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Old 08-31-2018, 04:48 PM
 
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Once again, even the hottest month in Singapore is not as hot as Taipei in the summer. Are you sure you'll take the typhoons, earthquakes, more severe air pollution, gloomier weather, and landslide risk in Taipei (all of which are really non-issues in Singapore) just for 4-5 months of somewhat cooler weather in Taipei?

It's not like Taipei transforms into a snowy winter wonderland, except for a sprinkle of snow on Yangmingshan every couple of years, if even that.
What I said is very clear: Hong Kong and Taipei each has 4-5 months of spring/autumn. During those months air-conditioning is unnecessary and one can walk on streets in relatively thick clothes.
Summer every day is boring for those who are used to seasonal changes.
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Old 08-31-2018, 06:35 PM
 
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Typhoon is actually a piece of cake for Hong Kong. After tackling typhoon for decades, Hong Kong is well prepared for it. Hardly anybody die as a result of typhoon. And this year it is even more weird that more typhoons threaten Japan, South Korea, China than Hong Kong.

Hong Kong from November to January has excellent weather. Sunny, Low 20 degree Celsius, hardly any rain and even the air is cleaner during those months.
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Old 09-01-2018, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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The same could be said about conglomerates in Japan and South Korea. Are you saying most Hong Kongers wouldn't want to work in Japan or South Korea for the same reasons?
If they're entrepreneurially-bent, probably not. Japan and South Korea are even less similar in terms of culture or comparison with the city state of Singapore - to HK.

Interestingly, in the years up to the 1997 handover, where there was a lot of uncertainly over HK's future, and many in Hong Kong were contemplating emigration (going to places like Canada and Australia), Singapore was offering incentives for HKers to move there. Wasn't many takers, despite the relative proximity (3 1/2 hrs flight) and other similarities as another city-state and trading entrepot.
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Old 09-05-2018, 10:17 AM
 
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Hong Kong is relatively good when typhoons come. Many people live in good buildings that are not flooded with and don't have roof easily blown away. Electricity and water are still available in almost all areas. Travellers in HK are the people most affected because the runways are closed. For the residents, it is just a day without work or school, with few restaurants opened. Sleeping, watching movies and playing games on typhoon days.

Macau has a low area on the west of Macau Peninsula which can be flooded seriously.

Taiwan and others are not the same when typhoons come.
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MrJester:

Typhoon is actually a piece of cake for Hong Kong. After tackling typhoon for decades, Hong Kong is well prepared for it. Hardly anybody die as a result of typhoon. And this year it is even more weird that more typhoons threaten Japan, South Korea, China than Hong Kong.

Hong Kong from November to January has excellent weather. Sunny, Low 20 degree Celsius, hardly any rain and even the air is cleaner during those months.
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Old 09-05-2018, 02:44 PM
 
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Hong Kong is relatively good when typhoons come. Many people live in good buildings that are not flooded with and don't have roof easily blown away. Electricity and water are still available in almost all areas. Travellers in HK are the people most affected because the runways are closed. For the residents, it is just a day without work or school, with few restaurants opened. Sleeping, watching movies and playing games on typhoon days.

Macau has a low area on the west of Macau Peninsula which can be flooded seriously.

Taiwan and others are not the same when typhoons come.
Yeah, HK is pretty used to typhoons. Usually it means schools, offices, events being cancelled.
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Old 09-10-2018, 01:34 AM
 
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Hong Kong is relatively good when typhoons come. Many people live in good buildings that are not flooded with and don't have roof easily blown away. Electricity and water are still available in almost all areas. Travellers in HK are the people most affected because the runways are closed. For the residents, it is just a day without work or school, with few restaurants opened. Sleeping, watching movies and playing games on typhoon days.

Macau has a low area on the west of Macau Peninsula which can be flooded seriously.

Taiwan and others are not the same when typhoons come.
When a typhoon strikes Taiwan, most buildings aren’t flooded either, nor would the roofs be blown away. Electricity and water would still be available and most of the time it’s just a day without work or school as well. I don’t really know what you mean by “Taiwan and the others are not the same when typhoons come”. There were several world-record, extremely powerful typhoons that struck in 2016, and beyond a few townships, the whole island went back to normal the next day.
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Old 09-21-2018, 06:12 PM
 
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Hong Kong is relatively good when typhoons come. Many people live in good buildings that are not flooded with and don't have roof easily blown away. Electricity and water are still available in almost all areas. Travellers in HK are the people most affected because the runways are closed. For the residents, it is just a day without work or school, with few restaurants opened. Sleeping, watching movies and playing games on typhoon days.

Macau has a low area on the west of Macau Peninsula which can be flooded seriously.

Taiwan and others are not the same when typhoons come.
After typhoon Hato last year and typhoon Mangkhut this year in Hong Kong, are you so sure? Wouldn't not having typhoons be a great advantage?
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