View Poll Results: How large is the flat you live in (in gross sq. ft)?

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  • 1501-1600

    8 6.30%
  • 1401-1500

    6 4.72%
  • 1301-1400

    4 3.15%
  • 1201-1300

    6 4.72%
  • 1101-1200

    7 5.51%
  • 1001-1100

    4 3.15%
  • 901-1000

    10 7.87%
  • 801-900

    4 3.15%
  • 701-800

    10 7.87%
  • 601-700

    19 14.96%
  • 501-600

    15 11.81%
  • 401-500

    8 6.30%
  • 301-400

    3 2.36%
  • Less than 300

    4 3.15%
  • More than 1600

    19 14.96%
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Poll: How large is your flat (gross sq. ft)?

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  1. #31

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    More than 1600, I sleep under a flyover, best part is, it's free


  2. #32

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    Quote Originally Posted by closedcasket
    Ho Sheung Heung? i do a lot of running over there. Never seen or noticed the tofu factory. Is it near the LW saddle club?
    Its just past the LW Saddle Club - Ho Sheung Heung Road, the tofu place is here, off Fai King Road, Pai Tau Lo. Not many people catch it, as you have to turn off towards the prison, whereas most runners and cyclists do the loop around the Sheung Yue River catchwater (where I cycle often) and Choi Yuen Road. There is now a sign on the gate (in Chinese), but the google map reference show's a clean painted gate instead.
    Last edited by emx; 12-04-2013 at 06:02 PM.
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  3. #33

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    Quote Originally Posted by emx
    Its just past the LW Saddle Club - Ho Sheung Heung Road, the tofu place is here, off Fai King Road, Pai Tau Lo. Not many people catch it, as you have to turn off towards the prison, whereas most runners and cyclists do the loop around the Sheung Yue River catchwater (where I cycle often) and Choi Yuen Road. There is now a sign on the gate (in Chinese), but the google map reference show's a clean painted gate instead.
    Thx. I will check it out. I train there often. I love the Sheung Yue River ....errr drainage ditch . I start at Chung pak long (sp) and run out past Ho Sheung Heung rd all the way to the Lo Wu border and than go around past the LW saddle club and than swing around to castle peak road, around towards Kam Tsim village and than back to Cnung pak long....

  4. #34

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trance Omega
    Ours is 1950 but that doesnt include the 3 balconies. Here was me thinking we lived in a shoe box yet some people manage in less than 500???
    Most people in HK live in an average of less than 200 sq.ft per person. You ought to get out of your expat bubble a bit more!
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  5. #35

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trance Omega
    Ours is 1950 but that doesnt include the 3 balconies. Here was me thinking we lived in a shoe box yet some people manage in less than 500???
    1950 sq ft. with 3 balconies??? Where are you from that you would think that is a shoe box?

    I'm guessing your master bedroom is larger than the average flat in HK

  6. #36

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watercooler
    Not large enough...
    That's what he said.

  7. #37

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    Quote Originally Posted by emx
    Very close the prison and across the river from the slaughterhouse.

    There is a tofu factory across from that prison that sells great fresh dau fu fa 豆腐花, $10 for all you can eat. A very popular place for cyclists on the weekends.
    your knowledge of sheung shui/kwu tung is very impressive, never been pass this place, what is it called or what is the nearest village?
    Last edited by imparanoic; 13-04-2013 at 11:09 AM.

  8. #38

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    I really don't understand the Govt on this issue with chronic housing shortage. There are 280,000 families (YES families) living in subdivided flats. And another 200,000 families on the waiting list for affordable Govt housing. With only around 15,000 new apartments being built and only a small percentage of this for Govt housing it will never get solved.

    Leung Chun-Ying said in his last address that it's the No. 1 priority. Only 75,000 new public housing flats will be built in the next 5 years (planned). This doesn't change for previous policies according to some.

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  9. #39

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    Quote Originally Posted by virago
    I really don't understand the Govt on this issue with chronic housing shortage. There are 280,000 families (YES families) living in subdivided flats. And another 200,000 families on the waiting list for affordable Govt housing. With only around 15,000 new apartments being built and only a small percentage of this for Govt housing it will never get solved.

    Leung Chun-Ying said in his last address that it's the No. 1 priority. Only 75,000 new public housing flats will be built in the next 5 years (planned). This doesn't change for previous policies according to some.
    Indeed. With all the free land that HK has...

    It would be very easy to build 50,000 subsidised housing units a year for the next 6-7 years. Somehow, the politicians don't care, and since HK is not a democracy, they are not forced to care. I wish Long Hair was the Chief Executive. He would sort out all the problems...

  10. #40

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    Quote Originally Posted by imparanoic
    your knowledge of sheung shui/kwu tung is very impressive, never been pass this place, what is it called or what is the nearest village?
    The tofu place is off Fai King Road, Pai Tau Lo. There is now a sign on the gate (in Chinese), but the google map reference show's a clean painted gate instead. Not sure of the actual name in Chinese, but I have eaten there many times.

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