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What is better to bring from the UK rather than buy in HK? And where to live of course?!

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    TV here will not work with UK's DVB-T system, but analog pal is still ok, prices are similar if you look around (ie, dixons is similar to Broardway/fortress, while other independent stores will be cheaper, if you have done ur homework)
    hifi components are cheaper slightly if japanese brands, uk brands such as arcam, rotel are premium prices in HK, similar to uk speakers, e, B & W, kef, mission, tannoys, but can be haggled slight in pricewise, av amplifiers are cheaper here if you search in dedicated hifi stores.


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    living above the elements shopping centre at kowloon station could be the idea place, 1 stop from hongkong station, not really crowded, but can be pricey.


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    Quote Originally Posted by justjoe86:
    I'm pretty sure you can find some biggish shoes and clothes over here too, unless what you mean is you have size 19 feet and a 50 inch waist.
    Shoes start to get tricky to find at about UK size 11; the choice of trousers is limited for waist 40 and above and almost non-existent for 44 and above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PDLM:
    Shoes start to get tricky to find at about UK size 11; the choice of trousers is limited for waist 40 and above and almost non-existent for 44 and above.
    An right thanks for info. "Lucky me" being such a midget, haha. 5ft8, 32 inch waist, size 8 feet... one of the reasons I love hk is im no longer dwarfed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by imparanoic:
    yes, maybe, but at least in HK, unlike in a lot cities including london in uk, you won't get mugged, happy slapped, beaten up for no reasons which happens escalated over the last fews in uk due to poor justice system and yobbo/chav/scally culture
    We were specifically discussing housing costs. There are plenty of other differences between London and Hong Kong - I agree one of which is there is less mugging & levels of personal crime in Hong Kong.

    However, millions of people go about their daily lives just fine in London, without fear and without ever feeling threatened. A lot of people overstate the danger of London.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrit:
    We were specifically discussing housing costs.
    That's not true. He was replying directly to a post you made about buses!

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    My mistake! Got confused between threads, sorry imparanoic!


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    Quote Originally Posted by justjoe86:
    An right thanks for info. "Lucky me" being such a midget, haha. 5ft8, 32 inch waist, size 8 feet... one of the reasons I love hk is im no longer dwarfed!
    I guess some guys aren't aware of the appendage correlation theory as they proudly announce their shoe size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PDLM:
    Shoes start to get tricky to find at about UK size 11; the choice of trousers is limited for waist 40 and above and almost non-existent for 44 and above.
    Actually I'm a woman But I guess this means I can wear men's clothes and shoes if I'm stuck lol.

    I'm 5ft 9 and take a UK size 7.5-8 so I'm assuming I'm in trouble when it comes to shoes and any clothes with arms or legs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imparanoic:
    living above the elements shopping centre at kowloon station could be the idea place, 1 stop from hongkong station, not really crowded, but can be pricey.
    This is interesting as I had drinks last night with a couple who have just moved to France after living in China for 6 years. They recommended that I live Kowloon side as they found the pollution wasn't as bad there compared to HK Island. Will definitely look into Elements, thank you!

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