There was a time when I would occasionally begin a WAYWT post with a quote from a certain song that was in my head at that moment, perhaps it was trying to fit the feel I was trying to capture that day, or maybe not even with that particular outfit but just the very moment I was posting...haven't done it in a while. It's all rap lyrics anyway haha PG where should you live? With the specifications you listed, it is hard to recommend a place...it depends on what your budget is, what kind of surroundings you're looking for (do you want to face water or hills? Both have their own meanings in feng shui terminology, which I'm not too familiar with but I've always liked water myself). Don't wanna be around too many expats/gweilo...if you're immersing yourself in upwardly mobile circles that'd be hard to avoid anywhere. I'd say don't live in Parkview, for sure, regardless...it's expat heaven (where most MNC CEO's were given housing for their move to HK) and seen as one of the most luxurious estates...however I do not like it. I'm convinced the feng shui there is not so great, as I lived there for a brief while in which both my mother and I had recurring health problems that went away as soon as we moved to Happy Valley near Jardine Hill afterwards. It may have been due to the high humidity that is associated with places higher up the mountains...for that matter, I'd stay away from the Peak as well, even though it's probably the most expensive residential area in HK where all the tycoons, their families, celebs like Tony Leung and Stephen Chow reside, it is VERY uncomfortable with the humidity. On a summer night you can't even see in front of you due to the mist. I live in Discovery Bay now, it's a convenient 25 minute ferry ride to Central, which is where I assume you will be working most likely as that's where all the happening business dealings are. Kinda expat/foreigner infested but I like it as it's in close proximity to a beach and is fairly secluded from the bustle of HK island which gets suffocating sometimes. I like that about it, if i want to be quiet, walk around by myself at night I can do that, if i want to go party i can just get on the ferry which runs 24 hours a day. I think you may also like Happy Valley or some of the places around Jardine Hill, which are both quite upscale and is populated by more well to do locals rather than foreigners. But as soon as you go down the hill you're in Causeway Bay, which isn't really the most comfortable of environments for someone used to life in the peaceful down under. Edit: I noticed you are a cigar smoker - for getting your cigars or just a place to hang out, I suggest Cohiba Atmosphere (aka the "P&L Club") at the 21st floor of Hing Wai building on Queen's Road Central; it's in the building where that huge Coach store is. It's a private club owned by the Pacific Cigar Company, which distributes Habanos around Asia and is the preferred retailer for cigars here...they have another store on Pedder Street, Red Chamber, but it is a bit crowded, smoky and uncomfortable in there. If you are new to Hong Kong and don't have any points registered from purchases, CA has a $7000 HKD entrance fee which comes with a bunch of discount and cash coupons...the fees must be renewed every year, but once you get the ball rolling should not be too hard to keep up membership. Actually typing from there as we speak now, nice place to hang around for lunch or in the afternoon, or after work...it's open til 1 AM and stocks a fine bar with many rare and vintage scotches and stuff as well if you're into that, so I think you'd like it here. If we happen to be in HK at the same time some time next year, we can meet for a chat over smokes.