I have finally managed to get the relocation (most likely from August) that I mentioned in my previous thread.
The salary negotiation ended up quite well as well, and the base salary is going to be a little higher than expected, so it is now to look for a place.
My company will pay for 15 days hotel, however I have been to Hong Kong probably tens of times, and I already know the area where I want to live.
- I usually go clubbing once a week and go out for dinner once a week, almost always on the Island
- Do sports (football or basket) usually on the Island or within Kowloon side
- Work from home.
- Go twice to Mandarin class in Wan Chai
Taxi for my meetings is always paid back and forth, and I can expect to have meetings pretty much everywhere, but mainly concentrated in TKO, Wanchai and northern Kowloon.
I need either a big one bedroom or a two bedroom flat, at least 400 sq ft in side (so I can put a proper desk into it).
Recently I have been looking at places in Kennedy, Sai Ying Pun and Sheung Wan, but I have decided that I definitely do not like Sheung Wan and I would consider Kennedy, Say Ying Pun, HKU etc.
Today, quite surprisingly, a friend of mine told me about a place in H Bonaire, Ap Lei Chau, that is gonna be free exactly when I need it, and that goes away with 24k.
80% space efficiency, or close to that, two bedrooms, high floor and sea view.
I never, ever considered Ap Lei Chau, but it seems with the new MTR you are literally < 10m from admiralty, and the quality of living is much better than southern Kowloon.
What do you guys think about it?
I saw some thread but were pretty old, I was considering mainly whether it would be an issue to come back home that night or two I go clubbing (I have friends who live in NT that always have to fight to find a taxi willing to bring them home after 1AM).
Like I have been told that is far away, but how can it be?
It's 10 minutes MRT, 15 minutes cab drive if you avoid peak times to central, you can still go out and party and drinks and come back home probably with less than 150HKD of a cab drive, and seems quite decent to be in, with several supermarkets etc...
I was in Sheung wan to see a flat, and looking at the traffic (and was 2PM) I thought I do not wanna end up in there.