I love working with my residential ‘A Team’ and this month I’m showing off a fellow Hongkonger. Like me, Laurie has grown up in this crazy place and can tell you everything there is to know about living here – from the obvious finding a Hong Kong property to discovering the secret spots and being in the know about the best places to go for a decent dinner.
So, who is Laurie Lankester?
I’m a seasoned expat, born in HK, growing up between Australia and HK. I have also lived in Singapore, the UK, France and Italy. I speak French and Italian and I have a passion for my job, my family (including my dogs), hiking, and outdoor pursuits. I also appreciate the aesthetic including wonderful views and scenery, and of course good food and wine!
What do you love most about your job?
I love meeting people from all walks of life and I’m a very social person. I’m a passionate Hongkonger and enjoy nothing more than helping newcomers get established here and to see them falling in love with Hong Kong too.
House Heaven Vs House Hell?
7-15 Mount Kellett Road VS Anything looking straight into other buildings (that is not for me!)
Best Hong Kong neighbourhood for Party Animals?
Anywhere in HK – this is a party city after all!
3 activities not to miss out on in Hong Kong…
- Definitely hiking – so many trails to choose from!
- Take an evening junk trip through the harbour to enjoy the city lights.
- A visit to Lamma Island on the local ferry
Favourite local eats in your ‘hood?
Shek O: Cococabana, beautiful alfresco dining beach-side is absolute heaven!
Central: DiVino on Wyndham St (great Italian food and excellent wine – get there for happy hour to try their complimentary snacks!) and Cecconis on Elgin St (another great Italian – can you tell I like food from this part of the world?!).
What’s your most unforgettable property search request?
With a budget of up to $1million per month, looking at beautiful free standing houses in the Southside. The world is your oyster!
How to beat feeling home-sick?
HK is my home so “home-sickness” would be for here when I am away – but luckily when I am away I am normally on holiday so I get the best of both worlds – I know I’m coming back!
Got a question for Lauire, or need some help with your Hong Kong move? Then get in touch – email@example.com See you next week!