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  1. #61

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    It all depends on personal circumstances.
    Dressing up and getting to your workplace every day alone
    eats up a lot of money


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    I've found that HK can be extremely cheap if you live in NT (or have cheap rent by any other means, like OP), unless you go out drinking or eating in expat places. Admittedly I'm doing that tonight though, and did it a shitload over Christmas.

    The first step is admitting you have a problem, right?

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    Hi guys! Latest update, I'm heading over to hk this month and will be staying near tsuen wan area. Any cheap and good food there?


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    Free Food

    Why spend money on food? All you can eat and take away free every day at Sikh Temple Happy Valley. Indian Veg good. No variety. chapattis, Dal and cooked vegetables every day.


    Quote Originally Posted by noslez:
    Hi guys! Latest update, I'm heading over to hk this month and will be staying near tsuen wan area. Any cheap and good food there?

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    It is doable, but really not much.

    Basic and rough rundown:

    Telephone + internet $250/month
    Lunch $40 x 7 times a week = 280 x 4 = 1,120
    Dinner $60 x 7 times a week = 420 x 4 = 1,680
    Travel $12.7 x 10 times a week = 127 (assuming you travel from Tsuen Wan to Central) x 4 = 508

    Per month you will be approximately spending $3,558. This doenst even include the ocassional drinks, snacks, laundry, and travelling at weekends.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldtimer:
    Why spend money on food? All you can eat and take away free every day at Sikh Temple Happy Valley. Indian Veg good. No variety. chapattis, Dal and cooked vegetables every day.
    Because you may spend more on transportation for that meal than for shopping food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldtimer:
    Why spend money on food? All you can eat and take away free every day at Sikh Temple Happy Valley. Indian Veg good. No variety. chapattis, Dal and cooked vegetables every day.
    This sounds fantastic! Can everyone just walk in there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hktraveller:
    Because you may spend more on transportation for that meal than for shopping food.
    well, if you catch the ferry from tst to wan chai, it's only HK$2.5 single

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    Quote Originally Posted by noslez:
    Hi guys! Latest update, I'm heading over to hk this month and will be staying near tsuen wan area. Any cheap and good food there?
    cheap and cheerful

    http://www.openrice.com/restaurant/sr2.htm?shopid=17148

    http://www.openrice.com/restaurant/sr2.htm?shopid=47800

    http://www.openrice.com/restaurant/sr2.htm?shopid=50144

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