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  1. #31

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    Quote Originally Posted by justjoe86
    You could look at a village house in kam tin (kam sheung rd MTR)

    Nice area, countryside, easy connections by MTR or bus (tai lam tunnel). cheaaaap rent.

    Oh and this view is from kam tin..
    I bet there are lots of mosquitos/sandflies and barking dogs.

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    Just pick somewhere that suits your lifestyle. If there happens to be expats there, ignore them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claire ex-ax
    Just pick somewhere that suits your lifestyle. If there happens to be expats there, ignore them.
    While you are correct for huge parts of Hong Kong, there are 2 spots where its practically impossible : Parkview and DB
    Luckily, those 2 spots are outside of OPs budget, so no worries
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    If you are looking for a non-expat area try looking at http://www.census2011.gov.hk/en/main-table/A302.html

    Least Expats
    Area % Non Chinese
    North - Wah Ming 0.5%
    Tuen Mun - Shan King 0.6%
    Tuen Mun - Tin King 0.6%
    Tai Po - Tai Yuen 0.6%
    Sham Shui Po - Fu Cheong 0.8%
    Tai Po - Fu Heng 0.8%
    Sai Kung - Tsui Lam 0.8%
    Kwun Tong - On Lee 0.9%
    Kwai Tsing - Cheung On 0.9%
    Wong Tai Sin - Chuk Yuen South 0.9%
    Tuen Mun - San King 0.9%
    Kwun Tong - Hing Tin 1.0%
    Sham Shui Po - Nam Cheong West 1.0%
    Yuen Long - Chung Wah 1.1%
    Tai Po - Fu Ming Sun 1.1%
    Kwun Tong - Lok Wah North 1.1%
    Sha Tin - Chun Fung 1.1%
    Tai Po - Tai Wo 1.1%
    Sha Tin - Heng On 1.1%

    Most Expats
    Southern - Stanley and Shek O 22.6%
    Eastern - Braemar Hill 22.8%
    Yau Tsim Mong - Tsim Sha Tsui West 23.5%
    Sai Kung - Hang Hau East 23.8%
    Islands - Lantau 24.0%
    Islands - Tung Chung North 25.0%
    Wan Chai - Broadwood 25.2%
    Central and Western - Castle Road 25.7%
    Wan Chai - Jardine's Lookout 26.0%
    Central and Western - University 26.0%
    Yau Tsim Mong - Jordan East 26.2%
    Central and Western - Mid Levels East 26.5%
    Wan Chai - Southorn 26.5%
    Sai Kung - Sai Kung Islands 27.7%
    Wan Chai - Stubbs Road 31.4%
    Yau Tsim Mong - Tsim Sha Tsui East 31.6%
    Islands - Lamma and Po Toi 32.1%
    Southern - Pokfulam 39.4%
    Southern - Bays Area 45.5%
    Central and Western - Peak 48.3%
    Islands - Discovery Bay 49.8%

    Last edited by East_coast; 30-04-2014 at 09:13 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bookblogger
    Tseung Kwan O and better planning? Are you on psychotropic drugs?
    No, I am on what's called "clear thinking". You should try some. TKO is better compared to inner urban areas like Mongkok.

    Do North Point have as many recreational area as TKO? No. Do What about Sham Shui Po? No. What about Tai Kok Tsui? No. So yes, TKO has better planning. Is it great? No, but it sure as hell better than Sham Shui Po. Fact, is TKO has got better planning than many urban areas in HK.
    Last edited by Watercooler; 30-04-2014 at 09:45 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast
    If you are looking for a non-expat area try looking at http://www.census2011.gov.hk/en/main-table/A302.html

    Least Expats
    Area % Non Chinese
    North - Wah Ming0.5%
    Tuen Mun - Shan King0.6%
    Tuen Mun - Tin King0.6%
    Tai Po - Tai Yuen0.6%
    Sham Shui Po - Fu Cheong0.8%
    Tai Po - Fu Heng0.8%
    Sai Kung - Tsui Lam0.8%
    Kwun Tong - On Lee0.9%
    Kwai Tsing - Cheung On0.9%
    Wong Tai Sin - Chuk Yuen South0.9%
    Tuen Mun - San King0.9%
    Kwun Tong - Hing Tin1.0%
    Sham Shui Po - Nam Cheong West1.0%
    Yuen Long - Chung Wah1.1%
    Tai Po - Fu Ming Sun1.1%
    Kwun Tong - Lok Wah North1.1%
    Sha Tin - Chun Fung1.1%
    Tai Po - Tai Wo1.1%
    Sha Tin - Heng On1.1%

    Most Expats
    Southern - Stanley and Shek O22.6%
    Eastern - Braemar Hill22.8%
    Yau Tsim Mong - Tsim Sha Tsui West23.5%
    Sai Kung - Hang Hau East23.8%
    Islands - Lantau24.0%
    Islands - Tung Chung North25.0%
    Wan Chai - Broadwood25.2%
    Central and Western - Castle Road25.7%
    Wan Chai - Jardine's Lookout26.0%
    Central and Western - University26.0%
    Yau Tsim Mong - Jordan East26.2%
    Central and Western - Mid Levels East26.5%
    Wan Chai - Southorn26.5%
    Sai Kung - Sai Kung Islands27.7%
    Wan Chai - Stubbs Road31.4%
    Yau Tsim Mong - Tsim Sha Tsui East31.6%
    Islands - Lamma and Po Toi32.1%
    Southern - Pokfulam39.4%
    Southern - Bays Area45.5%
    Central and Western - Peak48.3%
    Islands - Discovery Bay49.8%
    I'm guessing 'Hang Hau East' takes in CWB...

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    Hang Hau is Sai Kung....


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    Wow overwhelming response to this thread, kind of unexpected..

    Thank you all so much for your replies. I've looked up the places you suggested, and so far it seems like North Point might be a good fit.

    In terms of commuting, I work from home so I don't have to commute to work. However, I might get a masters from either HKU or CUHK - both seem to be around 1 hour commutes, which is fine by me.

    My lifestyle is pretty low key. I go to coffee shops a lot, so having a few nice ones close by is a big plus. I also eat out quite a lot, so some restaurants wouldn't be too bad. For entertainment I usually go to the movies, karaoke, library, museums and galleries... when I looked up North Point I saw that there were a few libraries in the area/surrounding area, which definitely added to my interest in the area haha

    As for night life, I don't go clubbing, and I go to bars so seldomly that it isn't a determining factor at all...

    Lastly, that liquid nitrogen ice cream looks pretty interesting! I'll definitely check it out when I get a chance...


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    Quote Originally Posted by statman
    Hang Hau is Sai Kung....


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    I live in Hang Hau and realise it is in Sai Kung District...my point was that the only way 'Hang Hau East' can contain 23% expats is if it includes CWB...

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    Though by 'expat' they mean anyone who isn't chinese. So it would include 'local' ethnic minorities as well as people here on visas.


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