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    Maybe moving to Hong Kong???? Advice seriously welcome


    Hi everyone,
    Hope you are all happy and enjoying your adventures.
    Please help.........My hubby and i maybe moving to Hk with his job so i`m doing some research....
    Where is a nice place to live??? i need a balcony,complex pool etc as i`ll be the one not working.
    Would like to live away from the hustle on the islands?? i know nothing..
    hubby will be able to get into the city easy by train??
    Can i work?? im currently a Phlebotomist in our local hospital.

    Please help my head is spinning with excitement and nerves

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    Kids, yes / no / maybe soon? Will affect schools which are a major issue.

    Any idea on a budget? We can recommend places left and right but some areas you may be priced out of. Also, what is the limit on commute? 10 minutes, 30, one hour? Seasick (i.e. ferry)? Finally, where is the husband working? Central Hong Kong Island? Kowloon? Tung Chung / Airport?

    Sorry to hit you up with so many questions but the answers will enable us to give you some better suggestions.

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  3. #3
    cjjenks
    Quote Originally Posted by Claire1

    need a balcony,complex pool etc as i`ll be the one not working.
    i think there are clubs for wives that spend their husbands' hard earned cash whilst enjoying club facilities... my wife is chairwoman of one such club
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    1. Budget
    2. Husbands place of work
    3. Time willing to commute
    4. Any Kids
    5. How old the kids
    6. Schooling will be your no 1 priority, have you looked into any yet as the waiting list is Loooong

    Yes you can work if your Husband has a proper visa, you will get dependent visa which is more flexible and will make it easier for you to find a job but NO clue what a phlebotomist is???

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    Hi and oh my god thank you for getting back so quick..
    No kids...just the two of us and not having in future.
    a phleb is a vampire who works in the hospitals am sure youve come across one??
    Hubby works for a company who manage builing of hospitals and schools worldwide but this is first living trip so confused.
    I would need to work or volunteer to do something as i would go stir crazy although joining such club for wives would be great.
    Two children for hubby in uk so his ex wife will benifit from tax???
    im not sure of budget for rent as package will be discussed.
    whats the norm for companies to offer in a package?
    thank you all
    C


  6. #6
    cjjenks

    not much info, so here's a simple answer:

    nice place to live?

    central for city life

    new territories for a more country feel


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    please excuse my sudden inability to spell...it must be the excitement


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    Thanks cjjenks and i know i`m not very good at this but budgets havent been discussed.
    We would want two beds. safe but easy to commute to everywhere.
    i like nice things in the home and would want a balcony.
    where would you suggest as i dont want middle of city because of the air?? is that right


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    cjjenks

    air quality is bad everywhere though it may seem worse in more urban areas...

    if your hubby is making some serious coin, then the south side of hk island is nice (stanley, etc.)

    for less money, perhaps happy valley...

    rent varies greatly... impossible to say without more info.


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    everywhere is "safe". easy to commute "everywhere"?
    balconies are not overly common. they exist, but not every building as they are counted as part of the sq footage of flats.
    if you don't want middle of the city, you may want to try a villa in the new territories, there are some that have small pools/gyms etc. but again, without a budget, it is impossible to make suggestions!

    people can have as little as a $5,000 budget or upto over $150,000! so, without any idea, it is absolutely impossible to offer real possibilities.

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