We all know the life of an HK Chica is anything but slow. We have workouts to plan, work deadlines to meet, and what is this “self-care” that so many love to preach? Fortunately, here is a little list of apps to make city life that much more manageable and your work commutes more productive. Instead of Instagramming on your phone, research the following:
Make last-minute dinner plans and avoid the hustle of LKF. Thanks to Eatigo, Southeast Asia’s food popular food reservation app, this handy tool comes with discounts and allows the user to find the perfect meal locale within minutes. Very user-friendly and offering a number of options, one can choose to eat based on district, cuisine, time, and more, all while giving a discount code to use upon reserving. New users can also get a $25 discount (on top of the reservation!) with the code BLOOMME.
You know this scenario: you’re on your way to the Airport Express and you don’t want to pay the ridiculously expensive fare to get yourself to the airport. Thank goodness for Klook! This travel discount app allows you to book tickets to many attractions, including that attractive Airport Express, at a discount and from the convenience of your smartphone. This is available in many countries and also suggests activities and trendy hotspots. Writing reviews is encouraged by giving you Klook credits which can be used for even more discounts.
You didn’t think we’d make this list and not toot our own horn, did you? Schedule pampering for the moment you step out of the office. Using Hong Kong’s premiere beauty scheduling app, BloomMe, you have 12 categories of self-care from which to choose and from a variety of 1700 spas here in Hong Kong. Get the most out of this free service by enabling notifications on your phone to be informed of the best deals-particularly on weekends! Services offered are always at a discount, and you can make the most of your beauty budget with credits from each booking and bonuses for referring friends.
We all need a little luxury to congratulate ourselves for our hard Hong Kong work. OntheList is a fantastic way to get that luxury without the buyer’s remorse of the high price. Offering over 100 brands, you can sign up to receive notifications (at least weekly) of sales on luxury items, from handbags to sunglasses to essential oils. With notifications, OnTheList will also tell you when a coveted item has been replenished or newly marked down. While the service is free, you must register to attend the sale event, which is usually held in Central.
Afraid to commit to a specific workout or gym? Download and register for ClassPass, the worldwide exercise scheduling app that allows the user to select the specific regimen at a specific time and a specific centre. This subscription plan also has an option for ClassPass Live, which connects you to live, interactive workouts for home if your busy city life doesn’t allow you to sign up for the class you desperately wanted. And after working out, connect to HealthKit to find out how many calories you burned and your average heart rate.
The dread of many a city-dweller: low battery power with no charging bank in sight. Fortunately, MobiJuce comes to the rescue with its low-priced services and “JucePacs” (aka power banks) available to rent. For the low price of $2 per half hour, use the app on your phone to find a “JuceBox” where you can pick up a rental power bank to be used and dropped off at another location, if necessary. And with the code: BM2019 new users can get 5 days of free charging($100 value).
Another tragic scenario is the dreaded Missing of the Morning Alarm. While this may be a jarring start to your day, the direction can swiftly be changed with the blessed Pacific Coffee. Using your registered and loaded Perfect Cup Card, you can conveniently order coffee from your phone and have it waiting for you at the nearest shop before rushing off to work. With that registered card, you will also be the first to know about new seasonal specialities and promotions. Forgot about a birthday gift for your work spouse? Send them a Pacific Coffee gift card via the app, as well.
So many films, so little time to decide which selection is best. The HK Movie app makes these decisions significantly easier. By filtering your selection of film, time, location, language, and even 2D vs. 3D, one can instantly see what showings are available and how close they are to being sold out. After making your entertainment selection, pick your seat and order tickets right from the app, too.
Hong Kong is a busy but lively place to be. With the help of these 8 apps, life just became a bit more manageable with a few simple smartphone clicks.
We all know the life of an HK Chica is anything but slow. We have workouts to plan, work deadlines to meet, and what is this “self-care” that so many love to preach? Fortunately, here is a little list of apps to make city life that much more manageable and your work commutes more productive….