Moving to a new country is already tough enough, let alone easing into a new job and adapting to the cultural differences. One of the things that people often worry about is making new friends in a foreign land – Hong Kong may seem like a city filled with cold souls, but people in this city are friendlier than you think. Here are some ways to meet new people and potentially make lifelong friendships!
Meetup.com may be a website where people can find or start their own meetup groups, but the aim is to organize events for people to meet up in real life. The meetup groups include a wide range of hobbies and interests, from hiking and badminton to language exchange coffee sessions. If you want to make more local friends, language exchange sessions are the way to go, as you can learn more about the local language and cultural customs.
You may feel alone in the world as an expat in Hong Kong, but you can find a community of like-minded individuals on Geoexpat.com. This website has all you need to know about living and settling in Hong Kong, including job ads, forums and an online directory. No matter what question you have about living in the city, you’ll most likely have it answered by fellow expats on this platform.
It’s time to put your dancing shoes on! Every week there are at least three salsa events going on in the city – “Viva La Salsa” is held at Volar every Tuesday, “Salsa Fiesta” is held at Prive every Thursday and “I Love Salsa” is held at Solas every Sunday. The dancing nights are designed for dancers of all sorts of levels, so beginners with two left feet are welcome too. Other than providing a great way to mingle and meet new people, the salsa lessons are also completely free of charge!