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    Some questions about bel air

    Dear all,

    We are moving from Singapore with one boy of nearly 3 and one coming infant.
    We are seriously considering moving to Bel-Air cause we like the community there. But I still have some questions:

    1, I saw the supermarket in CyberPort, which seems very expensive. is there any other market nearby? where to find the nearest wet market by bus?

    2, I heard almost all units of phase 1&2 are facing west, so is it very hot in summer afternoon? Some units of phase 4 are facing south or east. Does anyone has thoughts about Bel-Air phase 4 vs. phase 1&2?

    3, we speak mandarin to our kids and want to look for some playmates for them. Is it easy to find some mandarin speaking friends there?




    Lisa

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    oh, forgot one thing.
    4, Our budget only can let us rent 2 bedrooms in bel air. So we don't have enough room for helper.Is it easy to find live out or part-time helper there?

    Thanks.

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    We live in the area, and tend to buy most of our groceries at the Parknshop. We also go to Wah Fu quite often, and there is a wet market/ Wellcome (which is cheaper), Pharmacy, Mannings, hardware store, and Japan Home. Some of the double decker buses from Cyberport go through Wah Fu.

    It is illegal to employ a Live-out foreign domestic helper. People still do it. However, other helpers may report you. And this did happen to a friend's neighbour. The police paid her a visit, they didn't charge her, but gave her a warning and told her that the helper had to move in.

    Also foreign domestic helpers are not allowed to work part-time. You will need to find a local helper, or someone who is a resident and not here on a domestic helper visa.

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    Thanks rani. How about the afternoon sun? Is it very hot?

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