Stanley + Car + other ? expat i bankers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HKFella
    Vinci Parking - Admiralty $3300
    Then you should change your car park..........

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    Mat,

    You need to read the pricing more carefully...

    The 22 Garden Road and Queensway prices you quote are for parking overnight, between the hours of 7pm and 7am. That's not much use if you want to park there during the day.


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    I stand corrected.


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    'An expat's rather large dog was taken by a Burmese Python recently so I hope you have big cats'

    They will tag team the snake- they are wiry.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mat
    Then you should change your car park..........
    Good thing I wasn't as quick in following that advice....!

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    I really think having a car would be more of hassle especially if most of your traffic is between Stanley and Central. I would recommend coming over for a month or so and sort of tracking your travel habits (work, play, exploring, etc) and see if having a car would all that much of a difference. You'll also get a good view on the driving 'styles' of Hong Kong and whether you want the added stress of driving in those conditions.

    You didn't mention if you had kids. A family might make a car more of a necessity, but others can probably give better advice on that.

    Can you live on the beach in Shek O? It's pretty darn isolated (you might want a car) as I think only one bus services the area (past Stanley). Good Thai food place down there.


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    Thanks, the ompany will plant me in an apt for a month or two I'm sure and I will do as you suggest.

    Is there a way to get a car off of HK Island and drive around - maybe in China or is that crazy talk?


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    Off HK Island - of course, into Kowloon and the New Territories. Only South Lantau and the Sai Kung Country Park require additional permits.

    But into mainland China requires dual registration of the vehicle (two sets of plates), a lot of bureaucracy, a god reason to do it, and a lot of money.


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    do expat i bankers really have this much time to spend asking about taxis and parking? just send an email to your firm's relocation specialist and get back to work


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    Quote Originally Posted by animalmom
    Is there a way to get a car off of HK Island and drive around - maybe in China or is that crazy talk?
    When Formula One first came to Shanghai, many of the F1 drivers spoke about being scared to death by being in a Chinese taxi. So if you are wondering about driving in China...well...take a taxi in China first and see if you can stand it.

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