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    If you are out in town for a meal or what ever and miss your boat after midnight you could end up waiting from 30 mins to 90 mins for the next boat. its not like you can just get a cab home. Just something else to consider.


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    Others have answered your main question, so out of curiosity: your husband had no difficulty getting a visa for a "work from home" job?


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    Quote Originally Posted by bibbju:
    +1 for Discovery Bay. It sounds like it's exactly what the OP is looking for.

    Just to add that's its a 25 min ferry ride to Central (not 35 min as stated earlier). Ferries run 24 hours a day.
    If you live in DB and work in Central, please allow for 1 hour or even more door to door. The time it takes the ferry point to point is meaningless....
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    I guess I phrased it badly. Getting a visa to work from home where the company doesn't have an office in HK could be tricky.

    I also wonder if ImmD ever asks "if you can work exclusively from home why do you need to move to Hong Kong?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by INXS:
    If you live in DB and work in Central, please allow for 1 hour or even more door to door. The time it takes the ferry point to point is meaningless....
    It's been a while INXS but I'm going to pop up again and say I do it in 40-45 mins door to door Depends where you live/work. I live not too far from the ferry and work in core Central (near the Landmark)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiona in HKG:
    It's been a while INXS but I'm going to pop up again and say I do it in 40-45 mins door to door Depends where you live/work. I live not too far from the ferry and work in core Central (near the Landmark)
    Yes, exactly the same for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bibbju:
    Yes, exactly the same for me.
    On Tuesday morning please start the clock as you leave your front door.

    1.) You'll walk downstairs/take the lift and on out to walk to the bus stop.
    15-20 minutes
    2.) Get onto the ferry and off you go to Central
    25 minutes
    3.) You get off the ferry and walk to The Landmark, up to your desk
    10-15 minutes

    I don't think you're lying on purpose....but I don't believe you. Try timing yourself honestly on Tuesday morning....door to door, DB - Central cannot be done in under an hour unless you live on the pier at one end and work on the pier at the other....
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    Quote Originally Posted by INXS:
    On Tuesday morning please start the clock as you leave your front door.

    1.) You'll walk downstairs/take the lift and on out to walk to the bus stop.
    15-20 minutes
    2.) Get onto the ferry and off you go to Central
    25 minutes
    3.) You get off the ferry and walk to The Landmark, up to your desk
    10-15 minutes

    I don't think you're lying on purpose....but I don't believe you. Try timing yourself honestly on Tuesday morning....door to door, DB - Central cannot be done in under an hour unless you live on the pier at one end and work on the pier at the other....
    If you lived on the pier and worked at the pier it would take 30 mins

    For myself, living close but a nice distance from the pier:

    Out of door and onto bus 2 mins (can do it in 1 though)
    Bus ride 3 mins
    Walk to ferry 1 min
    Even if ferry leaves a few mins late it makes up the time so in Central within 25 mins
    Walk to office, up in lift, at desk within 12 mins

    Like I said that's what it takes. The buses and ferries run to schedules very well so it's easy to travel with tight timing. I live there, I do this every working day. When did you last live in DB?
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    I do TB. Bus route I'm on runs to the minute and tied to ferry schedule. Bell is ringing as I walk thru the ticket barrier

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiona in HKG:
    I do TB. Bus route I'm on runs to the minute and tied to ferry schedule. Bell is ringing as I walk thru the ticket barrier


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