January 2019

Posted by Anton Murray Consulting on . Posted in 2019

Hong Kong is one of our four coverage locations, and we especially love a visit during the colder months from December through to February. Not normally associated with a colder climate, Hong Kong has a lovely mild winter with temps dropping to about 14C with clear mornings and, in stark contrast to the humid summer, it is a great time to go for a long hike to explore the island.

January is the coldest and the driest month of the year in Hong Kong, making it the ideal time for a holiday or business trip, when wearing a full suit to meetings is pleasant. The locals are understandably excited every year when winter comes, and pull out their heavy down coats and puffer jackets, adding to the winter ambience. The shopping is also fantastic in January with Lai See (lucky money) sales galore, and great deals to be had from early January all the way up to Chinese New Year. It’s a good idea to coincide your visit with the Chinese New Year to enjoy all the festivities (this year 5th-19th February).

January is the peak blooming season for many native Hong Kong flowers, making for an especially beautiful time for a hike in the clear air. This year WinterFest is showcasing a unique Pulse Light Festival running until late February. If you haven’t visited the recently renovated Tai Kwun definitely go check it out. With a convenient entrance from the Mid-Level Escalator, Tai Kwun is a beautifully restored heritage and arts centre with a peaceful open-air plaza surrounded by restaurants and boutique art spaces.

We hope all our candidates and clients had a fantastic festive season. We look forward to an exciting and productive 2019 working with you all.

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