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  1. #31

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    I think I will miss the customer service, air conditioned MTR, low crime rate, gateway to other countries like thailand and the low taxation.

    Things I won't miss, high property prices, hot and humid summer, sandflies & mosquitos.


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    Being able to eat out cheaply for most meals.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mat:
    Sounds like most of Europe as long you are not in a major city and or touristy area.
    Try Pontarlier in France at 7pm and come back here (yup it's not Eze) and tell us
    Yep

    I'll bare that in mind, cheech.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WMDS:
    I think I will miss the customer service
    That's interesting - I would think it would be the other way around. I find customer service much poorer here than in the UK, or most other Western countries.
    Mrs. Jones likes this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo:
    For me the biggest shocker was Finding that some shops shut at 5pm when I'm used to 10pm or later in HK.
    I'm dreading that part the most when I move to the UK in 2 years time, having lived in HK most of my adult life its going to take a long long time getting used to not being able to just pop down to buy stuff at night, probably have to drive around trying to find the simplest things around 9 pm LOL

    Will probably have to stock up on stuff a lot, thank fook I will have a big house by then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckster007:
    I'm dreading that part the most when I move to the UK in 2 years time, having lived in HK most of my adult life its going to take a long long time getting used to not being able to just pop down to buy stuff at night, probably have to drive around trying to find the simplest things around 9 pm LOL

    Will probably have to stock up on stuff a lot, thank fook I will have a big house by then.
    You can just use Amazon to get most things delivered, or any of the other big UK internet shopping sites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckster007:
    I'm dreading that part the most when I move to the UK in 2 years time, having lived in HK most of my adult life its going to take a long long time getting used to not being able to just pop down to buy stuff at night, probably have to drive around trying to find the simplest things around 9 pm LOL

    Will probably have to stock up on stuff a lot, thank fook I will have a big house by then.
    Go live near a 24hr tesco

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    Quote Originally Posted by si0001:
    Go live near a 24hr tesco
    nearest Tescos that is open until midnight is 4.8 mile drive, around 13mins according to google maps LOL

    Runcorn massive

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    I do miss the hiking and live music at Insomnia, food at Kitchen in Mui Wo and the friends that we made in HK.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stu79:
    That's interesting - I would think it would be the other way around. I find customer service much poorer here than in the UK, or most other Western countries.
    It depends what services, in general I get things done faster in HK. Business stuff, catering, properties. Definitely fast paced especially when you have a bit of money in HK.

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