last legs as the fortunes of the industry that had driven its economy collapsed. He was behind an innovative plan to work with big business in funneling funds into the revitalization of the city, with new parks and mixeduse developments sprouting up – and Pittsburgh’s riverside districts taking on a new life of their own. “You have the most spectacular waterfront in the world and your waterfront is crying out for activity and animation,” Murphy told AmCham’s Smart City Summit in June. “Not just concrete walkways, but a place that really engages people and is green and where people want to go. The hardest thing for cities to do is to take a risk, to say: ‘This is the way we’ve always done it, we’re not going to think like that anymore, we’re going to do it in a different kind of way.”

Our advice to the Hong Kong government… Site 3 as a Role Model of Development The government’s business-as-usual approach shows a lack of vision over the development of one of the most iconic waterfront sites in the world. A decade on from the initial public consultation, the Planning Department’s brief now feels out of step with the public’s desires as well as latest trends in sustainability, technology, conceptual design and finance. The limited nature of the planning brief combined with a “price maximization” tender approach undermines the key objective for this redevelopment to attain a truly world-class standard and to benefit the whole community. The redevelopment is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to brand Hong Kong. AmCham urges that international best practices be followed in project selection and public engagement to ensure that the redevelopment both serves the public interest and demonstrates world-class excellence in design and project execution.

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Now a senior resident fellow at the Urban Land Institute in Washington, Murphy is one of the world’s leading thinkers on city planning. “Hong Kong is one of the great cities of the world. It has gotten there because it’s had good leadership,” said Murphy. “The question is whether you rest on that status quo of being one of the great cities, or whether you’re willing to reach for the future. Reaching for the future is kicking the door down. “You can’t get there without changing the status quo, without changing how government officials think about doing things. Cities need to know where they want to go, they need to know what they want to look like. They can’t just simply bid a piece of property out and hope for the best.”

We believe that Site 3 is worthy of special attention to reinvigorate the Hong Kong spirit and promote the city internationally. AmCham urges the government to:

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Designate Victoria Harbourfront a “Special Design Area.” Invite bids on a “Development Brief” instead of a “Planning Brief” to include social, environmental and political considerations. Brand the exercise internationally to attract state of the art technology and design. Use the project as a model for sustainable development in the public interest. Put aside the business-as-usual approach to bidding to allow true competition on merit coupled with financial viability.

For more of AmCham’s advocacy work, please see

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Big Data and Brain Waves Hong Kong’s market research industry fends off data bias issues with technology that knows consumers better than they know themselves

With nearly 30 years of FMCG sales and marketing experience under his belt, Nielsen’s Managing Director of Hong Kong and Macau Michael Lee knows a thing or two about what makes consumers reach for their wallets. “If we ask consumers whether they like something or not, what they say might not be the truth,” he says. According to Deloitte’s CMO Survey, FMCG retailers spend over 20 percent of their annual budgets on marketing campaigns each year, so they want more than just our word that we’ll buy what they’re selling. We’re talking about cold, hard, proof; and market research companies like Nielsen are where retailers can go to get it.

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“Consumers’ claims have to be evidenced by sales data, because if they claim they like a product, but it’s not the number one seller in the marketplace, it doesn’t make sense,” says Lee. Nielsen integrates local retailers’ sales data with consumer tastes data into a single database for their clients, who look at both data sets to do things like measure product performance, identify new business opportunities and make important commercial decisions. But given Lee’s earlier skepticism about the credibility of consumer claims, how can anyone be sure that the consumer data collected is really accurate? Substantiating it with hard sales figures as

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Virtual playground

‘Shopping [in store] is therapy, especially in Hong Kong. No matter how busy you are you will still enjoy shopping, and technology will create a better experience overall’

Nielsen added the power of virtual reality (VR) to its arsenal in May this year. VR headset technology allows customers to experience simulated 3D store environments, while built-in eye tracking technology gauges response indicators, such as length of time spent looking at things in different parts of the store. If the alternative is investing time and money into actually building the store first, it’s a no brainer. So far, Nielsen has used VR to help supermarkets, luxury retailers and brands considering “pop-up” or concept stores. Determined to not quit while it’s ahead, Lee says the company has been developing designated “intelligent” machines which will be able to process client’s direct questions and provide immediate answers based on specific datasets. “The machine will be able to tell them immediately from looking at the dataset what the opportunities

mentioned above is one way to find out, but a lower risk (and cheaper, in the long run) alternative is to enlist the help of innovative technologies, such as consumer neuroscience, virtual reality and artificial intelligence. Riding the brain waves If you’re thinking that the only way for retailers to know what their consumers truly want is to literally get inside their heads, then you’d be correct... Consumer neuroscience involves wiring a consumer up to a headband fitted with EEG technology to monitor their brain signals while they watch video ads. By measuring the second-by-second emotional engagement of consumers, market research firms can help their clients to identify the most stimulating and relevant parts of their advertising content. Neuroscience technology arrived in Hong Kong over eight years ago. But Nielsen was the first company in Hong Kong to apply the U.S.-developed EEG neuroscience technology to the market research sector, says Lee, who views it as the solution to eliminating bias from the self-reporting methodologies traditionally relied upon.

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and issues are,” he says of the AI technology, currently being developed in the U.S. and expected to launch in Hong Kong within the next two years. Lee predicts that the market research sector will explode with even more innovative solutions, and expects Nielsen’s competitors to introduce or import their own AI technology in the coming years. “But it’s not a competition. For all industry players who introduce solutions, we are not cannibalizing the market and competing among ourselves, but moving the whole industry in the direction of becoming more tech-focused,” he says.

‘The idea is to use tech to create a seamless workflow, from decision to transaction to delivery – the three most important points of consumer experience’

More than industry growth and expansion, the shift to tech is a matter of survival. Getting clients to understand and get on board with new research technology can sometimes be a frustrating process. “Clients in Hong Kong are quite absent minded. We need to keep reminding them that we are driving business for the whole research industry. If they stick to the old research tools, customers are getting more and more sophisticated…” says Lee. The new retail Retail players in Hong Kong adopt a similar collaborative mindset, which explains why most are

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willing to share their sales data with market research firms like Nielsen in the first place. “Retailers in the market do not operate in silos. Not only do they want to understand their own performance but they also want to benchmark their performance against others in the market,” he says. And contrary to what American media headlines would have us believe, physical retail stores aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. “Shopping [in store] is therapy, especially in Hong Kong. No matter how busy you are you will still enjoy shopping, and technology will create a better experience overall,” he says. Lee is keen to impress that there is no clear segmentation of online/offline customers in Hong Kong, that everyone shops both online and offline. The challenge for most retailers is how to create a

‘In Hong Kong you need to find your own work/ life balance. It’s not strictly about working 9-5 but how you allocate your time to fit all aspects of your life’ frictionless and consistent experience between the two. Again, this is where VR can help retailers envision and create the best in-store experience. “The idea is to use tech to create a seamless workflow, from decision to transaction to delivery – the three most important points of consumer experience,” says Lee. As Nielsen’s Managing Director of Hong Kong and Macau, Lee is responsible for making sure the company stays abreast of the latest trends and of the competition. It’s a role with many demands, and one he balances out with running marathons. Lee hopes to complete the 6 World Major Marathons before he retires – a goal he’s halfway through. “In Hong Kong you need to find your own work/life balance. It’s not strictly about working 9-5 but how you allocate your time to fit all aspects of your life,” he says. Now if only there was a piece of technology to help with that...

Consumer neuroscience using EEG technology

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The next show that changes the conversation. The next product that changes the world. When you have the right data and the right science, you won’t have to wonder what’s next—you’ll know. And when you know what’s next, you can get there first. Learn more about The Science Behind What’s Next™ at nielsen.com.

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Zane Moi from Amazon shares three lessons about innovation we can all learn from the e-commerce giant

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The key to fostering workplace innovation is creating a customer-centric culture. The customer is not just other people, the customer is also YOU, it’s US. Be practical in your innovation: Don’t sacrifice customer needs in the name of “being the first.”

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How Well Is Your Workplace? - Oct 4 With research showing that companies in Asia Pacific lose billions of dollars every year due to employee health issues, integrating wellness into the workplace has become a strategic priority for organizations aiming to get the best from existing teams and attract new talent. Evidence that individual health and the quality of the built environment are linked to productivity levels and cognitive performance mean it is a factor that companies cannot afford to ignore. Hear from a panel of speakers who see the value of creating healthy environments and have successfully brought wellness into the design and operations of their spaces in Hong Kong, from both an occupier’s and developer’s perspective. Venue: AmCham 1904 Bank of America Tower, 12 Harcourt Road Central, Hong Kong

Time: 8:00am - 9:30am

Tickets: Member: HK$200 Non-member: HK$350

A Day in the Life of a Data Breach - Oct 15

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We have all read recent headlines about massive data breaches around the world, resulting in the exposure of sensitive information, staggering financial losses and substantial regulatory fines. But what really happens when your organization is the victim of a data breach? How hard is it to respond to and recover from such an incident? How do you deal with customers, regulators, and law enforcement in the midst of a crisis? Mark Ray, Head of Digital Investigations and Cyber Defense for the global investigation firm Nardello & Co., will take you through the anatomy of a data breach and walk through a case study of an actual major data breach in the financial sector. Mark will give you an insider’s view of how malicious cyber attackers exploit organizations and discuss key lessons learned for helping your organization prepare for cyber attacks and ever-increasing data privacy regulation. Venue: AmCham 1904 Bank of America Tower 12 Harcourt Road Central, Hong Kong

Time: 8:00am - 9:30am

Tickets: Member: HK$180 Non-member: HK$320

The Changing Retail Environment - Oct 19

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As China leads the world in digitalization of the consumer landscape, retailers continue to experiment with the best strategy. Few, if any, have uncovered the optimal formula. Alex van Kemenade leads the Economist Intelligence Unit’s consumer practice in Asia, helping global companies make strategic decisions in some of the world’s most dynamic markets. He specialises in data-driven strategy and deploys cutting-edge predictive analytics across a wide range of consumer, economic and market data, helping clients capture emerging growth opportunities and position themselves for success. Venue: AmCham 1904 Bank of America Tower, 12 Harcourt Road Central, Hong Kong

Time: 8:00am - 9:30am

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Just days before term begins, principal Ben Keeling and librarian Beth McNeilly are preternaturally calm when I rock up 20 minutes late at the newly built campus of Shrewsbury International School, an exclusively primary-age branch of the famous U.K. independent secondary institution that Keeling has overseen “from car park to what it is today.” The background construction noise is a reminder of the race to complete finishing touches before the doors swing open to welcome the first wave of young learners at Hong Kong’s newest addition to the international schools ecosystem.

