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Moving to HongKong, need advice!

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    Question Moving to HongKong, need advice!

    Dear everybody!
    I am going to move from Shanghai to Hongkong by the end of the year with my 5 months old baby and my husband. We do not have a very high budget for an appartment (only 13000 - 15000 HK$) and we do not mind living in a small appartment. Though we would like to live some place with lots of foreigners and also with conection to the subway if possible. I think my husband will be working in the Kowloon area.
    Maybe you can also give me adive for some mother-and baby-groups in HongKong.
    I am also looking for a part time job. I love children, so maybe something in a kindergarden would be nice. I have a lot experience with children.
    I also studied Tourism- and European Business Management, so any job as a secretary or something like that would be great,too.
    I know I have lot's of questions, I am just trying to be prepared ahead.
    I really hope you can help me with that. Thank you a lot already. Looking forward to move to HongKong. Sincerely, Iris
    Last edited by maxeenbaby; 10-24-2005 at 06:58 PM.

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    Maxeen is your budget $1500 US$ or HK$

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    Oh Ja... Sorry for the mistake... Corrected it already :)

    Should be 13.000 HK$.

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    also, you should know that you cannot get a work visa for part-time work and they no longer allow people on a dependent visa to work, unless they are dependent on a permanent resident.

    good luck!

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    Hi, Maxeenbaby,

    You can be a private tutor tutoring at your home or your student's home, teaching English or European languages. You don't need a visa or have to pay tax (provided the government doesn't know).

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    Hi Max,

    With that budget you could try Whampoa Garden. You could get an apartment around 700-900+ sqfeet. Alot foreigner live here as it's convenient. Easy to travel here with buses,van,ferries (harbour is walking distance). Jusco and ParkNshop ( supermarket ) is available. Groceries is easily accessible.

    There's a few nurseries & kindy here too (eg.Deborah International palygroup& nursery,William International kindergarten). Learning habitat at fishermanwharf offer kindermusic for kids age 6 months onwards. 5mins away from New World center where Little gym offer activities for kids age 3 months onwards.

    As for part time job, you could try later when you settle comfortably first in Hong Kong =) Good Luck !

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    Oh, I did not know that. Is it then possible to get a working visa for a normal job, not part time? Thanks
    Iris

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    no problem! in order to get a working visa you and your sponsoring company need to prove that you have something that a local cannot provide. depending on what the job that you are doing is, it will either be very easy or very difficult.

    anyway, i wish you the best of luck! i've been here for 10 years and i've never had a housing allowance, so i'm sure that you'll do just fine finding a place within your budget!

    PS. i have an 8.5 month old!

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