Commutable "green/open" places to live

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    Quote Originally Posted by thundacatchergo
    I think we have successfully scared off the OP from this forum. We can all keep our suggestions to ourselves.
    Nah, in London it's only 7:30 am, probably just about to get up now

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    What time is the OP going to start work ? Do any of us know ?

    Maybe he/she starts work at 10:30am in the morning ? which would be a very easy commute to work, after the peak hour rush ? That negates any traffic concerns, if this is the case.

    Getting home after 11pm would also be a breeze home by cab, very quiet roads and a complete lack of traffic at that time of night.

    If the OP is going to work late hours, wouldn't it benefit them most, by having a very pleasant living environment, during the days they are not working, away from the concrete jungle that he/she spent most of their time in, as a bit of a break?

    I am only trying to help. It's all good

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    Nah, from another post, I think (if I remember correectly) it's a big 4 accounting firm (so work location is CKC, IFC, Prince's Bldg or PP1) probably AD grade, official hours 8:30 to 5:30, which in practice means 9:00-9:15 to whenever. I think going to work is worse than getting home from work.

    Going to work, your head is spinning with planning your day and work issues, at night, if I am not driving, I am dozing off on the one hour commute back to Ma On Shan on the 681

    For the record, I think you have been very very very very very helpful!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyhook
    Getting home after 11pm would also be a breeze home by cab, very quiet roads and a complete lack of traffic at that time of night.
    Ehrrr all trips at night by cab ?!?!...quite an expensive way of travelling....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mat
    Ehrrr all trips at night by cab ?!?!...quite an expensive way of travelling....
    So is spending $1000 or 2/3 a night on eating & drinking in LKF and Soho..

    People do it and think that's normal..lol

    But spending $300 a day on taxi is expensive ?

    Very interesting .
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    $300/day is probably cheaper than the all-in cost (parking spaces, fuel, servicing, depreciation, etc) of running a car, plus you can drink.

    Having a car in HK will almost always be a luxury rather than the cheapest way of getting around.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyhook
    So is spending $1000 or 2/3 a night on eating & drinking in LKF and Soho..

    People do it and think that's normal..lol

    But spending $300 a day on taxi is expensive ?

    Very interesting .
    Have I ever said I spend 1.000 HKD a night in dining?

    300/day times 22 working days a month that is a nice 6.6K/month....I'd rather take the bus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mat
    Have I ever said I spend 1.000 HKD a night in dining?

    300/day times 22 working days a month that is a nice 6.6K/month....I'd rather take the bus.
    ADs in a big 4 earn around HK$70k-90k/mth, sometimes a lot more.....

    And yes, driving in from Ma On Shan everyday cost me around HK$300 in parking, tunnel fees and petrol...., but at least I can swear at all the crappy drivers and that helps me relieve stress and tentsion....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ray98
    ADs in a big 4 earn around HK$70k-90k/mth, sometimes a lot more.....
    And? what's your point?

    I am in Banking (FO), earn pretty well my life but will never spend 300 a day on taxi - I take MTR like the average Joe and i am happy about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ray98

    And as for the west NT, doesn't impress me, after travelling to and from work for 2 weeks on the 962, some trips taking over 2 hours from Tuen Mun, I hate the place, and it's proximity to the "Depressed Town of Hong Kong" - Tin Shui Wai and all its social problems, and the fact a lot of bad ass traffic accidents occur there too frequently - the place is like cursed!!! MI07 - yeah I know, go ahead, red dot me again!
    I've never red-dotted you. I don't live in Tuen Mun and probably would not want to - GC is much nicer. I think the maximum time I have EVER spent on a 962 in rushhour was 1hr 15 mins - but normally if I travel in peak hour I get the residents bus which is substantially faster. Of course every so often there is an accident on the freeway which causes problems (about 3 times I have experienced, in 2 years here) but that's the same as the occasional problem with the MTR (which I have seen on the news a few times). Life is never perfect!

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