Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Our new home in Discovery Bay, Hong Kong

After just a week of being back in Hong Kong, we moved into our new apartment in Discovery Bay (otherwise known to the locals as DB). It is a small community on Lantau Island (one of the outlying islands of Hong Kong) and is home to a large ex-pat (expatriate) community made up of people from all over the world - although I must admit that the majority of people who live out here are "westerners" (from UK, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the USA). Now, at first, we were not sold on the idea as we thought the whole idea of living in Hong Kong was to be immersed in the hustle and bustle of the city (and culture). However, DB offers some really wonderful things that appealed to us for our second year in Hong Kong (and especially since we are expecting a new addition!). First, there are no residential cars (just buses and privately owned golf carts) so there is very little traffic. Second, the community is almost entirely made up of young families with small children, so a lot of things out here are really geared towards families and kids. Third, it is much less crowded than most places in Hong Kong! I must admit, this is one of the things that I like the most! ;)

I am working on taking some pictures of Discovery Bay itself (including the beach, pools, plaza area of shops and restaurants and other key places) but for now, I thought I would post some pictures of our new place. So here you go, enjoy!

Living/Dining Room (w/ view of back patio)
Back Patio (which faces the beach!)
Kitchen (say hello to Linda - our nanny/helper)
Master Bedroom and study room
The Boys bedroom
Guest room/playroom
Master Bathroom (there is a shower stall too...)
The boys & Linda's bathroom
Linda's Bedroom

It's still a work in progress! Nothing on the walls yet, which makes it seem a little empty but overall we are thrilled with the place. It has a lot more space to run for the boys, which is a HUGE bonus. And the back patio is really lovely. Still too hot and humid to really sit out and enjoy it but the boys like playing back there and it will be great by October! :)

More pictures of DB to come later...



Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

I sooo want your patio that is accross the beach!

Love your new home and I hope you guys will have fun in DB!

Mike&Maggie said...

Gorgeous apartment! Sounds like a good move.

Anonymous said...

Hello - I am moving from Charlotte, NC to Discovery Bay in November. I have a 16 month old little boy. I am looking for reccommendations for helpers. Any help you can provide would be appreicated. mmuseler@msn.com
Thanks!! MM

herşeyden azıcık said...

very nice home ı hope you and yours family will have happy