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What would you miss about HK if you had to leave someday?

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    HK2008 is offline Registered User
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    Dec 2008

    What would you miss about HK if you had to leave someday?

    Following up Aussiegal's 'what do you miss about home'(great thread BTW), I'd like to know what people would miss about HK if you had to leave here someday. This is more to convince myself to begin falling in love with HK as I'm still relatively new and can only think about the following:

    1. low tax;
    2. my helper.

    Can people please share what you love about HK? Really appreciated.

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    Buckeroo is offline Registered User
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    May 2006
    Hong Kong
    1) low tax
    2) affordable help
    3) efficient public transportation / well-connected 'systems'
    4) easy access to dimsums, great food (both local and international cuisine)
    5) you can get 'almost' anything here
    6) being in the midst of a multicultural/international community

    Some might disagree, but overall I find HK to be rather efficient in terms of getting things done. :)

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    carang is offline Registered User
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    Sai Kung
    since moving to sai kung, my list of what i miss has diminished somewhat...

    found myself in melbourne recently lamenting the fact that my friend had a garden AND a playroom...then i stopped mid-sentence and said..."wait a minute... i have those things, too!"

    what i'd miss about hk:
    1) GOOD chinese food
    2) our helper
    3) our salaries (there is no way we'd make what we are making now, if we were in canada!)
    4) easy short trips abroad
    5) our helper
    6) fresh seafood
    7) our helper
    8) good dumplings
    9) our helper
    10) owning my own business
    11) did i mention our helper????
    12) choosing your seat at the cinema WHILE YOU BUY YOUR TICKET!!! makes much more sense than the stupid n.american "run for it" mentality!
    13) oh, yes.... our helper!
    14) i'd be stupid not to include low taxes

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    Neha is offline Banned
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    Nov 2006
    Mid Levels, Hong Kong
    efficiency in every department of HK.( immgration, banks etc)
    Transport system best in the world

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    Frenchy is offline Registered User
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    Jul 2007
    Ap Lei Chau
    - Transportation system
    - Security feeling
    - Child friendly behaviour
    - all varieties of food, from very cheap to the top cookers
    - shops opened 24/24
    - great weather during automn and winter
    - easy to travel to beautiful countries like Malaysia, Philippines etc...
    - new friends
    - this feeling to be home but discovering things like a tourist

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    lesliefu is offline Registered User
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    Dec 2008
    South District
    - efficiency of people...government, businesses...everything!
    - clean and reliable transportation system
    - good variety of, western/asian/fusion...
    - safe environment...even the worst areas in HK are relatively crime free (no major killings / muggings)
    - affordable help

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    aussiegal is offline Registered User
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    1) affordable help.
    2) good friends whose houses I can pop into by simply going up or down a few floors!
    3) low taxes.
    4) cheap taxis.

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    mel_g20 is offline Registered User
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    Stanley, Hong Kong
    afew additions to those already listed:

    - warmer weather/climate
    - outdoor swimming pools
    - lots of beaches
    - much more quality time with my kids
    - the man who puts the petrol in my car for me

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