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Standard of living is getting worse in Hong Kong?

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    You guys are just getting old......

    I remember when............you finish as you wish.......


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    Jump on a one way flight to the UK. Then see how long it takes for you to book a one way flight the other way ! I'm moving over to HK (finally) next month and can't wait. As a regular visitor since the mid 90s it has never lost its shine.

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    Blimey how long has that been going on BBE?


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    Quote Originally Posted by virago:
    Old you guys are getting......

    Remember do I when............ as you wish, finish you will .......
    [Fixed] your post virago. do not break character, ever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryant.english:
    Sometimes I do have moments of homesickness for Europe, I'll probably never have a detached house again
    Really?? I thought you could get a full 2100sqf detached house for less than 10K/month in some of the villages of the NT where you are a VIP....


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    About 9 months intensively Sue. The whole process is well over 2 years since conception. I'm patient though moving the date 3 times (plus 3 visas) has been frustrating to say the least. I was almost at the point where I would have needed to apply for a new passport before requesting yet another work visa. At least this place has been a revaluation for research. Visiting is one thing, living completely different.


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    Well at least you've had time to do some thorough research before arriving


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    Quote Originally Posted by virago:
    You guys are just getting old......

    I remember when.............
    - the SCMP cost $2 and was a real newspaper

    - taxi flagfall was $6.50

    - a pack of smokes was $8

    - living 25 storeys up was unusual, even by Hong Kong standards

    - the cross-harbour ferry took five minutes longer

    - you needed a coin purse for public transport (well, except the $100 MTR ticket)

    - there were only 3 MTR lines and you could easily get a seat at 10 am

    - you could take your car on the ferry

    - you would ask the flight attendant whether the plane was landing over the sea or the city

    - the biggest danger of bank/jewellery store robberies came from poorly gun-trained police officers

    - Keith and Deborah were the "it couple" on Pearl

    et al




    Four years is nothing, mate.
    Last edited by Claire ex-ax; 06-01-2012 at 04:39 PM.

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    Claire

    Are all your memories in black and white?


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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo:
    Claire

    Are all your memories in black and white?
    Ouch!

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