THE ROOT OF HAPPINESS AmCham made the pilgrimage to Shrewsbury International School’s impressive new campus in Tseung Kwan O to hear more about what makes the primaryonly school special

‘A healthy school environment is one in which parents have the power of choice. And that’s where we are in Hong Kong’

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I expected to hear about how the new building’s architecture plays into the learning experience. But in a fascinating and wide-ranging discussion, the two veteran Hong Kong-based educators also laid out their pedagogical mission, the case for why primary education should be given greater weight, and how proliferating choice should end parental anxiety over school admissions. AmCham: Shrewsbury is Hong Kong’s first international school specifically designed for primary-aged students. What’s the driver behind this and why do you think it matters? Ben Keeling: We are a primary specialist school in every sense of the word: so specialist in terms of facilities available to children, specialist in terms of the overarching aims and ambitions of the school, specialist in leadership, specialist in every way. There’s no other school as committed to this phase of education. Headlines are made at secondary school: A’level results, great university grades. But if you think about core skills – strength of character, sense of confidence, in Hong Kong, a sense of wellbeing – they’re developed in primary school. Secondary education predominantly becomes more academically driven. It essentially becomes about entrance to university, which becomes about entrance to the workplace. There must be a period within a child’s life at school where other emphasis is placed. How do you learn how to develop positive healthy relationships? You practice. You get it wrong a few times. It doesn’t happen by accident. If your primary setting doesn’t encourage those incidental opportunities to engage with other people, when are you going to get it? It’s not going to happen at secondary. It’s not going to happen in the workplace. AmChamHK

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Think about the environment they need to be their best. So the kind of relationships they share, the kind of space they might need, the kind of mistakes they should be allowed to make and adults pretend not to hear them. Environment. Relationships. Direction. Space. The environment an 8-, 9- or 10-year-old needs is completely different to the environment a 16- or 17-year-old needs. Through-train education works in opposition to that idea: shared buses, shared corridors, shared leadership. How many principals in Hong Kong are primary trained? Different age groups need different things. The teaching style approach is different, the classroom style should be different. The experience of those children should be different. AC: On through-train education – a big worry for parents is getting children into an international system that will see them through to university. Can a primary-only school address that? Ben: I think it’s a worry that is stoked by the interests of an industry that benefits from parental concern… the reality is there are more than enough school places in Hong Kong for children of school age. Making applications to secondary schools is actually relatively straightforward because Hong Kong is a transient place. Families come, families go. Boarding school is incredibly popular – so at nine or 11 or 13 or 15, you’ve got small but significant groups of children relocating. Entry into Year Seven is actually far less problematic than entry at Year Five. Competition in Hong Kong

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is tougher the younger you are. It’s an incredibly challenging position for families with younger children. The range and quality of options grow as the children get older. We offer a transition program. So we start the transition program in Year Four. In any other culture in the world that would be considered way too early, but for Hong Kongers, who are very used to a system of through-train education, there’s a perception of security – and I would say it is only a perception – in through-train education. “Ah, I can relax, I can sleep well because I know where my child is going to be educated for the next 10 years.” Now that is something that we can’t give you. But it is arguably a security that I don’t think is of much benefit to many families. Thinking three years ahead, fine. Five… ok. Ten? I think you’re pushing it. And you see a lot of families in Hong Kong within a throughtrain system moving away anyway. There’s an entire industry in Hong Kong driving families towards them because they will be seen as the saviour from this terrifying consequence of not being able to find a school. Well, you know, reel off the number of international schools in Hong Kong, call a few admission departments. I’m, not saying it’s easy, but with good prior planning, good knowledge of the system, good relationships with the schools themselves, it’s entirely possible to navigate.

Visit the AmCham website for the full interview.

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Asian Tigers Mobility 17/F, 3 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Asian Tigers Mobility provides international relocation solutions. Our comprehensive, point-to-point mobility services will meet your transferee’s relocation needs. Established in 1974, we have 30 offices in 14 countries, more than 1,500 dedicated professionals, and a global network comprised of the very best moving and relocation companies in the world. We get the right people to the right places at the right time. We are dedicated to your success by ensuring the smooth transfer of your transferees.

Our vision: To be the most admired international relocation company. Our mission: To devote our full energy and attention to helping families relocate. Core values: Honesty, integrity, respect and professionalism. We are accredited by respected international organizations including Worldwide Employee Relocation Council (ERC), the International Federation of International Movers (FIDI), Overseas Moving Network International (OMNI) and ISO. The quality of our services is the core of our success. Give us a call, we are your relocation specialists and will provide a stressfree relocation solution.

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TREE 28/F, Horizon Plaza, Ap Lei Chau | 2870 1582 Shop 101-102, HomeSquare, Sha Tin | 2841 8844 Shop A305, YOHO mall II, Yuen Long| 2791 2802 TREE is Hong Kong’s one-stop destination for sustainably stylish furniture and naturally beautiful finishing touches, bringing contemporary design and traditional craftsmanship together to create timeless pieces, from the heart. Its solid wood furniture is crafted from teak, oak or walnut, and is reclaimed, FSC™-certified or sustainably sourced, ensuring you invest in a naturally stylish piece that’s the real sustainable deal. Alongside these signature collections sit an eclectic mix of sofas, sofa beds, lighting and handcrafted finishing touches to help you create your perfect home. TREE also provides all the tools to help you create a home that’s perfectly suited to your style and needs. Complimentary styling consultations, custom-made furniture and a myriad of project services are available instore, with TREE’s friendly staff there to assist you along the way and ensure you receive a warm, inspiring and memorable shopping experience.

Aside from sourcing solid wood that meets the highest standards of sustainability, TREE also supports Trees4Trees, an Indonesian non-profit organisation that works to prevent deforestation, as part of its efforts to give back to the environment. To date, TREE has planted over 77,900 new trees – and this number continues to grow. TREE’s philosophy extends to a passionate commitment to doing the right thing – for its customers, the environment and the communities in which it does business.

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Allied Pickfords 602-608, 6/F, Sunlight Tower, 248 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai We have earned this reputation due to our high standard of customer service and complete range of moving and storage solutions for homes and businesses. Allied Pickfords Hong Kong offer an outstanding range of moving and storage solutions to ensure that whether you are moving locally in Hong Kong, or relocating from Hong Kong to anywhere else in the world, our team have you covered from planning your move to settling in your new location. Call us now on 2736 6032 to find out how we can get you where you need to be. Allied Pickfords is an award winning Hong Kong moving company, and we are proud to be known as people’s Hong Kong mover of choice. Tel: 2736 6032

www.alliedpickfords.com.hk

Fair Employment Agency 5/F Connaught Harbourfront House, 35-36 Connaught Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong in Hong Kong: placed over 2,300 workers and saving those workers an estimated US$3.5million in recruitment debt; and have seen positive changes in Hong Kong that will mean better protection for workers and employers alike. Hiring the right domestic helper doesn’t need to be stressful. Fair Employment Agency interviews all domestic helpers and only put forward those who are a good match with your family. We never charge fees to the helper and transparent pricing, and great service are all part of the package. It’s easy to get started online: www.fairagency.org Services offered: Contract Renewal

Fair Employment Agency is a non-profit employment agency placing Filipino domestic workers in Hong Kong. We never charge agency fees to workers. Since opening our doors in 2014, we have become a top 10 sized agency

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Lloyden Consultancy Limited Suite 1703-1704, 17th Floor, Tung Chiu Commercial Centre, 193 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Tel

(852) 2151 8082

Email

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Are You Working Legally in Hong Kong? (Hong Kong Immigration Services managed by Hong Kong Ex-Immigration Official)

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American School Hong Kong 6 Ma Chung Road, Tai Po, New Territories

Mission

Student Leadership, Clubs, programs are available

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To provide a challenging, American and international education that empowers students to be independent critical thinkers, and responsible global citizens who excel in their future studies and careers.

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All classrooms are fitted out to a high standard with the latest interactive and digital facilities served by high speed broadband and a robust wireless network.

