View Poll Results: Stay or Leave Hong Kong

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  • Planning to leave in 1-2 years

    74 34.26%
  • Planning to leave in 3-5 years

    42 19.44%
  • No plan at the moment

    73 33.80%
  • HK is my Home, will stay forever

    27 12.50%
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[Poll] Stay or Leave Hong Kong

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  1. #111

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwarvenmage18:
    I...And maybe if condoms weren't so f***ing expensive, there wouldn't be so many people.
    Most native HK people have 1, 2 kids at most. Many of my female coworkers plan to have no children seeing all the work it is to raise children here (there are downsides as well to hiring helpers, the school rat race, etc.). So it's not the high reproduction rate that feeds the population...HK has one of the lowest birthrates in the world...

  2. #112

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwarvenmage18:
    I've been here multiple times before for short holidays. I've also lived here once before. This is the final time. I'm here with my parents. And I'll never return.
    I have also lived in many countries and cities with the same population, if not more. However HK can't and never will be able to sustain the amount of people here. Maybe if Chinese people weren't so lazy, they wouldn't have to hire thousands of maids which block up most of the supermarkets and congest the MTR stations. No other country I've been to has so many maids? Do HK people not know how to clean?? And maybe if condoms weren't so f***ing expensive, there wouldn't be so many people.
    seems you don't realise that high population density, is nothing to do with birth rate, apart from japan, birthrate per capita in HK is lower than nearly all western countries, check on wiki yourself, the increasing population is largely to do with mainland people from china obtaining hk id cards and living here, since 1997 around 60k one way permits issued every year, that's around 1.2 million since 1997!
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  3. #113

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    Remember the poster is a child. A teenager who has been taken away from his friends by his evil parents and is in the sort of sulk only a spoilt teenager can produce.


  4. #114
    I always find it disrespectful to criticise other people’s home towns/cities. There are advantages and disadvantages in most places.

    I do not know where you live but I have not noticed ‘disgusting’ smells in the vast majority of places in Hong Kong. I think it has to be an overstatement to say ‘The people are just beyond rude.’ I encounter pleasant people on a daily basis and if I come across rude ones, I either ignore them or directly tell them they are rude. Regarding the butchers’, you know what you are getting and it is probably the same behind the better looking butchers’ shops. People who consume animals should see them hanging up rather than packaged nicely in the supermarkets (and I am not a vegetarian).
    Property is overpriced but I think other things are cheaper than in Europe. I agree it is rather over crowded and I find it too hot in the summer.

    Referring to Hong Kongers as lazy really jumps into the top five ridiculous things that I have heard. My colleagues tend to spend at least 9 hours working and several hours travelling each day. They often take work home with them. The only reason some of them can work is because they are able to employ helpers. Domestic workers can earn more in Hong Kong than their own countries that is why they choose to come here. The Hong Kong children, along with mainland Chinese and Korean children, have to be some of the most hard working children I have encountered.
    Hong Kong has a very low birth rate and as far as I know, the vast majority of people living in Hong Kong know how to clean and are well aware of what a backyard is although in Britain, it may be separate from the garden.

    If I do not like a place, I would not stay and I know that there are a lot of people ready and happy to move into my job.

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  5. #115

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    You’re 18?
    Legally an adult and you have to follow your parents to HK?

    Pretty sad and pathetic really


  6. #116

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo:
    You’re 18?
    Legally an adult and you have to follow your parents to HK?

    Pretty sad and pathetic really
    Indeed. At 18 I left home to go to a university my Mum didnt approve of and would not support me at. So I worked in the holidays. Always thought it was probably one of the things that made me who I am (for better or worse!).
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  7. #117

    I can understand parents wanting their children to be with them even if they are 18 but if the child hates it, then it might not be such a good idea. Of course, we do not know the situation but maybe alternative arrangements could be made.

    If the person were my child, I might consider sending her on a world cruise just to keep me sane!!!


  8. #118

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwarvenmage18:
    Ok, the adults are a bit overweight. At least we clean our own houses and don't employ "maids" (slaves) to do it for us.

    Sure. Maybe HK people have a high step count. But most, maybe all adults in Australia have a car
    This training video might help you adjust

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sz5aKBF4f4
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  9. #119

    I am not sure of the significance of the video. What is its purpose?


  10. #120

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernadette J W:
    I am not sure of the significance of the video. What is its purpose?
    The purpose? I guess East Coast is reminding me of a feature that we've been promising to add to the site for years... a sarcasm font.
    HK_Katherine and hullexile like this.

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