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My (Mini) Expat Experience in Hong Kong!

Last Spring, I had the amazing experience of getting to move to Hong Kong for two months for an International Business internship working for the Government of Alberta. This was honestly one of the most incredible cities I have ever lived in, so for this post I would like to share some of my favourite places & things to do in Hong Kong. 🙂

Sky100 Observatory


Located on the 100th floor of Hong Kong’s International Commerce Centre, I got to experience what it feels like to look down on skyscrapers! The majority of my time in Hong Kong was quite cloudy, but luckily on the day I went here- the weather turned out to be perfect!


Victoria Harbour

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Several times after getting off from work, this was an amazing place to go just before sunset to view Hong Kong’s incredible skyline. They even have several boat tours that take you right into the harbour during the famous Symphony Light Show where all of the buildings light up to the tune of music!

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Hong Kong Disneyland


This was a super fun place to go on the weekend! I ended up going twice in total because I got a really great discount from the KLook app. Growing up, I always loved going to Disney (in California & Florida)- so it felt really cool to experience going to Disneyland in Asia. 🙂


Victoria Peak


Victoria Peak is another place that offers a gorgeous view overlooking Hong Kong. From the top of the observatory there is a 360 degree view of the whole city, and it is one of the most famous landmarks in all of Hong Kong. (Tip: arrive early on a weekday, because during the weekend it gets so busy- it was a quite a struggle to take this photo because there were so many people around!)


Mong Kok – Ladies Market

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Mong Kok is a district that has many different markets, including the very famous “Ladies Market.” This was one of my favourite places to go because they have so many stalls filled with everything you could think of… such as ‘designer’ bags, souvenirs, electronics, clothing, jewelry, Pokémon plush toys, and more… all for very cheap prices!


Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery

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Located about a 10 minute walk from Sha Tin MTR station is the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery. Along the staircase that leads to to the top of the monastery – there are so many different Buddha statues where not a single one was alike!

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Lantau Island

Lantau Island is another really nice place to go for a day trip on a weekend. You can either take a shuttle bus or a cable car that will take you to to the island, which is home to the Tian Tan Buddha! (Unfortunately I lost my photos from Lantau Island due to my phone breaking- but luckily I did post a couple to my Instagram before that happened!)


Where I stayed while in Hong Kong:




Here are some more of my pictures from Hong Kong 🙂



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Thanks for reading! – Jackie ❤ 🙂

4 comments on “My (Mini) Expat Experience in Hong Kong!

  1. Claudia Taylor

    I love your pictures Jackie! I felt like I was on a mini-tour of Hong Kong! I have never looked down from 100 floors above ground! The view is spectacular! Thanks, Claudia (mom)

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  2. Amazing photos, my happy pixel! Hong Kong looks like an incredible place to visit! 😉

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  3. I’m off to Hong Kong in December for a week and am going to check out some or all of these. Great photos.

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  4. Jeni Hudson

    Hong Kong seems like such a cool place! I also love your pics and had no idea it was such a big city… I would love to go to that 10 thousand Buddha place – it’s kinda hard to believe not one of those statues looks alike! 😆 that’s crazy!

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