Location advice, commuting to airport/tst

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    vrf
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    Location advice, commuting to airport/tst

    Hi,

    Me and my partner are relocating to Hong Kong and are researching areas to stay. I will be working at Cathay City close to the airport and my partner at East Tsim Sha Tsui.

    So far we've been considering Olympic and Tsing Yi and have made the following conclusions:

    Olympic
    pros:
    Closer to city/nightlife/restaurants etc..
    Can just walk out to Tai Kok Tsui or even Mongkok
    Very convenient to get around with taxi
    Nice riverfront for jogging

    cons
    Higher rent/smaller apartments
    Longer commute to airport

    Tsing Yi
    pros:
    More affordable/bigger apartment
    Very convenient commute

    cons;
    Isolated?
    Boring area?

    Are we right in these assumptions? Anyone have experience staying in olympic and/or Tsing Yi? Any other areas that we should look into? We want our commute to be <40 mins and hoping to land a ~700 sqft. flat for roughly 30k per month.

    Thankful for any advice or ideas!


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    Olympic is a much nicer place to live in my opinion. I like that you can walk the streets and many restaurants in Tai Kok Tsui, if you like Asian food.

    Tsing Yi is functional but more shopping mall living. Your life will be highly based upon the shopping mall. However there is a nice waterfront to walk and a couple sports centres if you are an active person.

    If you want more western atmosphere then Olympic will be closer to Hong Kong side too.


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    Yup I’d pick Olympic too.

    Tsing Yi is just meh nothing there apart from the mall.


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    A friend who was a vegetarian lived in Tsing Yi for a year then moved to Hong Kong Island for better restaurants. NT restaurants are not great generally if you care about food. Fine if you just eat to live.


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    Olympic

    Cons:

    Stinky part of HK