A travellers stop in Hong Kong

Adele (2017 Hong Kong)

Q: Where do you come from?
A: I'm from the south coast of England, in the United Kingdom.

Q: When did you go on your working holiday?
A: 2017.

Q: Where did you go for your working holiday and why do you choose this place?
A: I was bored of working in London, so I decided to go travelling for a bit. I'd been to Hong Kong for business trips before so I decided to apply for a one year working holiday visa for Hong Kong in April 2017.

Q: What kinds of jobs did you do, and what kinds of courses did you take during your working holiday?
A: I worked as a freelance business writer, taking on small jobs that lasted a few weeks at a time. This allowed me to carry on travelling and not settle down too much!

Q: Tell us one of your most unforgettable memories in your working holiday.
A: I loved heading out to the new territories and exploring beautiful places like the 10,000 Buddhas and the Chi Lin Nunnery.

Q: What is the greatest reward you have got from your working holiday?
A: I loved the flexibility I had with being able to work to fund my travels, and being in Hong Kong is a great hub for travelling to other spots.

Q: Can you give 3 tips for young people who wish to visit the working holiday destination of your choice?
Hong Kong is expensive; make sure you budget well in advance!
Try and make some friends as soon as you can. It's a big city and you can feel quite aimless at times. Check out Expat Living for some "what's on" activities where you can easily meet other people.
Network as much as possible. Connect with people on Linkedin. Head to industry events. Or just speak to people in the areas you want to work. Opportunities can be found everywhere.

Q: Is there any extra thing you would like to tell us?
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Note: The views and comments expressed in individual sharings are the authors' own and do not reflect the views of the Labour Department. Working holidaymakers are advised to research thoroughly and check up for updated and verified information before departure.