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5 Things I’m Glad Hong Kong Kept (Part 2)

by Marketeer at Sam the Local

Posted on February 02, 2016 at 16:35 PM

5 Things I'm Glad Hong Kong Kept (Part 1) can be found here. Walled Villages What is the biggest pain of living in Hong Kong? Well, that’s a no brainer: the cost of land, of course! This city, for 6 years straight, was ranked the “least affordable housing market” in the world. What if I [...]

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Tram Moving by

5 Things I’m Glad Hong Kong Kept (Part 1)

by Marketeer at Sam the Local

Posted on January 26, 2016 at 13:50 PM

This is a new installment of the 5 Things in Hong Kong series. Riding on the coattails of the surprisingly-popular 5 Things I Missed Most About Old Hong Kong entry, today I’m going to share 5 things that I’m glad that Hong Kong kept. Let’s get started!   Trams (a.k.a “Ding Dings”) Let’s do an [...]

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Pig crosses the road!

4 Ways to Experience Wildlife in Hong Kong

by Marketeer at Sam the Local

Posted on January 19, 2016 at 15:21 PM

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Hong Kong? Skyscrapers? Rolls-Royces? Millions and millions of people crammed on a small island? Probably. However, have you ever associated Hong Kong with “Wildlife?” Well, believe it or not, according to the GovHK website, 40% of the land in Hong Kong is protected [...]

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Fireboat Alexander Grantham

5 Niche Museums to Visit in Hong Kong

by Marketeer at Sam the Local

Posted on January 12, 2016 at 16:37 PM

Off the top of your head, how many museums are there in Hong Kong? Go on, take a guess! How many can you name - if you’re familiar with the city you might say Space, History, Science, Art, and Heritage? Okay, that’s five, let’s double that to be safe - 10 maybe? Well, my friend, [...]

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Maggie L.’s perfect day

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Posted on April 09, 2015 at 00:31 AM

My perfect day would involve as much food as my stomach could house. And in order for me to maximize the short 24 hours in a day, I would have to start by going on an early morning hike with the end goal of dim sum. Starting in Tsuen Wan, there is a relatively easy, one [...]

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The Sam the Local Story

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Posted on January 08, 2015 at 21:33 PM

Welcome to our blog! In these posts, we will be sharing our progress and updates to Sam the Local, unique things we discover around town, and tips and tricks for having the best experience in Hong Kong. But first, our story…and a picture of us… After moving to Hong Kong in 2011, we have had […]

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