American School Hong Kong (ASHK) is a KG to Grade 12 non-profit, college preparatory school offering a holistic American education taught by qualified North American teachers who inspire, motivate and challenge students to achieve excellence. ASHK is operated by Esol Education, the world’s largest operator of international American schools, with 40 years of expertise in establishing and operating leading international schools worldwide. Currently, more than 10,000 students attend Esol’s nine schools across three continents. Graduates from the Esol Education schools are now attending leading universities, including Stanford, MIT, Yale, Columbia and the London School of Economics.

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Accreditations Esol Education International schools and the Esol Education-sponsored American School Hong Kong also benefit from accreditation and affiliations with: • The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) • East Asia Regional Conference of Schools (EARCOS) • Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE)

Admissions Currently a rolling admissions policy has been adopted. All children are welcome to apply.

US Common Core Curriculum with an IB Diploma option in Grades 11 and 12 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) Program Comprehensive Chinese Program with Multiple Streams MIT App Inventor Curriculum Personalized Learning for Every Child Stanford Academic Summer Program Global Program partnering with ASHK’s sister schools in Esol Education

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Learn to Play programs are available for the younger children. ASHK will enter competitive teams in the ISSFHK in a variety of sports for 10-year old students and upward

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Canadian International School of Hong Kong 36 Nam Long Shan Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong

Since 1991, Canadian International School of Hong Kong (CDNIS) has inspired excellence, cultivated character and empowered engagement locally and globally amongst its students. The 1,800 student body from Pre Reception (3 years old) through to Grade 12 represents more than 40 nationalities around the world. CDNIS is one of only six IB continuum schools in Hong Kong, offering the IB PYP, MYP and DP programmes. In addition, CDNIS also grants credits for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma, allowing students to graduate with both the OSSD and IB diploma. Members of the Class of 2018 achieved an average IB score of 37 (out of 45), one student scored a perfect 45, while 93% of the students achieved an IB diploma score above the world average.

need to be successful in this era of rapid change. By moving the focus of learning away from the mere acquisition of knowledge to the development of skills, students apply what they know to identify and solve problems, through the creation of new ideas. Not only is CDNIS known as one of the most innovative schools regionally and globally, but its highly regarded Chinese Studies programme includes courses from beginner to native levels in both oral and written Mandarin. An appreciation of Chinese culture is also instilled in students through an abundance of activities offered through the after-school Chinese Culture Academy, as well as cultural exchange opportunities.

CDNIS continues its drive to provide future-ready learning through Project Innovate. This ambitious, whole-school initiative draws on the CDNIS vision and mission, providing a comprehensive framework for future-ready learning, developing the skills, mindsets and dispositions students

Tel: +(852) 2525 7088 Email: admissions@cdnis.edu.hk

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Discovery Bay International School Discovery Bay Road, Discovery Bay, Lantau Island

School Profile Located in the community of Discovery Bay on the beautiful island of Lantau, the school derives much strength from its tranquil location and its surrounding active community. Establishing and maintaining strong, caring, respectful and supportive personal relationships is key to the DBIS ethos. Our approach allows DBIS’ outstanding teachers to work in tandem with supportive and aspirational parents in focusing upon the individual. It also allows students to concentrate on the challenging task of learning, growing and developing as individuals. Our students enjoy a broad international curriculum with British characteristics and a unique learning journey that begins in Early Years (age 3-5), progresses to the Primary school (age 6-11) and culminates in the Secondary school (age 12-18). The DBIS student experience is characterised by a highly personalised learning environment, small class sizes, creative approaches to teaching and learning and a broad range of extracurricular activities.

students and 3 staff, the school now comprises 50 different nationalities, 1150 students and 200 staff located on three very well resourced campuses.

DBIS’ features include

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Forest and Beach Schools provision in Nursery, Reception and Year 1 A Reggio Emilia inspired approach in the Early Years A concept based approach to learning used strategically through the school’s bespoke Discovery curriculum in Primary and Secondary (I)GCSE examinations in Years 10 and 11 AS and A-level examinations in Years 12 and 13 Extensive learning support provision An extensive extra-curricular activities programme A learning technology rich environment with a purpose built STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) hub at the heart of the school

The school has developed in tandem with the community it serves. Established in 1981 with an initial cohort of 3

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English Schools Foundation 25/F, 1063 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong School Profile

Kindergartens

Secondary Schools

The English Schools Foundation (ESF) is the largest provider of English-medium international school organisation in Hong Kong. Our 22 schools and comprehensive programme of extra-curricular activities bring out the best in every student through a personalised approach to learning and by inspiring curious minds. Our strategic intent is to be the key driver of best practice in teaching and learning. Our model of education is on the cuttingedge of global innovation producing excellent outcomes for our students.

ESF Abacus International

Island School

Kindergarten

www.island.edu.hk

ESF Hillside International

King George V School

Kindergarten

www.kgv.edu.hk

ESF Tsing Yi International

Sha Tin College

Kindergarten

www.shatincollege.edu.hk

ESF Tung Chung International

South Island School

Kindergarten

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ESF Wu Kai Sha International

West Island School

Kindergarten

www.wis.edu.hk

Primary Schools

All-through Schools

We have a family of 22 schools across Hong Kong, including five kindergartens, nine primary schools, five secondary schools, two all-through schools and a school for students with special education needs.

Beacon Hill School www.beaconhill.edu.hk Bradbury School

Vision and Mission

www.bradbury.edu.hk

Our vision is for every student to be the best that they can be.

Clearwater Bay School

Our mission is to inspire creativity and nurture the global citizens and leaders of the future.

www.glenealy.edu.hk

We do this by creating joyful learning environments, led by a community of exceptional teachers who bring out the best in every child through a personalised approach to learning and by inspiring curious minds.

www.cwbs.edu.hk Glenealy School Kennedy School www.kennedy.edu.hk Kowloon Junior School www.kjs.edu.hk

For parents wishing their children to enter K1, Year 1 and Year 7, Central Application is open from 1 to 30 September of the year before they want their children to enter the school.

www.discovery.edu.hk Renaissance College www.rchk.edu.hk

Special School Jockey Club Sarah Roe School www.jcsrs.edu.hk

ESF After School Programmes ESF Sports

Peak School

ESF Language & Learning

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ESF Playgroups

Quarry Bay School

Admissions

Discovery College

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www.esf.org.hk

Sha Tin Junior School www.sjs.edu.hk

School zoning (www.esf.edu.hk/esf-zones/) applies to ESF primary and secondary schools based on residential address at the time of application. ESF International Kindergartens, Discovery College and Renaissance College remain zone free. Application to enter all year groups can be made at any time during the year. Applicants will be added to the waiting lists. Individual and Corporate Nomination Rights provide a fasttrack route for children into ESF schools, providing they meet the entry requirements. Curriculum Preschool (K1 & K2) & Primary (Years 1 to 6)

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Secondary (Years 7 to 11)

A broad range of GCSE* and International GCSE courses IB Middle Years Programme

Secondary (Years 12 to 13)

IB Diploma Programme Applied Learning Pathway IB Career-related Programme

*The full name of GCSE is the General Certificate of Secondary Education

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Hong Kong Academy 33 Wai Man Road, Sai Kung, Hong Kong with our faculty, students and parents. Parents are also integral to the school as volunteers, contributing more than 11,000 hours of their time in 2017-18 to support the school in various ways, whether in the classroom, the library, the theatre, or on the court with our athletes.

School Profile: HKA is an independent, international, non-profit IB World School offering the PYP, MYP and IB Diploma Programme for students from pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. With an inquiry-based, concept-driven curriculum, HKA provides a well-rounded, learner-directed programme that incorporates research-based best teaching practices from around the world. At HKA, we believe that learning is an exciting endeavour where rigorous engagement is fun. Our students of every age are active inquirers who fully embrace learning in all its forms. With our small class sizes and low student:teacher ratios, our faculty get to know students as individuals and help them discover their own joy as lifelong learners. We challenge students to stretch beyond their comfort zones and apply their knowledge in ways that they find both personally and globally relevant. As a result, HKA students are empowered learners pursuing their pathways to individual excellence. They are creative thinkers, adept problem-solvers, and responsible global citizens who take action motivated by their interests, strengths and ongoing reflection.

HKA’s offerings now include a new Playgroup for 2-3 year olds and accompanying adults. For this dynamic, hands-on, shared learning experience, our creative Early Childhood educators have adapted the IB framework to take young minds seriously and support children as makers of their own meaning. Our Playgroup includes Mandarin as a mirror language and activities led by our specialist teachers. Participants also have access to HKA campus resources such as our outstanding library and phenomenal outdoor Playscapes. And knowing that grown ups are learners, too, the Playgroup includes twice monthly learning opportunities for parents and carers led by HKA faculty and other experts.

Accreditation In addition to being an IB World School, HKA is accredited by The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Council of International Schools (CIS). HKA also offers the Global Citizen Diploma (GCD), a high school credential that allows students to qualitatively describe their whole learning in the context of becoming a global citizen and making a contribution to the world.

Admission HKA warmly invites families to come and visit the school with their children and see what learning can be. If you would like to arrange a visit or want to learn more about the admissions process, please email us at admissions@hkacademy.edu.hk.

At HKA, teachers and parents engage actively in our dynamic learning community. Teachers take part in weekly professional development on campus, and visiting experts frequently visit our campus and share their knowledge

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Kellett School

The British International School in Hong Kong Pok Fu Lam Campus - 2 Wah Lok Path, Wah Fu, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong Kowloon Bay Campus - 7 Lam Hing Street, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong

School Profile

Transport

Kellett School, The British International School in Hong Kong, was founded in 1976 as a not-for-profit Association by like-minded parents providing a high quality, British-style education to English speakers in Hong Kong. The School’s aim is to engender ‘a love of learning and confidence for life’ in each of its students. This aim is accomplished by ensuring the students achieve personal academic excellence, are confident, articulate and gain a wide range of transferable skills.

