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    haha - I don't think I would live in HK at all if I would be retired !!!! Working at the airport, and being quiet suits us. Why would it be depressing ? Staying in Tung Chung at the moment and for me at least - thats depressing !!!! But I think everybody is looking at different life styles.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bargfeldstegen:
    Maybe its just me, but the thought of living there is quite depressing. You will work from home or are retired, right?
    why depressing? I would live there if the bus services were better. Beautiful place. Not that hard to get to Central when you need to. Close to the airport. It would just be hard for me to get to work in less than an hour given the current state of the bus services.
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    One person's boring and depressing is another one's peaceful and relaxing


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    We preferred living on South Lantau given that it is quieter and more relaxed than living in the NT, on HK Island ( now THAT WAS stressful!!) or in Kowloon. My husband travelled often so living near to the airport was convenient. Buses were frequent, although it was the amount of tourists on PHs and the weekends that really pushed capacity beyond limits. Hence, why we bought a car. Plus.... hiking trails virtually in our backyard.


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    One Off Transport To South Lantau

    Sorry to alter this thread a little bit, but someone has invited me for a dinner party at their house in South Lantau. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get there and back?

    I would drive but the "Driving on Lantau" scheme is only for weekdays and before 7pm. Is the regular permit available for a one off visit or I have to live there? How long does it take to get a one-off permit?

    Based on this and other threads getting a blue taxi seems to be very hard so can anyone recommend a car/van driver or service that has a permit to go to South Lantau? It's a once in a blue moon thing so I don't mind paying a bit for someone reliable.

    Otherwise what is the best place to get a blue taxi? Tung Chung MTR or the Airport? Can I book a couple of days in advance or I just have to chance it when I get there?

    Thanks a lot!


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    You could take the ferry to Mui Wo and get a blue cab from there.

    Get the host to give you the number for one you can call once you get there.


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    You can also take the buses, which run every 15-20 minutes, depending on where you're starting from and going to. Blue taxis are only hard to get at certain weekend times, and if you need to only go a short distance (like Mui Wo ferry pier to Pui O), it will be harder to get one.

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    you can also ask the friend who invited you - presumably he knows how best to go to his place.

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    I'm confused - is there some reason you cannot take a bus like a normal person? Where exactly are you trying to go? The 3M runs between Tung Chung and Mui Wo stopping at all the villages; the 11 runs between Tung Chung and Tai O stopping at all those villages. There really isn't much else on Lantau!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmRa6:
    Sorry to alter this thread a little bit, but someone has invited me for a dinner party at their house in South Lantau. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get there and back?

    I would drive but the "Driving on Lantau" scheme is only for weekdays and before 7pm. Is the regular permit available for a one off visit or I have to live there? How long does it take to get a one-off permit?

    Based on this and other threads getting a blue taxi seems to be very hard so can anyone recommend a car/van driver or service that has a permit to go to South Lantau? It's a once in a blue moon thing so I don't mind paying a bit for someone reliable.

    Otherwise what is the best place to get a blue taxi? Tung Chung MTR or the Airport? Can I book a couple of days in advance or I just have to chance it when I get there?

    Thanks a lot!
    If you gave more info regarding whereabout on Lantau your friend lives, then it would be easier to provide you with transport options.

    If coming from Kowloon or NT, or HK Island, then take the Tung Chung line to Tung Chung. From outside Exit D , there is the blue taxi rank where you can catch a cab to South Lantau. Or from Exit C, the bus terminal ( short walk away) where you can take the Numbers 11 ( towards Tai O), 23 ( towards Ngong Ping), or 3M towards Mui O.

    If coming from HK Island only, then take the Mui Wo ferry ( leaves regularly from berth 6 at Central Ferry Pier) to Mui Wo and either a taxi or the numbers 1 or 2 bus.
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