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  1. #91

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    Don't gov't workers in Singapore get a lot of benefits? If I lived in Singapore and was offered a job in HK and my wife would not be able to find work because she works for the gov't which does not translate well to HK employment, and she has asthma, and you have two little kids - no way would I come to HK without some housing allowance and education allowance, unless they made up for it in the salary. In Singapore, you would live in a larger space and good affordable schooling.


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    well this thread has gone around as expected...
    op, if you're still reading on, the only thing I have to add is that when it comes to air pollution, there is hard data out there. i don't have the links, but you can find information on the iterwebs, as well as articles, and info about how levels of air pollution can/can't impact people's health. *if* that's the sticking point, do your research, don't just rely on people's opinions from living here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cho-man:
    Well there is a legitimate point to be raised about whether living in DB means you are really living in HK. Sometimes I almost get the feeling that DB is some colonial outpost where expats don't have to live around locals (not entirely true of course since there are a fair number of locals living in DB). I mean, I'm not going to attack anyone who decides to live there, it is a nice environment to be in. But (and I am just being fair, not "promoting" HK), its not like living in the more mundane areas of the city has to be an unpleasant experience.
    I don't see how Discovery Bay is a colonial outpost, unless you mean that Hong Kong was a quieter and more peaceful place during colonial times? People that live in Discovery Bay have no dislike or disdain for local people...but rather local living and the overwhelming congestion.

    Discovery Bay is the closest thing to not living in Hong Kong at all, and it allows people to escape or mitigate many of the annoyances of Hong Kong life including: better quality of air, less crowds of people, quieter and more peaceful living, less noise, less congestion and less mainland Chinese due to it's location.

    People don't move to Discovery Bay to get away from the Hong Kong people, they move there to get away from Hong Kong life......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Open Casket:

    People don't move to Discovery Bay to get away from the Hong Kong people, they move there to get away from Hong Kong life......
    I am not entirely sure...some DB residents don't seem to be able to make that distinction.

    As for annoyances of HK life, well, like I said, its not like living in the "regular" districts has be a living hell.
    Last edited by Cho-man; 24-06-2015 at 05:47 PM.

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    Did the OP end up making the move?

    Just came across this post and was wondering if the OP did make the move?
    @Just8in


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