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Jul 6th 2007, 9:45 am
Replies: 3
Views: 2,964
Posted By paddythepilot

Re: Prices in Hong Kong?

No - I don't think so.

Best bet is to get your cousin to buy the item & send it over (or bring on their next trip home).

Good luck!
Jul 3rd 2007, 9:50 am
Replies: 3
Views: 2,964
Posted By paddythepilot

Re: Prices in Hong Kong?

Yes - certainly you can buy watches cheaper in Hong Kong than in the UK - there is no VAT for starters.

An Omega Speedmaster could be purchased for approx. HK $12,000 - $14,000 (GBP 775 to 900)...
Feb 10th 2006, 7:34 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,296
Posted By paddythepilot

Re: New Life in Hong Kong

I have to agree with Mrs. JTL regarding the comments about finding Temp work in the financial world here.

However - all is not lost!

It would be quite easy for you to find a job in a bar, (as...
Forum: Japan
Feb 10th 2006, 7:21 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,919
Posted By paddythepilot

Re: Is Japan Really a the Different World?

I live in Hong Kong, (17 years now), wife is Japanese - I travel to Japan every now and then.

Japan is truely a wonderful country, technically very advanced of course, with some fantastic...
Jan 27th 2006, 8:24 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,668
Posted By paddythepilot

Re: So Highly Thought Of

To be honest - it's never easy!

The only thing I would say is give it a try, go back for a while and see how 'You' feel about the UK.

Every country is viewed differently by individuals, 'my' UK...
Jan 24th 2006, 11:18 am
Replies: 5
Views: 5,225
Posted By paddythepilot

Re: Hong Kong - Opticians

I personally use 'the optical shop' which isn't too bad - you'll find em all over the place!

They need about 4-5 days to make the lenses - so make sure youn have time.

As for shopping - avoid...
Jan 24th 2006, 1:00 am
Replies: 5
Views: 5,225
Posted By paddythepilot

Re: Hong Kong - Opticians

There are just sooooo many Opticians here - just walk out of your hotel and you'll find em everywhere!

Good quality, reasonable prices - too much choice!

Don't forget to get your new glasses...
Forum: Australia
Jan 14th 2006, 5:53 am
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By paddythepilot

Re: Hong Kong - weather at end Jan?

The weather here to day is just - lovely!

Sunny skies and temps about 20C!

However, the weather can be described as 'cool' at the end of January and early February - so either bring a light...
Forum: Australia
Apr 3rd 2005, 12:38 am
Replies: 2
Views: 463
Posted By paddythepilot

Re: Advice about Warwick or Esk, Brisbane

If you are looking for somewhere really quiet......Esk is the place!

Be warned though.........not much going on and Saturday nights are not going to be much fun!

Both Esk & Warwick will not...
Mar 27th 2005, 6:37 am
Replies: 42
Views: 6,959
Posted By paddythepilot

Re: We made it to Ireland!

Many thanks for your reply, I was in Co. Wexford last August.......nice place!

So, I imagine you came over from Scotland (lucky guess?), what drew you to Ireland in the first place?

How...
Mar 25th 2005, 3:20 am
Replies: 42
Views: 6,959
Posted By paddythepilot

Re: We made it to Ireland!

Congratulations on your wise choice of country!

Where are you in Ireland?

Being nosey here, but what type of house did you get for your money?

Cheers
Forum: Australia
Mar 25th 2005, 3:16 am
Replies: 28
Views: 2,089
Posted By paddythepilot

Re: Aussie Women V English Women

The answer is.........Japanese girls!

Forget the rest (nothing but trouble!).

(p.s. sorry if I offended anyone)
Feb 28th 2005, 3:20 am
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By paddythepilot

Re: Pregnancy

Jeremy,

Many thanks for your advice.

Yes I am aware that the medicals are only valid for 12 months, so we might end up doing them again along with the Police checks.

It was funny, they left...
Feb 25th 2005, 3:54 am
Replies: 26
Views: 3,953
Posted By paddythepilot

Re: Hong Kong or New York?

Bearing in mind you will only pay maximum 16% Income Tax (after HK $100,000 Single Person's Tax Free Allowance).

Pluss the fact that there is no VAT, Community Charge or similar 'Stealth'...
Feb 24th 2005, 12:51 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By paddythepilot

Re: Pregnancy

Claire,

Many thanks for your re-assurance.

Actually we had done the Police checks & Medicals (all except the X-Ray for the Wife), when we found out about the pregnancy.

Anyway, all is on...
Feb 23rd 2005, 11:50 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By paddythepilot

Pregnancy

I am looking for some advice from those who are in similar circumsance as myself;

My Wife & I have applied for Subclass 137 (STNI) and intend to go to Victoria.

All the application procedures...
Feb 17th 2005, 12:10 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,126
Posted By paddythepilot

Re: solve this HK problem, get a free meal with all drink included.......

Thanks for that.

I have checked the Hong Kong Immigration Department's web-site and apparently you are correct!

To the initial poster......sorry, but looks like you have little room to get your...
Forum: Australia
Feb 16th 2005, 11:05 am
Replies: 1
Views: 359
Posted By paddythepilot

Re: Meds request at last

Yep!

We applied from Hong Kong (also STNI) around the same time & we had our medicals yesterday.........pretty fast eh?

Cheers & good luck!
Feb 16th 2005, 10:44 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,126
Posted By paddythepilot

Re: solve this HK problem, get a free meal with all drink included.......

Actually, they changed that back recently.

I know what you are talking about (where dependants could not work), however the Immigration Department 'changed their minds' recently (although they...
Feb 15th 2005, 1:13 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,126
Posted By paddythepilot

Re: solve this HK problem, get a free meal with all drink included.......

Difficult one!

Firstly Hong Kong Laws do not recognise 'Common Law Parners', so living togther means nothing when it comes to Immigration and 'Dependancy Visas'.

If you are not legally married,...
Feb 7th 2005, 11:47 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 3,142
Posted By paddythepilot

Re: What do you think about Hong Kong?

I love Hong Kong too!

Fantastic place to live, with the choice of food, places to see & things to do.......just wonderful!

The sights, the smells & the noise......all very exciting!

Hong...
Feb 7th 2005, 4:25 am
Replies: 11
Views: 3,142
Posted By paddythepilot

Re: What do you think about Hong Kong?

Errr?

Yep! I like it!

I prefer Sai Kung myself though.

Cheers,
Jan 27th 2005, 8:29 am
Replies: 3
Views: 646
Posted By paddythepilot

Re: Need a Car in UK??

Wow, was it really that bad in NZ?

I have heard this before about New Zealand being expensive.....relative to earnings of course, I can only image the place sucked-up all your savings?

What...
Jan 25th 2005, 12:29 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,446
Posted By paddythepilot

Re: Hong Kong Weather

Mate,

I can't add much more that 'Jackthelad' has already mentioned.

2nd May is indeed a Public holiday, but as already mentioned, this is not a problem in Hong Kong......everything is open!
...
Jan 24th 2005, 4:14 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,446
Posted By paddythepilot

Re: Hong Kong Weather

Mate,

Jackthelad is quite correct, don't worry about typhoons in Hong Kong.

The weather will be warm & humid in May, but nothing to worry about.

Your biggest issue will be the polution...
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