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myHK: Singapore VS Hong Kong !!



IMG_1742Hong Kong vs Singapore!!  

Which is the better place to be an expat?

On multiple occasions during my time here in Hong Kong, conversations comparing Hong Kong and Singapore have come up.

I often hear Hong Kongers call Singapore, “Boring!”

But in my opinion, if you can’t have a good time in Singapore, the problem is YOU!

However, that being said, I think now is the time to finally decide which city is better, Hong Kong or Singapore?
Both places are known for their outstanding restaurants and cuisine.

Mr.J gives his bite to Singapore, with their signature chicken rice and dishes like Char kway teow and chili crab.

While both cities are expensive, Hong Kong takes the top spot for highest rents in Asia.

Mr.J reluctantly picks Singapore, choosing more space for less money.

Get your groove on or hit the pub for a lively chat.

Mr.J prefers his hangovers in Hong Kong. While both cities boast impressive party options, only one literally goes all night long!
When the party is over, where do you want to be?

Mr.J gives a slight edge to Singapore. Tough to beat a picnic on the grass of the Botanic Garden in Singapore.

We all get sick… Where do you want to be when you really need help?

Bloomberg ranked Singapore’s health care 2nd in the world!  Just after…Hong Kong!  Mr.J has really appreciated HK’s health care options, so he gives HK the nod.

From transport to amenities, which city is the most convenient?

Tough to beat having everything from a pub to a playground within a square block…(is that safe?!!)
Mr.J picks an easy win for Hong Kong.

You can’t live in a bubble! Who do you want to be surrounded by?

Mr.J is going with the friendlier Singaporeans. (In his opinion!)

Do you like the heat all year round or the extreme seasons of Hong Kong?

Mr.J takes the seasons of Hong Kong.  I like my sweaters!

Singapore was ranked the best place in the world to do business in 2014.

Mr.J is taking the HK teacher’s life and diversity of Hong Kong over the Lion City.


So, for me it’s tight, but Hong Kong takes the cake 5-4!  I guess I’m in the right place for now.

How did you do?  Did I miss an essential element to deciding the best place to live?  Let me know in the comments below.

Here’s a video by someone who disagrees with me…   🙂


Wherever you live, make it a good one!


7 comments on “myHK: Singapore VS Hong Kong !!

  1. LtYankee
    June 11, 2014

    I was born in Singapore and have been living in Hong Kong for 4yrs. My only three votes for Singapore were family life, nightlife and society. I’m kinda surprised. Everytime people in the bar asks me why I wanna stay in Hong Kong, my answer always is I Love Central, I Love Tung Chung, and I Love Hong Kong, lol

    • theguestroom
      June 11, 2014

      Hey LtYankee!
      Thanks for commenting!
      So, you think the nightlife in Singapore is better than Hong Kong?! how so?

      • LtYankee
        June 11, 2014

        Yea…nightlife. Actually it took me an hour thinking about that. Long story short, I have some great memories before I came to Hong Kong, and I don’t have any relatives or close friends in Hong Kong(of course I will, lol). But all my hangovers are in Hong Kong, although 99% of my college mates don’t like bars & parties(surprise!). So fairly, for me, Hong Kong 1, Singapore 1. I believe a couple of years later, I would vote for Hong Kong for sure. =]

  2. you
    June 26, 2014

    The Guest Room, Europe, United States, China, Japan, Singapore and New Zealand, now try have a biggest fight to get all the money out from 20 Country: Canada, Australia, Korea, Malaysia, South Asia, Western Asia, Central Asia, Africa, South America, (Middle America), Brunei, Philippines, Malaysia, East Timor, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Burma into 6 Country: United States, China, Europe, Japan, Singapore and New Zealand for every month.

    • theguestroom
      June 26, 2014

      Pardon moi?!!

  3. Hong Kong Buzz
    August 18, 2014

    Sweet blog! I found iit while surfing around on Yahoo
    News. Do you have any suggestions oon how to get listed in Yahoo
    News? I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to
    get there! Many thanks

    • theguestroom
      August 18, 2014

      Cheers Buzz!
      Which blog of ours did you see there??! We don’t know too many tricks, but we have had a few of our posts get some traction…
      Thanks for reading and keep in touch!

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