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    Ha..one thing I do love about HK!!

    I have to admit I much prefer the opportunity to try loads of dishes and the commncal atmosphere at dinner. I think its fantastic...

    Im not entirely negative...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmi:
    I guess I'm going massively off topic here comparing the locations of music venues in London Vs Hong Kong…..but Asia World Expo, where the majority of western and Canto music seems to be held, is a massive pain in the *** to get to (by HK standards). The music system is also the worst I have ever heard, bands don’t come to HK and play in Singapore instead because of this.

    There are literally 1000s of music venues in London the sae in NY. Only the REALLY big acts would play at either the 02 or Wembley, which admittedly are also a massive pain in the a** to get to. nUT You'd find a plethora of pretty large venue across the city..Brixton, Hammersmith, Alexadra Palais, shepherds Bush to name just a few.
    The few in London you have named are still a complete pain in the rear end from where I lived in London and involve multiple train/bus changes. No Underground station.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satay Sue:
    Other than a steak, we share all our food too. Never get the "Oh I wish I'd ordered that instead" feeling!
    Last time I went out to dinner with my guy friends (10 of us), we had steak and shared. Too many different cuts to choose from and nice to see what different cuts taste like. None of us are locals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Satay Sue:
    The few in London you have named are still a complete pain in the rear end from where I lived in London and involve multiple train/bus changes. No Underground station.

    My real point is 1 or 2....possibly a few more decent capacity venues in Hong Kong versus 100s of venues in London or New York (the cities I'm most familiar with).

    Buy a copy of Time Out London/NY and compare it to the copy for HK covering the same week. I think you will notice a much more vibrant arts scene with many more venues and acts in the former two.
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    just as there's a chance to feel regret moving to Hong Kong, there's a chance to feel regret moving out of Hong Kong. For me, I know that I will not growing old in Hong Kong, sooner or later I will move out. Timing is always an issue, but to be able to go away from Hong Kong, look back and tell myself "dang, I did pretty well" is my dream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmi:
    My real point is 1 or 2....possibly a few more decent capacity venues in Hong Kong versus 100s of venues in London or New York (the cities I'm most familiar with).

    Buy a copy of time out London/NY and compare it to the copy for HK covering the same week. I think you will notice a much more vibrant arts scene with many more venues and acts in the former two.
    Yes, you're right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmi:
    Buy a copy of Time Out London/NY and compare it to the copy for HK covering the same week. I think you will notice a much more vibrant arts scene with many more venues and acts in the former two.
    But all those acts are in English! Where are the Chinese comedy clubs, concerts and operas? Pick up an Apple Daily and you'll notice a much more vibrant Chinese arts scene than in any Apple Daily UK (I know, there is no such thing )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mat:
    I am interested to see since I am pretty sure he probably had me in mind (while I have said numerous time I was not a fan of HK - I just wish to offer more balanced views that the radical ones - either ways - some post on here) and I am married to a "local" who isn't a "pure" once since she is from Macau...

    That being said, he has a point, since I think having a local partner (and speaking cantonese) makes you appreicate HK more because that local partner (and your language ability) can open up things to you, that a purely foreign couple, often (not always) can't access.


    I wonder if he had me in mind too. To say I'm pro or anti anything would be ridiculous because I change my opinions on everything several times a day. I also have no problem disagreeing with someone I like or agreeing with someone I don't like (Not that I really dislike anyone here!)

    Let's also remember than being married to a local doesn't equate to loving Hong Kong (Or to being good at cantonese *blush*)... In fact, most of my negative opinions of HK/ China came straight from the mouths of locals... speaking English!
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    Quote Originally Posted by threelittlepigs:
    But all those acts are in English! Where are the Chinese comedy clubs, concerts and operas? Pick up an Apple Daily and you'll notice a much more vibrant Chinese arts scene than in any Apple Daily UK (I know, there is no such thing )
    You are definately right. And the acts and venues in a Time Out magazine would be the same, nearly all western although not entirely.

    I still think if you compared the arts scene as a whole in the cities mentioned, HK would have significantly less in terms of venues and acts.

    Could be wrong.
    Last edited by gmi; 17-11-2011 at 05:28 PM.

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    i think that is part of the problem... because so much is in chinese and advertised in chinese, most expats don't even know it exists.

    just a note, in my years here, i've seen:

    les mis
    phantom
    miss saigon
    joseph and the amazing technicolour dreamcoat
    stomp (they made a return appearance)
    cirque du soleil (not the one in macau, although i've seen that too)
    michael flattley (the tiger one, can't recall the name)
    i missed:
    cats

    there is also the birdcage cirque playing....

    my kids have seen:
    stickman (will be seeing it again next year)
    gruffalo X2
    gruffalo's child
    ben 10
    the snowman (local production with nury vittachi reading)

    there IS stuff going on, you just need to know about it....


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