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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Char Siu King:
    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.
    Have you tried it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo:
    They don't change posting styles and don't leave grudges behind
    Actually I thought Cho-man's style changed considerably although may be slowly reverting. I had his previous name on block, this one I even agree with from time to time.....
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    Take a hike! (oh how i miss long trail ale)


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    Quote Originally Posted by HK_Katherine:
    Actually I thought Cho-man's style changed considerably although may be slowly reverting. I had his previous name on block, this one I even agree with from time to time.....
    I was engaging in a serious discussion here, say what you will about my other topics, but as someone who has actually lived in Singapore, I do know what I am talking about here. But then the usual suspects turned up, it seems they don't want to let my "old-self" go and hold onto old grudges. But I ...forgive them. I am trying to turn over a new leaf, and they should too.
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    First of all, You wont get PR that easily in Singapore nowadays and is not 2 years, is 5 years (Case by case).
    Even if you manage to get it, your husband, son or whoever male does not require to serve National Service because you guys are label as 2nd or 3rd generation citizen. (cant remember it well).
    Singapore and Hong Kong, both with good and bad points but just to remind you that every year, Singapore would be polluted by haze from Indonesia. (as ususal but better than hk).
    And your husband would need to hit certain amount of salary in order to get the work visa.
    And as a foreigner, everything would be more expensive such as schools, government hospital and lots more.
    Cost of living is higher than in HK and property is expensive but bigger compared with Hk.

    22 years in Singapore and i must say i like there.... There is always a but............

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfread:

    Singapore and Hong Kong, both with good and bad points but just to remind you that every year, Singapore would be polluted by haze from Indonesia. (as ususal but better than hk).
    And as a foreigner, everything would be more expensive such as schools, government hospital and lots more.
    Cost of living is higher than in HK and property is expensive but bigger compared with Hk.

    22 years in Singapore and i must say i like there.... There is always a but............
    Thank you, you just confirmed what I've been saying in this thread all along about Singapore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HK_Katherine:
    Have you tried it?
    Yes, been walking about all over Hong Kong. It’s all right, but certainly wouldn't be a motivating factor for staying in Hong Kong. I enjoy the outdoors in Canada/US a lot more – better air, more solitude, no crowds blasting their radios and littering. Each to their own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Char Siu King:
    Yes, been walking about all over Hong Kong. It’s all right, but certainly wouldn't be a motivating factor for staying in Hong Kong. I enjoy the outdoors in Canada/US a lot more – better air, more solitude, no crowds blasting their radios and littering. Each to their own.
    Yes, some of us like hiking, and others don't. Yeah, lets just leave it at that, agree to disagree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Char Siu King:
    Yes, been walking about all over Hong Kong. It’s all right, but certainly wouldn't be a motivating factor for staying in Hong Kong. I enjoy the outdoors in Canada/US a lot more – better air, more solitude, no crowds blasting their radios and littering. Each to their own.
    Canada/US vs HK

    What sort of comparison is that?

    A tiny city vs the whole of North America.

    You gotta love Geo sometimes ;-)

    OP, as you may have noticed, everyone has an opinion on here and end of the day you will do what you want...just make sure you don't move in a rush and for the wrong reasons.

    If you move after careful consideration etc etc, chances are, it will all go well.

    All the best and tell us the outcome.

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    I love hiking but I don't find it as rewarding after climbing up some peak here compared to something like Mt. Washington, Moosilauke, Lafeyette, Monadnock even back in the states (New England) and even they are not incredibly high. I like the convenience factor here because that's all we have. And i think its nice that it's here at all. The city/nature combination is quite nice I must say.

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