I was having lunch with a friend last Friday, and he was asking me where I stayed in Hong Kong. It’s normal to first ask are you in Kowloon side or the Hong Kong side. I replied Kowloon and then he asked me the location. I didn’t think that he’d really know where it was so I just told him it’s just above the Kowloon airport check-in station (something like our KL sentral apartments area, but it’s nearer here in Hong Kong). He became so excited about the property, and had so much more information about this property than me… as this was what many people have called the Miracle story for the Hong Kong property, with penthouses upstairs being sold for HK$150 million each… yes, we could buy the whole “village” and name it eOneNet or something if I used that type of money in Malaysia….

My home when I’m in Hong Kong is The Arch, newly completed apartment that boasts over 80 stories tall (no floors starts nor end with 4 here, so from the 30+ floor, you’ll automatically jump to 50th floor onwards). You can view the official property website here at www.thearch.com.hk
Fione's home in Hong Kong - the Arch residencesThen we kept talking about the club facilities here, and I do have to admit, ever since having a home here, I realised that I was not as attracted to those club facilities in those advertised million dollar apartments in KL, nor did the 5 star hotel club facilities seem so tempting. Reason was, I choose this place as my home in Hong Kong as I was just hooked on to their club facilites. Here I am, working on my blog posting in the 60th floor club lounge with Italian sofa, and then later I’m headed upstairs for the gym overseeing the Hong Kong skyline.

Basically, I can do so much even if I’m at home, and not to mention my favourite place to hang out? It’s the indoor temperature controlled swimming pool floor, where there lies my favourite Jacuzzi, steam bath, and sauna room. I’m basically spending over 5 nights each week having shower upstairs (so I’m probably saving lots of water back home). I even have a regular shower bag I take with me each night, that have my own shower gel, hair treatment, and try to turn the cubicle into my shower room.

This comes with a hefty price though, and what I’m paying monthly for this place, I could afford 2 to 3 BMWs installments per month back in Malaysia. Vehicles aren’t cheap back in Malaysia, with a basic BMW 3 series model costing close to RM250,000 (about US$65,000).

One extra point to console my investment here is that I won’t have to venture to anywhere else for fireworks display nor Hong Kong scenic night view, as I can get it all from home!

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