I'm at final interview stage for a job in HK. I am coming out at the end of the month for that. While I am not looking to count my chickens, I am doing some ground work before I head out.
If I do get the job, it will be me, my wife, my daughter (she is 9) and our dog.
My job will be based in Quarry Bay. I dont mind commuting - but would draw the line at anything over 1 hour each way. Naturally, i would much prefer it to be shorter than that. More important than my commute, however, is the proximity to an ESF primary school.
I have been looking at the rental situation and the schools. So I get the fact that rent is expensive and that you dont get very much for your money when you are on the Island.
Budget wise- we are looking at 30,000 - 35,000. I would come out first and live in a serviced apartment while house hunting. I'd want to go see various neighbourhoods and get a feel for them.
Your considered advice would be greatly appreciated. We are drawn to Tung Chung for a number of reasons. Is that too much of a commute?
Thanks in advance!