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What make you stay in HK?

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    Sai Kung

    i miss ROAD TRIPS! "99 bottles of beer on the wall", licence plate game, anyone?

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    - it never gets boring, there is always something new to do and see
    - ability to get good help with looking after children and home
    - feel safer when going out at night
    - convenient to get around
    - shops close later, so it is easy to pick up things you need after work
    - customer service is generally excellent
    - plenty of good food at reasonable prices
    - so many things work efficiently
    - low tax rate

    Several of the above factors allow you to maximise the quality time you spend with your family

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    Yau Ma Tei

    This is an awesome thread! I just came from viewing a thread about missing home straight to this one which highlights all the positive things about HK. I will visit this one more often when I am feeling particularly homesick :)

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    Lisainhk is offline Registered User
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    Yau Ma Tei

    Oh and the things I like about this place are:
    * beautiful friends
    * awesome harbour (starbucks with the best view)
    * convenience
    * cheap taxi's
    * LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION - we live a short walk from everywhere I need to be at the moment (including my favourite starbucks on the harbour)
    * my church here
    * great nightlife!
    * cool markets to buy cheap presents for ppl back home
    That's my starting list for my first 1.5 years here. I'm sure it will grow with time. :)

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    LeahH is offline Registered User
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    Hong Kong, Mid Levels

    thanks McDill - I forgot safety, a HUGE plus for me

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    slamdunk is offline Registered User
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    -very foreigner friendly (road signs, notices, shop names, 'some' cab drivers..) i.e. can get by well with no local language
    -relatively cheap internet/telecom (super cheap IDD)
    -good health/medical care (paid and unpaid for)
    -ATMs everywhere (well, depends on your bank)
    -low(ish) level of corruption (compared to other Asian cities anyway)
    -low level of petty crime like burglaries/pickpocketing/car theft etc

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    Great thread! For me it is lifestyle! All of what everyone said about being able to work and have the help you need so you can spend quality time with your kids.

    I don't see myself as 'living in HK' (and some would agree as we live on one of the islands), I live in a great little community of about 17,000 and can pop in and out of the hussle and bussle of Hong Kong Island or Kowloon as I please.

    carang - i think they are tunnellers or tunnel engineers (hehehe).

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    Obiwan is offline Registered User
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    Hong Kong

    In fact, for many I know, it's very hard to go back 'home' after having been in HK for a while. The change in lifestyle back home is a big adjustment, most go back only because of the need to be closer to family.

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