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WHAT DO YOU LOVE/ HATE ABOUT LIVING IN HONG KONG?

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  1. #11

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    Last night I was hating the slow motion checkout operators in Wellcome.
    I hate carparks that charge you for an hour even if you've only been there for a minute of that final hour.

    I love the low taxes.
    I love the access to the countryside.

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  2. #12

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    I love the public transport system.So convenient and safe.Last week I managed to find the Hongkong Blind Society though the MTR mentioned on their website is wrong and though no one could give me directions in english.ofcourse I took a little help from my daughter's cantonese teacher.And it took me 3 whole hours but I kept walking....because I knew I would eventually find it and get back home safely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pushiv
    .And it took me 3 whole hours but I kept walking....because I knew I would eventually find it and get back home safely!
    He actually lives just next door..
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    Quote Originally Posted by pushiv
    I love the public transport system.So convenient and safe.Last week I managed to find the Hongkong Blind Society though the MTR mentioned on their website is wrong and though no one could give me directions in english.ofcourse I took a little help from my daughter's cantonese teacher.And it took me 3 whole hours but I kept walking....because I knew I would eventually find it and get back home safely!
    My Likes:
    1. Public Transportation-Convienient, cheap and clean. Unlike in North America, I can get to most places hassle-free without a car.
    2. Low & simple taxes-none of that sales or capital gains tax.
    3. Impartial rule of law and protection of basic freedoms (unlike in the mainland-you won't get arrested for shouting down with the Communist Party of China).
    4. Quick and easy to get to beaches and scenic hikes in the parks, just a short hop from the concrete jungles of Central and Mongkok.
    5. Many locals can speak and understand some English.

    My Dislikes:
    1. Air pollution-particularly bad in winter, when the monsoon blows all the smog from the mainland to HK. Summers are better, with the southern monsoon blowing clean air from the seas with blue skies and clear visibility, except...
    2. Summers are oppressively humid
    3. Surliness of some Hkers. Hkers slams mainlanders for lacking in manners, but I think some of them need to look into the mirror first.
    4. High taxes for buying cars and paying for gas, the gov dosen't encourage car ownership
    5. Drunk and boorish Aussies in Lan Kwai Fong (popular bar and night spot in Central).
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  5. #15

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watercooler
    My Dislikes:5. Drunk and boorish Aussies in Lan Kwai Fong (popular bar and night spot in Central).
    I take offence to this statement being an Aussie..........LKF is not as popular as it used to be!!!

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    Even as a Brit I think that should have been "Drunk and boorish PEOPLE" in LKF


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    Quote Originally Posted by virago
    I take offence to this statement being an Aussie..........LKF is not as popular as it used to be!!!
    Hehehe. Yes well I meant no offence, merely an observation . Of course, my perception may have been coloured by the fact that I was encountering a particular group of Aussies during the Rugby Sevens, which I am sure aren't representative of Aussies as a whole. So I'm not implying ALL Aussies are like that...

    Yes Satay, I should have said "Drunk and boorish Aussies AND BRITS", don't want to leave you guys out, hahaha . Kidding aide, you are right, lots of drunk people of different nationalities in LKF too. But leaving political correctness out for a moment, I can't help but notice certain nationalities do crop up alot in the "drunk and boorish" category at LKF...of course, they do not reflect the majority of their compatriots.
    Last edited by Watercooler; 20-06-2011 at 01:29 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Watercooler
    Hehehe. Yes well I meant no offence, merely an observation . Of course, my perception may have been coloured by the fact that I was encountering a particular group of Aussies during the Rugby Sevens, which I am sure aren't representative of Aussies as a whole. So I'm not implying ALL Aussies are like that...
    I'm offended that you now DON'T think that Aussies are drunks and boorish because we are actually!

    No worries. You will be right mate!

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    My personal experience I hate shopping in the supermarkets, small houses, crowds, no good pies, crap potato and gravy at kfc and pollution. Love the shopping, public transport, efficient, good customer service, cheap food and kfc breakfast.

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    One thing I forgot to tell the OP, the things you will love or hate will vary alot depending on whether you will stay in Hong Kong long-term or will be moving to the Mainland. There are some big differences between the two places (even if they are now in the same country). Just to name a few, different currency (Hong Kong dollar vs renmenbi), different legal system (common law vs civil/socialist law), censorship on the mainland vs free press in Hong Kong, not to mention the cultural and social differences.

    The gap between the two is closing and there are also many commonalities, but I've seen a few green or new expats (who haven't done their homework) assumed HK and the Mainland are one and the same and hence suffered the consequences.

    Last edited by Watercooler; 20-06-2011 at 05:42 PM.

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