All posts tagged: flat

Christina, Nelson, Martin, Nelvin, Hong Kong

As soon as we learned that Mr. Diplomat’s first posting is Hong Kong, I brought out the diligent me and started looking for Web sites on expatriation here. A city with so little space yet so many expats would definitely have sky-high rents as expected, so I started my search for a flat with the minimum requirements that we would settle for. I figured that two bedrooms, two bathrooms with one en suite, and at least an 800-sq ft area would be enough. I was not able to find any. Apparently, we would have to upgrade our preference to three bedrooms to get an en suite bathroom. With a certain design in mind and a budget not exceeding HKD16,000, I was able to shortlist two districts, Discovery Bay and Tung Chung.  Discovery Bay is famous for being an enclave for Westerners and is a 30-minute ferry ride away from Central district. On the other hand, Tung Chung is home to many flight attendants and pilots and is a 30-minute train ride from Central. Both are in Lantau Island where the airport is and not …