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    My oldest memory (mid 90s) was landing at that bloody Kai Tak airport! Scared the crap out of me!
    My very fond memory of that airport was when I was visiting HK as a very young kid and drinking that bottle of Vita distilled water that tasted weird!
    Last edited by HKChan; 12-01-2012 at 04:27 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkangel:
    Hi Dreadnought - nice pictures you have there.

    Hi HK Chan, I moved to hk 5 and a half a year ago with so much energy and 2 suitcases. Logged into Geoexpat and other possible websites initially to get helps, furniture and most importantly friendship. Time has passed fast and I have made some great friends along the way, the fact is - everyone( except the local) are rather transient in HK. There are certainly some population from the far land that are either cold or too high tax discouraged them to stay in their home land, HK is almost like a paradise.

    There are so much facts and comparison that people put up for Singapore vs Hong Kong. The matter of fact is - these 2 cities are rather different. Both are great cities. There are some obvious pros and cons between two cities . Singapore - too hot, too orderly, too clean... too ex on wine and alcohol ; Hongkong- too expensive, too polluted and everything too small. too long a list. too much to read.

    Sometimes one will out-grow a city that prompts you a move. When I was much younger - early 20s, HK is the place. The place that I can bar hopping around, meeting all exciting people, hiking during weekends, wakeboarding in saikung, junk boats and you name it..... after few years, I actually hope for a place that is more sustainable - cleaner, safer and bigger living space. I will opt for Singapore, despite I moved from Singapore to HK ( I am not Singaporean) in the first place. Ultimately it is the people and experience defines your view about a place, its a clean sheet now and I hope you will find a lot of excitement in Singapore.

    Having said that, I myself will say bye bye to HK and move to Singapore in few months. I will miss HK, my car, my friends ...and who knows I might travel back more often. I can't wait to explore Singapore in brand new light after few years and hope you find some comfort in your decision too.
    Thank you so much - To be honest i don't know what i am expecting in Singapore and if i want a lifestyle change. But it is a good insight of yours. I think for me it doesn't really hurt to give some time and try out a new city especially the company has agreed that i will visit HK often for work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aethelwulfTO:
    Well, we know the OP is probably only whining in their luxury latte because their huge bloated salary only buys them 1/2 a wardrobe of new clothes at Harvey Nicks every season instead of a whole one, after they pay for their "look at me I'm so rich and important" ego-boosting Mid-Levels flat.

    If you don't like it, leave. And don't let the door hit your a$$ or your swollen ego on the way out.
    My response was to the person's advice which i don't see how it is applicable to me nor everyone here. He could have just said go to the airport without stating how I SHOULD get there.

    And seriously, what makes you think I live in midlevels with a harvey nichols wardrobe and a swollen ego?
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    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 was writing this because I feel I got caught up in Hong Kong somehow and was anticipating other people's views. I thought forums are used for this purpose.

    I have made my contributions here in Hong Kong so what if it is for the money? Does that really bother you? Is this how you discourage expats who contributes to giving an edge to this city?
    Last edited by Editor; 12-01-2012 at 05:02 PM.
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    Editor removed my last sentence but I have to reinstate you have absolutely no right to call me that, Jimbo - you know what you have written.

    Last edited by HKChan; 12-01-2012 at 05:04 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satay Sue:
    Immigrants from India? Yes there are many. But how does that annoy you?
    Surely anyone who brings prata and biryani to a city deserves nothing other than praise!
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    Quote Originally Posted by justjoe86:
    Surely anyone who brings prata and biryani to a city deserves nothing other than praise!
    Indeed! But it's obvious that the idiot who made the comment was just a troll....

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    Quote Originally Posted by HKChan:
    Editor removed my last sentence but I have to reinstate you have absolutely no right to call me that, Jimbo - you know what you have written.
    I call it as I see it, Oh cry me a river.

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    In terms of selfishness that I sometimes see mentioned here, could someone provide examples?


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    Quote Originally Posted by HKHK154:
    In terms of selfishness that I sometimes see mentioned here, could someone provide examples?
    All things that happen in other countries but more open and obvious here.

    1.) Fast food restaurants at peak time, sitting and chatting, or using the wifi, or reading the paper, doing homework, or selling insurance, etc, etc, etc, while people are obviously waiting for tables so they can eat.

    2.) Pushing the close button manically in lifts when people are trying to get in.

    3.) Speaking extremely loudly into mobile phones.

    4.) Letting swinging doors slam in your face, barging past when you have a stroller and baby, standing in doorways.

    5.) Jumping red lights and cutting in.

    6.) Double parking, parking so close to your car that you have to get in on the passenger side.

    7.) Making a mess of public toilets and just leaving it.

    8.) Queue jumping. Couples standing in two queues to hedge their bets.

    9.) Smoking in stairways and other public places.......

    Apart from that they are a selfless, refined bunch....
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