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Living in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has long been known as Asia's most liveable city. Despite being one of the most densely-populated cities in the world, Hong Kong’s unique geography, governance, history and economic development have made it a comfortable and convenient place to live and work.

People from around the world enjoy Hong Kong’s international outlook and its amazing culture, cuisine and cosmopolitan lifestyle. A thriving arts scene and a busy calendar of major local and international events at world-class venues across the city keeps people entertained and inspired all year round. As a compact commerce hub with the great outdoors right on your doorstep, combining business with leisure to achieve the perfect work-life balance is easy for many.

Hong Kong, with a land area of only 1,105 square kilometres has a population of more than seven million. Over 12.6 million passenger journeys are made daily on an efficient public transport system which includes railways, trams, buses, minibuses, taxis and ferries. Connectivity to Mainland China is made possible by nine major land crossings in Hong Kong, comprising both road-based and rail-based crossings. More information about public transportation in Hong Kong can be found here.

Hong Kong ranks top in the world in terms of life expectancy. The standard and quality of its healthcare services enjoy renowned international standings and compare favourably with other advanced economies, both in terms of efficiency and reliability. People in the city can easily access the quality healthcare options provided by its public and private systems. Find out more from this website.

Arts and culture
Hong Kong is developing hardware and software to reinforce the city’s status as an international cultural hub. Arts and cultural programmes are easily accessible to residents and tourists. There are 14 public museums and 16 performance venues under the management of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, which organised over 7,000 cultural programmes/activities each year. Internationally renowned art events, such as Art Basel Hong Kong, Fine Art Asia, Hong Kong International Film Festival, Le French May Arts Festival and Chinese Opera Festival, were held every year. West Kowloon Cultural District, one of the world’s largest cultural projects, has established Hong Kong as one of the most vibrant arts and cultural hubs in the world. More details can be found here.

Leisure and recreation
Hong Kong offers a wide variety of exciting events throughout the year, including Lunar New Year markets, Dragon Boat Race during Tuen Ng Festival and the Fire Dragon Dance during the Mid-Autumn Festival. Leisure facilities and activities can be easily found across the city. Click here to find out more.

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