What is Localiiz?
Real stories. Real news. Real insight. And real humour, too. Covering the hottest new eats, the best places to play, offbeat takes on local culture, and so much more, Localiiz is every Hongkonger’s destination for how to live a well-
Since our launch in 2012, we have fast become one of Hong Kong’s leading websites for things to do and where to do them. We also provide an ever-expanding directory to help you navigate the maze of Hong Kong. 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. Catch up with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn to stay ahead of the curve.
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.
Ching Yuen, Editor
Having lived in Hong Kong, Beijing, and London sure is a fun fact whenever people try to guess Ching’s accent. She loves switching between all these language channels and her ‘mother tongue’ is just determined by how many drinks she’s had for the night! She loves movies, travelling and exploring cities from hidden alleys to gourmet dining, so feel free to hit her up if you need any suggestions for dinner!
Gigi Wong, Editor
A lifestyle editor based in Hong Kong, Gigi is thrilled to be writing about topics she’s passionate about: cinema, dining, and music. From Hollywood blockbusters to indie flicks, she loves just everything about films. Aside from rock n’ roll, she is also partial to jazz and vintage music. So, if you don’t catch her inditing articles with unwavering attention, she’d be indulging in all sorts of books, eating out, discovering vinyl albums, and playing Blu-ray movies on her TV.
Inés Fung, Editor
Currently based in Hong Kong by way of Calgary, Inés has always had a passion for writing and her creative work can be found in obscure literary ’zines. When she’s not busy scouring the city for the best gin-based cocktail, she can be found curled up with her journal and fur-ever friend Peanut. Don’t be surprised if you cross paths with her and she already knows all your mates.
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.
Sydney Campise, Business Development Manager
Having grown up in San Diego, Sydney is on a quest to find the best Mexican food here in Hong Kong! She enjoys an active lifestyle and is always looking for a creative way to get a workout in. She can stay on the beach for hours and not get bored, but her real guilty pleasures are pop culture and espresso martinis. She loves living in Asia, trying new restaurants, and is excited to be apart of a company that shows people how awesome Hong Kong is.
Eunice Fermin, Business Development Manager
A born-and-raised Hong Konger who still struggles to pronounce dong laai cha at cha chaan tengs, Eunice’s weekends are reserved for brunch with the gals. You’ll probably find her at Sephora (yay for a Hong Kong branch!), on the hunt for a decent cup of flat white around the city, or at thrifty Happy Hours with an Aperol Spritz in hand. She also enjoys endlessly binge-watching Friends on Netflix, but in reality, she really needs to finish reading at least one of the 3 books she simultaneously started. She loves making new friends and is always down for a gab, so if you see her, don’t be shy and say hi!
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, Office Mascot
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.