I just received a job offer from Hong Kong PolyU in Hung Hom for 30k. I am very excited, but it came a little sooner than I had expected. I will be moving with my 11 year-old chihuahua and to get started I would like to find something relatively local or at least on the Hung Hom rail line to stay at until I can find a permanent apartment. I noticed that some serviced apartments are over 40k per month, so I would prefer not to spend 1 -1.5 months salary on my first month accommodation. My girlfriend has applications out at several universities and she is a 2014 NET candidate. Because of this, we want to find out where she gets placed before settling on a permanent apartment. Any suggestions?
Also, I read that Happy Valley is pretty pet friendly when considering long-term. It seems that it is also not a bad commute to my work. Any other areas to look at long term too?