Working at HKUST campus, 10-12K rent

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  1. #1

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    Working at HKUST campus, 10-12K rent

    Hi,

    I'll be moving to HK in the next two months for a job at the HKUST campus and plan not to spend more than 10-12K in rent per month.

    I would like to live in a quite lively neighborhood. Of course I cannot pretend living in Central or close-by places even though 30-40 minutes of transportation to go to work would be fine. I would however like to be pretty well connected to public transportations to be able to go central HK easily.

    Since HKUST is quite isolated, are there some interesting neighbourhood where accommodations will be cheaper than the main HK areas ?

    Thanks!


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    I should say that I don't speak a word of cantonese. By lively I mean a place with nice restaurants, bars, parks..


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    You may find something in Shatin.

    Or perhaps a floor of a village house on the outskirts of Sai Kung.

    You should note that most places in Hong Kong are rented unfurnished. An individual landlord might have some furniture to put in but expect a possible increase in rent.


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    There are staff buses to HKUST. You might want to look in an area serviced by one of the buses.

    https://www.ab.ust.hk/cso/sbs_route.htm