Forums  •  Classifieds  •  Events  •  Directory

 

discovery bay to quarry bay commute

  1. #1
    onesarah is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    london
    Posts
    26

    discovery bay to quarry bay commute

    we have our heart set on living in DB, but hubby's office is relocating to quarry bay. is the commute do-able?

  2. #2
    carang's Avatar
    carang is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Sai Kung
    Posts
    6,259
    anything is do-able...just depends on how long he's willing to put up with...
    it would take about an hour from getting on the ferry until getting off the MTR. then there would be time on either side. I have a few friends that did it for years.

    25minutes on the ferry
    10 minute walk to MTR
    20 minutes on MTR

  3. #3
    jane01 is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Hong Kong
    Posts
    356
    Are you an expat re-locating? Quarry Bay isn't that close to any traditional expat areas, perhaps Happy Valley and Mid Levels would be the most convenient. Presumably your husband works for JPMorgan? They were in the newspaper today re relocating to QB.

    Consider:
    * commute per above - you are looking at over an hour, perhaps an hour and a half if you miss connections. You could always get a taxi from the ferry direct to QB to save time sometimes, it may be a little quicker, particular at non-peak times.
    * does your husband travel a lot for work - how much time is he actually going to be in HK. Lots of bankers spend most of their time travelling and it is fairly irrelevant where the office is.

    I live in DB and highly recommend it. However, I only have to commute to Central. I know plenty of DBers who commute further than QB, one of my friend's husbands travels to Mongkok, but he is always travelling so the office location is largely irrelevant.

  4. #4
    jools is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Discovery Bay
    Posts
    378
    My husband commutes from DB to North Point every day. For him it's very do-able. It takes about an hour.

    We're from the UK and his commute there was also supposed to take an hour. All you Brits out there will understand, his commute was never an hour, at home, it could be anything up to three hours, or the trains went on strike, not at all. Here his commute is an hour every day. This is a big bonus for him.

    He also enjoys the ferry trip as it gives him chance to unwind before he gets home after a tough day at the office. The only down side is if he has an office dinner and it goes on late, then he gets home very late, but it's a small price to pay for living in DB; we love it.

  5. #5
    0ze_Kid's Avatar
    0ze_Kid is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    DB, Hong Kong
    Posts
    453
    We lived in DB BC (before children) and liked not having a whole lot of other "expats" around (don't know why I put it in "") when we moved back to HK this time around (with kids) we stayed in a serviced apt in Tai Koo (sp?) and I travelled from there to DB to look at apts. It takes at least 1 hour which is a long travel, esp if your DH works long hours on top of that.

    That said DH works in TST and we live in DB - he has a one hour commute!

    Jane, Cara -- waves!

  6. #6
    onesarah is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    london
    Posts
    26
    thanks ladies. hubby does work for JP morgan, but looks like his team in staying in central. phew! we looked at DB in nov and loved it and are now looking at an end of feb move! london to Hk here we come!

Similar Threads

  1. Tennis Class in Quarry Bay?
    By secretsquirrel in forum Education
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-17-2009, 02:15 AM
  2. Commute to Central from Tai-Tam
    By chauhr in forum Moving Forums
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-13-2007, 01:14 PM
  3. Air pollution & commute times
    By wintermom in forum Moving Forums
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-16-2007, 08:17 PM
  4. Quarry Bay Tai Koo Shing
    By Poppy in forum Parenting - Toddlers and Preschoolers
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 08-28-2006, 07:40 PM
  5. ESF Quarry Bay School (QBS) vs Bradbury
    By courtbas in forum Education
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-10-2006, 11:57 AM
Scroll to top