Kellett School provides a school bus service

Kellett is a through train school with two campuses, the Pok Fu Lam campus and the Kowloon Bay campus. The Pok Fu Lam campus is a Preparatory school (age 4-11) and is located in Hong Kong’s Southern district of Wah Fu at the foot of Mount Kellett and overlooking Kellett Bay. The Kowloon Bay campus offers Preparatory and Senior places. The Senior school is four form entry, guaranteeing all Kellett preparatory students a senior school place and at capacity offering up to 600 places. Kellett School follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and English National Curriculum, which begins in Reception and runs through to the end of Year 13 and includes GCSE, IGCSE and A levels.

Curriculum English National Curriculum including I/GCSEs and A-levels

Hours: - Pok Fu Lam Prep: 8:30am – 3:15pm - Kowloon Bay Prep: 8:15am – 3:00pm - Kowloon Bay Year 7-11: 7:50am - 3:05pm - Kowloon Bay Sixth Form: 7:50am – 3:05pm

Fees 2018-19 academic year Senior School Sixth Form (Years 12 and 13) : HK$210,300 Senior School Years 7-11 : HK$204,200 Prep School (Reception to Year 6) : HK$164,400

Facilities Kellett School offers state-of-the-art facilities at both of its purpose-built campuses

Kellett has grown to earn an enviable reputation as one of Hong Kong’s leading independent International Schools where students learn with growing independence, in a challenging and stimulating environment. High academic achievement is realised within a broad curriculum embracing creativity, the arts and sports, whilst taking into account its unique position in South East Asia at the gateway to China Kellett School looks to develop students both inside and outside the classroom. The school offers a rich and varied programme of extra-curricular activities that contribute to the development of the student as a whole. These include local and overseas educational visits, a rich repertoire of performing arts opportunities, sports and activities of general interest.

Tel: (852) 3120 0700 Fax: (852) 2305 2292 Email: admissions@kellettschool.com

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Korean International School 55 Lei king Road, Sai Wan Ho, Hong Kong

Korean International School runs two separate curricula, the Korean Section and International Section. The Korean section teaches in Korean, while the international section teaches in English. At the primary level the subjects are in accordance with the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) which is the British Curriculum, Mandarin and Korean classes are offered as elective subjects. At the secondary level, students continue to take subjects plus Art, PE, Information Computer Technology, Korean/Mandarin, and Music, from Year 7 to 9 following the Cambridge Lower Secondary Programme (CLSP). Years 10 and 11 follow a programme of studies leading to the group award of the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), an international certificate based on a syllabus and examinations developed by Cambridge for students in countries outside of England. In Years 12 & 13, students follow the Cambridge International AS and A2 Level Courses. Year 12 students should complete up to four subjects at the Cambridge International AS Level and select three of the subjects in Year 13 to complete the Cambridge International A2 Level.

The Korean International School is known for its world class facilities. The school embeds technology into its learning using iPad and computers and introducing Virtual Reality into its curriculum. The school sport facilities include a 25 meter swimming pool, 2 football pitches, basketball court and sprint track. KIS also has a Music Room, Art and Crafts room, Clinic, Canteen, Technology center and a brand new state of the art library. The Principal Mr. Christopher Chadwick explains the philosophy of the school is “to create a school that is an ‘oasis in the heart of Hong Kong’ that when you walk in you feel that this is a place where everyone cares ”. Mr Chadwick believes that “if my students are happy they will want to learn and want to come to school”. The students achieve the schools philosophy by teachers offering lessons that are engaging, challenging and interesting. The students will follow a well -structured UK curriculum which the teachers and I will monitor. The curriculum we follow is distinctive and customised for all of our children’s needs.

Tel: (852) 2569 5500 Website: https://www.facebook.com/ KoreanInternationalSchoolHongKong/

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Nord Anglia International School Hong Kong Primary and Secondary School – Lam Tin Pre-schools – Sai Kung and Tai Tam

Kong, in the New Territories (Sai Kung), Kowloon (Lam Tin) and Hong Kong Island (Tai Tam). NAIS follows the EYFS framework, IGCSEs and IB Diploma*. With a focus on individualised learning, teachers ensure that all students have a creative and transformational learning experience. Mandarin is taught throughout, with options to choose French and Spanish. Class sizes are small to allow for better teacher-student engagement and more interactive lessons. NAIS is committed to educational excellence and students across the NAE family produce final year results well above the world average with one in three going on to their university of choice.

School Profile Nord Anglia International School Hong Kong (NAIS) is part of a global family of 56 premium international schools located in 27 countries across the world, with more than 51,000 students. The school’s unique Global Campus allows students to connect with pupils from Nord Anglia Education’s (NAE) schools around the world through virtual learning and exchanges. Nord Anglia holds an exclusive collaboration with The Juilliard School giving students a unique opportunity to learn about music through iconic works and regular connections with musicians. The school also has a collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to bring a new approach to learning the interdisciplinary subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM). Groups of students visit MIT every summer to meet leading researchers and take part in activities such as bioengineering, coding and robotics. Furthermore, Nord Anglia’s partnership with UNICEF enables students to take a leading role in the global discussion about key issues affecting our world.

Applications are accepted year round, with personal campus tours and same-day assessments available.

Curriculum Early Years Foundation Stage framework, English National Curriculum, IGCSEs, IB Diploma* *NAIS is a candidate school for the IB Diploma and is pursuing authorization as an IB World School.

Transport Comprehensive bus service available

Facilities (vary according to campus) A 3-storey multi-purpose hall, 25-m swimming pool, large outdoor play areas, climbing walls, library, learning centre, drama studio, cafeteria, makerspace, music and art room.

Annual Tuition Fees Pre-school: HK$78,380 – HK$142,660 Primary: HK$157,090 Secondary: HK$175,231

Principal Brian Cooklin

NAIS offers an all-round through-train education for students aged 3-18, with specialist teachers in Music, Drama, PE and Mandarin from the very start of a child’s educational journey. NAIS has three campuses in Hong

Tel: (852) 3958 1428 Fax: (852) 3958 1499 Email: admissions@nais.hk

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Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong 10 Shek Kok Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong

Founded by Royal Charter in 1552, Shrewsbury School is one of Britain’s most outstanding schools and among the original nine “Great Schools” of Britain. Providing a primary specialist education for children aged between 3 and 11, Shrewsbury Hong Kong has opened this August 2018. Shrewsbury places great value upon the development of a supportive community and collaborative learning environment. Offering world-class, purpose built facilities and innovative teaching methodology, school resources and academic staff will be exclusively focussed upon the very best possible opportunities and outcomes for Shrewsbury’s young students. Aligned with the English National Curriculum, Shrewsbury Hong Kong offers a

deeply personalised experience for children and families alike from the point of application all the way through to the careful selection of, and transition onto, a Senior School in which every child will thrive. 2019/20 admissions has already started.

Tel: +852 2480 1500 Fax: +852 2480 1231 Email: equiries@shrewsbury.hk

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Stamford American School Admissions Office: Two Exchange Square 40/F, Suites 4005-4007, 8 Connaught Place Central, Hong Kong School Campus: 25 Man Fuk Road, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon, Hong Kong To prepare students for the future of work, we offer a problem-based Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Innovation (STEMinn) Program to challenge students from 5 to 18 years old in these disciplines through critical thinking and real-world application.   For students looking to discover new talents or become savvier in a variety of areas, Stamford offers over 30 CCA programs to encourage students to pursue their passions, which means that students have unlimited opportunities to unleash their potential. *Stamford American School has applied for International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme candidacy and will seek authorization for the school’s first graduating cohort.

Stamford American School Hong Kong is a world-class international school that offers a rigorous, interdisciplinary and standards-based education from Pre-primary to Grade 12 for students aged 5 to 18 years old. Our American curriculum is one that is inquiry-driven, and is integrated with the rigorous American Education Reaches Out (AERO) and Common Core Plus standards. Stamford offers the choice to graduate with either the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program* (IBDP) or the American High School Diploma, or both, giving your child unparalleled choices and a competitive advantage.

Broad and Balanced Curriculum Stamford’s vision is for every child to achieve more than they believe they can, both academically and as citizens of our increasingly globalized world. Our World Language Program offers a choice of  Mandarin or Spanish  daily, with 4 proficiency levels offered in each language at grade level to ensure students are challenged appropriately. The optional bilingual program, commencing from PrePrimary and currently offered up to Grade 2, aims to develop excellent written and verbal communication skills in both English and Mandarin in the core subjects. We have a strong EAL team and offer English support for students of varying proficiency either in a mainstream class or through a dedicated accelerated language program which students typically graduate from in one year.

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Tel: (852) 2500 8688 Email: admissions@sais.edu.hk For Children Aged 5-18 Years Old

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The Harbour School 332 Ap Lei Chau Bridge Road, Ap Lei Chau

School Profile The Harbour School is a progressive Pre-K to Grade 12 international school with three campuses on Hong Kong Island that aims to unlock the best in every student by taking a highly individual approach to teaching. The school was founded in 2007 and is already gaining a worldwide reputation as a center of excellence. It follows an American curriculum with an emphasis on 21st century skills such as problem solving, teamwork, creativity and innovation. The Harbour School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), one of the most rigorous and prestigious accreditations globally.

