Planning to leave in 1-2 years
Planning to leave in 3-5 years
No plan at the moment
HK is my Home, will stay forever
When it comes to SEA Singapore is already maxed out and companies donâ€™t want to move there because of the current situation as well. Capital cities of SEA countries such as Bangkok, Jakarta etc will benefit in the long run as countries stay in the development phase.
I am somewhat less sanguine about that outlook. If relations between Beijing and Washington continue to worsen, then all bets are off. Trump backed out of a plan to undermine the HK dollar peg, knowing that is going to be ineffective, but that doesn't mean there aren't other measures that can adversely target HK in the future, whether it is coming from Beijing or Washington. None of that is going to make businesses feel so safe in HK, because such future uncertainities undermine their confidence in the city.
After all, a year ago, nobody anticipated the NSL would arrive and be implemented so suddenly. Nobody saw the Covid pandemic exploding around the world. So how can we be so confident now that this is the worse it will get for HK?
Last edited by Coolboy; 03-08-2020 at 05:57 PM.
Where have you heard about SG capturing more business from the situation in HK? This is certainly not something I have heard besides what the general population would assume.Original Post Deleted
Eventually HK's tier 1 city status will unquestionably diminish over the long run (benefitting Chinese cities + other SEA cities such as Bangkok, Jakarta, KL etc) but it will take time
For sure, but how does it affect you?Original Post Deleted
And trust me HK is a much safer and better place to be compared to many other developed countries. If you were in the US, they would be finding as many ways as possible to void your work visa or prevent you from coming even if you had your work petition approved (the US has one of the strictest immigration in the world today for work permits). Remember that dozen of thousands of immigrants have not been able to renew their visas.
singapore's regime now is worsen than hk, (better than china),
a newspaper like apple daily would never establish in SG...
people has no right to demostrate...
so if anyone SG is freer than hk, that's a joke.
Some element of a mandate there, which helps quell tempers as well, at least in an Asian context.
Plus, what direction is HK moving in if you look at all the newsrooms?
Having said that, there are certainly arguments for more freedom of expression being desirable in Singapore too.