If you are looking for a non-expat area try looking at http://www.census2011.gov.hk/en/main-table/A302.html
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%
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.
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.
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...
Though by 'expat' they mean anyone who isn't chinese. So it would include 'local' ethnic minorities as well as people here on visas.