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    Quote Originally Posted by bagel:
    You mean that your kids are reluctant to play with Chinese kids so you are actively looking for them to socialize with expats or Indian kids? Living in China, isn't it inevitable to socialize with them to some extent and to eat their cuisine too?

    I mean how weird would it be when expats who are posted in India don't want their kids to play with Indian kids or they have no desire to explore Indian cuisine?
    I'm hoping that what the OP means is that he wants to ensure there are at least a few other Indians around so that his wife and children can settle in and have people to ask questions of etc in their own language, rather than being entirely in an alien place with nothing to help stabilise them.

    I think that there are Indians (and others from the sub-continent) all over Hk though and not really grouped into any one area. We certainly have some in the Gold Coast, there are some in Tung Chung but I don't think there is an "indian community" as such anywhere except perhaps Chung King Mansions and nobody with a family would want to live there!

    The good thing about hk is that it's so small and transport so good that you can live in one spot and socialise with others who are all over the place. That's really the point.

    Can't really criticise someone too much for wanting to have a few people around that they might connect with, rather than forcing new arrivals to assimilate straight away!

    Although I do note that this question regarding an "indian community" seems to get asked much more often than any other nationality, which is odd.

    see here: http://hongkong.geoexpat.com/forum/63/thread198313.html

    and here: http://hongkong.geoexpat.com/forum/63/thread176257.html

    and here: http://hongkong.geoexpat.com/forum/1...ad12601-2.html
    Last edited by MovingIn07; 03-10-2011 at 10:09 AM.

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    [QUOTE=MovingIn07;1739985]

    Although I do note that this question regarding an "indian community" seems to get asked much more often than any other nationality, which is odd.


    I find it strange and troublesome that most Indians who relocate abroad express this desire to live in or near an Indian community. I am an Indian and HK is my sixth international relocation and I don't actively seek out Indians anywhere. I also find that when people from the Indian sub-continent travel abroad for business or tourism, they seek out Indian cuisine rather than the local cuisine. So much for open-mindedness.


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    [QUOTE=bagel;1740233]

    Quote Originally Posted by MovingIn07:

    Although I do note that this question regarding an "indian community" seems to get asked much more often than any other nationality, which is odd.


    I find it strange and troublesome that most Indians who relocate abroad express this desire to live in or near an Indian community. I am an Indian and HK is my sixth international relocation and I don't actively seek out Indians anywhere. I also find that when people from the Indian sub-continent travel abroad for business or tourism, they seek out Indian cuisine rather than the local cuisine. So much for open-mindedness.
    Well at the risk of being inflammatory, what I have noticed is that Brits/Americans/Canadians/Australians/Other Europeans all are happy in each others company, provided they can communicate in English, so if this group wants "support from likeminded people" they ask for "where do the expats live" whereas we have had a few instances on here of suggesting something to an Indian which turned out to be more appropriate to a Pakistani or a Nepali and that person getting quite upset. So instead of being able to gain support from "similar kinds of people with similar background" like many other expats, some Indians really are very specific about it only being Indians they want to live with!

    All very odd to me. But hopefully those other threads will also help.

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    Guys Chill out and for your information..i am staying in China for last 17 yrs and there were hardly any indians when i came here. My kids goes to International school where there is no other Indian as his classmate and we have lots & lots of Chinese freinds so buddy what you make out of the question is not neccessarily i mean to ask in same way . but is it wrong to look for native people as it is easy to get Mixed up????????????


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    I and my wife are moving to Hong Kong.Please suggest a place that we can rent near the British Council/Kennedy Town/Sheung Wan/Central area.Thanks.Would love to meet newcomers as well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by champrx2:
    I and my wife are moving to Hong Kong.Please suggest a place that we can rent near the British Council/Kennedy Town/Sheung Wan/Central area.Thanks.Would love to meet newcomers as well.
    It's not helpful to put your request in the middle of someone else's thread, about an area that is NOWHERE near where you want to go. I suggest you start your own thread, an put in your requirements for size as well as budget because without that nobody is going to be able to help at all.
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