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HK 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
Haydee, Hong Kong

For bridge players looking for a tournament, contact Hong Kong Contract Bridge Association at 2641 3666 or the American Women’s Association at 2527 2961.

A note to female lawyers visiting Hong Kong. You can reach the Hong Kong Federation of Female Lawyers via:
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 at: The WIPS web site is at:
Frances Bartlett, Toronto, Canada
Ed. 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 woman’s 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
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.
Frances Bartlett, Toronto, Canada
Helena May is an individual women’s 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
Setting Up 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: or 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: 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.
Janet Walker, Hong Kong.

Free Internet access...

Cup o' JoeComing in or going to the airport? There is free internet access at Pacific Coffee (like Starbuck’s 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 time!

Laundry for less...

When 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

Hats off to famous HK women...

PaparazziJosephine 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 Association.

Elsie Leung is the Chief of Justice.

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