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Old 05-02-2015, 05:14 PM
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Tall buildings! A city that I really want to visit.
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Old 05-03-2015, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Cantonese.
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Old 05-05-2015, 09:06 PM
 
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I think of Hong Kong as a great escape from the everyday life of living in Mainland China. Many people speak English in HK which right off the bat allows you to get away from having to speak Mandarin and makes you feel more relaxed and comfortable, imo. I think of great service, beautiful hotels and shopping, good restaurants and a fun place to go out for a couple drinks. I love the open air bars on the side of the streets that Guangdong or other parts of China just doesn't have. Wanchai might not be a place I'd live at, but to be able to go for a beer and people watch is pretty cool.
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Old 05-05-2015, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Taipei
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Idk but I find Hong Kong's service rather rude.
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Old 05-05-2015, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Singapore
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Idk but I find Hong Kong's service rather rude.
A common problem faced by many of my friends every time they go to Hong Kong. They have now learnt to address and communicate with the locals there in English rather than in Mandarin or cantonese. They told me that service standards dramatically improve the moment you speak to them in English.
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Old 05-05-2015, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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I'm on my way to HK right now, actually...

Anyone got a recommendation for a good midpriced eatery in Central? I want to try a new spot.
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Old 05-05-2015, 11:42 PM
 
Location: British Hong Kong
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I'm on my way to HK right now, actually...

Anyone got a recommendation for a good midpriced eatery in Central? I want to try a new spot.
How do you define 'midprice' that's the problem

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Old 05-05-2015, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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How do you define 'midprice' that's the problem
like 100-150HKD?
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Old 05-05-2015, 11:56 PM
 
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I'm on my way to HK right now, actually...

Anyone got a recommendation for a good midpriced eatery in Central? I want to try a new spot.
How does the border crossing work for you, and for your lady? I'm interested in knowing that
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Old 05-06-2015, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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How does the border crossing work for you, and for your lady? I'm interested in knowing that
for me, its simple and flawless... just show my passport and get in and out and back, with a 90 day HK visa. For her, she has to get a cross-border visa from Hunan since that's where her hukou is. They only issue her two entry/exits per visa with a one week term of stay; she gets two for HK and two for Macau each time, then has to mail it back to get more. Kinda lame.

I have a 10 year visa with a 60 day term of stay, meaning I have to exit and re-enter China every 60 days, so, I have to enter and exit 6 times per year which is fine since I love HK. After we are married, she can get an equal number of stamps to my entry and exits to accompany me. I could get a spouse visa which would mean that I wouldn't have to leave every 60 days, but i would have to renew every year and, get this: you can't work legally on a chinese spouse visa. total load of crap. So I, like many other foreigners, will just keep my work visa until I can obtain PR after 5 years.
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