What is Localiiz?
Since its launch in 2012, Localiiz has fast become one of Hong Kong’s leading lifestyle websites for insight and information on our vibrant city. Through our multimedia platforms, we provide a comprehensive resource to help readers make the most out of living in Hong Kong.
We report on key Hong Kong happenings and undiscovered stories, write local lifestyle guides, opinion pieces, quirky news articles, and more. Localiiz also provides an ever expanding directory to help our readers navigate the city. Why the strange spelling? Well, Localiiz is designed to be your ‘local eyes’ – and for that you need two i’s.
In 2018, we joined the Nexus Media family to continue our growth and expansion in Hong Kong. Formally Angloinfo Asia, Nexus Digital also owns and publishes My Life in Hong Kong, My Life in Bangkok, and My Life in Asia. We will continue to bring you the fabulous content you know and love, so stay tuned and watch this space …
Jen Paolini, Content Director
Born in Hong Kong, raised in Germany, and educated in the U.S., Jen is an award-winning creative whose background in illustration and communication design has led her to a career in art direction and content creation. When she’s not getting lost in a good book, you’ll find her doing crosswords, eating dim sum, covering both sides of a Disney duet, testing out zero waste tips and tricks, and taking naps.
Jenny Leung, Senior Editor
Born in Hong Kong and raised in the UK, Jenny grew up with the best of both worlds. She loves just about anything to do with music, and doesn’t shy away from belting out a tune or two when it comes to karaoke. If she’s not out and about exploring the city and practicing her photography skills, she’s probably tucked up in bed with a book, or glued to her laptop doing her online shopping.
Sarah Moran, Staff Writer
Born and raised in Hong Kong to expat parents, Sarah grew up as your typical third-culture kid, caught between two worlds. As someone who is nosy (or just curious) and loves the written word, there was never any other career that appealed to her as much as journalism. She joined Localiiz to offer her insights on news, culture, local knowledge, and more. When she’s not busy on her mission to find the line between not enough coffee and too much coffee, you can find her exploring the city or getting stuck in a good book.
Sales and Marketing
Stephanie Lown, Marketing Manager
Stephanie is extremely passionate about animal welfare and conservation. She found herself in marketing after moving to London to pursue a career in Film & TV, and ended up building her own startup to help connect other creative artists in the industry. When she’s not at work, or taking her gorgeous pup Lola out for adventures, she can be found playing basketball at Victoria Park.
Tara Prakash, Business Development Manager
Growing up, Tara moved around South-East Asia and eventually went to Los Angeles for university to study International Relations, Economics, and Business Administration. She decided to move back to Hong Kong – a city she has called home for nearly seven years – and loves being a part of the Localiiz team to bring readers the best of this vibrant city. She loves to explore the more tucked away parts of Hong Kong, boogey to some good tunes, and play games like mahjong and liar’s dice.
Tak Man, Managing Director
Our charming, charismatic leader has a long history in advertising sales and has led teams in London, New York, and here in Hong Kong.
Barrie Goodridge, Director
Barrie is originally from the UK and has lived in Hong Kong and Asia since 1982. He has held senior positions in the media industry in Asia throughout his career, working with and managing some of the world’s biggest media brands. He knows the Asian media industry inside out and, alongside his other business interests, brings his expertise to Localiiz on a daily basis.
Ivy Su, Finance Manager
Ivy brings bags of financial experience in the media representative and publishing industry to Localiiz. As a working mum, when she’s not in the office, she enjoys taking her kids out and shopping online.
Fion Choi, Accountant
Fion enjoys working in the PR and media industry. When she’s not crunching numbers or working on financial reports, you will find her in the kitchen baking up a storm of desserts, which she loves to share with others.
Lola was rescued from the China meat trade and brought to Hong Kong by a kind lady who rescues dogs in Dongguan. When Lola isn’t following anyone with food or enjoying head rubs, she is jumping, climbing gates, or hanging herself out of a car window, enjoying life in the city!
Follow Lola and her predecessor, Tigger, on her adventures @livin_da_vida_lola on Instagram.