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Re: Living & Working in Hong Kong vs Singapore

Postby Wd40 » Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:28 pm

Given a choice, I wouldnt want to go to another Chinese dominated place if I had to move from here. Singapore probably is the easiest oriental Asian city for me. It can't get better than this.

I can totally understand when Britney Spears says she is not keen on the local food. Me neither.

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Re: Living & Working in Hong Kong vs Singapore

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:02 pm

Sia White wrote:I live with my husband and my daughters in Singapore. My opinion is - Hong Kong is not the most suitable place for raising children


If that is the case, why are all your posts being made from an ISP in Voysil, Bulgaria. Methinks something is amiss here.

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Re: Living & Working in Hong Kong vs Singapore

Postby LaoDan » Mon, 03 Jul 2017 10:46 pm

Lived in HK, Shanghai and now here. I threw away all my winter clothes, so I have to stay here

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Re: Living & Working in Hong Kong vs Singapore

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Tue, 04 Jul 2017 10:21 am

I have a question about living in Hong Kong, do you automatically get PR there after living x number of years there?
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Re: Living & Working in Hong Kong vs Singapore

Postby Addadude » Tue, 04 Jul 2017 1:47 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:I have a question about living in Hong Kong, do you automatically get PR there after living x number of years there?


Yes. As long as you've lived there for at least 7 years.

http://www.immd.gov.hk/eng/services/roa/eligible.html

"Non-Chinese Citizens
(d) A person not of Chinese nationality who has entered Hong Kong with a valid travel document, has ordinarily resided in Hong Kong for a continuous period of not less than seven years and has taken Hong Kong as his/her place of permanent residence before or after the establishment of the HKSAR."
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Re: Living & Working in Hong Kong vs Singapore

Postby bgd » Tue, 04 Jul 2017 3:35 pm

But not if you are a maid, they are excluded from "ordinarily resided".

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Re: Living & Working in Hong Kong vs Singapore

Postby workinguru » Wed, 12 Jul 2017 11:07 am

It depends on whether you want to settle down long term in the future, like getting PR. I'll definitely choose Singapore then. if not, just enjoy a few years in HK.

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Re: Living & Working in Hong Kong vs Singapore

Postby ScoobyDoes » Mon, 17 Jul 2017 3:16 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:I have a question about living in Hong Kong, do you automatically get PR there after living x number of years there?


It's not automatic.

The seven years is certainly a minimum, unless you have real money. From there you still need to file an application, which is reviewed (my own interview only lasted 5-10min I think), but given the state of HK at the moment they would be quite happy to take anybody that keeps the economy moving.

When you said you wanted "to move" I didn't really think you meant quite that distance. I was hoping for further :P but...... small mercies I suppose.
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Re: Living & Working in Hong Kong vs Singapore

Postby Michelle Mcdermott » Wed, 19 Jul 2017 7:45 am

I have been living in Hong Kong for 8 years until 2012. It's definitely a vibrant city, but there's also huge diversity between diffrent districts. Given the current condition in HK, with the more and more Mainland-influenced society and education systems, it seems less and less considerable for HK to be a city to live in.

It's definitely a great place to visit, but in a long run, it's slowly becoming closer to a mainland Chinese city. If you're moving to HK, do expect deeper social conflicts and problems than it seems on the surface. In fact, many youth in HK wish they could move away from the city, as living conditions seem unfavourable.

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Re: Living & Working in Hong Kong vs Singapore

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Wed, 19 Jul 2017 1:53 pm

ScoobyDoes wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:I have a question about living in Hong Kong, do you automatically get PR there after living x number of years there?


It's not automatic.

The seven years is certainly a minimum, unless you have real money. From there you still need to file an application, which is reviewed (my own interview only lasted 5-10min I think), but given the state of HK at the moment they would be quite happy to take anybody that keeps the economy moving.

When you said you wanted "to move" I didn't really think you meant quite that distance. I was hoping for further :P but...... small mercies I suppose.


don't get your hopes high, i almost considered moving to your condo... :P
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Re: Living & Working in Hong Kong vs Singapore

Postby ScoobyDoes » Wed, 19 Jul 2017 2:14 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:
ScoobyDoes wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:I have a question about living in Hong Kong, do you automatically get PR there after living x number of years there?


It's not automatic.

The seven years is certainly a minimum, unless you have real money. From there you still need to file an application, which is reviewed (my own interview only lasted 5-10min I think), but given the state of HK at the moment they would be quite happy to take anybody that keeps the economy moving.

When you said you wanted "to move" I didn't really think you meant quite that distance. I was hoping for further :P but...... small mercies I suppose.


don't get your hopes high, i almost considered moving to your condo... :P



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Re: Living & Working in Hong Kong vs Singapore

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 19 Jul 2017 2:14 pm

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