Hong Kong and Singapore are often referred as two of the "Four Asian Tigers". It is common to see comparison between Hong Kong and Singapore as both places are metropolitan and expensive to live in. While some people feel the life in both places is similar, we often see comments that Hong Kong lagged behind Singapore in both economic growth and living qualities. (Related: Hong Kong ranked 70th in world for quality of living - way behind rival Singapore). So how different Hong Kong is compared to Singapore and in which part Hong Kong is doing better than Singapore? Let us learn from a Singapore local, Adrian, who recently moved to Hong Kong.
For many young people in Hong Kong, Taiwan is a popular place to travel. For some, Taiwan is a place to immigrate to. However, I know a girl who spent most of her life in Taiwan decided to move to Hong Kong, the place where she was born. Vicky shared why she ended up living in Hong Kong for two years so far.
Recently I met some friends who consider moving out from Hong Kong, and actually they are not the minority in Hong Kong. A survey done by Hong Kong Federation of Youth Group in 2015 indicates a high tendency of people moving out from Hong Kong. 62 percent of the young people interviewed said they hope to emigrate. They quoted rising costs of living, political disputes, social conflicts among groups and few other things as the major reasons. This leads to more and more youngsters applying for working holiday programs to have few months to one year of experience in another country.