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Old 07-17-2013, 11:07 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Old 04-04-2015, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Derby, Western Australia
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Crowds, Tiny apartments, skyscrapers, steep hills, neon lights...
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Old 04-05-2015, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Taipei
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Crowded
Good food(I love Cantonese food)
Way too expensive
Oppressed
Shopping

Basically a terrible place to live in.
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Old 04-05-2015, 12:11 PM
 
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Crowded
Good food(I love Cantonese food)
Way too expensive
Oppressed
Shopping

Basically a terrible place to live in.
I think Hong Kong is a great place to live--great public transit, good food, very convenient, easy access to entertainment and hiking and other activities, great and efficient airport with easy connections to everywhere, very safe, high quality of services (Internet, phone, utilities, etc.)

However I think it is a terrible place to work for all but a few jobs in a few industries. Long hours & low pay in a very expensive city, and the government is totally uninterested in trying to move off or expand the current finance/real estate based economy :-(
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Old 04-06-2015, 12:44 AM
 
Location: Taipei
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I think Hong Kong is a great place to live--great public transit, good food, very convenient, easy access to entertainment and hiking and other activities, great and efficient airport with easy connections to everywhere, very safe, high quality of services (Internet, phone, utilities, etc.)

However I think it is a terrible place to work for all but a few jobs in a few industries. Long hours & low pay in a very expensive city, and the government is totally uninterested in trying to move off or expand the current finance/real estate based economy :-(
I think a city where you can only rent an apartment 3 times smaller than what you can get in Taipei with thrice the price is called a terrible place to live in. Especially when you have kids.
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Old 04-06-2015, 01:03 AM
 
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I think a city where you can only rent an apartment 3 times smaller than what you can get in Taipei with thrice the price is called a terrible place to live in. Especially when you have kids.
Then you probably badmouth Manhattan too.

HK is way above Taipei in financial stature, job opportunities and international image.

I ran a financial public relations firm in another (smaller) Asian city, run and populated by majority ethnic Chinese (not HK). All the regional HQ bosses of banks Nomura, JP Morgan, Goldman, Barclays, UBS, State Street, Morgan Stanley, ML BoA are in HK. Not in Singapore and certainly for sure not in Taipei.

The job situation in Taipei sucks. When I lived in Singapore, many Taiwanese and South Koreans tried to look for opportunities there. The per capita income of Taipei (not talking about Taiwan, but Taipei) is way below HK's
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Old 04-06-2015, 01:22 AM
 
Location: Taipei
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Then you probably badmouth Manhattan too.

HK is way above Taipei in financial stature, job opportunities and international image.

I ran a financial public relations firm in another (smaller) Asian city, run and populated by majority ethnic Chinese (not HK). All the regional HQ bosses of banks Nomura, JP Morgan, Goldman, Barclays, UBS, State Street, Morgan Stanley, ML BoA are in HK. Not in Singapore and certainly for sure not in Taipei.

The job situation in Taipei sucks. When I lived in Singapore, many Taiwanese and South Koreans tried to look for opportunities there. The per capita income of Taipei (not talking about Taiwan, but Taipei) is way below HK's
I'm not gonna jump into a Taipei vs Hong Kong debate with you. I think Taipei is a much better place to live in compares to Hong Kong and many HKers think the same way. Job prospects suck big time here, indeed, but quality of life is just better. Way better.
And for the record, Taipei is probably twice cheaper than Hong Kong, the rent is probably 5 times cheaper, so sure, HKers earn more, but their purchasing power is tragic.

http://www.cna.com.tw/news/acn/201502230118-1.aspx
This media outlet is basically a China propagandist machine and it says that Taiwan is receiving more and more immigrants from Hong Kong. I'd personally choose New Zealand and Canada if I were from Hong Kong, though, lol.
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Old 04-06-2015, 06:08 AM
 
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I'm not gonna jump into a Taipei vs Hong Kong debate with you. I think Taipei is a much better place to live in compares to Hong Kong and many HKers think the same way. Job prospects suck big time here, indeed, but quality of life is just better. Way better.
And for the record, Taipei is probably twice cheaper than Hong Kong, the rent is probably 5 times cheaper, so sure, HKers earn more, but their purchasing power is tragic.

http://www.cna.com.tw/news/acn/201502230118-1.aspx
This media outlet is basically a China propagandist machine and it says that Taiwan is receiving more and more immigrants from Hong Kong. I'd personally choose New Zealand and Canada if I were from Hong Kong, though, lol.
Hong Kongers move to Taipei in the same way people move out of Manhattan to Buffalo. To "slow down".

HK has far more expats than Taipei and when I was there, all the expats loved it.
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Old 04-06-2015, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Taipei
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Hong Kongers move to Taipei in the same way people move out of Manhattan to Buffalo. To "slow down".

HK has far more expats than Taipei and when I was there, all the expats loved it.
Yeah yeah yeah, carry on, whatever.

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Old 04-06-2015, 06:47 AM
 
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Yeah yeah yeah, carry on, whatever.
Bitter much.
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