11.29.2016

547. Hong Kong | Repulse Bay Beach

Repulse Bay Beach
This cold weather in Toronto has me dreaming about the warmer weather back in Hong Kong..where we were just a few weeks ago. Here is Repulse Bay Beach. It's one of my mom's favourite beaches in Hong Kong that she used to always come when she was younger. Next time I visit Hong Kong I want to spend more time at the beaches. Whenever we visit Hong Kong we never had a day to just lay around and relax. Since there's so much to see and do there never seemed to be enough time. But next time for sure, and I think it would be fun to have a BBQ on the beach (we saw many people doing it).

This area has a lot of luxury real estate and flashy cars. Hong Kong real estate is the most expensive I've seen so far. I haven't really looked into London or NYC real estate but I assume it is comparable...I just know that in comparison to Toronto, Hong Kong is ridiculously expensive for the size you get. I started looking at homes in this area/Repulse Bay then at some others closer to the city.

**If you are not interested in real estate you can skip reading this part below**
There is one 2000 square foot condo here (2 bedrooms, 2 baths), selling for $78 million HKD which is about $13.50 million CDN. For that price in Toronto the house can probably make the list of top 20 most expensive houses in the city. A 4-bedroom Repulse Bay house is $41.20 million CDN. In Toronto, the most expensive house at the moment is only $29 million CDN & 10 bedrooms/24,000 square feet!!
So that is just a rough idea. For the condos in more central areas of the city, you can rent one that is tiny (for Toronto standards) at 260 square feet for $17,500 HKD a month which is about $3000 CDN a month. Here you can get more than double the size for about half the cost..or a little more than half the cost depending on location. & if you want to buy a decent sized apartment (say ~700 square feet), it would be literally millions (I am looking at one located in Wan Chai for example..$2.2 million CDN for 684 square feet). Also keep in mind that most of these places are really old and not nicely furnished inside. For that same cost in Toronto you can get a 3000+ square foot house in the suburbs.

I like real estate so I find it interesting to find out costs of places around the world. It made me realize how inexpensive Canada is in comparison. Someone I knew from London who lived here in Toronto for a couple years had said that Toronto real estate prices is like peanuts lol which I guess is quite true.

Repulse Bay Beach
Repulse Bay Beach
Repulse Bay Beach condos
Repulse Bay Beach Hong Kong
Repulse Bay Beach
Repulse Bay Beach
footprints in the sand
Trying to capture an artistic photo of my footprints in the sand. The water here is really shallow (like its Cantonese name) so we walked out a bit into the water. It was so nice to walk in the water on such a hot day.

Repulse Bay Beach
Repulse Bay Beach
Hong Kong Repulse Bay
Repulse Bay Beach Hong Kong
Repulse Bay Hong Kong
Repulse Bay Beach
Repulse Bay Beach
Repulse Bay Beach
meen and rice
meen and rice
Repulse Bay Beach
Repulse Bay Beach
I love the open style restaurants

Repulse Bay Beach
Repulse Bay Beach

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  1. For 78 m HKD you can get a huge mansion in Lux although real estate is also over the top there. The hotels I've stayed at in HK were tiny and in my opinion overpriced... but that's the way it is...

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    1. There's just too little land space in HK and too many people!

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  2. The real estate prices in Hong Kong are crazy, then again they are in London too! I'm in Florida at the moment and you can get a good house for so much less

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    1. I know Florida is a popular place for vacation homes! Hope you are having a great time!

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  3. I'm definitely coming here when I go back to Hong Kong!

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  4. gorgeous!!! xO!
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