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Is Hong Kong really that undesirable when it comes to bringing up a child?

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    Quote Originally Posted by closedcasket:
    The burbs are desirable in the US because you can get a huge house, with a lot of land/open space/privacy....some people like privacy, space and land...
    Desirable for some. You make it sound like everyone wants it which I dont believe to be the case.
    And if you think a village house in the new territories offers the same thing, than you either haven't been to the US ...or you've never lived in a village house.
    Making assumptions not based on data can lead you to the wrong conclusions, like the conclusion you are making here.
    While a village house gets you a bit more space, they rarely have large tracts of land with them, they offer little privacy, can be extremely noisy...
    I'm not saying that suburban living is everyone's cup of tea or is better...you and others might prefer living in a high rise or high density living and that's fine. To each their own..this is all very subjective.
    You're going off into tangents...I'd suggest stop talking about your ideal place, comparing things that are so vastly different but instead answer the OPs question : Is HK undesirable for kids?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HowardCoombs:
    Desirable for some. You make it sound like everyone wants it which I dont believe to be the case.
    Making assumptions not based on data can lead you to the wrong conclusions, like the conclusion you are making here.
    You're going off into tangents...I'd suggest stop talking about your ideal place, comparing things that are so vastly different but instead answer the OPs question : Is HK undesirable for kids?
    No, I haven't. I have routinely said that this is all subjective and to each his own. Go back and read again.

    I have lived in suburbs in the US, and I have lived in village houses in the N.T. They are not the same.

    I have been very clear in multiple posts regarding my position on raising kids in Hong Kong..go back and read through the thread again...it seems like a lot of what I wrote, you didn't read....either that or you are pandering to the crowd?
    Last edited by closedcasket; 07-06-2013 at 12:19 PM.
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    http://www.tripntale.com/pic/4886/261596/ma-tseuk-leng

    a site which shows a remote side of HK (though it's easily accessible), my village- Ma Cheuk Leng

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    Dont argue with the long term expats here.. By pointing out the negatives in HK living they perceive it as an implict attack on their decisions and lifestyle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrit:
    Dont argue with the long term expats here.. By pointing out the negatives in HK living they perceive it as an implict attack on their decisions and lifestyle.
    I don't think anyone intended to attack on others choices, regardless their past choices or future choices.

    When I was in Cleveland, people told me its a s***hole, a "mistake on Erie". Why I didn't feel the same way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrit:
    Dont argue with the long term expats here.. By pointing out the negatives in HK living they perceive it as an implict attack on their decisions and lifestyle.
    This is probably the most accurate advice ever given on this site...thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imparanoic:
    very competive public schooling or lack of places is international schools
    Schooling definitely is my biggest concern (lack of space, pollution etc, it only takes time to adjust) but education has a long lasting impact. I'm not saying HK education is bad, it definitely is not true! But I do think local teaching is about getting the facts right and scoring marks, it doesn't necessarily foster a child to be creative or to enjoy the learning process. (Relative the the western teaching)

    Plus I'm already stressed up thinking where to enroll him to playgroups, going through the kindergarten interviews... Just to ensure he gets into a good school in the future. Surely it isn't right for a young child to go through this?

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    I am amazed that we have not scared you off with our incessant bickering

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    Quote Originally Posted by closedcasket:
    No, I haven't. I have routinely said that this is all subjective and to each his own. Go back and read again.
    Yup, yup. You made comparisons, said you felt guilty, called the place safe, didnt like some aspects but in general, after all the words, you didnt answer the question directly.
    I have lived in suburbs in the US, and I have lived in village houses in the N.T. They are not the same.
    Who claimed they were the same ? You go out of city center and you get more space for cheaper - thats it. The city is different and so are the suburbs. Apples & Oranges and all that.
    I have been very clear in multiple posts regarding my position on raising kids in Hong Kong..go back and read through the thread again...it seems like a lot of what I wrote, you didn't read....either that or you are pandering to the crowd?
    You are making assumptions again and again they are wrong.

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    Well it's a hot day so I'll be taking my little one downstairs to play in the pool after lunch.

    I can only pray that when he's older he can find it in his heart to forgive me....

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