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    Also alot of people didn't like living so close to the funeral parlour near the railway line. Especially if the apartment was facing it.

    I think it would be disconcerting to see alot of white smoke billowing from the stacks consistently at nights and weekends.

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    Never lived there but think I would if I worked that way. The view from the harbour is lovely. Shopping is good with a good choice if food.

    Seemed fairly relaxed and definitely lower paced than say MK.

    As mentioned there are places further north but this depends on your requirements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latrotech
    Hi Virago,

    I'm trying to balance, close to everything as I am new to the city with easy commute to work. The old saying of work to live rather than live to work applies here... I'm trying to be central for social activities while still being easy to get to work. I just cant see myself commuting home to the NT after dinner every night...

    But then again I have never lived in HK so that's why I posted this and I will take it all on-board.
    Didn't you say you were working near University MTR? You already are in NT!

    When I was living in HH I worked in west Kowloon and it was a nightmare to get to work. The mini bus close to where I lived was always full in the morning and then I had to take two buses or walk to the mtr station. 2 changes and 35 to 40 minutes commute.

    I was not near the centre of HH and a bit out of the way location hence why I disliked the place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by virago
    I think it would be disconcerting to see alot of white smoke billowing from the stacks consistently at nights and weekends.
    I live near the Kowloon funeral parlour in Tai Kok Tsui, and my apartment is significantly cheaper because of this. But I have never in my life seen any white smoke, or for that matter I havent even noticed there are stacks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt_NT
    Never lived there but think I would if I worked that way. The view from the harbour is lovely. Shopping is good with a good choice if food.

    Seemed fairly relaxed and definitely lower paced than say MK.

    As mentioned there are places further north but this depends on your requirements.

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    habour place is probably one of the better places in hung hom as it's half a mile from the funeral parlors (royal peninsula is far more luxurious, but way too close to funeral parlors, metropolis is super convenient but still close to funeral parlors), relatively close to excellent promenade ( only 4 mins walk), yet close to hung hom station (7 mins via short cut), only 3 mins from whampoa ( cheap parking, ie, spend HK$20 get 3 hrs free), and 5 mins from future whampoa station (opening in 2015), yet quiet and very convenient to drive (35mins from fanling), only problem it's interior parking is slightly pricey at HK$20, only 4 parking meter spaces on oi king rd (regular queue up for up to 30 mins) and has plenty decent shops and restaurants in whampoa

    what is bizarre is the slightly corrupt history when this place was built ( originally a government home ownership scheme estate under the name of hung hom peninsula and sold on the super cheap by a corrupt govt official) and it's swimming pool and clubhouse facilities is built directly above a major dual carriage road (but you can't hear any traffic)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdw
    I live near the Kowloon funeral parlour in Tai Kok Tsui, and my apartment is significantly cheaper because of this. But I have never in my life seen any white smoke, or for that matter I havent even noticed there are stacks.
    hung hom is home to the largest two funeral parlors and several smaller ones, just the main two palors probably deals with 70% of the decease from HK

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    Quote Originally Posted by virago
    Didn't you say you were working near University MTR? You already are in NT!

    When I was living in HH I worked in west Kowloon and it was a nightmare to get to work. The mini bus close to where I lived was always full in the morning and then I had to take two buses or walk to the mtr station. 2 changes and 35 to 40 minutes commute.

    I was not near the centre of HH and a bit out of the way location hence why I disliked the place.

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    Yeah Im going to be at the science and technology park. What I meant when i said a commute after dinner was that as I am going to be single in Hong Kong and have had a beautiful wife (thats just in case she reads this) look after me for the past 20 years I can't see myself cooking much and also probably craving a bit of expat company.. So I guess that I will spend alot of time in "town" .

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    Quote Originally Posted by imparanoic
    hung hom is home to the largest two funeral parlors and several smaller ones, just the main two palors probably deals with 70% of the decease from HK
    Does not mean the ones in Tai Kok Tsui are any less busy.



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    Quote Originally Posted by imparanoic
    hung hom is home to the largest two funeral parlors and several smaller ones, just the main two palors probably deals with 70% of the decease from HK
    the funeral parlor thing doesn't really worry me that much... I suppose if you could smell burning flesh I might change my mind... Im not one to think of a place like that as giving off a bad vibe. Its sad but as we all know death is just a part of life...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Latrotech
    Yeah Im going to be at the science and technology park. What I meant when i said a commute after dinner was that as I am going to be single in Hong Kong and have had a beautiful wife (thats just in case she reads this) look after me for the past 20 years I can't see myself cooking much and also probably craving a bit of expat company.. So I guess that I will spend alot of time in "town" .

    Cheers
    Ok, fair enough. The island is obviously close because of the tunnel from HH and a taxi is around 80 dollars late at night from Wan Chai and central.

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