Reading Time: < 1 minute Octopus is a smartcard payment and ticket system rolled out in Hong Kong on the local mass transit system what the locals call the MTR. However the card system is also fast becoming a local electronic payments system covering everything from the 7-Eleven convenience store purchases, cinema tickets and a Happy Meal at the neighbourhood … Read moreOctopus contactless payment system
Reading Time: < 1 minute Tsui Wah is a regular sight here in Hong Kong with 13 branches around the place. It provides good quality food at a reasonable price. It has a menu that covers Chinese dishes, Malaysian curries and western food. Vegetarians are catered for too, I enjoyed a nice vegetable curry with a fried egg and rice. … Read moreOut and about: Tsui Wah Restaurant, Central District, Hong Kong
Reading Time: 2 minutes Whilst traveling on Hong Kong’s MTR service I noticed an advert for some sort of baby food-related product from Wyeth. The reason why I sound a bit vague at this point is that I can’t read or speak any Chinese dialect. The one bit of the advert that stood out for me was a brief … Read moreInteresting consumer health advertising campaign
Reading Time: < 1 minute I was watching a lecture on TVB Pearl by The Open University of Hong Kong: Financial Tsunami and Asia’s Emergence as a Global Leader and they used the phrase NINJA to describe western consumers who were the lowest grade of home loan risk. NINJA stood for ‘no income, no job or assets’.
Reading Time: < 1 minute I am based out of Shenzhen from now until the end of January when I will send a couple of days in Hong Kong before returning to the UK. I will try and get across more often to Hong Kong, if I can get entry visas back into China easily. I am happy to meet … Read moreNow until early February – Hong Kong or Shenzhen: Meet-up, coffee, socialising, networking & cultural stuff