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    The art of writing and communication is in being funny without having to be offensive.
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    Kate, if you are looking to live in the mid-levels and can bear getting two separate apartments, I would suggest Hanlun habitats. Unfortunately they only really have 1 bedroom places. An alternative would be to look at break lease apartments.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kate from Oz
    The art of writing and communication is in being funny without having to be offensive.
    Thread hijack : But he is very funny without being offensive; at least to my Canadian ears (I think he is a Brit, not 100% certain). I think he is one of the funniest among the regulars here...

    It might be a cultural thingie (you being from Oz and all) as humour doesnt easily cross cultural borders.

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    Thank you, thank you, you've been a great audience


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kate from Oz
    PDLM my preference is something more cosmopolitan, at least until I build some networks. although if we're stuck then moving out to Sai Kung does sound like a nice alternative.
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    Go for the mid levels then or close on the island to Central. If it hasn't already been suggested, get a serviced apartment for a couple of months and then go from there.

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    Thanks Virago, we;re doing the serviced apartment thing at the moment.


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    Can't help with the serviced apartments but...

    I would probably think twice before moving out to Clearwater Bay or Sai Kung. I know a lot of people will disagree with me here. As a couple with no kids, we found that the slow paced lifestyle and isolation didn't suit us, whereas it seemed better for families. As people who were new to town, we also found it hard to meet people.

    Also the commute into town was not fun. We ended up getting out of our lease early and moving back onto HK island. Make sure you take a look at Happy Valley when you are choosing your longer term place. We love it here and find it very convenient.

    Its nice to be in the middle of everything again. I guess you are either a city person or you are not and I know which of the two I am!


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    Quote Originally Posted by nassaugirl
    I guess you are either a city person or you are not and I know which of the two I am!
    This is very true. I am absolutely in the opposite camp. Grew up in the countryside and find Hong Kong island stifling!

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    I love nature but struggle with being isolated or remote. I do like to be within walking distance of a nice coffee shop, a restaurant or two and within a 15 minute drive at most of things like cinema, shopping centre, supermarket, etc.

    I'm thinking if we already had a strong network here Sai Kung might be perfect. Without it I might be climbing the walls.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kate from Oz
    I love nature but struggle with being isolated or remote. I do like to be within walking distance of a nice coffee shop, a restaurant or two and within a 15 minute drive at most of things like cinema, shopping centre, supermarket, etc.
    It would be hard to find somewhere in HK which does NOT meet those criteria. There are direct buses from Sai Kung to Diamond Hill, for example, a very large shopping centre with cinema, many restaurants and even a Marks and Spencer!

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