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Mar 11th 2019, 6:49 am
Replies: 3
Views: 952
Posted By hong_konger

Re: need for HK work permit

A quick google search :

https://www.immd.gov.hk/eng/faq/visit-transit.html

https://www.immd.gov.hk/eng/faq/hk-visas.html
Forum: Middle East
Oct 25th 2018, 5:17 am
Replies: 92
Views: 105,851
Posted By hong_konger

Re: renew the UK driving licence

Did you give a UK address or an overseas address ?
Oct 3rd 2018, 3:09 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,482
Posted By hong_konger

Re: Finding work - how easy is it?

I see you have posted the same question in multiple threads for different countries.

What you will generally find is that unless you have qualifications and experience in a particular field...
Jul 31st 2018, 4:04 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,534
Posted By hong_konger

Re: Beards in China?

Like anywhere else in the world, some people like beards and others don't. In that respect China is no different to anywhere else.
Forum: Middle East
Jul 31st 2018, 3:59 am
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By hong_konger

Re: temporary work in Dubai

Although you will probably be fine in this case, this is becoming more and more an issue in many countries. There are many types of temporary workers, music bands, mediators, employees from other...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 18th 2018, 12:25 am
Replies: 81
Views: 4,067
Posted By hong_konger

Re: Thursday afternoon thread

You have to remember that it takes a certain type of person to live and work overseas. In that regards Westerners and Asians have a similar characteristics. The Asians you meet who work in the ME...
Dec 10th 2017, 9:55 am
Replies: 1
Views: 1,878
Posted By hong_konger

Re: Advice Appreciated!

I can only speak for Hong Kong. See responses below against each question
Nov 20th 2017, 4:42 am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,860
Posted By hong_konger

Re: Just a few questions....honest

Public Transport in HK is second to none but whether it suits you depends on how close you live to a bus / MTR route. You need to consider that when looking for accommodation.
Nov 20th 2017, 4:39 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,219
Posted By hong_konger

Re: Interenet service for new home

I live in NT and so stuck with PCCW. In Wanchai you probably have a choice of providers. I think they are all as good / bad as each other. If I were you I would just compare plans and go with the...
Nov 17th 2017, 7:25 am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,860
Posted By hong_konger

Re: Just a few questions....honest

Seriously you don't want to live in Tung Chung or Quarry Bay.

Try Clearwater Bay, Tseung Kwan O, Sai Kung.
Nov 17th 2017, 7:21 am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,860
Posted By hong_konger

Re: Just a few questions....honest

I'm sorry Penguinsix but I beg to disagree regarding having a car.

It is common to have a car in HK. Wait until you get here and see the number of cars on the road and you will see what I mean !...
Mar 22nd 2016, 2:05 am
Replies: 3
Views: 3,080
Posted By hong_konger

Re: Looking for advice from Math Tutor/Teacher in Hong Kong

I am responding despite the fact that you are an obvious Arsenal fan. Bottled it yet again !!! At least you are consistent !! Arsene for ever ?

You say you are a private tutor. Does that mean you...
Mar 21st 2016, 1:14 am
Replies: 3
Views: 2,194
Posted By hong_konger

Re: Graduate salary in HK - what do you think?

The first to to sort out is whether your salary is defined in GBP or HK$. If you have been offered HK$264,000 per annum then that is currently much better that GBP20k per annum.

Housing is...
Mar 17th 2016, 2:06 am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,026
Posted By hong_konger

Re: Banking jobs in HK

I'm not in banking. Cantonese is spoken in Hong Kong. If you are not Chinese then you are unlikely to be fluent in either Cantonese or Mandarin. If being able to fluently speak and (god forbid) read...
Mar 15th 2016, 6:49 am
Replies: 23
Views: 8,260
Posted By hong_konger

Re: Getting a job in HK from the UK?

If you are going to stay in a top hotel and eat in the most expensive restaurants then yes it will of course be pricey. But you can live very cheaply in Hong Kong, if you really have to. There are...
Mar 15th 2016, 6:45 am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,026
Posted By hong_konger

Re: Banking jobs in HK

why don't you apply for a transfer with your current Bank ?
Forum: Singapore
Mar 14th 2016, 6:45 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,683
Posted By hong_konger

Re: 12 nights in Singapore

You might also want to make a short visit to Indonesia, either Batam or Bintan.
Mar 14th 2016, 6:31 am
Replies: 23
Views: 8,260
Posted By hong_konger

Re: Getting a job in HK from the UK?

You raise is an interesting subject often discussed by the expat community here.

The biggest hurdle to integration is language. There are expats that have picked up Cantonese but they are few and...
Mar 12th 2016, 3:54 am
Replies: 23
Views: 8,260
Posted By hong_konger

Re: Getting a job in HK from the UK?

What a bizarre impression you got. How long did you live in Hong Kong and where on earth did you live ? In all my time here I have never been tempted to buy food from those "illegal" street hawkers.
Mar 10th 2016, 12:19 am
Replies: 7
Views: 2,941
Posted By hong_konger

Re: Moving to Hong Kong from UK- where to live?! Help please x

Now you know why they wear shorts and don't wear gloves :eek:

In the old days when we came back from a trip with the family with lots of suitcases you would often find the boot full with a large...
Mar 10th 2016, 12:07 am
Replies: 23
Views: 8,260
Posted By hong_konger

Re: Getting a job in HK from the UK?

You don't appear to have enjoyed your time in Hong Kong. I have been here over 15 years and have seen people come and go and/or stay. Its one of those places that you either love or hate, often at...
Mar 8th 2016, 9:32 am
Replies: 7
Views: 2,941
Posted By hong_konger

Re: Moving to Hong Kong from UK- where to live?! Help please x

I am referring to the whole public transportation system not just the MTR. The bus system and taxis. Its cheap too (unlike everything else in HK).
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 7th 2016, 7:54 am
Mar 7th 2016, 6:08 am
Replies: 7
Views: 2,941
Posted By hong_konger

Re: Moving to Hong Kong from UK- where to live?! Help please x

Hong Kong is actually a relatively small place and you would be hard pressed to find anywhere more than 45 minutes from your work location which is in Kowloon. The public transport system is second...
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