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Tsing Yi ? Isn't it the best place to live in NT

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    This is not specific to tsing yi (because it doesn't fall into this category) but some of the responses/ the general focus on living in expat communities, or expat friendly areas.

    Am I the only expat who has no intention of living in an 'expat community'? I feel like these communities force prices up unreasonably, and create an environment whereby you're very unlikely to integrate into HK culture in any way. Perhaps this is seen as a perk for some people who feel there's too much of a culture difference? But I feel part of the reason locals get given negative 'feedback' is a lack of effort to mix and learn about the culture we live in. I think until you've made an asserted attempt to understand a culture, criticising it is nothing but hypocritical.

    Also there are times when I just want to go home and relax and bumping into a group of expat 'acquaintances' could lead to all sorts of alcohol related injuries!

    Last edited by justjoe86; 04-06-2011 at 12:39 PM.

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    I don't really think there any many expat areas, except Disco Bay. Even in places like mid-Levels the vast majority of residents are Chinese. You certainly get more expats in some areas, but does 5-10% of the residents qualify somewhere as expat?

    Also, plenty of expats don't care about integrating into the local culture. Lots of them are not married to Chinese either which makes a difference.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrit
    I don't really think there any many expat areas, except Disco Bay. Even in places like mid-Levels the vast majority of residents are Chinese. You certainly get more expats in some areas, but does 5-10% of the residents qualify somewhere as expat?

    Also, plenty of expats don't care about integrating into the local culture. Lots of them are not married to Chinese either which makes a difference.
    Haha you got me on the last point but it took a certain amount of integration into HK to end up marrying a Chinese girl! I met her here.

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    Fair enough - nothing wrong with wanting to integrate into the local communities. Equally I can see why people don't want to make the effort. Horses for courses....


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    [QUOTE=justjoe86;1534277]

    Am I the only expat who has no intention of living in an 'expat community'?

    [QUOTE]

    I live where I like \
    Never looked whether it was more expat or more local. I am more focusing on the flat, size, amenities, view and transport, expat or not is irrelevant to me


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    Any decent rentals in Tsing Yi for 6-8K?


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