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Posted by Tom
on 27 May 2017
Hi folks, we will be moving to HK in a few months time but do not know the city much, having visited only once. We are looking for a primary school and are very much impressed by Harrow in Tuen Mun. However, the issue is that my wife does not work so we are a bit worried as to whether she would be able to build a social circle so far out from the island. We are British Indians and are looking to go back to the UK in a few years so Harrow suits us very well for the transition, it obviously has an excellent reputation back home and their response so far has been very positive for a Year 3 admission next year.
I will be working on the island for a large company in Kowloon. Are there enough expats living in the area? An agent has sent us details of a new development by the name of Drake. Also, I would sometimes need a hospital for personal reasons, are there any in the area? We noticed on a forum that there are plenty of GPs in Gold Coast. We don't speak local language to make things more complicated!!
Many thanks
Tom
Anonymous (not verified) on 30 May 2017
Many thanks Meagan this is very useful indeed. One other question - is Gold Coast a decent area to live and commute from? Don't want to be totally cut off from the main island so unsure whether it offers community life for new expats
Meagan on 30 May 2017
Hey Tom,
There are a couple of good hospitals in Kowloon, so that shouldn't be much of a problem. Both public and private healthcare services are of a very good standard and all doctors should be able to speak English well. Kowloon is pretty popular with expats so I think if your wife gets involved in some community activities she should be able to meet some fellow expats. In any case, Kowloon has good transport links so it should be fairly easy to get around if she does make some friends slightly further out from where you'll be living. Harrow sounds like it will be a good fit, as well, and it might be a good place for you and your wife to meet some fellow Brits.
All the best with your move. Feel free to get in touch again if you have any more questions.
M