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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 08-05-2014, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Macao
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That's one thing, but anyone who can't speak English has no business working in the service industry in Singapore. English is the language of business in Singapore, Chinese only speaking enclaves are not welcome.
I think the biggest reason is that Chinese CAN live and work in Singapore, and operate in a fully Chinese world. That possibility exists for them.
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Old 09-25-2014, 03:51 AM
 
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HK.

but do not mess with the people of HK, they are not that good to non local people.
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Old 09-25-2014, 04:54 AM
 
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HK.

but do not mess with the people of HK, they are not that good to non local people.
You seem really pleasant to be around yourself.

You've just searched for 7-8 threads, to post negative stuff about everywhere you've ever been. That reflects more of yourself, than anything else.
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Old 09-25-2014, 11:57 PM
 
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I chose Hong Kong but neither interest me much at all even to visit.
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Old 09-26-2014, 07:46 AM
 
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I would pick Singapore. Singapore has better housing, shorter work hours (Hong Kong you may have to work in Saturdays), higher salaries, more family friendly and they speak English and mandarin instead of Cantonese. Also Singapore is ruled by Singapore, Hong Kong is now controled by China which do not particularly care about what Hong Kong people think. Singapore may not be a perfect democracy, but they can't do whatever they want.

Sure Hong Kong is more interesting, but that is why it is better to visit Hong Kong instead of living. I would love to study in Hong Kong, or do a short work contract. But there is no way I would live there permanently.

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Old 09-26-2014, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Taipei
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I would pick Singapore. Singapore has better housing, shorter work hours (Hong Kong you may have to work in Saturdays), higher salaries, more family friendly and they speak English and mandarin instead of Cantonese. Also Singapore is ruled by Singapore, Hong Kong is now controled by China which do not particularly care about what Hong Kong people think. Singapore may not be a perfect democracy, but they can't do whatever they want.

Sure Hong Kong is more interesting, but that is why it is better to visit Hong Kong instead of living. I would love to study in Hong Kong, or do a short work contract. But there is no way I would live there permanently.
I find it surprising that nobody here is talking about the massive protest in Hong Kong tbqh.

Anyway, if I'd have to choose between these two....I'd rather just go back home.
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Old 09-26-2014, 01:21 PM
 
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I find it surprising that nobody here is talking about the massive protest in Hong Kong tbqh.
I think the massive protests are a point In HK's favor in this (somewhat pointless) HK vs. Singapore debate. At least people in HK have that freedom.

And to add my 2 cents to the debate, I would rather live in HK and go out at night in HK and go hiking or surfing in HK or go shopping in HK, but I would rather work and eat in Singapore :-P
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Old 09-26-2014, 03:44 PM
 
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Well, I've lived in HK, and what I know about Singapore (have visited it many times) - I'd say that HK is more lively in terms of the energy. OTOH, I think that Singapore is a bit more family friendly, it's not as hectic - which probably suits me better now.

Depends what you're looking for and your tastes. Both have world-class airports with flights to every corner of the world, so if you get tired of it - it's easy to get away.
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Old 09-26-2014, 08:03 PM
 
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I think the massive protests are a point In HK's favor in this (somewhat pointless) HK vs. Singapore debate. At least people in HK have that freedom.

And to add my 2 cents to the debate, I would rather live in HK and go out at night in HK and go hiking or surfing in HK or go shopping in HK, but I would rather work and eat in Singapore :-P
They can protest in Singapore too, but Hong Kong people have a stronger reason to go out and protest. If Malaysia was trying to control Singapore, then you might see similar protests in Singapore.

I actually don't get China position at all. Why interfere at all, just back off and let Hong Kong do their own things. A slightly democratic calm Hong Kong is much less danger to China, than a Hong Kong filled with people fighting for Democratic rights. Also, this is damaging relationships with Taiwan, who see that one country, two systems is a lie.
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Old 09-26-2014, 09:50 PM
 
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They can protest in Singapore too, but Hong Kong people have a stronger reason to go out and protest. If Malaysia was trying to control Singapore, then you might see similar protests in Singapore.

I actually don't get China position at all. Why interfere at all, just back off and let Hong Kong do their own things. A slightly democratic calm Hong Kong is much less danger to China, than a Hong Kong filled with people fighting for Democratic rights. Also, this is damaging relationships with Taiwan, who see that one country, two systems is a lie.
They're probably afraid of chain effects. "Why can HK people vote not us" kind of stuff. Though I think the majority of Chinese people don't really care whatsoever.

And Xi actually said one country two systems outloud to Taiwan, talk about stupidity. "Taiwanese people have to consider the feelings of 1.3 billion Chinese people". Lol, consider my ass.
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