Chau at the Garden campus, a short five-minute walk from the Grove facilities. The school offers advanced placement (AP), honors, core and supported coursework for qualifying students in their pursuit of a US High School Diploma.

For students in the Prep years, the school opened a bright, newly renovated space named Harbour Village, which plays a key role in nurturing early childhood curiosity and development. This Kennedy Town campus encourages imaginative and inspired learning through immersive and engaging educational spaces.

Applications for admission are accepted on a rolling basis, for more information, please visit our website. The Grove, the school’s campus for Primary grade students, opened in August 2017 in Ap Lei Chau. The Grove features state of the art learning facilities including a makerspace, marine science center, performance theater, and a twostorey treehouse. Students also enjoy trips on the Black Dolphin, the school’s 50-foot sailboat, which serves as an outdoor classroom moored in the nearby marine. All THS students from Prep-G12 utilize the facilities at the Grove Campus to extend hands-on learning and reinforce realworld concepts. In keeping with the school’s ethos of personalised learning, secondary students enjoy an “urban college” feel in Ap Lei

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Tel

+852 3905 0180

Fax

+852 2816 5229

Email

info@ths.edu.hk

Facebook

@TheHarbourSchoolHongKong

Twitter

@HarbourSchoolHK

Key Personnel

Name: Jadis Blurton Title: Head of School Name: Christine Greenberg Title: Prep & Primary Principal

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Yew Chung International School 3 To Fuk Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong School Profile

Age of Students

Founded in 1932, Yew Chung has been providing quality bilingual education to the learners of Hong Kong for over 85 years. Originally specialising in Early Childhood Education, Yew Chung International School (YCIS) now provides education from early childhood through primary and secondary culminating in the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme.

Early Childhood Education: 6 months -5 years Primary School (Year 1-6): 5 -11 years Secondary School (Year 7 -9): 11-14 years IGCSE (Year 10-11): 14-16 years IB Diploma (Year 12-13): 16-19 years

Global Education in YCIS YCIS offers the unique richness and diversity of both Eastern and Western cultures that equip children to be bilingual, global-minded, competitive, appreciative and caring global citizens. Students are nurtured in a multicultural environment with a fully rounded and balanced education which transforms them into global thinking individuals.

International Recognition YCIS - Secondary is authorised by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) as an IB World School and is an approved authorised Cambridge International Examination (CIE) Centre. YCIS has received accreditation from Council of International Schools (CIS). Highlight of YCIS Global Education

Integrating East and West YCIS combines the best of Eastern and Western cultures by promoting fluency in two major world languages, creating a truly bilingual learning environment, providing courses of study in Eastern and Western philosophy. Co-Principals and Co-Teaching Models Two Co-Principals, one Western and one Chinese, serve as partners in the operations and administration of the school. In addition, two fully-qualified teachers, one Western and one Chinese, together plan lessons and conduct classes in the Early Childhood Education and Primary School, and providing excellent role models who respect and value one another’s culture. YCIS Education Programme

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A Bilingual focus within a multicultural environment will give your child the global mindset and intercultural competence they need for the 21st Century. Unique Co-Teaching and Co-Principals models help students to learn two cultures and give equal emphasis to both English and Chinese. YCIS integrates Character Formation programmes into our curriculum, focusing on developing positive qualities. Strong music programme enhances children’s reasoning skills, develops memory span, concentration and coordination. YCIS maintains 100% university placement with students admitted to top universities in Hong Kong and overseas.

YCIS’s international curriculum is based on the learning criteria and framework from the National Curriculum for England (NCE). The research based curriculum allows high standards and ease of transition for international students.

Tel: (852) 2338 7106 Email: admissions@ycef.com

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Avendale International Kindergarten Parkside Campus: 101-103, The Parkside Mall, 18 Tong Chun Street, Tseung Kwan O Harmony Garden Campus: Kindergarten, Harmony Garden, 9 Siu Sai Wan Road, Chai Wan Sai Wan Campus. 1-2 Floor, 554-560 Queen’s Road West, Sai Wan

Reggio Emilia inspired learning environments Through engaging learning environments and a childcentred pedagogy, Avendale sparks the innate curiosity in children to ensure they grow into lifelong learners. Engaged children drive their learning, create their knowledge, and develop innovative thinking skills. Avendale believes that academics are vital, but alone are insufficient for preparing future leaders. Therefore, they instil moral strength and character to empower children in becoming productive and upright members of their community. Campuses are located in Tseung Kwan O, Siu Sai Wan and Sai Wan.

Child-centred emergent curriculum

Holistic early childhood education

Pre-Nursery and Kindergarten classes are half-day sessions and are informal in structure, but follow a rigorous childcentred educational program that aims to actively observe each child, listening and actively responding to their questions, interests and stories. Each child is immersed in a bilingual environment (English and Mandarin) with both a native English and Mandarin teacher supporting them. Avendale draws upon the Hong Kong Kindergarten curriculum guidelines and the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) framework to support and localize a curriculum in order to prepare students for the future.

Avendale offers playgroups that are led by professional educators who are native speakers of either English, Mandarin, or French. A variety of enrichment programmes and creative play explorations are also available for young children to expand their creativity and explore diverse interests. Tel: (852) 2866 6720 Email: enquiry@avendale.school

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Concordia International School 68 Begonia Road, Yau Yat Chuen, Kowloon, Hong Kong

An established international school managed by Lutheran Church • WASC accredited American curriculum based on Common Core Standards for Grade 7 - 12 • A school has partnership with the Concordia University System in US • Students are prepared to embrace real opportunities and challenges in the 21st century • 1:1 MacBook Program from all grades • E-learning platforms that extend learning beyond classrooms • Small class size with average 15:1 student-teacher ratio • ESL pull-out program for students greater access to school curriculum • Students write the College Board’s AP, SAT and TOEFL as exist qualifications • A balanced curriculum with extracurricular activities • Activity Week with local and overseas programs for experiential learning experiences Fees Annual School Fees : 117,500 (by 2 installments) Grade 7-8 : 122,650 (by 2 installments) Grade 9-10 : 131,700 (by 2 installments) Grade 11-12 Hours 8:15 AM to 3:00 PM Transportation MTR Kowloon Tong Station, Festival Walk Exit C or Shek Kip Mei Station Exit B2 58

Tel: (852) 2789-9890 Fax: (852) 2392-8820 Email: office@concordiaintl.edu.hk

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Chelsea Court 63 Mount Kellett Road, The Peak, Hong Kong

Special Features / Amenities

Size Range of Units

1-509 - 3,123 s.f.g.

Bedroom

2-4 Ensuites

Units per Floor

2

Parking Facilities

Covered Carpark

Monthly Rental

HK$85,000 - HK$170,000

Leasing Agent

Harriman Leasing Limited

Contact

Ms. Sophie Kwok / Ms. Zenna Liu

Tel

(852) 2118 8048

Fax

(852) 2118 8003

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Low-rise luxury apartments Tranquil environment with a total of 20 unique apartments (12 simplexes and 8 duplexes) Nestled among the lush green hills of Mount Kellett All units with panoramic views of East Lamma and the South China Sea Commodious living and dining rooms, newly renovated kitchens and selected vanished apartments Up to 1,872 s.f. of outdoor private gardens or roof terraces for the duplexes 20-meter lap swimming pool with spacious stonepaved sunning deck Premium building services providing superb level of privacy and security 59


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Burnside Villa 9 South Bay Road, Hong Kong

Rent Range

HK$125,000 inclusive up

Unit size

3 Bedroom House 2,098 - 2,143 sq. ft. saleable 4 Bedroom House 2,763 - 2,811 sq. ft. saleable

Parking Facilities

Covered parking space

Leasing Contact

Candy Chan

Email

candymschan@hanglung.com

Tel

(852) 2879 1917

Special Features/Amenities Burnside Villa is a complex cocooned in the peace and serenity of an elite residential area in Repulse Bay. It is comprised of European-style villas and low-rise apartments, which are elegantly nestled in the lush surroundings with breathtaking sea views. Within a leisure 5-minute stroll to Repulse Bay Beach, it is also in close proximity to International Schools. Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool and children’s play area, a high level of security and a management service of proven reliability.

Kornhill Apartments No 2, Kornhill Road, Quarry Bay, HK (atop MTR Tai Koo station, Exit B) door to Kornhill Plaza where you can relish a wide array of shops and entertainment choices including a cinema, all managed by Hang Lung Properties. The apartments are an excellent choice for corporate clients who cater for visits by expatriate colleagues. Units include studio flats to one, two and three-bedroom suites.

Special Features/Amenities Conveniently nestled in the East of Hong Kong, Kornhill Apartments is one of the biggest apartment blocks in town, featuring a total of 450 units with a variety of room types to suit your every need. Notable for cozy and contemporary décor, as well as superior amenities and services, the complex is located next

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Size Range of Units

Gross area 400 sq.ft. to 1,250 sq.ft. Studio flats to 3-bedroom suites

Units per Floor

30-50 units

Parking Facilities

Parking available at Kornhill Plaza

Monthly Rates

HK$25,000 or up

Contact

Ms. Brenda Chan

Tel

(852) 2137 8101

Email: kornhillapts@hanglung.com

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The Summit 41C Stubbs Road, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong

Rent Range

HK$168,000 inclusive up

Unit size

Standard Duplex approx. 3,007 sq. ft. gross / 2,390 sq. ft. saleable Double Duplex approx. 5,976 sq. ft. gross / 4,771 sq. ft. saleable

Parking Facilities

Covered parking space

Leasing Contact

Candy Chan

Tel

(852) 2879 1917

Email

candymschan@hanglung.com

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Special Features/Amenities The Summit is a complex of glamorous duplex suites located in the fashionable Mid-Levels district commanding sweeping views of Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula. All the 54 designer duplex suites are furnished to the highest design standards and notable for their 20foot high ceilings. A private lift lobby and personalized lift codes ensure unrivaled security, matched by meticulous personalized customer services. Relax in our indoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi and enjoy the benefits of working out in our comprehensively equipped gym.

