Hello Everyone! I'm moving to Hong Kong in the Fall! yay
I am a Korean American from Upstate NY and I will be moving to HK in Sept/Oct but visiting in about 3 weeks. My work has transferred me there and our office is in Wan Chai (all paperwork is done). I'm super excited to move since I've lived in this mid-sized city all my life. My work is taking care of my living expenses up to $15,000HK dollars a month for the first 12 months. I'd like to live near work and around the night life since I am young and single. Any suggestions? SOHO, Wan Chai, Happy Valley, and Midlevels are where I'm currently looking.
What does the 20-something demographic do on the weekends or after work? I know there are bars and restaurants but is there anything else? I currently play beach volleyball, take kickboxing classes and play on an organized kickball league. I'd like to continue to play sports but I'm not sure where to look.
Also, during my one week visit in July my new manager will be showing me around the city. He obviously cannot be with me 24/7 so are there any places of interest I could/should visit on my own? I believe my hotel is going to be in Wan Chai off Gloucester Rd.
Any other pertinent information would be appreciated. Here are some topics of interest:
-What clothes to bring (I have a lot of cold weather clothes)?
-What are the fashion styles?
-How bad, exactly, is the air quality (I'd like an apt with a terrace)?
-How close are the beaches?
-What's the best airline to travel with?
-How far can I get by/travel through HK with only knowing English?
-What is the Korean population in HK and what is the general public opinion?
-What is the American population in HK and what is the general public opinion?
-How serious will my business role be taken seeing that I'm a young female?
-What are the annoying habits of visiting Americans so I know not to do them?
I've asked some of these questions with my manager who is from HK but I'd like some more opinions. I apologize if I may sound ignorant but a lot of these questions can only be answered by honest locals. Some of them may be obvious answers but I'm just checking to make sure.
Thanks for your help!