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18 September 2019

Fun Activities Domestic Workers Can Do During Their Day Off

Everybody needs a break, even domestic workers. After a long week’s worth of hard work, it’s nice to spend some much needed R&R (rest & relaxation) that’s good for your body, mind, and soul.  If you’re a domestic worker and you’re looking for something enjoyable to do during your days off, this is the perfect list for you.

1. Get Fit and Start Mountain Climbing

For many who are new to Hong Kong, it may seem like a concrete jungle, but those who have been here long enough know that this isn’t the case.  The beauty of Hong Kong resides within the city’s gorgeous countryside. With many beautiful trails and breathtaking mountains to choose from. All you need to do is get up and hike. Visit easy trails like The Lamma Island Family Walk, or the Dragon’s back. Challenge yourself by climbing The Twin Peak and Violet Hill or the Sharp Peak.

2. Get Your Much Needed Vitamin Sea at the Beach

Just like the many trails and mountains, Hong Kong has its fair share of stunning beaches. If hiking is not your thing, you can pack your shades & your swimsuits, and take a trip to the beach. You can go for a short swim in Hong Kong’s clear waters, bathe in the warmth of the sun, or simply enjoy the view. There’s so many places you can choose from: Tai Long Wan beach, Stanley beach, Sai Wan beach —the list goes on and on. You can even surf or swim with your dogs in some of these beaches, you just have to find the right one for you.

3. Join a Church Community and Spend Time with Your Fellow Domestic Workers.

Not really the type who likes to travel far? Well, there are plenty of other inner-city options. The Filipino community is so big in Hong Kong, you are sure to find a group that will make you feel at home. If you’re looking to uplift yourself spiritually, there are churches who welcome domestic workers with open arms. Prayer is food for the soul, and you’ll find that your heart will be full amongst kindred-spirits. If you’re worried about language barriers, there are many churches who offer English services.

4. Visit the Park and Unwind.

If you want a simple day off, then you can opt to visit the park instead. Invite your friends for a picnic at Tamar or Victoria Park. Spend time playing games or sharing stories with your friends while you relax and unwind. You’ll find that spending time with your favourite companions can do wonders to renew your energy for the week. You can even bring a portable mic if you feel like singing.

5. Sing, Dance or Party Your Heart Out.

Feel like bustin’ out those dance moves or impressive high notes? Well, your day off’s the chance for you to showcase your hidden talents. During Sundays and public holidays, singing and dancing performances can usually be found in areas like Central or Wan Chai. These events are normally formed by domestic worker groups as a form of entertainment for their community and themselves. It is almost always accompanied by a small gathering. Why not try to join one?