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  1. #31

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielt:
    Hey Chris,
    Where is this apartment located?
    I'm guessing theres gonna be a roach problem in most apartments given most places are so old?
    Sheung Wan. Yes and no on the roaches. We did have roaches but sealed up our current apartment and have not had any in months.

  2. #32

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mat:
    Yawwnn ...........you really are the kind of dude who argue over anything. In his first post the OP said he was fine with sharing...
    No point being logical with the dim-wit...He'll show up in a few mins and retort with something brilliant like "speak for yourself"

  3. #33

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    I've seen two bed apartments in Jordan area for $8000 fairly spacious. $4K per person.

    Granted that means no lift for that price and a 'Reflexology ' clinic in the building.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielt:
    Ok assuming I value location of the apartment more than living space.
    I really do not want to be living more than 30 mins away from work or nightlife.
    Is Sheung Wan a good location, seems like a ton of places available there, and heaps of expats..
    SW is about 28 mins by MTR from Kwai Hing, but I have to switch two trains..
    How many times will you go out on the town in the evening? If EVERY night (7 days a week) then SW wins (7 local trips vs 5 longer trips for work). If you go out on the town less than 5 days a week, I would live closer to work. I forgot you are in Kwai Hing. Places like Sham Tseng are really convenient for Kwai Hing - even taxiable at pretty low cost if late for work. You'd get FAR more space living closer to work than closer to nightlife. (And there is nightlife in TST too, by the way).

    EDIT - one point I would stress - if you ignore places that have no MTR you are doing yourself a disservice. The bus service in Hong Kong is incredibly good, fast, efficient and very regular. There are some routes where it is faster to take a bus than the MTR (Kwai Hing to Central, as it happens, is one of these).

    So if you are really set on Shueng Wan - take a look at the 930 timetable. It will be a much more comfortable journey than the MTR. It's 15 mins on that bus from Macau Ferry bus stop to Metroplaza in Kwai Fong (one stop from Kwai Hing).
    Last edited by MovingIn07; 31-07-2013 at 12:09 PM.

  5. #35

    small apartment

    Hi Dan,

    I got a very tiny apartment in North Point, just 5-6 minutes to MTR station, standing shower and small kitchen, brand new air-conditioner but not furnished, good for one person, asking for 8.5K, any interest?

    Angela


  6. #36

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielt:
    Ok assuming I value location of the apartment more than living space.
    I really do not want to be living more than 30 mins away from work or nightlife.
    Is Sheung Wan a good location, seems like a ton of places available there, and heaps of expats..
    SW is about 28 mins by MTR from Kwai Hing, but I have to switch two trains..
    plenty of places in Sheung Wan or Kennedy town, not an issue.

    forget the MTR, you will use buses in this case (and since you go in reverse, ie HK->Kowloon at peak hours you wont have traffic issues).

    you are 29 and single as I understand, you don't want to be living in Sham Tseng, or gold Coast or Tseun Wan.

    You want HK the big way: ie Party, brunches. BBQ on roof tops, flrit with the girls in LKF, beaches on weekend etc etc.

    Sham Tseng etc etc are great for a family, not a 29 years old dude who clearly want some nightlife

  7. #37

    Ok,update.
    So I've been living in Hk for two weeks now, staying in Tuen Mun with relatives and it's bugging me. It's taken my about 1.5 hrs to get to Wanchai by bus on the weekends, and it's put me off meeting friends for drinks in Central because I had to factor in travel time.

    I have decided I need to stay in Kowloon, with places that have short commutes across the harbour to Central. So having said that, I think either Mei Foo or Olympic are good options.

    Do you guys know the best way to start looking at available places (shared or not?). I have tried to look on multiple websites (28hse, gohome.com.hk, easyroommate) and not really finding anything in my price range (6K-8K).

    Any ideas?


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    Quote Originally Posted by danielt:
    Ok,update.
    So I've been living in Hk for two weeks now, staying in Tuen Mun with relatives and it's bugging me. It's taken my about 1.5 hrs to get to Wanchai by bus on the weekends, and it's put me off meeting friends for drinks in Central because I had to factor in travel time.

    I have decided I need to stay in Kowloon, with places that have short commutes across the harbour to Central. So having said that, I think either Mei Foo or Olympic are good options.

    Do you guys know the best way to start looking at available places (shared or not?). I have tried to look on multiple websites (28hse, gohome.com.hk, easyroommate) and not really finding anything in my price range (6K-8K).

    Any ideas?
    Your budget is pretty low for the areas you are looking at.

    You might want to improve your bus strategy by catching better buses - it takes me 45 minutes from Wan Chai to Gold Coast on a red minibus (Yuen Long bus) which runs 24 hours. At least this might improve your social life while finding somewhere else to live LOL.

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    Forget the websites, start hitting the streets! Go to the small estate agencies in the areas you are interested in. They will often have the lower-end properties that the big boys won't bother with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claire ex-ax:
    Forget the websites, start hitting the streets! Go to the small estate agencies in the areas you are interested in. They will often have the lower-end properties that the big boys won't bother with.
    Agreed, definitely the more local agents.

    Also, if you don't mind older properties, have a look at Tai Kok Tsui next to Olympic, you should be able to find something there.


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