12 August, 2019
Lifestyle

Your Guide To Essential Hong Kong Apps, Numbers And Websites

12 August, 2019

The essential apps, numbers and websites that everyone should have in their little black book.

Whether you’ve lived in Hong Kong your whole life or are new to the city, finding help when you’re in sticky situations can be difficult, or worse, chaotic. Trust us, we feel your pain! That’s why we’ve compiled a list of essential Hong Kong apps, numbers and websites everyone in the city needs to add to their little black book. From part-time cleaners to handymen and online groceries, we’ve got you covered!

Read more: 6 New Apps That Will Make Your Life Easier

Jump to:
Beauty
Leisure
Groceries
Food Delivery
Household Needs
Transportation
Medical
Everything Else

Beauty

Looking your best has never been easier thanks to this new class of beauty-based apps. Make salon appointments through the click of a button, or arrange for a glam squad to come directly to you – all while saving time and dollars!

BloomMe

Whether you’re in need of a soothing massage, pre-holiday bikini wax or a last-minute blowout before dinner, BloomMe makes it easy to book an appointment at your favourite spa or salon, all at the push of a button! Promising instant beauty at your fingertips, booking app BloomMe gives you access to over 2,000 top spas and salons. Stuck on where to go? Not to worry, BloomMe provides honest and helpful salon reviews (complete with HD photos!). Even better, exclusive app-only deals, alongside discounts of up to 30% off, ensure you’re getting the best deals in the city.

Sassy Perk: BloomMe is offering a free Thai massage to anyone that signs up to the app between Monday, 12 August to Monday, 2 September, 2019. Users can choose between treatments at Mary Thai in Mong Kok, or Thai Heart Massage and Mei Mei Thai in Yau Ma Tei. Simply download the app and sign up with the code THAIFREE.

Download BloomMe on your iPhone or Android for free.

Other Favourites Include:

Hava, 2620 0860, WhatsApp:9220 0860, [email protected]hava.com.hk

On Location Glam, [email protected], www.onlocationglam.com

Sponge, [email protected], gosponge.com

Style Brigade, 9708 4379, [email protected]stylebrigade.co

WeCut, 3796 6268, [email protected]www.wecut.asia, app download available on iOS

Read more: The Best At-Home Beauty Services In Hong Kong

Leisure

One of our favourite things about Hong Kong is that there’s always something to do. From dining out at the city’s newest culinary offering, to checking out the latest Hollywood flicks and day trips out to Disney, packed itineraries are just par for the course. Need help navigating your way through the huge range of options? Here are some of our favourite leisure-based apps for your downloading pleasure.

For Dining Out:

Chope, www.chope.co, app download available on iOS and Android

Eatigo, eatigo.com, app download available on iOS and Android

OpenRice, www.openrice.com, app download available on iOS and Android

For Entertainment

HK Movie, hkmovie6.com, app download available on iOS and Android

Klook, www.klook.com, app download available on iOS and Android

Read more: Your Guide For What To Do When It’s Raining In Hong Kong

Groceries

No time to hit the shops this week? Or perhaps you’re after a star ingredient which isn’t stocked in your local “Taste” or wet market? Don’t worry, that’s what the internet is for. From sustainable seafood, organic veggies and tasty home comforts, these online grocery stores will deliver straight to your door, saving you the stress of playing trolley wars!

For Everything:

British Essentials, www.britishessentials.hk 

Jou Sun, www.jousun.com

My Market, www.mymarket.com.hk

Pacific Gourmetwww.pacificgourmet.com.hk

South Stream Market, www.southstreammarket.com

For Meat And Seafood:

Farmer’s Market, www.farmersmarket.com.hk

Meatmarket.hkwww.meatmarket.com.hk

For Organic And Health Foods:

Magic Season Organicswww.magicseasonorganics.com

Regency Spices, www.regencyspices.hk

For Vegan Groceries:

Green Common, www.greencommon.com

One Vegan Shop, www.oneveganshop.com

Read more: Top Online Grocery Delivery Sites In Hong Kong

Food Delivery

What a time to be alive! The technological era of the 21st century has blessed us with home delivery options aplenty. Hundreds of cuisines and diverse dishes from premium eateries are ours for the taking (or eating) with just a tap of our phones. What we love about this selection of food delivery apps is their efficiency, ensuring dinner will be ready in literally a flash!

