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    Quote Originally Posted by HK_Katherine
    A friend who lives in Fairview Park says the Hong Luk Yuen buses are less convenient. But its mostly heresay
    could well be. i've taken the FP buses a few times. I've never been inside Hong Luk Yuen. I just see it when going up to Cloudy Hill and hear good things about it, though, as I think it through, mostly from peopel w/cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olga_McCann
    You are on point - he will be working in the new hotel there, due to open in September. We looked again yesterday and its not exactly near Whampoa, a little bit more west on the harbour, basically where Penninsula hotel is if you know
    I guess the Rosewood at Victoria Dockside. East TST station is the closest MTR to his work in that case which is a n easy connect to either TST or Hung Hom, this opens up you even more options for places to live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HK_Katherine
    A friend who lives in Fairview Park says the Hong Luk Yuen buses are less convenient. But its mostly heresay
    No idea about Fairview Park but I've stayed with a friend before at Hong Luk Yuen. The bus schedule is not too bad but you can be waiting a bit outside of rush hour. I'd say the frequency is around every 5 - 10 minutes during peak times extending to around 15 - 25 minutes during off-peak. Takes around 10 - 15 minutes from HLY to Tai Wo Station.

    EDIT - found a link. http://www.td.gov.hk/filemanager/en/content_405/nr51.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor
    I guess the Rosewood at Victoria Dockside. East TST station is the closest MTR to his work in that case which is a n easy connect to either TST or Hung Hom, this opens up you even more options for places to live.
    YES, it is Rosewood hotel
    cheers

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    Hi, while I don't know which part of Kowloon your husband will be working and starting when, I can only say that there's a newly developed residential zone, Tseung Kwan O South, where lots of new developments are coming up, some of which are low-density near the water front with bike tracts etc, like CAPRI, Wings III. There are plenty of pre-schools and facilities nearby for young families. They are walking distance (8 min) to either Tseung Kwan O mtr stations or Tiu Keng Leng stations, from which access to Hong Kong Island and Kowloon is not that distant as some expat may think .


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    Hi, you could do worse than Festival City, Tai Wai.
    Pros: its nearish to TST. One change.
    its build on MTR station
    lots of facilities such as swimming pools; bowling alley; childrens play area, plus gym, badminton etc
    around 24000 HKD for 700 sq ft + net with 3 beds
    near Shatin and Kowloon Tong for Western supermarkets
    its modern
    its safe, lots of security
    its a haven of peace from busy HK
    Cons: 4000+ HKD for parking space (not that you really need a car here)
    Its made up of 12 tower blocks. As others have said completely different to the kind of tower blocks in UK.
    Kitchen small, a common problem here


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    festival city is completely infested with cockroaches. it is crazy over there. if you are able to get phase 3 flats, it is very nice. we were in phase 2 for a few years. it was a LONG walk to MTR. apartments are not that big either. there are only a few expat families there that i remember seeing. facilities are very nice. but i am sick of cockroaches. no mosquitos though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumbler
    festival city is completely infested with cockroaches. it is crazy over there. if you are able to get phase 3 flats, it is very nice. we were in phase 2 for a few years. it was a LONG walk to MTR. apartments are not that big either. there are only a few expat families there that i remember seeing. facilities are very nice. but i am sick of cockroaches. no mosquitos though.
    Hong Kong is infested with cockroaches, period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumbler
    festival city is completely infested with cockroaches. it is crazy over there. if you are able to get phase 3 flats, it is very nice. we were in phase 2 for a few years. it was a LONG walk to MTR. apartments are not that big either. there are only a few expat families there that i remember seeing. facilities are very nice. but i am sick of cockroaches. no mosquitos though.
    I don't know about the cockroaches.
    But yes, Phase II is a *long* way from the Tai Wai MTR - and not any closer to much of anything.
    Also, for now, I'd be wary of living in Tai Wai (or on the Ma On Shan line) if I needed to get on the Hung Hom bound East Rail Line at rush hour - lines to get on the train there can be pretty long. Outside of rush hour it's fine, though.

    For back to what the OP wanted, though - some version of grass and/or beaches etc - central Tai Wai isn't that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumbler
    festival city is completely infested with cockroaches. it is crazy over there. if you are able to get phase 3 flats, it is very nice. we were in phase 2 for a few years. it was a LONG walk to MTR. apartments are not that big either. there are only a few expat families there that i remember seeing. facilities are very nice. but i am sick of cockroaches. no mosquitos though.
    I live there and it is definitely NOT infested with cockroaches, think it depends in large part on how clean your neighbours are. It is a 10 to 15 minutes walk to MTR from Phase 2. Phase 3 obviously better for convenience. Not many expats is a valid point. If she wants a large community of expats and green/beach surroundings then of course her original idea of Sai Kung would be ideal but would mean a hell of a commute for her husband. She will know better when she starts looking on the ground. We look every time our tenancy is up and have yet to find better for our budget. We need to be within reasonable commute of Ho Man Tin and our budget is *only* $25000.
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