Moving to HK

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    Moving to HK

    Hi im moving to Hong Kong in sept goin to be working at the <snip> learning centre as a teaching. was wonderin if anyone could tell me anymore about Hong Kong, what its like living there etc<snip>.
    Thanks Charlie
    P.S any info on hong kong will be great

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    Hi Charlie

    I move to Hong Kong in November, and I cant wait. I have been spending about three months a year in Hong Kong over the last four years and now finally moving for good (well at least 3 years).

    Hong Kong is a fantastic city, and it depends what you are looking for - fantastic restaurants, great shopping and great people.

    If you narrow your subject down slightly, to living, shopping, travel etc, I can give you some limited advice. Although this site will give a lot of info, I have spent many an evening pulling info from the forum - it is an excellent resource.

    Thanks

    Simon


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    Quote Originally Posted by charlieferens:
    Hi im moving to Hong Kong in sept goin to be working at the <snip> learning centre as a teaching. was wonderin if anyone could tell me anymore about Hong Kong, what its like living there etc and if you can more on working for <snip>.
    Thanks Charlie
    P.S any info on hong kong will be great
    I hope for the sake of the children that you're not teaching English!

    This whole site is about living in Hong Kong - browse through it and come back with some specific questions.
    Last edited by KnowItAll; 01-08-2007 at 05:36 PM. Reason: removed company info

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    Check out options of staying in Discovery Bay...great for expat !! stayed here for one year..love it!!


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    hong kong

    First of all apologies for my english, it was a bit rushed. oops. Anyway yes ill be teaching it, i am a Primary schol teacher (I went through the piece after you said i hope for god your not teaching english and found a million mistakes.)
    Anyway I'd like to know more about accomodation in hong kong - heard a few things about the standard of it i.e. its not up to scratch, the bathrooms are horrid etc. Also what are accomodation prices like and bills.
    Also is there many brits around cause im worried about making friends, i know ill make alot through my work and most are aged within my age bracket of 21-35 but I dont want to end up being a 21 yr old thats lonely and hating the experience, which im currently very open minded about and think im going to love.


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    Charlie,

    Welcome to HK!

    Have you looked on around the site for more information?http://www.geoexpat.com/basics/

    Firstly, where are you working, and which areas do you think you might want to live in? Do you have a budget in mind? Accommodation in HK does tend to be on the compact side, so don't expect to afford anything particularly spacious if you are on a limited budget.
    Prices vary hugely.

    The biggest initial expense for me when I moved to HK had to be the upfront costs needed for accommodation - rental deposit (2months), agent fees (half month) and the first month's rent in advance. There are lots of threads on how much you can expect bills to be - have a look at this previous posting: http://www.geoexpat.com/forum/utilit...3.html?t=18173

    Re: meeting people - lots of different events are organised regularly here, so just have a look (try the Meet and Greet section), and turn up! I'm not much of a social butterfly myself, but there do appear to be a number of regular party animals out there...

    Hope this helps.

    PS At the risk of sounding a little like PDLM, it might be worth making sure your postings don't have quite so many silly mistakes... it doesn't make for the best of advertisements for the <snip>....

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    Hong Kong

    Well where I am working is over at Repulse bay so I guess i'll be living around near there. Its good to hear that theres alot of events going on which I can attend and meet people.
    Feel as though my main issue of writing this is in relation to my 'little mistakes' and to make apologies.
    Well i've already been informed that accomodation will be around 3-8000Hk dollars so i'm using that as a price range for me really. Although I dont want to be living in somewhere that isnt very nice and im therefore willing to stretch a little further. Im getting the impression aswell that Hk runs on a similar basis to the UK as far as accomodation goes. They expect upfront payments here as well as deposits etc.


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    At 3-8K HK$, you'll need to adjust your expectations on how close you can live next to repulse bay. Probably aberdeen / ap lei chau.


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    Quote Originally Posted by charlieferens:
    First of all apologies for my {E}english, it was a bit rushed. {O}oops. Anyway yes {I'll}ill be teaching it, {I}i am a Primary {school}schol teacher (I went through the piece after you said {I}i hope {to}for god {you're}your not teaching {E}english and found a million mistakes.)
    Anyway I'd like to know more about {accommodation}accomodation in {H}hong {K}kong - heard a few things about the standard of it i.e. {it's}its not up to scratch, the bathrooms are horrid etc. Also what are {accommodation}accomodation prices like and bills.
    Also {are}is there many {Brits}brits around {because}cause {I'm}im worried about making friends,{;} {I}i know {I'll}ill make {a lot} alot through my work and most are aged within my age bracket of 21-35 but I {don't}dont want to end up being a 21 yr old {that's}thats lonely and hating the experience, which {I'm}im currently very open minded about and think {I'm}im going to love.
    I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

    Do any of you have kids at this "Sylvan Learning Centre"?

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    KIA,

    Why are you removing the company info? That's a very AXP thing to do - they hired this person so they can have no complaints.


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