What we do
Hong Kong is a fabulous city, no doubt. At all.
Us Hong Kongers know that the trade-off for living the good life is the price we pay. We’re talking about one of the most expensive cities in the world to live in here!
Savvy in Hong Kong is here to be your guide to getting the most for your money in the city. It’s not about being cheap – Savvy in Hong Kong will help you make the smart choices and find the best value.
The Savvy Mission
We want you to squeeze every drop of amazing out of Hong Kong without it costing the Earth.
Whether you’re a Hong Konger through and through, a long-term expat, or visiting for a few days, weeks, or months, we’re here to be your guide.
Our core principles include:
Meaning you’ll get the absolute best out of life in Hong Kong with your values intact, and maybe even an improved life.
Let’s explore what this all means for you as a reader and subscriber to Savvy in Hong Kong.
You don’t need to trudge the streets of Mongkok every day to find the things you need. We’ve done that already; it’s not the best way!
Buying cheap isn’t what we’re all about. Did your mother ever warn you, “buy cheap, buy twice”? You’re not getting sent clothes shopping in Mong Kok with Savvy in Hong Kong! We’re here to guide you to our favorite places that sell great quality items at super-savvy prices.
It’s not only quality that you lose out on when you shop cheap rather than smart in Hong Kong. Throwaway fashion and sub-standard products will need to be replaced sooner, using up more precious resources and filling up landfill quicker.
We want to help you revive your current wardrobe, pass your furniture on to a new home, and get a great deal on a second-hand car. Eating the right food for you and the planet is also on our radar; we’ll bring you some delicious Hong Kong vegetarian food to get you salivating.
A deal is only a deal if you actually want what you’re buying. Savvy in Hong Kong isn’t about finding obscure things that happen to be cheap. We want you to get the absolute best price for what you’re buying anyway.
Sitting behind a computer and reading what everyone else says isn’t for us. We hit the streets and go bargain hunting for you – it’s great fun and means everything we tell you is real and researched. We search the city for the best herbs and the cutest arts and crafts shops, the advice we give you is real.
The team behind Savvy in Hong Kong all live right here in the city. You’ve got an expat career woman, a foreign student, and a native Hong Konger, all using everything they know to get you the best deals and discounts in the city.
More than that, we know our limits. When our team isn’t an expert at something, we bring in the right people to share their knowledge with you.
Supporting local businesses
Hong Kong is a huge international city. Our team is from all over the world, as well as right here, reflecting the global nature of Hong Kong. We do live here, though, and it’s important to support the place you live so it can continue to thrive.
We’re all about shopping locally. Keep your money with local shops and services where you can and keep your money right here. When a locally owned and operated company is the best value at what they do, we promise you’re going to know about it.
What we offer to you
Let us guide you through the labyrinthine shopping and spending maze, that is Hong Kong. Just got here and feeling overwhelmed? Lived here forever and want to start getting the best out of your money?
Shopping in Hong Kong will be easier with us. You’ll learn the hacks that get you through the week with a little more cash at the end. We’ll give you the tricks you need to refresh your life without worrying your bank manager.
What have you been hunting for? Where did you find the best bargain in Hong Kong ever? Tell us in the comments or by contacting us.
We’d love to hear from you. Tell us what you think about Hong Kong, or even tell us something we’ve missed. If you’ve got a tip that fits in with what we’re about, we want to hear from you.