So how does one find a place to live on the other side of the world? Well let’s start with this qualifier, one does not go househunting in Hong Kong. Rather, you go look at apartments in 60 story buildings. When we asked our realtor to see some smaller buildings, she took us to twenty story buildings. After living in a two-story apartment in San Fran with just two apartments I really didn’t think I could pull the trigger on one of these huge multiplexes. But, the crazy thing is after you’ve stepped foot into 2o apartments a couple of thousand feet in the air, you almost stop noticing after awhile. The human being really does have an adaptable spirit!
The scariest apartments we’ve seen so far were called Bel-Air. It was kind of like Vegas meets Chinese Eutopia meets Pleasantville.
The little houses at the edge of the sea literally rent for half a million a year, but apparently people here love them. They’re most popular with locals, according to some forums I’ve been reading. I think it’s hard for us westerners to think of being stacked this high and close together as luxurious, regardless of the gilded fixtures.
The holes in the buildings are so the dragons can get to the mountain. No joke.
The infinity pool is pretty sick, but it’s really the club house that is nuts.
Note the arcade for the kids, the white table cloths, the indoor infinity pools, the real art everywhere, and of course all of the roman statues.