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  1. #41

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    You mean driving past the Villas ? Can you hear the traffic a lot ???


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    The buses are usually full too. If you're living at Leyburn Villas then a car would make your trips to the shops/ferry/town centre a lot easier.


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    Yes - we are planning on getting a car.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Chappy
    You mean driving past the Villas ? Can you hear the traffic a lot ???
    Yep, better choose a unit away from the street.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Chappy
    You mean driving past the Villas ? Can you hear the traffic a lot ???
    No. not a lot even though you may hear the busses driving past ( usually because they are old rattly things and the SL roads are in poor condition - had to change tyres 3 times in 4 yrs due to the potholes in the road!

    Although my husband and I plus furries didn't live at Leyburn Villas, we had friends who did live there and it was pretty quiet. Also convenient with car parking and a bus stop, as well as beachfront shops and restaurants just a 10min walk away to Lower Cheung Sha beach. Although the houses aren't much to look at from the outside, inside they can be very nice, modern and easy to clean. If any place is noisy, that would be the newish apartments up on Cheung Fu street, and the development at the corner of Tung Chung and SL roads.

    We lived on South Lantau for nearly 5 yrs ( of the 6 and a half years in HKG) in a village house and found it to be very quiet ( apart from the odd cow moo and stray cat fight in the wee hours).

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    Another question. How is the internet at Leyburn villas - is the speed good enough ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Chappy
    Another question. How is the internet at Leyburn villas - is the speed good enough ?
    Not sure as I lived in another village. However, on South Lantau in general, you get complaints about internet dropout or slow internet. Usally occurs after a storm or heavy rain. Try joining ( if you are on Facebook) the Mui Wo To Tai O Families FB forum for more answers from residents to your questions. It has always been a great help. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Chappy
    Another question. How is the internet at Leyburn villas - is the speed good enough ?
    Fibre connection through Netvigator is available at Leyburn. You're still subject to the general Lantau bottleneck, but speeds there are definitely faster than the 8M ADSL found elsewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mxl
    Hi, i have been living in HK for 7yrs in mid-level and now thinking of moving to South Lantau. Main reason for the move is to get more space and have a more relaxed and pieceful surrounding/lifestyle. I am thinking of either buying or renting, looking for >1,000sqf house with a garden and preferably with a sea view. Any views/tips on where to live in Lantau and generally about living in Lantau and the commute into Central?Thanks in advance!
    Why do you think of South Lantau? There are so many beautiful areas here

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    Maybe its just me, but the thought of living there is quite depressing. You will work from home or are retired, right?


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