I know a woman that works in Pokfulam and lives in Tai Mei Tuk.....how the hell does she do it?!?
I'm guessing by car..... and I'm guessing she works a 5 day week or less?? And I might also guess that she lives in a family village in Tai Mei Tuk and gets the housing for cheap, free??
I have some people at work that commute over an hour to work each day. The locals I work with would prefer to live near family and commute longer to work than vice versa.
You can also look around Tai Wai and Ma On Shan. You should look at the bus routes. Some places might be further away, but have a direct bus to the Queen Mary hospital. So you will have a seat on the bus and can spend the journey sleeping or reading the newspaper.
i know that tseng lan shue and lam tsuen have it, even fairview park which is strictly not a village.
why doesn't the op consider staying over a weekend at lamma island ( i believe they have bed and breakfast places) and see how long it take to get to work
as well as the other places, but for QMH and from NT, there are few choices considering the distance and time, i believe my recommendation is far the quickest and most affordable and best of all more for your buck, ie, full 700 sq ft for HK$8000-9000 region
if you still considering an expat orientated area such as sai kung or gold coast, i believe you have to consider doubling your rent to HK$15-16k to get a least 600 -700 sq ft and commute longer
There are 2 direct buses from further away. SoUk and TST. All other "further/cheaper" locations will require 1 or more bus/MTR changes to get to QMH.What I meant is: don't just look at the location in a map, but also at the bus routes. Some places may be further away, but if there is a direct bus, it won't actually take so long to make the journey.
That is a good point. It is not always distance in km that matters. Take the actual bus/train where you are considering living a couple times and see for yourself what the commute is like. Even direct buses can vary in how many stops and loops etc.
I knew some flight attendents who lived in Sheung Shui...which would seem very inconvenient.......until they told me that the A43 bus goes direct to the airport and back, leaves every 15 -20 in and is pretty much a straight 40 minute shot.