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 ?