I moved 6000 miles away to get away from Londoners, Last thing I want to do is to actively seek out Londoners and move next door to them.
North Point itself is a good residential area. It is near forests to have fresh air because there is always lack of fresh air in apartments in HK. Transport in HK is not very comfortable unless u r using taxi. But 10K is not enough for a decent flat in North Point.
You may bring all stuff for at least first few months use. Don't atta more than 15-20 kg as the weather is going to be very humid in coming days. Rice 30 kgs should be ok. Indian stuff is available in HK but expensive than in India. U may bring some Tulsi seeds to grow here in pots. Large quantity of anything has to be avoided.
Tsim sha shui is an area where you find more Indians - but there u will hardly feel in Hong Kong - as they have kept the same system like Chandani Chowk in Delhi! Same system of people asking passerbys to buy cards, lunch, watch etc etc..... With no offence, it is my personal opinion.
I dont know why you say to bring 30kgs of rice from India. Or am I reading your post incorrectly?
public transport in hk is one of the best!
you don't need to bring rice or atta in the qty that thakur has suggested.maybe 1kg of each and bring your basic utensils if you want something to start your kitchen on immediately since you have a child too.
everything is available here.no need to compare prices to India when you are earning in HKD and spending in HK.
with yr housing budget you will definitely get around 650-700sq ft apt in laguna city (lam tin).Its a nice place to start with when you are new in HK.lots of indian families there and yes malyali too if its more comfortable for you.you can always move to another place once you are more familiar with HK.
When we compare the public transport with that of India, then of course it is best. However, when we compare it with European standards - much remains to be desired. I have the experience of using public transport in Europe - where it is so comfortable and dam cheap. I also travel from North Point - It is so much croweded that I never get seat in the Mtr. At peak hours - at times, I need to leave two MTRs standing in que to board the MTR. Tram service is strange - as far as there is no announcement of stations - difficult for strangers to use it as where to get off - also it takes too much time - basically it runs at rikshaw pace. Buses also the same - no announcement - u need to figure out urself where u have to get off!