So many neighbourhoods

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  1. #1

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    Question So many neighbourhoods

    Hi!

    My family and I are relocating to HK in the fall. child is going to HKIS. Husband and I will both be working in Central.

    Have gotten tons of info on HK Island, (hongkonghomes.com offers a great map) and understand that there are many different neighbourhoods to choose from. Wondering if anyone can offer community type info such as; brief description of area, commute times to central, facilities such as shopping, banking etc.

    Repulse Bay
    Pokfulam
    Deep Water Bay
    Mid Levels

    Also I am interested to learn what ex pats do about banking institutions and any tax implications of working there. I am a Brit, with a green card, working for an American company in our HK office but, only performing work and tasks for our US based offices. I am essentially just being housed in HK as a favour to me b/c that is where my husband will be for the next three years. So paying income taxzes back in the US. Don't know if it make a differnece but, I understand that our travel and stay in HK will be under a diplomatic passport. I figure it will be costly to maintain my american bank accounts but, wondered what others have experienced.

    any info./insight greatly appreciated.


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    Not sure what the question is ..


  3. #3

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    Smile

    sorry for being verbose

    Question 1:
    Community type info on the areas listed below including
    brief description of area, commute times to central, facilities such as shopping, banking etc.

    Repulse Bay
    Pokfulam
    Deep Water Bay
    Mid Levels

    Question 2:
    Any recommendations for banking institutions - i.e. open an account there, maintain US accounts?