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Kerry Residence

Aigburth 12 Tregunter Path, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong Size Range of Units(GFA) (Saleable Area)

2,600 sq.ft. to 6,250 sq.ft 1,827 sq.ft. to 4,715 sq.ft.

Bedrooms

3-5

Parking Facilities

Covered parking spaces

Monthly Rental

HK$124,000 exclusive up

Leasing Agent

Kerry Real Estate Agency Limited

Contact

Phoebe Au-Yeung / Clara Cheung / Franco Lau

Tel

(852) 2967 2224 / (852) 2967 2221 / (852) 2967 2227

Email

residentialleasing@kerryprops.com

Special Features/Amenities Just minutes from Central in the exclusive environment of Tregunter Path, Aigburth is one of Hong Kong’s finest residential apartment. With spectacular views of Victoria Harbour and surrounding hills, the 3,000 sq.ft. apartments offer the heights of luxurious urban living. Lush landscaped gardens and cascading waterfalls provide a retreat from city pressures. Extensive facilities include an enormous free-form swimming pool and a 35,000 sq.ft. superbly equipped clubhouse. Excellent management. Shuttle bus service to Central.

Tavistock 10 Tregunter Path, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong

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Size Range of Units(GFA) (Saleable Area)

4,860 sq.ft. to 8,255 sq.ft. 3,838 sq.ft. to 5,254 sq.ft.

Bedrooms

4-6

Parking Facilities

Covered parking spaces

Monthly Rental

HK$260,000 exclusive up

Leasing Agent

Kerry Real Estate Agency Limited

Contact

Phoebe Au-Yeung / Clara Cheung / Franco Lau

Tel

(852) 2967 2224 / (852) 2967 2221 / (852) 2967 2227

Email

residentialleasing@kerryprops.com

Special Features/Amenities A prestigious development on Tregunter Path. Tavistock features a spacious living and dining area. The practical design of the apartment is also demonstrated by its large kitchen which is connected to a utility area and 2 maid’s rooms. The one of its kind big balcony commands a city view of Central and Victoria Harbour. Individual central air-conditioning system with IQ air purifying system. Shuttle bus service to Central. A wide range of clubhouse facilities with swimming pool shared with Aigburth.

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Branksome Crest 3A Tregunter Path, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong

Size Range of Units(GFA) (Saleable Area)

2,355 sq.ft. to 5,115 sq.ft. 1,741 sq.ft. to 3,750 sq.ft

Bedrooms

3-4

Parking Facilities

Covered parking spaces

Monthly Rental

HK$124,000 exclusive up

Leasing Agent

Kerry Real Estate Agency Limited

Contact

Phoebe Au-Yeung / Clara Cheung / Franco Lau

Tel

(852) 2967 2224 / (852) 2967 2221 / (852) 2967 2227

Email

residentialleasing@kerryprops.com

Special Features/Amenities Each of the typical unit has 3 bedrooms with spacious Living and Dining Area incorporating a generous size balcony. All apartments are fully equipped with kitchen cabinets and electrical appliances. The clubhouse features a wide range of recreational facilities with swimming pool, all finished to the top standard. Excellent management. Shuttle bus service to Central.

Branksome Grande 3 Tregunter Path, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong Size Range of Units(GFA) (Saleable Area)

3,030 sq.ft. to 4,950 sq.ft. 2,354 sq.ft. to 3,731 sq.ft

Bedrooms

3-4

Parking Facilities

Covered parking spaces

Monthly Rental

HK$150,000 exclusive up

Leasing Agent

Kerry Real Estate Agency Limited

Contact

Phoebe Au-Yeung / Clara Cheung / Franco Lau

Tel

(852) 2967 2224 / (852) 2967 2221 / (852) 2967 2227

Email

residentialleasing@kerryprops.com

www.kerryprops.com

Special Features/Amenities A 24-storey prestigious apartment building with reverse cycle central air-conditioning. Extremely spacious and practical layout, large balcony & 2 maid’s rooms. All apartments are fully equipped with kitchen appliances and fitted with wardrobes. Comprehensive clubhouse facilities shared with Branksome Crest. Shuttle bus service to Central.

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Kerry Residence

Resiglow 7A Shan Kwong Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong

Special Features/Amenities In Happy Valley, a 29-storey tower, statuesque in steel and glass, provided the perfect blank canvas for a New Yorkstyle loft reimagined in Hong Kong. All apartments are open kitchen and fully equipped with electrical appliances. Clubhouse facilities include gymnasium, function room, exercise room, BBQ Area, Garden Lounge and Landscape podium Garden.

Size Range of Units(GFA) (Saleable Area)

667 sq.ft. to 1,434 sq.ft. 581 sq.ft. to 1,249 sq.ft.

Bedrooms

2-3

Monthly Rental

HK$42,000 inclusive up

Leasing Agent

Kerry Real Estate Agency Limited

Contact

Phoebe Au-Yeung Clara Cheung Franco Lau

Tel

(852) 2967 2224 (852) 2967 2221 (852) 2967 2227

Email

residentialleasing@kerryprops.com

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Queen’s Garden 9 Old Peak Road, Mid Levels, Hong Kong

Size Range of Units

Gross Floor Area 2,050 – 2,960 sq. ft

Bedroom

One to four bedrooms

Tel

(852) 9338 7380

Email

leasing@queensgarden.com

Website queensgarden.com Panoramic Seaview Apartments In Queen’s Garden, you’ll enjoy an elegant, top-notch lifestyle that you’d never imagine experiencing in Hong Kong. While natural sunlight floods the living room of your duplex unit, you’ll also enjoy a magnificent harbour view through the high floor-toceiling windows. A wide array of state-of-the-art health, fitness and wellness equipment is available at the Gym and Spa complex; and free daily shuttle bus provides easy access to the Central business district within 10 minutes. Features • High ceiling, approximately 15 feet • Split-level living room • Fully fitted kitchen including fridge, dishwasher, microwave oven, • Cooker and oven, washer, dryer and water heater • Remote controlled curtain tracks CLUBHOUSE Wide array of recreational facilities and other amenities which rankamong the best in the world are provided at the Clubhouse for the exquisite pleasures and comfort of all residents. A complete range of wellness leisure activities are provided in Queen’s Garden:

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Outdoor heated swimming pool Spa & sauna Barbeque area Squash courts Gymnasium

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Sino Real Estate Agency Ltd

Bowen’s Lookout 13 Bowen Road, Hong Kong

Nestled in Bowen Road on the Peak, a coveted area neighbouring consulates and iconic developments, Bowen’s Lookout blends convenience of living and access to all corners of the city, with Admiralty and Central just a few minutes drive away.

Size Range of Units

4-bedroom Double Ensuite Apartment 2,388 s.f.(M.F.A.) / 1,702 s.f.(S.F.A.) Duplex 5-Bedroom Double Ensuite Apartment 4,050 s.f.(M.F.A.) / 2,739s.f.(S.F.A.)

Monthly Rental

From HK$125,000

Leasing Agent

Sino Real Estate Agency Ltd

Contact

Ms. Carol Leung / Mr. William Choi

Tel

(852) 8107 0038

Email

leasingcs@sino.com

Website

www.bowenslookout.com.hk

Special Features / Amenities Bowen’s Lookout provides 26 elegantly appointed apartments. Each unit occupies the entire floor, ensuring residents exclusive access to the grand, private lobby. Inside the units, the expansive windows bring in abundant natural light, and residents can enjoy panoramic sea view from the 50-square-foot balcony. 蔚海山莊

VILLA COSTA

18 Lookout Link, Tai Po 大埔瞭望里18號

Villa Costa 18 Lookout Link, Tai Po Road, Tai Po, New Territories Tel

2132 8738 / 2132 8777

Email

joyyau@sino.com / irisman@sino.com

Contact

Joy Yau / Iris Man

Website

www.sino-homes.com

Special Features / Amenities Nestled in the serene, lush surroundings of Tai Po Kau, Villa Costa is encircled by the Tai Po Kau Nature Reserve Area and a number of attractive scenic spots. The resort lifestyle is always on hand with facilities such as a deluxe heated indoor swimming pool, tennis courts and sauna. Round-the-clock professional security ensures and safe living. Trained security personnel are stationed 24 hours and every house is equipped with an advanced alarm system and phone headset linked directly to the management office.

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Three Bays 7 Stanley Beach Road, Tai Tam Bay, Hong Kong

Three Bays embraces the scenic Stanley, Turtle Cove and Tai Tam at Island South. It offers all you can ask for waterfront living - expansive open sea views, accessibility to a wide spectrum of water sports, lush nature and a privileged blend of urban living and serenity. Special Features / Amenities The 9 spacious houses are elegantly appointed, refurbished

Size Range of Units:

4-ensuite House 3,870 s.f. (M.F.A.) / 3,021 s.f. (S.F.A.) 3,960 s.f. (M.F.A.) / 3,096 s.f. (S.F.A.)

