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  1. #51

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    i've got friends who did the commute to tst and it was NEVER as little as 35 minutes. 45-60 was more like it...


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    Ok thanks 35-45 mins fine but longer is starting to hurt a bit!!!!


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    don't forget, you have to count getting to the ferry in db as well... so, more like:
    wait for bus to ferry: 5 minutes
    bus ride& walk to ferry: 5 minutes
    ferry to central: 30 minutes
    walk to star ferry 5 minutes (includes waiting to disembark from the ferry like cattle)
    wait for star ferry 5 minutes
    star ferry to tst: 8 minutes
    walk to work:?

    so, really it does work out closer to 1 hour from db to tst.... (i used to live in db....)

    whereas: driving from our house to TST is: country park to highway (sai sha road) 20 minutes. highway via eagle nest tunnel 20 minutes max.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MovingIn07:
    I was told Aberdeen only had moorings rather than marina-based houseboats, but I could be wrong. Never been there to check it out.
    Aberdeen has both but both are in short supply and high demand.

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    ps> don't get me wrong. i loved living in db. i loved the sense of community, the ferry ride (yes, i enjoyed that time and never felt like it was a burden), the playgrounds for the kids etc.

    but i think we left at the right time. it's gotten ridiculously expensive over there... even the family taking the ferry to central and back (for a day out) would cost almost $200 return.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MovingIn07:
    From DB - Central by ferry: 25 mins
    Walk from DB pier to star ferry pier - 2 minutes
    Ferry from Central to TST: 8 mins

    So - around 35 plus whatever time you need at each end to connect up. No worse than having to drive from Sai Kung - at least the ferries are reasonably relaxing and you don't have to deal with traffic.
    So 35 minutes + about 15 to 20 minutes with all the wait and walks, all in all at least 50 min.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HowardCoombs:
    Aberdeen has both but both are in short supply and high demand.
    Yup, that's correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mat:
    I think the major cause of congestion in HK is buses,minibuses, trucks, taxi...not private car (unless mistaken the % of the population who owns a car is relatively low).
    I don't agree... I think the major cause of congestion is those seven-seater Alphards etc which park anywhere they like and even double-park on Lyndhurst Terrace, Queen's Road East and so on. Their numbers are growing and their drivers are rich enough not to care about getting ticketed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bookblogger:
    I don't agree... I think the major cause of congestion is those seven-seater Alphards etc which park anywhere they like and even double-park on Lyndhurst Terrace, Queen's Road East and so on. Their numbers are growing and their drivers are rich enough not to care about getting ticketed.
    I don't think Bryant English comes to lyndhurst terrace that often though.
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  10. #60

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    Hello OP,
    Have a look at South Lantau. For us, with a toddler, Mui Wo is the best place to be. We live in a village house in one of the villages around the town.

    We have a beach, a playground , a swimming pool, 2 small supermarkets, nice restaurants. There is a nice expat community too. Expat or Chinese, people are friendly.
    There are several playgroups for different ages.We attend one linked to a local kindergarten.

    Commute to Tst is 30 minutes on the ferry to Central then under 10 minutes crossing over. It's a chilled ferry ride. You get to chat with people, read a book, have a nap. It's time just for yourself. I enjoy it.
    Maybe you want to check it out?

    Last edited by Siesta; 22-05-2012 at 07:45 AM.
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