Only a few months have passed since our last voyage into uncharted business waters, and here we are, supercharged for a new journey and busy packing! Next up are Hong Kong and Singapore, where we’ll search for new opportunities, new partners and some real, honest-to-goodness snake soup.
The questions we’d like answered (aside from confirming whether snake soup is indeed the elixir of eternal life) are related to what’s going on in these two key Asian hubs’ IT industries. The plan is so simple, we can only chuckle: we’re going to meet with our customers, friends and potential partners and ask them point-blank for their feedback. Foolproof!
In Hong Kong we visited the Science Park, strolled the Avenue of Stars and rode a double-decker bus for the first time! We also enjoyed a fantastic four-hour long walk with Dennis, who acted as a cordial cicerone and gave us the opportunity to peer into the heart and soul of this amazing city.
We’ll spare you the rest of our touristic impressions. Suffice to say, for someone coming from Siberia, both Hong Kong and Singapore, with their skyscrapers, cars, malls and parks, were simply breathtaking.
The week after meeting Dennis was spent in Singapore, where we managed to cram seven business meetings into a tight schedule, on top of visiting a musical festival in Esplanade and enjoying ocean views on world-renowned Sentosa Island.
Our Asian mission was an unqualified success. Not only did we return to Russia with many fond memories, but we also managed to visit with our partners and clients and better understand their needs, culture and business habits. It’s one thing to talk over the phone and via email, but meeting someone face-to-face, on “their turf” so to speak, takes a relationship to a whole new level.
A big “Thank You!” to everyone who assisted with the trip and helped in expanding our business in Asia. Undoubtedly, HireRussians and its partners will both benefit from the strong relationships forged during this brief-but-intense experience in the Far East.
And regarding snake soup — talk to us in sixty years