Been reading alot of HK forums where one of the biggest topic is the housing policy in Singapore. Opinions varied but they generally belong to 3 clans:
1) SG is good, HK is shit (In terms of housing policy)
2) HK is good, SG is shit (Mostly talk about why HK is good with late MTR, nightspots, freedom to scold Donald Tsang, and not a single one talking about the housing policy...)
3) SG is a country and HK is a city (Basically telling people not to compare)
Some interesting points from each camp (note its a HK forum so I suppose most contributors are from HK):
1a) 20% CPF(MPF) contribution can be used to finance the property while the MPF contribution in HK can't be used for property.
1b) At least 700sqft actual size in SG
1c) There is enough for everyone as long as eligibility critera met
1d) So many HDB flats are available but private property prices not affected, contrary to what HKgers believe that once you have sufficient public housing private property prices will collapse (But I think given the culture in HK, it WILL collapse! lolz~)
2a) Cannot buy pornography in SG 7-elevens
2b) Cannot eat chewing gum in SG
2c) Singapore have 7% GST
2d) No places to go on Saturday night
2e) Cannot get a taxi late at night and last train departs too early
See the difference in the arguments? I can never beat them...
Since my Shenzhen trip on Monday, the condition of my throat went on a downward spiral. I knew it would end up this way since Monday. Gave up yesterday and went to see the doctor. The usual drugs, the usual day off... Gas mask? I will bear that in mind the next time I go to Shenzhen. I just need it from the point I reach Huang Gang to the point I alight from the yellow bus. Will probably get pulled aside for questioning by the immigration and customs officers...