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Cheap housing in Wan Chai for the single pilot in HKG

Old 25th Oct 2016, 06:57
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Cheap housing in Wan Chai for the single pilot in HKG

Swire set to release flats of just 142 square feet for rent | South China Morning Post
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Old 25th Oct 2016, 09:31
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Cheap Housing

Ideal for all the expats flocking to HKG to fly for Cathay on local terms and the ridiculous housing allowance.
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Old 25th Oct 2016, 09:54
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Ideal for all the expats flocking to HKG to fly for Cathay on local terms and the ridiculous housing allowance.

CHEAP HOUSING IN MID-LEVELS

Or three Pilots sharing a 3 bedroom apartment in Mid-levels and living comfortably for the same money.

What's the problem?
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Old 25th Oct 2016, 10:06
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142 square feet ?

Just under 12 feet by 12 feet?

Or in the rest of the world...

13.2 square metres

3.6 metres by 3.6 metres

My bed is a queen size so around 34 square feet.

Sounds appealing where do I sign?

No wonder there are no internal photos, could not fit a camera and person in at the same time.

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Old 25th Oct 2016, 12:27
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Originally Posted by Icarus2001 View Post
142 square feet ?

Just under 12 feet by 12 feet?

Or in the rest of the world...

13.2 square metres

3.6 metres by 3.6 metres

My bed is a queen size so around 68 square feet.

Sounds appealing where do I sign?

No wonder there are no internal photos, could not fit a camera and person in at the same time.
My bed is a queen size so around 68 square feet.

Damn you have a big bed.
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Old 25th Oct 2016, 15:00
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Work in a cockpit sleep in a cockpit. I'm luvin it.
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Old 25th Oct 2016, 15:30
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There is an alternative. Use shipping containers for temporary housing, Hong Kong social welfare group urges | South China Morning Post
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Old 25th Oct 2016, 17:39
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I think there will be hourly rates as well.....considering the geographic location , the one bedroom/one bathroom arrangement and the entity behind it (Swire)....
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Old 26th Oct 2016, 04:21
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Same size as a prison cell?

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Old 26th Oct 2016, 04:25
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Housing

Better yet and already set up for occupants.

I think there are still some "under-utilized" Vietnamese Refugee camps on some of the islands. Just need a quick dust off, stock up on MRE's and voila.

The little missus might not be so keen however it's only a matter of time before most of us get deported anyway.....
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Old 26th Oct 2016, 06:21
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Damn you have a big bed.
With those maths I do! Try again...



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Old 26th Oct 2016, 06:50
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Nice apartment

If only we could get the landlord to remove those bars on the window.
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Old 26th Oct 2016, 14:08
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Flex88 the bars are there to keep out the burglars and child proof the room, preventing your precious ones (kids) from falling out of the window..

Dan Buster... you forgot the metal/black BIG Rimowa flight case. to store the Ubber sunglasses.
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Old 27th Oct 2016, 00:27
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I can imagine the Tinder-dwelling juniors' conversation after a positive Tinder swipe....... "So can we go back to your place?"
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Old 27th Oct 2016, 01:13
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Originally Posted by tsimbeit View Post


CHEAP HOUSING IN MID-LEVELS

Or three Pilots sharing a 3 bedroom apartment in Mid-levels and living comfortably for the same money.

What's the problem?
What, are you 18, and this is first year of Uni?

Oh wait...

FFS, adults, who are professionals, must be able to afford their own living space.
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Old 27th Oct 2016, 02:30
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I wonder if Mark H would like to spend a night in one of these prison cells? Where have we allowed ourselves to descend to. What happens if you want a family?
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Old 27th Oct 2016, 02:40
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....the really amusing (and ultimately very sad) fact is that the approximate monthly rent on one of these is MORE than the HKPA. So a Swire entity is admitting through their own market pricing that a pilot in CX isn't even worth 142 sq ft of living space. Where have we descended to indeed....?
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Old 27th Oct 2016, 06:49
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Why should Swire care? They are still joining in droves.

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Old 27th Oct 2016, 09:16
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They are joining in droves, it's a young man/woman's gig nowadays, times have changed.

Share an apartment in Mid-levels and enjoy life!
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Old 27th Oct 2016, 10:55
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Originally Posted by Dan Buster View Post
The problem is those young men and women age like the rest of us and living with 3 other dudes in your 30's or 40's can't be that 'enjoyable'.

The times haven't really changed, young people have always joined airlines, but they joined on salaries where they could live on their own and raise families.
What has changed is the crappy, 'living with other people' lifestyle young folks are willing to accept just to sit in a shiny jet.
'Living with other people' lifestyle in Mid-levels was very good and extremely enjoyable for many very senior captains already 20 and 30 years ago!
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