This is why I left Hong Kong: Richmondite

Richmond has always been a popular destination for immigrants from Hong Kong and for good reason. A recent survey conducted by the Chinese University of Hong Kong shows that one third of Hong Kongers want to leave their hometown and that the most popular option is Canada.

Judy Lam, a Richmond freelance yoga instructor, said she is not surprised by the high percentage. Like many of her friends whose parents are originally from Hong Kong, Lam, born and raised in Richmond, went to the “pearl of the orient” after university to search for a better career, but chose to come back to her hometown six years later.