24 hours sounds like a lot of time but do you ever feel like one day is just not enough? Living in a fast-paced city like Hong Kong where transportation is efficient and establishments seem to be at most within a 30 minute MTR ride away from each other, we tend to fill our daily schedules with tasks and appointments – breakfast with Mom, brunch with the guys, an hour at the gym, grocery shopping and afternoon tea with your partner, things can suddenly get hectic!
For that reason, we’ve rounded up 5 life hacks, which will not only save you time and money, but also allow you to explore, experience and share more of the city plus give you an edge over the grumpy people waiting in taxi queues on those rainy Monday mornings:
The almighty Octopus card
This award-winning HK icon has evolved from a smart card you can use for public transport to an all-round card you can use at retail outlets, online, even with your mobile phone! Splitting bills for team lunches is made easy with person-to-person payments using your Octopus.
MTR, NWB, KMB, Kuaidi, and Gogovan transport apps, HK Taxi translator
Plan your public commutes better with the MTR, NWB and KMB apps. From the journey time, number of stops to photos of the actual bus stops and their surroundings, these apps have all the info you need to get to your destination and get there on time. Never queue up for a taxi again with the Kuaidi and Gogovan apps. Kuaidi provides a range of private cars and taxis for hire that you can either book on the spot or days ahead, while Gogovan is your go-to moving app, offering vehicles from vans to 9-ton trucks (Get in, grand piano!). Be BFFs with your taxi driver with the HK Taxi Translator app. With over 1000 streets and establishments on its database, addresses will never get lost in translation again.
Anytime entertainment with viuTV
With Hong Kong’s frenetic pace, when else do we have time to watch TV? Anytime, it turns out. The free ViuTV App features the same homegrown “Factual Entertainment” programs that expose the most realistic aspects of human nature through true stories and real reactions, that are broadcast on their free-to-air channel. The content is alternative, engaging and highly addictive. Everything is available through the free viuTV App, from which audiences can also watch encore full-version programs on demand.
Happy shopping with honestbee
Gone are the days of torn paper bags, spilled milk and broken eggs. With honestbee, you can get the freshest ingredients delivered to you within an hour, and with 10,000 products online sourced from your favorite stores, it’s a one stop shop for all your grocery needs.
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