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    I live in Tin shui wai, I used to live in that dump Wan Chai before (Causeway center blocks).
    I much more prefer it here, people are generally nice and friendly, more down to earth compared to the majority of jerks with an over-sized sense of self importance that I encountered in Wan chai, who by the way just can't stop themselves from telling everyone who don't really care how much money they make / will make *cough cough* working for some shady investment agency only to find it go belly up in 2-3month leaving them with nothing.

    The only minor downside is as far as I'm concerned the lack of western foods and limited shops that sells clothes that will fit me.


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    Johan, any particular buildings that you recommend in TSW?

    The developers are crazy, bad quality, and hard to tell sometimes. I have heard of many landlords painting to cover up water leaks and what not because they figure that you will fix it because you live there. Be careful.

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    Hey Booth, I live in Kingswood villas and overall it is good I would say.
    I haven't lived in another buildings here so I can't really give much of a recommendation.

    Kingswood so far has had:
    Good management service, they fixed any issues we had quickly.
    Stable internet etc.
    Reasonable rent.
    Sufficient facilities clubhouse, bowling, pool with massage waterfall (I love it) tends to be a bit crowded at times. multiple tennis courts (I can't play worth a damn so I haven't tried them out) and a small gym enough to keep in shape anyways.
    Cost for membership is 480 for 6month I believe either way its not much.

    Now I'm not the most demanding person, meaning I don't need golden doorknobs, mirrors and gemstones in the elevator, and a toilet made out of ivory from baby elephants.
    If you don't prioritize those things then I think kingswood villas is ok for what you pay.
    What I did notice however is that interiors here can be quiet different from apartment to apartment depending on the owner / previous tenant.
    From downright disgusting (green+orange walls, with hello kitty stenciled out randomly) to close to European standard with HK sized rooms that is :P


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    Everywhere in HK is shoddily built, it's not exclusive to one developer or district.


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    To an OP staying at a hotel in TSW and considering living there full-time...

    Tin Shui Wai is more a dormitory than a town, a big concrete dormitory, where you are staying is the heart of the action and many people from Yuen Long visit your hotel for the fantastic Chinese buffet and Dim Sum. There are often half decent local bands playing and the lobby is a quiet place to get some work done on the laptop, free wifi and decent, well priced coffee and cakes. TSW has a lovely town park and is of course home to the interesting Wetland Park. Of course, there is more to TSW than the centre, be sure to check out the surrounding villages - Lau Fau Shan, a little fishing village with great fresh seafood, hike (or minibus) a couple kilometres north of Lau Fan Shan for sweeping views accross to Shenzhen and occasional sightings of Pink Dolphins - hike (or minibus) a few kilometres south to see traditional farms, pick your own strawberries or enjoy a spot of fishing in the stocked ponds.
    This is what I wrote about Tin Shui Wai just over a year ago.....I worked there at the time and stand by what I said then...
    Last edited by bryant.english; 13-06-2012 at 11:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by packy_crusher
    TSW? Do you enjoy living around mainlanders? That place is so off the beaten path it takes an hour to bus to Central. Either you work in the area or lost your marbles…..
    Stupidest and most unhelpful comment of the week, thanks for stopping by.

    Re developers, CK is considered low end developer here, locals like SHK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mat
    Re developers, CK is considered low end developer here, locals like SHK.
    Times have changed - 20 years ago it was the other way around!

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    Anyone know the costs for serviced apt or hotel in tin shui wai? Someone told me you can get a hotel for 6k per month, but cant find much info on prices online.

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    Harbour Plaza Resort City does monthly deals for both rooms and suites. I saw them advertising 6K last year, but don't know what they're charging just now.


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    already double the cost.

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