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    Why do people attack posters for wanting others views on things and go so far as saying if you don't like it, leave! If someone doesn't like the topic then ignore it.

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    Blame it on the Mainland, it seems everyone else is.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisgood:
    If you like living in a very controlled environment and a weird sort of Disneyland, you will enjoy Singapore. You can expect an island with hardly any beaches worth getting to, constantly HOT and humid weather, lots of immigrants/workers from PRC and the Indian subcontinent, lousy public transport and the world's most expensive place for private cars. And no real freedom of speech - no one would be able to demonstrate outside any shop that won't allow you to take pictures (you risk being thrown into jail).

    You'll be happy to return after your 2 years.
    Tada...

    Every one seeks different things in life, you may or may not like Singapore, other may or may not like it...it's up to each individuals.

    Some ppl hate HK, some like it, the same goes for Singapore.

    And frankly: poor public transport? where are you from? I hope not US/Europe because that would be laughable...

    Immigrants/workers from PRC and the Indian subcontinent: what's the issue there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Football16:
    Why do people attack posters for wanting others views on things and go so far as saying if you don't like it, leave! If someone doesn't like the topic then ignore it.
    Because people complain about HK and how it's not as good as there home country but continue staying here for the money.

    Put up and Shut up and stop being whiney about HK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo:
    Because people complain about HK and how it's not as good as there home country but continue staying here for the money.

    Put up and Shut up and stop being whiney about HK.

    I disagree. You can stay in a place and raise concerns/issue about it without hating it. It's called being critical (if done in a good way) and all I read about on Geo those days, is how locals do not have enough critical thinking....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mat:
    I disagree. You can stay in a place and raise concerns/issue about it without hating it. It's called being critical (if done in a good way) and all I read about on Geo those days, is how locals do not have enough critical thinking....
    Also, for many people it's not easy to just leave....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satay Sue:
    Also, for many people it's not easy to just leave....
    Yep indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satay Sue:
    Also, for many people it's not easy to just leave....
    Also, for many people, HK is home now. What's wrong with trying to improve your home?

    Oh wait, we are in China. We must not question our leaders, they know what is best for us.
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    Sometimes I do have moments of homesickness for Europe, I'll probably never have a detached house again....the selfishness here gets me down, the general grubbiness, although isn't nice when it has a good wash like yesterday when it rained a bit......I think of all those things, then I remember, the crime, the violence, the Friday and Saturday night drunks, Council Tax, Income Tax/Skatt, VAT/MOMS, over-regualtion, then I look at my income and try to imagine giving nearly half to the Government.....then I get over the homesickness and carry on :-)
    This is very true. We are indeed in a much better place!
    Last edited by HKChan; 12-01-2012 at 04:25 PM.

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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.
    It's been a good time for me in HK - and I hope you will enjoy as well. But I have to agree, visiting is not the same as living here - you have to try it out yourself!
    Last edited by HKChan; 12-01-2012 at 04:45 PM.
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