#1
Considering an employment contract is being drawn up at the moment, it's looking like I'm emigrating from the UK to Hong Kong In January/February, as a product demonstrator/training specialist for a high end loudspeaker manufacturer. I will be living in Hong Kong, but my work will take me to Japan, Mainland China, Taiwan, South Korea and Australia.

Chances are I won't be spending much time at wherever I end up calling home (probably Tai Po or Shi Tan), so really I'm just looking for advice, imteresting anecdotes, that kind of thing, to try and help me prepare a little for this from people that live/have been to these places.

Frankly, I'm shitting myself
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Considering an employment contract is being drawn up at the moment, it's looking like I'm emigrating from the UK to Hong Kong In January/February, as a product demonstrator/training specialist for a high end loudspeaker manufacturer. I will be living in Hong Kong, but my work will take me to Japan, Mainland China, Taiwan, South Korea and Australia.

Chances are I won't be spending much time at wherever I end up calling home (probably Tai Po or Shi Tan), so really I'm just looking for advice, imteresting anecdotes, that kind of thing, to try and help me prepare a little for this from people that live/have been to these places.

Frankly, I'm shitting myself
Well, just as well you won't be spending long in your accomodations. Apparently the average amount of living space a person occupies in Hong Kong is 160 square feet.
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Well, just as well you won't be spending long in your accomodations. Apparently the average amount of living space a person occupies in Hong Kong is 160 square feet.


They're giving me a decent housing allowance on top of my salary, so I should get a bit more room than that. Otherwise it's hotels and airports in my future.
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it's hotels and airports in my future.


It gets tiring fast. I used to travel so much that when I'd go check in at the airport, I couldn't remember what city I was in or my destination lol

Good luck with the opportunity though
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#5
That's kawaii senpai :3
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They're giving me a decent housing allowance on top of my salary, so I should get a bit more room than that. Otherwise it's hotels and airports in my future.
Though tbh, under the circumstances, you're probably better off going out and meeting people, or you'll pretty much only know people from work, and never be free of the bastards.
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#8
Nice I've always wanted to visit HK (primarily for the food). Since you'll be traveling a lot definitely take the opportunity to visit as many other places in the region as you can.

You'll also want to double check if your housing allowance is as generous as it seems, if you haven't already. Many companies in big cities in the region who recruit people from other countries often burn their employees on this. Also, will you get a transportation allowance?

Overall, living there may be more expensive than you imagine unless you check every little thing, especially if you are consuming a lot of imported good. I don't wanna rain on your parade but it's always good to check since I've known a lot of people who found themselves in tight situations after moving to HK and similar places because of hidden expenses.
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Nice I've always wanted to visit HK (primarily for the food). Since you'll be traveling a lot definitely take the opportunity to visit as many other places in the region as you can.

You'll also want to double check if your housing allowance is as generous as it seems, if you haven't already. Many companies in big cities in the region who recruit people from other countries often burn their employees on this. Also, will you get a transportation allowance?

Overall, living there may be more expensive than you imagine unless you check every little thing, especially if you are consuming a lot of imported good. I don't wanna rain on your parade but it's always good to check since I've known a lot of people who found themselves in tight situations after moving to HK and similar places because of hidden expenses.


I've had a look at housing prices already. In the areas I'm looking at, furnished studios or small flats falls within the allowance, so I have a bit of leeway there. No transport allowance, but it's one stop on the train between aforementioned areas and the office.

In terms of expenditure, accommodation, food etc is paid for by the company when I'm away for work, which will be almost constantly. No out of pocket expenses for me going out there, etc. Hopefully it should be relatively manageable.
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Considering an employment contract is being drawn up at the moment, it's looking like I'm emigrating from the UK to Hong Kong In January/February, as a product demonstrator/training specialist for a high end loudspeaker manufacturer. I will be living in Hong Kong, but my work will take me to Japan, Mainland China, Taiwan, South Korea and Australia.

Chances are I won't be spending much time at wherever I end up calling home (probably Tai Po or Shi Tan), so really I'm just looking for advice, imteresting anecdotes, that kind of thing, to try and help me prepare a little for this from people that live/have been to these places.

Frankly, I'm shitting myself

Ok, so here's my advice:
Adult diapers are definitely an option, but in any case make sure to always carry some tissues with you wherever you go.
As far as going long distances away from a bathroom goes, make sure to eat at regular intervals and only leave closely before or after you've eaten. It should buy you some time before you shit yourself, as the food needs some time to be digested first
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#11
That's pretty sweet OP

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#12
Should check out Okinawa, pretty cool place to be.
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#13
Australia is great, that is all I have to say
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#14
Nice, my FB profile says I'm from Hong Kong but I only did that to throw off the man

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#15
I've only been to more southern parts of Hong Kong (Tsim Tsa Shui, Mong Kok, Hong Kong island), but from what I've experienced, people in public just don't really give a damn about personal space. In crowded areas you're always getting run into, people breathing down your neck, etc. I don't know if it's just a lack of manners or a cultural thing.

But it's also amazing and just incredible. Sure, it's a dirty city, but the fact that it functions at all given its density is mind blowing. If you get the chance to do some sight seeing, go to the top of Victoria Peak during the daytime, and walk along the Avenue of Stars at night. Breathtaking views, both of them.

Food is great too, whether you're going to some tourist trap place or some hole in the wall in an alleyway. And if you fancy Indian food, some of the best Indian I've had in my entire life is at Gaylord in Tsim Tsa Shui.

Only other place I've been to on that list is Japan, and I could go on forever about it.
#16
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