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Moving to HK in August - where to live??? single, 25, female

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  1. #41

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    Hi Viktri - good to know things can be negotiated down! I wont have to deal with the agents personally, because my firm is helping me out with a relocation consultant to deal with the agents - but all these things are good to know as I don't want to be taken for a ride by them either!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamsin89:
    I've also heard good things about Discovery Bay. I know it will mean taking the ferry most days but apparently there is a good 'community feel' to the area. This recommendation came from a friend who's a HK local though - so not sure whether its best for my very first time in HK. Any thoughts anyone?
    DB is very nice but a few things to note:

    1) It will mean taking the ferry all days, not most, unless you work part-time?

    2) It's a lot of families, so not sure how much fun it would be for a single 25 year old. You might find yourself socializing elsewhere (i.e. HK Island or TST) most of the time as a result

    3) I'm not sure how easy it will be to find a flat share there.

    But I would definitely recommend taking a look if someone you know has suggested it to you, it might suit you. There is a market on Sundays and I noticed a lot of residents there who seem to have home-based baking businesses selling cakes and cookies.
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    just saw this posted on facebook, would have been a perfect fit for Tamsin89, too bad your not here until august as it will probably be gone by then. EDIT: DOH its available from sepetember, just bloody saw it now FFS. DOH!!!!

    Mui Wo Studio Sea View Apartment Rental at Ferry Pier.
    My beautiful sea view Mui Wo studio apartment right next to the pier is available for rent from early September.
    Only 30 mins ferry to Central, 20 mins drive to Tung Chung and the Airport . 24 hours security guards and lift! Convenient local facilities - 1 min walk to the supermarkets, restaurants, bars and international kindergarden, 2 mins walk to the pier, banks, shops and 8 mins walk to the beach, clinic, market, swimming pool, sports centre, gym, library and post office.
    Modern renovation, large kitchen, large bathroom, furnished with double bed, big clothes wardrobe, reverse cycle air conditioning (cooling, heating & dehumidifier) , four head electric stove with oven, exhaust fan, big fridge, washing machine and dryer, electric water heater and 3 ceiling fans. Perfect apartment for single or couple who work near central.
    Gross: 518sf, Net: 375sf.
    Rent: 13800HKD per month (2 years lease, includes management fee and government rates).
    NO agent fee! Please PM or email [email protected]
    Its got an OVEN woohoo

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    Im moving in August, but have a serviced apartment for a month - so am looking for a place from Sept onwards! I guess it will probably be gone by the time I get there anyway though

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    when you get to HK and if you use Facebook, search and join this group "Hong Kong Expatriates" people post ads on apartments like the one i posted above.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamsin89:
    Im moving in August, but have a serviced apartment for a month - so am looking for a place from Sept onwards! I guess it will probably be gone by the time I get there anyway though
    Nothing stopping you emailing her now. Or coming out for a quick visit before you arrive - the cost of a return flight is paltry in comparison to ongoing rent costs in HK.

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    Hi Katherine you can stay in Olympic area which has Olympic MTR station which is only 10 mins from Hong kong and central station because both stations are connected. There is a website called easyroomate hong kong this has many flat shares available. If you are up for meeting new people when you get here just give me a message. I am a 26 year old female who moved here from the UK last year and love to meet me people.

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