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  1. #61

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    Thank you everyone for your suggestions.

    The host just told me to get a permit for my car and I am not in a position to question him even after it seems permits are not possible. It really isn't possible right?
    Buses and long windy roads do not make for a good combination

    Elegiaque: Thanks for letting me know that taxis are not that hard to get. Reading some other posts it sounded very hard and I didn't want to be waiting in line for an hour (or getting to his house an hour early if I did get one right away).

    Natfixit: Thank you especially for your perfect reply: Tung Chung MTR Exit D it is!


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    Quote Originally Posted by AmRa6
    Thank you everyone for your suggestions.

    The host just told me to get a permit for my car and I am not in a position to question him even after it seems permits are not possible. It really isn't possible right?
    Buses and long windy roads do not make for a good combination

    Elegiaque: Thanks for letting me know that taxis are not that hard to get. Reading some other posts it sounded very hard and I didn't want to be waiting in line for an hour (or getting to his house an hour early if I did get one right away).

    Natfixit: Thank you especially for your perfect reply: Tung Chung MTR Exit D it is!
    Forget about the hassle of getting a temporary road permit. There are a limited number of parking spaces and if you unknowingly park in someone's 'spot', expect your car to be damaged or towed away, or both. Busses and ferries go long into the night.

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    Its rarely faster by taxi. Because they generally get stuck behind a bus!

    You may well find no blue cabs in the queue and a long queue of people. in which case, look directly forward (with the MTR behind you) and you will see a bus stop across the road. Everything stops there and you can get on a bus. I take perhaps 1 taxi for every 10 buses I take on Lantau, and I hike there almost every week.

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    Hello everyone, I'm looking to move to shui hau or mui wo from Kennedy town. Saw a few units around 6k to 9k for a small 300sq ft). I work in Cathay city, any advice which one is faster if I choose to commute by bus 11 (shuihau) or 3M (muiwo)? I tried once on the 11 on weekend night and was amazed that it only took 25mins from tungchung MTR any to shuihau. Is the bus 3M as efficient? Or should I just drop the whole idea of commuting, and just buy a car or motorbike?


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    I used to live in Tong Fuk - the neighbouring village to Shui Hau. The village is quiet, close to hiking trails and there is a convenience store/ noodle bar. buses 2 , 1 and 11 go past. 11 is a regular bus service. there is also the A35 which leaves Mui Wo for the airport. It is mainly for airport employees and is very infrequent. Forget about buying a car, but a motorbike to keep on hand for odd hours of working could be a plan. Anyway, South Lantau is a great place to live. Shui Hau you have kite surfing on your doorstep, the Big Buddha, hiking trails up to Lantau Peak, and you are on the way to Tai O also. You also have Tong Fuk and Cheung Sha beaches.

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    Thanks so much for your advice! Good to know that the bus 11 is frequent. Will heed your advice on not buying a car cos in the end I don't think I have much confidence driving on that long winding road, especially at night. Actively looking for a good small unit now


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    I'd personally prefer Mui Wo.the 3m is frequent and convenient. But it's more than the bus, in Mui Wo you have much easier access to supermarkets and other amenities, still have the beach. I just personally would prefer it if I didn't want to get a car. (But I live near Pui O, but we have a car). But I think both options would be nice lifestyle wise (clearly because I live here)

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    The 11 is much more frequent than the 3M, which mainly mirrors the ferry timetable. On the other hand Mui Wo you can easily get the ferry to central and it has some good restaurants.

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    thank you all so much. i have just rented a place in tong fuk. going to move soon! so far i have tried early morning on bus 11, it's quite full at 8am but i manage to stand on the bus thanks a lot everyone
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    Highly recommend the Gallery at Tong Fuk for excellent Steak!

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