Bellagio - Sham Tseng

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  1. #31

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    Quote Originally Posted by psampras88:
    Yes, unfortunately. Bellagio is dog friendly....no offense meant, but since the story of that baby being torn by dogs in Yuen Long, I look at dogs suspiciously now.
    i'm sorry to hijack your thread but ...seriously????

    the mother in yuen long is as much to blame as the dogs! she KNEW there was a pack of dogs not know for their cuddle-iness! she KNEW her child was learning how to walk! she THOUGHT that her child would not go out through the OPEN gate (that she hadn't bothered to close!)....so far as i'm concerned that is NEGLIGENT!

    i am a parent of two small children and we board dogs as a business in our home. there is NO WAY i would leave my 1 year old alone in the garden if i KNEW there was a pack of dogs around! even the very friendly dogs that come to stay with us!

    please don't hold this negligence against all dogs!

    again, apologies for hijacking the thread!

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    as for hearing neighbours....hk's shoddy construction is pretty much the same everywhere!

    we live in a village house and share one wall with the neighbours. we still hear them come and go, but it's not too bad. they say they can't hear our 1 year old crying in the night.

    maybe your best bet would be to stay away from highrises altogether and look into village houses. (although, you would most likely have village dogs to contend with!)


  3. #33

    Agree - noisy neighbours is a fact of life in HK unfortunately. Actually HK people dont like quietness - perhaps by fear of hearing ghosts (no, seriously!).
    This, coupled with the inferior quality of construction in HK (this seems generalized - from Queen's Garden on the Peak to governemnt subsidized HOS units, you will hear your upstairs neighbours....)

    If you really want to avoid this, the only answer is really to get a flat under a refuge floor or a penthouse unit.

    But again, here in Bellagio, most of the time, the noise is covered by some other 'white noise'' like the air-con unit in summer...


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    constant screaming, dragging of furniture, stomping, kids playing in the hallways instead of the ample playgrounds outside, loud music, loud TV etc is not acceptable. even normal conversations can be heard thru the walls in the GC. it's like your life has a constant unwanted soundtrack. plus Sino is ever-renovating the units, and the mgt is very hostile once you start complaining - the person who leased my apartment to me now won't even say hi when we pass each other. nice going.

    for the money you can get a huge range of places in HK, most much more central than So Kwun Wat/GC. Don't even bother with this place, it's just another big obnoxious tenement, no matter how flowery the promises.

    And for the record HK isn't noisy by some mysterious force of nature, bad neighbors choose to be like that, just as quiet people choose their way of life.


  5. #35

    wow - Cerberus is cracking up after too many years in HK, I am afraid.

    Relax...and think that those full fledged expats paying HKD 70k++/month for a flat in Queen's Garden feel the same pain!


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    no that's just explaining away. life here doesn't have to be like that, saying that it must be is not addressing the issue. there's no need to brush this aside as a "relax" issue. don't want to be the first to invoke Godwin's Rule here...

    but anyway this topic isn't the merits of HK living per se, rather certain places within. The GC sucks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cerberus:
    for the money you can get a huge range of places in HK, most much more central than So Kwun Wat/GC.
    We were going to look at GC and it's interesting to hear your views of the place. What other places (2bd 8K) would you suggest? Please, not TC...

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    School near Bellagio

    You all seem to like it, but what about schools nearby? Where would the next ESF or international school be and how long will the commuting time be to get there?


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    No idea sorry. But if you come an check the place out you are sure to run into some families who could tell you where their kids go. There seem to be several school buses leaving here daily but I have never seen a gweilo kid so I don't think they would be going to an international school.


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    Bellagio, Airport and Macau

    I live in Bellagio Sham Tseng and pretty addicted to take photos of the airport and Macau using telefoto.


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