Black Sheep Restaurants Go, delivery.blacksheeprestaurants.com, app download available on iOS and Android

Deliveroo,  www.deliveroo.hk, app download available on iOS and Android

Food Pandawww.foodpanda.hk, app download available on iOS and Android

Uber Eatswww.ubereats.comapp download available on iOS and Android

Household Needs

Household chores are both dull and time-consuming. But luckily in Hong Kong, we’re blessed with plenty of services to give us a helping hand. Whether your home is in need of an urgent repair, or you simply need someone to give it a quick clean and tidy, the following services are here to get you on track.

Cleaners:

Merry Maids, 2857 4038, [email protected], www.merrymaids.com.hk

Prestige Home Services, 2893 7387, [email protected]www.phshk.com

Smart Home, 2717 1196, WhatsApp: 5560 6050, [email protected], www.shome.com.hk

Top Maids Home Cleaning Co., 2151 1280, www.topmaid.com.hk

Handymen:

Ace Handyman, 9078 1918, 6446 9226, [email protected], www.acehandyman.hk

Dr Fix It All, 2525 0055, WhatsApp: 9828 0996, [email protected], www.drfixitall.hk

Hello Toby, [email protected], www.hellotoby.com, app download available on iOS and Android

Dry Cleaners:

Clean Living, 2333 0141, [email protected], www.cleanliving.com.hk

Impressed Laundry, impressed.hk, app download available on iOS and Android

Jeeves, 2552 7557, WhatsApp: 6900 4603, [email protected]www.jeeveshongkong.com, app download available on iOS and Android

Park Avenue, 2893 9368, www.parkavenuehk.com

Vogue Laundry, 2460 3506, www.voguelaundry.com

Read more: Where Do I Get: Finding Basic Things For The Home In Hong Kong

Transportation

Hong Kong prides itself on having one of the best transport systems in the world. And we 100% agree. Taxis, buses, the MTR and even ferries are cheap and easy to come by. To ensure you get the most out of the city’s public transport, we recommend a quick download of these transportation apps. Don’t forget your Octopus card!

For Everyday Journeys:

MTR Mobile, app download available on iOS and Android

1933 KMB/LWB, app download available on iOS and Android

CitybusNWFB, app download available on iOS and Android

HK Taxi, www.hktaxiapp.com, app download available on iOS and Android

Citymapper, www.citymapper.com, app download available on iOS and Android

For Moving And Relocation:

Allied Pickfords Hong Kong, 2736 6032, www.alliedpickfords.com.hk

Asian Express International Movers Ltd, 2893 1000, [email protected]www.aemovers.com.hk

GoGoVan, 3590 3399, [email protected], www.gogovan.com.hk, app download available on iOS and Android

Medical

If the waiting times at crowded emergency room clinics are too long, or you’re simply too ill to leave the house, it’s time to enlist the help of a mobile doctor. Offering high standards of personalised medical care, these experienced professionals will come directly to you and provide emergency or routine medical care in the comfort of your own home, office or hotel.

Doctors Direct, 6017 1281, 6506 0250, [email protected], www.doctorsdirect.com.hk

Hong Kong Emergency Medicine Centre,6511 8000, www.emchk.com

Hong Kong Home Doctor, 6628 5365, www.hkhomedoctor.com

Essential Numbers, Apps And Websites: Lifestyle Apps

Everything Else

They’re not kidding when they say there’s an app or website for everything. From weather and typhoon updates to fitness and info on where to fill your reusable water bottles, here’s a selection of our favourite Hong Kong living essentials.

Weather:

Air Quality Health Index, www.aqhi.gov.hk, app download available on iOS and Android

MyObservatory, www.hko.gov.hk, app download available on iOS and Android

Health And Wellness:

ClassPass, classpass.com, app download available on iOS and Android

TrailWatch, app download available on iOS and Android

Water For Free, app download available on iOS and Android

Finance:

Octopus, app download available on iOS (iOS mobile device requires an Octopus Mobile Reader) and Android

PayMe, www.payme.hsbc.com, app download available on iOS and Android

 

Editor’s Note: This article was originally written by Stephanie Ma and published on 28, August 2017 and was updated on 12, August 2019.

 

Feature image courtesy of Glen Anthony via Unsplash, image 1 courtesy of Element5 Digital via Unsplash, image 2 courtesy of BloomMe, image 3 courtesy of Myke Simon via Unsplash, image 4 courtesy of Gaelle Marcel via Unsplash, image 5 courtesy of Kristina Bratko via Unsplash, image 6 courtesy of Le Creuset via Unsplash, image 7 courtesy of Callous Gee via Unsplash, image 8 & 9 courtesy of rawpixel.com via Pexels. 

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