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I've HAD IT with Hong Kong... Advice? Wanna move to Singapore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaowaiLulu:
    Maybe you should just change your name to "Singapore Hater".. Lol

    SIN is a LOT like HK (see all reasons above), but with nicer environment and SIGNIFICANTLY less pollution, and they speak English AND Mandarin. Cost is not the reason for moving out, but the cheaper housing is still an advantage.
    Also IT IS CLOSE enough to HK that my husband can keep his work here and not alter his schedule that much (he had a similar commute in the US).

    Tell me of a better place and I'll consider it. To me, it sounds like you keep trying to make Singapore sound like a bad choice no matter what I say.
    I didn't say Singapore is necessarily a bad place, only the reasons you cited as not convincing for moving there (as it is inaccurate).

    As for other people's accusations against me, make up your own mind and don't listen to others. I gave pretty straightforward reasons without resorting to any kind of insults or below-the-belt attacks, and that makes me a troll?! I think you know and I know I was simply engaging in a discussion with you.

    I do know a thing or two about Singapore as I have actually lived there. How else would I be able to give the information that I had just given you about the places to live? Or the cost-of-living?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Liked:
    I am a bloke,
    Wow. I had you pegged as a chick for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HK_Katherine:
    Singapore is NOTHING like HK. Chalk and Cheese. Scary if you think they are similar!
    Quite true. That is what I have been saying, before the usual suspects of jgl and TB tried to sidetrack the discussion with personal attacks on me.

    To be fair, yes, there are some areas of similarities (i.e. both were former British colonies, both are relatively small cities, both place has good public transportation and use English as one of the official languages). Both if you look beyond the superficial similarities between the two cities, Hong Kong and Singapore are actually two very different places, for better or worse. There are differences which makes Singapore better (less pollution, nicer urban environment, generally friendlier locals) and also differences which makes Singapore worse (less freedoms, more censorship, mandatory military service for your kids). But those two places are not the same. I know because I actually lived there.

    I know first-hand what it is like living in Singapore. There are things that I like about that place over HK. And there are things I don't like about it and prefer HK over it.

    Have jgl and TB lived there eh?
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    I don't know how you guys know who is who and who leaves and comes back with new screen name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cho-man:
    I do know a thing or two about Singapore as I have actually lived there. How else would I be able to give the information that I had just given you about the places to live? Or the cost-of-living?
    1) Google
    2) Bing
    3) Singapore Expat Guides - House hunt guide for expat in Singapore, renting apartment or house in Singapore

    As for other people's accusations against me, make up your own mind and don't listen to others. I gave pretty straightforward reasons without resorting to any kind of insults or below-the-belt attacks, and that makes me a troll?! I think you know and I know I was simply engaging in a discussion with you.
    The bridge-dweller doth protest too much, methinks
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    Quote Originally Posted by HowardCoombs:
    Ah, the usual troll shows up. Got any proof for your claims I simply googled it? Yes, I found those articles on google, but you don't seriously think I waste time researching just to provide the answers? I know precisely where to look because I already lived there so I can zero in on the results.

    Now go back and crawl back into the cave you came from and lets return the discussion to where adults talk. Bye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cho-man:
    Ah, the usual troll shows up
    Did you miss me? I missed you
    Got any proof for your claims I simply googled it?
    I made no such claim. You asked "How else would I be able to...." and I gave 3 different possibilities how else you would be able to......
    Now go back and crawl back into the cave you came from and lets return the discussion to where adults talk. Bye.
    You're so adorable
    The discussion is pretty much over...The only thing left is people ridiculing you as usual/normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HowardCoombs:
    Did you miss me? I missed you I made no such claim. You asked "How else would I be able to...." and I gave 3 different possibilities how else you would be able to......You're so adorable
    The discussion is pretty much over...The only thing left is people ridiculing you as usual/normal.
    Of course, I miss you, you are my go-to-punching bag on geoexpat.

    And those three possibilities are all made up in your mind. Dead wrong as normal. And about as likely as you not being a troll on geoexpat. The discussion was fine before you showed up to hijack it a usual and for me ridicule you as usual. Anyway, since this is how you want to go about things, next time you are having a discussion, I'll hijack yours and see what you think, or better yet, I will have a chat with the Shri about you.
    Last edited by Cho-man; 13-02-2015 at 10:47 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cho-man:
    You are perfectly entitled to your view, but I have to disagree when you think think smog is the only view you get from the top of the mountain in HK! Plenty of HK hikers, local and expats alike, have gone out and enjoyed a hike in HK. Guess you simply don't hike enough in HK to know.

    Enjoy your new life in Singapore. But just know its not necessarily paradise over there either. If you think there is no air pollution in Singapore, boy, are you in for a disappointment...
    Hiking, hiking, hiking, hiking, hiking aaaaaand hiking. The go-to solution on these boards for so many problems. Don't like HK? Try hiking. What a load of BS.

    Walking around HK countryparks is not everyone's cup of tea.
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    How old are you people again?

    Cho, you said the reasons for the OP to move are inaccurate... are you saying that the pollution is worse or just as bad in Singapore than here in HK? I agree Singapore has pollution, but surely it can't be as bad as HK.

    Also, property is expensive in Singapore, but surely not as high as Hong Kong...

    I don't get how the OP is inaccurate.

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