It's funny because all the OP's feeling is how I felt my first year of immigration into Hong Kong, from France. It really depends how you see life and how the relative situation of the two countries you're moving between is. Like him I miss France that I left after 26 years, but after 8 years in HK I just can't come back. I would need the PLA running in tanks in central to start thinking maybe I should move to SIngapore, but the situation in France was so sad for me that I just can't come back.
I guess OP feels for HK like I feel for France: I love it so much I can't see it "die" the way I perceive it dying, even if millions are still there perfectly content.
Glad you like Canada, and there'll always be people like me to replace you and make HK continue and move on somehow, so don't worry too much. It can't be like you wanted it to be, but it can't truly die either I guess.
But yes I guess the point is everything is relative and everything is subjective. A place could be relatively better and a place can be subjectively better depending on whose perspectives. I'm glad there are, and I'm sure there are, still plenty of people who are and will do well in HK. Keep well my friend and keep making HK a good place for expats and locals alike
This was Bribie Island which is much closer. We are headed to Fraser in September. I need to check out Moreton Island as well which looks amazing. This video captures the vibe pretty well.
Once you get your landcruiser, then get a Jayco 4wd Swan/Dove or Finch, adventurer pop top camper trailer and enjoy some set up convenience, proper beds to sleep on, fridge, a/c, built in stove and water tank etc instead of messing around with tents.