The new year is promising to be a brighter place for property investors looking for opportunities outside of Hong Kong, as industry consultants favour several tried-and-tested locations in Europe and Southeast Asia, Yahoo News reported(30 December 2019). Real-estate investments in Portugal, Greece and Ireland have become popular bets in 2019 for wealthy local residents seeking to escape from the political turmoil in the city. ''Greece is likely to continue to lure Hongkongers based on its popularity, Its golden visa and citizenship programmes should appeal to city folks.'' said Georg Chmiel, executive chairman at property portal Juwai.com.