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View Poll Results: Which Asian city do you like to visit/live?
Tokyo 49 29.88%
Seoul 17 10.37%
Hong Kong 80 48.78%
Singapore 18 10.98%
Voters: 164. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-23-2007, 06:06 PM
 
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I'll have to go with Tokyo even though Hong Kong and Singapore are also nice cities to visit. I've never been to Seoul but I'd like to someday.
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Old 09-23-2007, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Never been to Seoul.

Singapore wins for liveability, especially as an American. Great food, no crime, and good public transportation. Don't **** off the PAP or cause any problems and you should be fine there. Make sure your place has air-con as well, because living in Singapore without air conditioning can take some time to get used to, trust me.

Hong Kong is probably the most exciting of the cities, very similar to NYC in my opinion. Knowing some Cantonese would be helpful in HK but isn't strictly necessary. The quality of English by all accounts appears to be declining since the British left in 97.

Tokyo is nice, but a little bit different, as is most of Japan.

If I were to live in Asia again I'd go for Singapore & Hong Kong long before I ever considered Tokyo. I can't speak Japanese though, so thats part of my reasoning.
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Old 09-23-2007, 11:37 PM
 
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If money was not a factor I'd say Toyko followed by Hong Kong. Seoul isn't bad, much cheaper than Toyko for sure.
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Old 09-24-2007, 03:52 AM
 
Location: England
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Not been to none on the list so can't vote , would like to visit all but Tokyo would be my first choice to visit followed by Hong Kong
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Old 09-25-2007, 12:15 AM
 
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I've never been to any of them, but Hong Kong would be first on my list of places to visit. Singapore to live. I've heard Seoul is nice but for whatever reason, it just doesn't interest me.
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Old 10-02-2007, 09:16 PM
 
Location: sd,ca
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It's hard for me to pick. I've been to all of them and I love all these cities except Singapore. Seoul is an amazing city and so is Tokyo but only as places to visit. I'll have to go with Hong Kong and live in a nice highrise.
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Old 10-05-2007, 02:10 AM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Tokyo, hands down. 'Course, I live here now. It's got a bad rep due to cost, but if you know where to live and where to go you will wonder how it got that reputation. I've managed to save more money living here than I did after 10 years of living in SF. Trade-off is the language and the people are kind of a steep learning curve for most westerners.
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Old 05-02-2008, 12:25 AM
 
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Hong Kong of course. Attractions, shopping, food, transport all excellent
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Old 05-02-2008, 01:01 AM
 
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The quality of English by all accounts appears to be declining since the British left in 97.
English is already declining? It's only been a span of 11 years!

I would go to ANY of those cities. I have no preference; they all seem to be amazing.
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Old 05-03-2008, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
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I think Hong Kong would be the best place to be. Language really isn't a problem there and there isn't same level of discrimination against foreigners you'd find in Seoul or Tokyo. The people in Hong Kong, however, have their own style. They are fast, pushy, loud, and generally agressive.

If language was not an issue (able to communicate well in Japanese), and I had a LOT of money, I'd go with Tokyo. Better weather, nicer people (to your face anyway), more culture, and better quality of life than Hong Kong.

Singapore would be my last choice.
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