Last edited by Coolboy; 18-01-2020 at 08:38 AM.
Yes I'm curious what's in Repulse Bay too. I've never had any reason to go there except the beach.
I've asked in the forum as well about location advise when working in Science Park, near Sha Tin. Many people also strongly advised against living on the island, especially Island south.
I ended up living in Tsuen Wan. But for other private reasons I'm going to Aberdeen/Wong Chuk Hang about 2 times a week to/from work. And the commute takes only a few mins more compared to Tsuen Wan to Science Park.
The new South Island line makes getting to WCH a matter of minutes from TST, and a lot of busses connect to almost any point on the island from Hung Hom station.
I'm definitely happy in Tsuen Wan now, but I think I over-prioritized location a bit when choosing where to live. So when u need to go to Shenzhen/Tuen Mun only semi-frequent, the 107 or 170 (I think 171 as well) busses normally connect Aberdeen to Hung Hom in about 15mins, which I personally would not have a problem with.
For $6-10k a month you will need to look at sharing a room on HK Island. Perhaps Aberdeen has a room share for that price -- I have no idea. But I know room shares *off* of HK Island at remote locations are $5k and more. You can keep an eye out on the classifieds on this website for people advertising a room for rent.
My guess is you're going to be working at a restaurant in Repulse Bay... If it's work-related and you need to have a quick commute, I understand. But if you want to be close just because you love the beach and area, then I highly suggest you look at remote areas that have even nicer beaches.
Again, it would be really nice of you to explain more so we can make more helpful suggestions instead of just guessing.
If you look around HK Island west (Sai Ying Pun, Kennedy Town) you may find university students looking to share apartments.
I know someone renting a room in a shared flat in North point for $4k. Room has space to walk but there are some weird stains on the ceiling.
If you're looking for newish-standard studios or one-br apartments, u probably need to look into Ma On Shan or Tuen Mun in your budget...
Thanks for everyone’s feedback.
Moving to HK is definitely challenging and the covid-19 buys me time.
i think co-living with a family is likely the best approach for. I think living with a family or another single would work great. If they can cook for me occasionally, even better