Clubs and services women will appreciate...
||Webgrrls (Hong Kong) is an international
organization of women who are interested in computers, technology
and the internet. Our Hong Kong chapter holds monthly meetings
with invited speakers, happy hour mixers (with other women's
groups in HK) and workshops. It maintains a listserv where anyone
can post information, a question or a job opportunity. You can
get to know more about Hong Kong Webgrrls at http://www.webgrrls.com/hk
Haydee, Hong Kong
bridge players looking for a tournament, contact Hong Kong
Contract Bridge Association at 2641 3666 or the American
Womens Association at 2527 2961.
||A note to female lawyers visiting Hong Kong. You
can reach the Hong Kong Federation of Female Lawyers via: http://www.women-lawyers.org.
||Women in Publishing Society (WIPS) can
be a good resource for visiting journalists and any women working
in the communication arts. Especially good if their visits coincide
with the regular monthly meeting, usually the first Wed of each
month, held upstairs at the Foreign Correspondents' Club (Upper
Ice House street, Central). President Kay Ross can be reached
The WIPS web site is at: http://www.hkwips.org
Frances Bartlett, Toronto, Canada
note: I attended a WIPS meeting when I was in Hong
Kong. Everybody was extremely welcoming and supportive. They
taught me a lot about HK from a womans point of view and
I thank them.
||The Women Business Owners Club meets regularly
in Hong Kong and they welcome visitors. To find out about their
scheduled program and business networking opportunities, you
can visit www.hkwboc.org
Judy Love Eastham, Hong Kong
||Foreign Correspondents' Club (Upper Ice
House street, Central) is another great networking resource;
cheap food and booze also on offer.Especially entertaining on
Friday nights when local journos gather to trade gossip and
opinions. This club is for members only, but I believe visiting
journalists can get temporary membership (or buy bar chits)
upon presentation of a valid press card.
||Helena May is an individual womens
club with a well-stocked library. It also offers longer stay
residential accommodation for women and day membership for both
women and men. Call: 2522 6766
Setting Up in Hong Kong,
Fiona Campbell, Hong Kong
||Need a babysitter? Rent-a-Mum specialises
in finding babysitters, nannies and short-term childcare. You
can reach them in HK at Tel/Fax: 2523 4868
in Hong Kong, Fiona Campbell, Hong Kong
||There are two organizations that I recommend for women moving
to Hong Kong. They offer groups for new comers as well as all
kinds of courses pertaining to language, culture, history, outings
and shopping. The first is called the American Women's
Organisation (AWA) but it's not just for Americans;
everybody is welcome. Their telephone number is 2527 2961, website:
simply show up for their weekly coffee & chat at the Marriott
Hotel's coffee shop. The second is the Y's English speaking
members department. Their telephone number is 3476
1340, website: http://www.esmdywca.org.hk.
A lot of women join both, pick and choose from their activities
and make use of the members' discounts they each have for places
around town. Feel free to be in touch.
in or going to the airport? There is free internet access
at Pacific Coffee (like Starbucks in North America)
at the IFC, Airport Express Building (2 fl) in Central.
Teresa, San Francisco, USA
Ed. note: There are also
branches of Pacific Coffee in Pacific Place and at the Peak.
Get your tourist, cyber, and caffeine fix all at the same
in Hong Kong, I found a laundry that did a magnificent job
at a fraction of what the hotels charge. Mankee Laundry
(Shop 24, Ground Floor, Hankow Apartments, 49 Hankow Road,
Tsimshatsui) will clean up to six pounds of laundry for $18HKD.
The laundry offers same day service and is open Monday-Saturday
from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (closed Sundays). Generally speaking,
if you want to avoid the high prices of hotel laundry don't
be afraid to ask the concierge to direct you to the nearest
dry cleaner or self-service laundry. They will often have
a mini-directory of vendors in the neighborhood and will give
you several leads.
Michele, Williamstown, USA
to famous HK women...
Siao has won a best actress award at Cannes.
Lee Lai Sang is the international wind surfing champion.
Mrs. Anson Chan is the Chief Secretary and second
in command in Government.
Amy Chan is Executive Director of the Hong Kong Tourist
Elsie Leung is the Chief of Justice.
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