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View Poll Results: Would you rather live and work in HONG KONG or in SINGAPORE?
Hong Kong 55 62.50%
Singapore 33 37.50%
Voters: 88. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-31-2014, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Macao
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Westerners have been living in HK for ages without knowing Cantonese. They tend to stick within their ex-pat enclaves.
It also helps that English is relatively prevalent. I mean, not always with the Cantonese speakers, but tons of Filipinos and Indonesians, usually as housemaids, who seem to keep English alive.
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Old 07-31-2014, 08:59 PM
 
Location: southern california
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singapore is 2nd to none.
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Old 07-31-2014, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
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To allow a greater Chinese monopoly on trade? No thanks. Really, people should be grateful Singapore exists. It sounds like you're resentful and jealous.
And become a point where corrupter are sending their corrupted money to or money laundering their money.
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Old 07-31-2014, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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It also helps that English is relatively prevalent. I mean, not always with the Cantonese speakers, but tons of Filipinos and Indonesians, usually as housemaids, who seem to keep English alive.
Really? Maids? Not the expats/foreign talents?
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Old 07-31-2014, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Macao
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Majullah Singapura! haha

Yep...it is, sometimes you wanna get away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of Asia. Not that Sing doesn't have that too, it's a little more organised.
That's exactly what it offers. As a long-time westerner who lives in Asia, sometimes its nice to see a Taco Bell, for example. It's also nice to see every cuisine in Asia very well-represented in Singapore as well.
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Old 08-01-2014, 01:44 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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That's exactly what it offers. As a long-time westerner who lives in Asia, sometimes its nice to see a Taco Bell, for example. It's also nice to see every cuisine in Asia very well-represented in Singapore as well.
"Taco Bell in Singapore existed for a number of years, mostly as combination stores with KFC such as the one that operated at the Funan Digital Life Mall, but in 2008, Taco Bell completely pulled out of Singapore"

India, South Korea and The Philippines are the only Asian countries with Taco Bell restaurants at the moment.

I don't consider the Near East as Asian anymore so that's why i didn't list Saudi Arabia and Iraq.
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Old 08-01-2014, 02:54 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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I'm not very knowledgeable about either, but Singapore looks kind of faceless and plain for my tastes. I would prefer Hong Kong for the scenery and food alone, and I am perfectly aware about how much people rave about Singapore after going, but I dunno. Seems too businessy for me.
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Old 08-01-2014, 03:24 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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I am perfectly aware about how much people rave about Singapore after going, but I dunno. Seems too businessy for me.
I've stayed in Singapore for 1 week and know people that have been/live there,
All of them incl. myself went in with high expectations but all thought it was disappointing.
I don't know 1 single person who went on holiday in Singapore and wanted to go back asap.
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Old 08-01-2014, 04:31 AM
 
Location: Macao
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Really? Maids? Not the expats/foreign talents?
Well, of course the expats/foreign talents. But the Filipino/Indonesia population in Hong Kong is immense. If anyone has been in Hong Kong on a Sunday, pretty much every park and sidewalk space, and everywhere on the beach, is absolutely filled with Filipinas/Indonesians.

Legally they are only 3% of the population, but I'm guessing their actual numbers are quite a bit higher. Even moreso when just about every single family in Hong Kong hires a full-time maid, as they only cost them approximately US$400/month!!
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Old 08-01-2014, 04:57 AM
 
Location: West Jakarta + Tangerang
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Indonesia now exports many workers who work in several important Bid.such as doctor , managers, nurses etc to some foreign country and I heard that the delivery of medical personnel from Indonesia to Japan is quite high.
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