If you work in IFC or nearby area then I would say MH is ideal, for both in your own car or the building courtesy shuttle. Parking your own car nearer to Landmark in the mornings is a little more hectic. The car park is fine, not all fabby expensive cars and just under $3k a month I believe. Also ideal for going to Kowloon West and that side of New Territories. If you like KT you should also consider Mount Davis 33 and 60 Victoria Road, two newer buildings closeby.
GP does have better facilities; it is a resort after all. The express bus to Central is quite fast. Driving really depends on the time of day as the approach to CWB and Wanchai seems to be busy at all hours. Agree, GP is better if you go often to Shek O and Stanley.
Both areas have fairly good eateries but this is HK after... grocery shopping, restaurants and bars are never far away.
Mainly parking (if you work in Central it will be about $3K/month there, plus presumably, at least $1500-2K for a space at home), but also gas and insurance and depreciation and tax. Parking alone is over $150 per day (or $200 per working day). The taxi fare from KT to Central is about $35.
I really don't understand the logic here:
- it's no more convenient than a cab
- it's more expensive than a cab
- it's a LOT more expensive than public transport
- and a 15 year old Toyota has no pulling power at all
Last edited by PDLM; 22-10-2009 at 11:24 PM.
Well to be quite honest, I detest people coughing and sneezing in confined spaces without covering their mouths. Today I was on a minibus, about 5 people were sneezing and coughing and not covering their mouths. There should be a law against that. But that is just one of the reasons why I would prefer a 15 year old jalopy versus a bus.
At a cost of several thousand dollars per month and the loss of freedom to drink and all the hassle of parking (away from your home & office)?
OK, but what about taxis?
You must have a problem with restaurants and bars and so on as well I guess. What about your colleagues at work? Have they all passed your vetting?
Back to the orig question.. did you consider North Point's? There's a new building or two there and few others as well under 10 years old. Seems to be in the same dollar ballpark and transportation is less of an issue carwise or not.