finally got my visa approved! Looking at accommodation now and considering Novum West next to HKU station or Novum East in Quarry Bay, both are within my budget of around HKD16,000 per month but I need some opinion of what these 2 areas are like. I have heard that the living cost is slightly higher in the west (ie SYP, Sheung Wan) but how’s it like in Quarry Bay? Other than these 2 any other places will you guys recommend? I’m looking for a fairly new place (I’m fine with studio) and preferably with club house around HKD 16,000 per month
I’ll be working in Wan Chai and I can see there are plenty of options available in the area but they are relatively old and I have also heard some nasty comments about living in that area (let me know if you have a different experience).
im open to explore somewhere in Kowloon as long as the commute won’t take more than 30 mins per way to Wan Chai. I can also speak some basic Cantonese so somewhere local won’t be a problem for me.