Monthly Rental

From HK$268,000

Leasing Agent

Sino Real Estate Agency Ltd

Contact

Mr. William Choi / Ms. Carol Leung

Tel

(852) 8107 0038

Email

leasingcs@sino.com

Website

www.threebays.com.hk

with stylish amenities and features its own private terrace and garden. Lofty headroom ranging from 12 to 16 feet, and the floor-to-ceiling windows that allow abundant natural light into the house, exude a sense of spaciousness and comfort. The exclusive fully equipped clubhouse will charm you even more with its 35-metre outdoor swimming pool for yourself, your family and your guests.

The Ventris 20 Ventris Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong

Located in prestigious Happy Valley, The Ventris offers a fine balance between spacious relaxing luxury and urban excitement. One-apartment-per-floor design ensures privacy. Special Features / Amenities Each unit in The Ventris is fully furnished. Few minutes’

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Size Range of Units:

1-bedroom Suite 812 s.f. (M.F.A.) / 567 s.f. (S.F.A.) Terrace (2/F) 623 s.f. (M.F.A.)

Monthly Rental

From HK$36,800

Leasing Agent

Sino Real Estate Agency Ltd

Contact

Mr. Frank Lin / Ms. Chloe Ko

Tel

(852) 8107 0038

Email

theventris@sino.com

Website

ww.theventris.com.hk.

walk to tram station. Close to Happy Valley Race Course, Causeway Bay and Central, providing convenient transport across HK Island. One-apartment-per-floor designensures privacy, 24-hour security services and door phone for direct communication with visitors and lobby security. All apartments come with a fully equipped kitchen with oven, refrigerator and freezer, kitchenware and in-room laundry facilities.

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The Camphora 51-52 Haiphong Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

The Camphora, carefully refurbished from a mansion built in the 1960s with minimal alteration while restoring the original elegance, received the ‘Special Architectural Award- Heritage and Adaptive Reuse’ at the 2015 Annual Awards of the Hong Kong institute of Architects. Special Features / Amenities The Camphora comprises 24 residences in the format of studio with some coming with a terrace. In addition to a rooftop garden, the fifth floor houses the clubhouse,

Size Range of Units:

Studio (1-4, 6-9/F) 491 - 518 s.f. (M.F.A.) / 319 - 337 s.f. (S.F.A.) Balcony (2-4, 6-9/F) 69 - 207 s.f. (S.F.A.)

Monthly Rental

From HK$28,800

Leasing Agent

Sino Real Estate Agency Ltd

Contact

Ms. Cynthia Lo / Mr. Michael Ng

Tel

(852) 8107 0038

Email

thecamphora@sino.com

Website

www.thecamphora.com.hk

where residents can enjoy comprehensive facilities included a gymnasium, self-service laundry room, business corner and reading area. All apartments come with a fully equipped kitchen with oven, refrigeratorand freezer, gas cooker, exhaust hood and kitchenware. The home entertainment system encompasses an LED iDTV with over 50 NOW TV and local channel as well as complimentary Wi-Fi.

The Humphreys 6-6A Humphreys Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Located at the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, The Humphreys offers comforts and convenience with dining and hotspots right on the doorstep as well as convenient access from Tsim Sha Tsui Station. Special Features / Amenities The Humphreys offers 20 contemporary studios, 1-bedroom

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Size Range of Units:

Studio(8/F) 358 – 385 s.f. (M.F.A.) / 233 – 250 s.f (S.F.A.) 1-bedroom Suite (4/F – 8/F) 445 – 488 s.f. (M.F.A.) / 289 – 317 s.f. (S.F.A.) 2-bedroom Suite (4/F – 8/F) 549 – 575 s.f. (M.F.A.) / 357 – 374 s.f. (S.F.A.) Balcony (4/F & 8/F) 61 – 122 s.f. (S.F.A.)

Monthly Rental

From HK$26,500

Leasing Agent

Sino Real Estate Agency Ltd

Contact

Ms. Cynthia Lo / Mr. Michael Ng

Tel

(852) 8107 0038

Email

thehumphreys@sino.com

Website

www.thehumphreys.com.hk

and 2-bedroom suites. Each suite is fully equipped with a wide range of amenities from refrigerator to bedding. Residents can enjoy communal coffee machine, self-serviced laundry room and rooftop terrace at The Humphreys.

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The Johnston 74-80 Johnston Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Special Features / Amenities Located on Johnston Road in Wan Chai, The Johnston offers you 87 stylish contemporary residences with a complete array of facilities and amenities to cater to your daily need. In an ideal destination to experience the glamour and excitement of Hong Kong, a home at The Johnston is a

Size Range of Units

1-bedroom Suite 566 & 577 s.f. (M.F.A.) / 354 & 365 s.f. (S.F.A.)

Monthly Rental

From HK$36,500

Leasing Agent

Sino Real Estate Agency Ltd

Contact

Mr. Frank Wong / Ms. Sapphena Tsui

Tel

(852) 8107 0038

Email

thejohnston@sino.com

Website

www.thejohnstonsuites.com

step into the city’s most celebrated entertainment, shopping and dining venues, and a link to its rich cultural heritage, with the added convenience of Wan Chai MTR station just a stone’s throw away. Designed for the corporate traveller in mind, this modern serviced apartment tower offers premium comfort with easy access to everything you need for business and pleasure.

The Staunton 22 Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong Size Range of Units

1-bedroom Suite / 1-bedroom Suite with Balcony 471 & 614 s.f. (M.F.A.) / 306 & 399 s.f. (S.F.A.)

Monthly Rental

HK$30,500 per month up

Leasing Agent

Sino Real Estate Agency Ltd

Contact

Mr. Frank Lin / Ms. Chloe Ko

Tel

(852) 8107 0038

Email

thestaunton@sino.com

Website

www.thestauntonsuites.com.hk

encompassing gymnasium, terrace leisure area and business centre services. Special Features / Amenities Located in the heart of Soho with a 10-minute stroll to Central Station, The Staunton offers 57 elegantly appointed suites that exude warm, urban vibes. Residents will enjoy contemporary home comforts with quality appliances and amenities, in addition to well-appointed facilities

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Soho is an area rich in culture and heritage, where the past and present collide. Residents of the Staunton Suites will have the privilege to explore and enjoy this lively district on foot, with many key attractions and award-winning restaurants and bars to be found nearby.

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HK Gold Coast Residences

Sea View Apartments and Marina Villas 1 Castle Peak Road, Castle Peak Bay, Hong Kong

Size Range of Marina Villas

Simplexes – 1,950 s.f. (M.F.A.) / 1,559 (S.F.A.) Duplexes with Private Garden/ Roof – 2,940 s.f. – 3,540 s.f. (M.F.A.) / 2,195 - 2,833 s.f. (S.F.A.)

Price Range of Marina Villas

Simplexes – HK$43,800 up Duplexes with Private Garden/ Roof – HK$78,000 up

Size Range of Sea View Apartments

700 – 1,718 s.f. (M.F.A) / 535 – 1,245 s.f. (S.F.A)

Price Range of Sea View Apartments

HK$13,500 up / Fully Furnished Serviced Apartment: HK$26,000 up

Parking Facilities

Covered car park with visitor parking

Leasing Agent

Sino Real Estate Agency Ltd

Contact

Mrs. Galy Cowen

Tel

(852) 8108 0200

Fax

(852) 2618 7142

Email

galycowen@sino.com

Website

www.goldcoast.com.hk

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Newly renovated apartments with panoramic sea view and marina view Full range Club House facilities with one of Hong Kong’s largest outdoor pools Expansive Green Lawn (approx. 50,000 sq ft) Ideal for Kid’s Activities Close to a renowned international school Golden Beach, MacLehose Trail and Tai Lam Country Park right at your doorstep Daily Resident Shuttle Services to Tsuen Wan/Tsuen Wan West MTR Station, Olympic MTR Station and the HK International Airport, Close to cross-border facilities, 30 mins drive to Central Enjoy resort living with one of the biggest expatriates communities

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The Drake No 1 Tsing Lung Road, Siu Lam, Hong Kong

Rental Range

Apartments: HK$38,500 inclusive up House: HK$95,000 inclusive up

Size (Saleable)

Apartments: 1,501 sq. ft. to 3,280 sq. ft. House: 2,166 sq. ft. to 4,908 sq. ft.

Leasing Agent

JLL

Leasing Contact

Billy Wong

Tel

(852) 2846 5777 / (852) 2500 1037

Email

The.Drake@ap.jll.com

Website

www.thedrake.hk

The Drake brings you closer to where you want and need to be. Located on Hong Kong’s Gold Coast, our modern, comfortable homes are designed to provide the ideal setting for you to enjoy spending those precious moments with the people who truly matter. The Drake sits within the perfect environment for those who want the freedom to play, space to entertain and feeling of being part of a tight knit community. In addition, your home will have stunning Gold Coast and harbor view, each home is surrounded by numerous treks, trails and beach activities to explore to satisfy your active and adventurous spirit. Facilities include an indoor swimming pool, gym room, children’s den, function room and covered parking.

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The Lily 129 Repulse Bay Road, Hong Kong

Designed by Norman Foster, The Lily’s sweeping curves and spectacular setting have made it an iconic landmark, with world-class facilities and services, comfortable like home, ideal for the modern family.

Location Life at The Lily is a world away from the frenzy of Central Hong Kong and yet just a 15 minutes drive to the heart of the Central Business District.

