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Forum: Philippines
Nov 3rd 2013, 11:50 am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,051
Posted By PeteinHongKong

Re: fed up with the u.k and trying to get back to the philippines!

Hi Dean, I think you need to be totally realistic and hard-headed about your plans. The Philippines can be a great place to live and the majority of the people there, like anywhere else, can be...
Forum: Philippines
Jul 6th 2013, 2:11 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 3,318
Posted By PeteinHongKong

Re: living in cebu

Hi, I live 50% of the time in Cebu and 50% in Hong Kong but as I'm married to a Filipina I not too sure of all the visa details as I only ever use 21 day tourist visas for quick trips or Balikbayan...
Jul 6th 2013, 2:02 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By PeteinHongKong

Re: Expat in qatar coming to Hong Kong for holidays

Depends a lot on your budget. Hong Kong hotels are not cheap although there are budget options. Wanchai and Causeway Bay are very convenient locations with plenty of hotel choices close to the MTR...
Forum: Philippines
Jun 7th 2013, 12:22 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,009
Posted By PeteinHongKong

Re: motorbike or small engine repair

My reply was to diy's comment.
Forum: Philippines
Jun 7th 2013, 12:21 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,009
Posted By PeteinHongKong

Re: motorbike or small engine repair

Absolutely right, and potentially dangerous too!
Jun 7th 2013, 12:18 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 3,147
Posted By PeteinHongKong

Re: Social Work Jobs for English speaker only

I agree with Hongkonger's comments about the expat community in HK - not the same profile as the UK by any means. Most 'clients' of social workers in HK would obviously be the elderly and...
Jun 3rd 2013, 5:34 am
Replies: 3
Views: 839
Posted By PeteinHongKong

Re: A visa question

I think the OP is referring to a UK visa for his wife, isn't he? If so, then I think what he needs is a Family Visit visa. I agree that the UK visa situation is far from clear for people like us...
Forum: Philippines
Mar 9th 2013, 3:21 pm
Replies: 197
Views: 22,830
Posted By PeteinHongKong

Re: moving to the philippines "2"

The difficulty you may have is that nice beaches and the staff and facilities to operate a call centre (e.g., reliable and faster internet) do not necessarily go together. Even in Cebu City where we...
Forum: Philippines
Feb 27th 2013, 1:34 pm
Replies: 197
Views: 22,830
Posted By PeteinHongKong

Re: moving to the philippines "2"

Yes, electricity is quite expensive. Our average monthly bill in Cebu City is around PHP12,000 (£190 roughly) but this is for a large house where all the bedrooms are used and air cons are on at...
Forum: Philippines
Oct 11th 2012, 3:35 pm
Replies: 197
Views: 22,830
Posted By PeteinHongKong

Re: moving to the philippines "2"

Just returned to this thread after a while and found some very interesting comments. After living in Hong Kong for 30 years and having traveled to and worked in many Asian countries I have met a...
Forum: Philippines
Oct 11th 2012, 2:31 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,062
Posted By PeteinHongKong

Re: working visa

Depending on your circumstances another option is to plan to enter the Philippines with your wife and get a Balikbayan stamp in your passport on arrival. This is not a visa but a privilege granted...
Forum: Philippines
Sep 30th 2012, 3:48 am
Replies: 2
Views: 918
Posted By PeteinHongKong

Re: expat teens - can they work

Not too many options other than call-centres but they would probably not be be looking for temporary staff. Plus, even if "dependant" your children would still need a work visa.

You don't say...
Aug 26th 2012, 1:04 am
Replies: 4
Views: 4,546
Posted By PeteinHongKong

Re: Salary Opinions $50k per/month QS

It really depends what kind of lifestyle you want, how important saving some money is, whether you like travel....etc. 50k is not a bad salary by local standards. Many jobs now offered to...
Aug 26th 2012, 12:48 am
Replies: 55
Views: 40,101
Posted By PeteinHongKong

Re: Best place to live in Hong Kong

DB has a mix of low and high rise housing blocks and a variety of shops, schools and other services and has been under development for more than 20 years. As I said, Park Island is more densely...
Aug 26th 2012, 12:37 am
Replies: 27
Views: 10,322
Posted By PeteinHongKong

Re: Which area do I choose to live in Hong Kong ? Please Help!!

Yes, the fares are in HK dollars which is about 12.2 to the pound - travel costs are much lower than London for example.

I have been working in one of the universities for all this time. Just...
Aug 25th 2012, 3:35 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 40,101
Posted By PeteinHongKong

Re: Best place to live in Hong Kong

Discovery Bay (DB) is very popular with ex-pats as it has a kind of Euro-type environment - I've lived in HK for 30 years and have to confess to never having been there, ever!!! Cheaper housing for...
Aug 25th 2012, 3:24 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 10,322
Posted By PeteinHongKong

Re: Which area do I choose to live in Hong Kong ? Please Help!!

Not mandatory but you usually need to pay the correct fare as displayed on by the side of the payment box on buses, trams etc, or the front window of minibuses (actually can't remember if red stripe...
Forum: Philippines
Aug 25th 2012, 3:16 pm
Replies: 197
Views: 22,830
Posted By PeteinHongKong

Re: moving to the philippines "2"

Expats in the Philippines (and indeed in Thailand) seem to fall into two main groups. The first are the treat 'em mean, trust no one, etc etc group. The second group are more trusting and actually...
Aug 25th 2012, 3:04 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 40,101
Posted By PeteinHongKong

Re: Best place to live in Hong Kong

Seriously doubt you will get a 3 bed place for 25k in any reasonable area - even for 2 bed you will have limited choice on that budget. HK property prices are still rising, slowly, but still on the...
Aug 25th 2012, 2:55 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 10,322
Posted By PeteinHongKong

Re: Which area do I choose to live in Hong Kong ? Please Help!!

At any MTR station - customer services booth. I think there is a HK$50 deposit for the card and then you can charge up with as much cash as you want. Very useful indeed - you can also pay for...
Jul 26th 2012, 2:30 am
Replies: 21
Views: 21,311
Posted By PeteinHongKong

Re: Hong Kong Salary Expectations

Times have changed. The super-generous expats packages of 20-30 years ago have been phased out for all but a fortunate few - mainly in the financial services sector I would guess.

A total...
Jul 17th 2012, 1:04 am
Replies: 11
Views: 8,370
Posted By PeteinHongKong

Re: Queueing at UK Border Control with wife on visa

Michali, yes there are people you can ask which is what I did at Gatwick in May when we arrived. We were told we could queue in either line but as there was no queue at that time it made no...
Forum: Philippines
Jul 2nd 2012, 1:05 am
Replies: 66
Views: 18,008
Posted By PeteinHongKong

Re: European expats living in the Philippines

I think it perhaps takes most people a year or two to adapt but it does depend on your state of health and particularly whether or not you're carrying some extra weight. Like many who have lived in...
May 14th 2012, 6:41 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 8,370
Posted By PeteinHongKong

Re: Queueing at UK Border Control with wife on visa

My actual experience was as follows.

Arrived Gatwick 6.20am on Sunday 13 May. When we arrived at Border Control I asked if I could queue with my wife in the non-EU line and was told I could...
May 6th 2012, 4:51 am
Replies: 11
Views: 8,370
Posted By PeteinHongKong

Queueing at UK Border Control with wife on visa

Sorry if this is a mundane question but my wife and I will visit the UK next weekend, arriving at Gatwick Airport early on Sunday morning. I hold British passport. She holds Philippine passport and...
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