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Work in Quarry Bay - have 2 yr old son that speaks English - rental suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kowloon Goon:
    Have you lived in Taikoo? A number of playgrounds for each set of "mansions." Anyway, I don't necessarily disagree with you... But Taikoo seems to be a great place according to the many Korean, Japanese, and local families that live there.
    Yep, I have. And I still live nearby.

    I like the area a lot, though Cityplaza has gotten more crowded and more commercialised (management has been slowly turning open mall space into pop up stalls, and the central exhibition area is used more and more for image building by single brands).

    The podium-level playgrounds are really tiny, and really, really hot in the summertime. Okay to use if you happen to live there already, but not a draw to choosing to live there in the first place.

    I just didn't think that Taikoo matches what the OP was looking for in his first post- club facilities, indoor playgrounds. Presumably easy pool access because all kids that age love water. This points more towards smaller developments with clubhouses. Also I believe that his budget is a bit higher than Taikoo. Hence the Grand Promenade recommendation. Though come to think of it, I don't know if there's a pool there- it just seems like the kind of place that would have to have a pool included. Of course, there's also the government LCSD pool next door in Sai Wan Ho, which has a kids' play area with slides and sprinkers in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgl:
    Taikoo Shing isn't the best for kids though. There's one big outdoor playground, but it's in direct sunlight so hard to use in the summer, and there's one or two pools shared between the entire 50 or so buildings. From the sounds of it, the OP is looking for something a little more all-inclusive.
    Thanks. I think it's something to think about. We don't take our child outside when it gets too hot or the sun too strong in Australia. We take him to some of the indoor play areas, or let him play in the pool for a while. A lot of the free parks out our way have sun-shades for the kids.

    Our in-laws had a place in Indonesia .I guess Hong Kong would be similar weather wise. I've only been to HK for short duration. Last time was over a decade ago.

    In Korea, it was Autumn and we could take our son out to the local playground in the apartment block, or next door. The newer estates have mulitple playgrounds to be shared. Never really saw many kids playing - I think they must have been off at after school study or nursery school. Didn't have to worry about heat in Korea. In winter, we took him to the indoor playgrounds, Pororo Park, Everland, etc, due to it being -10c during the day. Also, there was some days of pollution alerts, so we kept him inside.

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I wouldn't have thought about that area. The apartments seem a bit bigger in that part of Hong Kong.

    There looks to be YCIS opening some time soon as well in the area. Google maps / streetview show a construction site. Not sure how often they update it.