Facilities

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Fully equipped gymnasium All seasons indoor swimming pool, children’s pool and whirlpool Jacuzzi Outdoor and indoor children’s play area Outdoor barbecue area Multi-function private room Internet zone Covered car parking spaces Free shuttle bus service to Wanchai Multilingual concierge team

Size Range of Serviced Apartments

Gross area : 1,816 - 3,924 sq.ft. Saleable area : 1,353 - 2,943 sq.ft.

Layout of Serviced Apartments

2 bedrooms, 3 bedrooms plus a study

Monthly Rental of Serviced Apartments

From HK$99,000 (inclusive)

Min. Length of Stay

1 month

Services

House keeping, Broadband, Cable & Now TV (selected channels), 24 Hours Receptionist, Shuttle bus, Utility charges, Daily newspaper, Car park

Size Range of Unfurnished Apartments

Gross area : 3,533 - 8,000 sq.ft. Saleable area : 2,488 - 5,847 sq.ft.

Layout of Unfurnished Apartments

3 - 5 bedrooms, Penthouse duplex

Monthly Rental of Unfurnished Apartments

From HK$140,000 (exclusive)

Email

leasing@thelily.hk

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The Repulse Bay 109 Repulse Bay Road, Hong Kong

Size Range of Units

2,140 sq ft to 5,800 sq ft with simplex and duplex units

Bedrooms

3-6

Parking Facilities

Complimentary covered carpark

Landlord

The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited

Tel

(852) 2292 2878 / (852) 2292 2877

Fax

(852) 2812 2176

Special Features/Amenities Built on the site of the famous Repulse Bay Hotel and just 15 minutes from the city, this magnificent environment is surrounded by greenery and is just meters from the sands and serenity of the sweeping bay. The Repulse Bay offers luxurious seaview apartments, fully serviced or unfurnished, for lease. The facility, owned by The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited, and operated by The Peninsula Properties, is renowned for quality service and professional management. The Repulse Bay offers every facility for a complete lifestyle including supermarket, medical, dental and health centers, day spa, banking, lifestyle shops, superb restaurants and banqueting. Complimentary covered carpark, regular shuttle service to Central and Ocean Park MTR Station and a private club with outdoor and indoor pools, tennis, squash, gymnasium, aerobics and extensive classes.

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Email: marketingtrb@peninsula.com

www.therepulsebay.com

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GUIDE TO MOVING TO HK: HEALTHY LIVING

Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital 1 Nam Fung Path, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong

Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital (GHK) is a state-of-theart private hospital committed to providing Hong Kong people with high-quality and accessible healthcare services. Located at Wong Chuk Hang on Hong Kong Island South, GHK provides 500 beds and a comprehensive range of clinical services spanning more than 35 specialties and subspecialties. GHK is a joint venture between Parkway Pantai, one of Asia’s largest integrated private healthcare groups, and NWS Holdings Limited. The University of Hong Kong is GHK’s exclusive clinical partner, helping to build, promote and implement strong clinical governance at GHK. Why Choose Us? As a member of a global healthcare group operating 49 hospitals worldwide, GHK leverages international experience, network and expertise from Parkway Pantai and IHH Healthcare, one of the world’s largest healthcare groups by market capitalisation and the parent company of Parkway Pantai, to bring in new technologies and best practices. GHK has a full suite of services, including 24-hour Outpatient & Emergency services, specialist outpatient clinics, Critical Care Units, Cardiovascular Laboratory, Radiology, Endoscopy Centre, Radiotherapy and Oncology Centre, Health Screening Clinic, Obstetries services and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), etc. Cutting-edge equipment and technologies include automated medication dispensing systems, 24-hour fullyautomated core laboratory track system, PET-MR (Positron Emission Tomography – Magnetic Resonance Imaging), TRUEBEAM linear accelerator and Pneumatic Tube System. GHK is the only private hospital in Hong Kong offering 2-bedded standard rooms. It is also the first private hospital in Hong Kong to offer all-inclusive and fixed-price medical packages as part of its efforts to provide price assurance and transparent pricing structure. 74

Tel

(852) 3153 9000

Email

enquiry@gleneagles.hk

Website

www.gleneagles.hk

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Mindful Pilates 8/F On Lan Centre, 11-15 On Lan Street, Central

Mindful Pilates is dedicated  to providing the best quality, yet safe Pilates programs for everyone. We believe that relaxation and precise mindful movements are the foundational keys to personal growth, inner balance and healing. 

working on their wellness goals together. We welcome all who are intrigued to learn more about efficient and effective movement to enhance everyday life on both a physical and mental level. With our commitment and inclusivity, everyone can benefit from practicing

Pilates is recommended by health specialists for rehabilitation and physical fitness. Targeting deep postural muscles, Pilates is an excellent healing aid and an effective prevention tool against back problems.

Pilates regardless of age, gender, and physical ability.  Here are what people say about us:

As the exclusive representative of Body Control Pilates (BCP) Education in Hong Kong, all Pilates exercises are taught in digestible chunks and backed by the international benchmark of the BCP Association. Our detailed guidance and hands-on correction encourages students to master  correct muscular recruitment and movement patterns. Therefore, learners can easily regain core strength, improve joint mobility and the ability to stretch dynamically.

“Once you walk in, it’s a welcoming environment and one would instantly feel calm in this bustling city. It is a great place to calm your thoughts and find your balance.” “A very special studio. One that manages to strike a balance as a serious training base yet serene and welcoming. Great central location for professionals and convenient schedule. A joy to work with, the instructor guides us firmly, but gently and always ensures individual attention as needed.”

We maintain a safe and supportive family-style environment covering a wide variety of needs, including prenatal and postnatal, athletes, elderly, post-illness rehab, and injury recovery. Mindful Pilates is a community of like-minded people

Tel: +852 6620 7050 Email: info@mindfulpilates.com.hk

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Mindful Wing Chun 8/F On Lan Centre, 11-15 On Lan Street, Central

Mindful Wing Chun is dedicated to passing on the true essence of Wing Chun Kung Fu, which has been passed down by the late Grandmaster Chu Shong Tin, one of the best martial artists and greatest teachers. Being a 2nd generation Ip Man school, we have direct links to the Wing Chun family tree that can be traced back to Fo Shan and then to the original Master Ng Mui. Our school believes that the true essence of martial arts is to promote personal growth, inner balance and healing. Wing Chun is more than just a martial art. It is a way of life. Our mission is teaching students to utilize Wing Chun; so they can live mindfully and develop increased focus and relaxation. By introducing correct and efficient movement patterns, Wing Chun will become a practice that enhances our students’ everyday lives on both a physical and mental level.

The future generation of martial artists reside in our Kids Kung Fu division. Children learn to develop their coordination, self-defense, teamwork and life skills through discussion, experience, and games. Our goal is for children to discover the most mindful and balanced way of life for themselves while they develop respectful communication and harmonious interaction with others. All classes are taught in English by our highly experienced instructors. This opens the door for non-Chinese speakers to learn Wing Chun and experience its culture, philosophy and traditions. Here at Mindful, we maintain a safe and supportive family-style environment where students of all ages can meet new friends and learn to cultivate a mindful way of life. Ultimately, we believe that our job is to assist our students on their journey towards self-awareness and character development. We are passionate about spreading this incredible practice to as many people as we can!

Tel: +852 6620 7050 Email: info@mindfulwingchun.com.hk

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THE LAST PAGE

A Tale of Two Cities

What opportunities await Hong Kong following the bridge link opening with Zhuhai? AmCham member Philip Leung shares his personal thoughts in light of a recent trip to the coastal city My day in Zhuhai’s Xiangzhou district began as it would on a regular day back home in Hong Kong — with a brisk morning walk. Except here in Zhuhai there are no noisy crowds, traffic jams or black clouds of partially burned hydrocarbon spewed out by buses to contend with along the way. Four decades of breakneck growth have created huge environmental and livability challenges in many cities in China. The Greater Bay Area around Hong Kong is particularly prone to these challenges due to its thriving economy and the resulting explosive growth in population. Environmental pollution, and its associated healthcare expenses, can be costly in more ways than one. According to the research by RAND Corporation, air pollution alone costs China over 6.5 percent of its GDP annually. In today’s intense competition between city clusters, a world-class talent pool is the top ingredient for success. Worldclass talent has the luxury of choice, and they will certainly choose “livable” cities over polluted, noisy and congested ones.

Philip Leung with delegates on the soon-to-open Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge

must also recognize that continued progress in the world’s second-largest economy depends heavily on sustainable development. It is encouraging to see that Zhuhai remains an oasis of tranquility, fresh air and scenic beauty. This vibrant city is currently only 70 minutes away from bustling Hong Kong — a journey time to be cut by half following the imminent completion of the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge. The bridge, among other things, will surely bring a quantum leap in the bi-directional movement of people, goods, services, information, capital, and business projects. I am hopeful that one of the benefits of this bridge will be an even bigger leap in the collaboration and the economic integration between the two great cities of Zhuhai and Hong Kong.

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Gleneagles 24-hour Outpatient and Emergency Safeguarding Your Health at All Hours

Day or night, round-the-clock service. Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital is ready to treat with all medical conditions or emergency medical care Staffed 24-hour a day by general practitioners and emergency medicine specialists who are ready to respond right away. No appointment required. From the common cold, fevers and the flu to urgent pain, injuries and allergic reactions, patients receive immediate and appropriate care from medical professionals.

(852) 3153 9000 www.gleneagles.hk 1 Nam Fung Path, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong

Getting to

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