of Our Girls Gang, a collection of fun feminist t-shirts and accessories for young girls
Where do you live? Discovery Bay (DB).
How long have you been here? Three years.
We have another shopping centre a 10-minute bus ride away, with another supermarket, yoga studios and more.
Why Discovery Bay? When my husband was offered a job here, we initially thought we wanted to live on Hong Kong Island. We wanted to feel like we were in the thick of the city, but when we did our recce and looked at apartments, we needed a Plan B. Coming from a four-bedroom house with a garden in Ireland to the Mid-Levels or Pok Fu Lam wasn’t going to work. DB presented us with better options. DB is a car-free suburb with wide roads so we do a lot of scootering and biking to get around. Mostly we use buses, or some lucky people have golf carts. We access Hong Kong island via a 25-minute ferry (with free Wi-Fi); Mui Wo is also a short ferry ride away on the weekend. We catch a bus to Tung Chung and access the MTR network that way, or you can grab a taxi from the very north end of our suburb and go anywhere you like! What transport is available in your suburb?
When you walk out of your home, what’s the first thing you see? On one side, I see Tiger’s Head, a big cliff that overlooks DB; it gives an immediate sense of space and a feeling of connectedness to nature and the countryside. In the other direction, you can see Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon skyline on a good day; it’s a blur of pollution on a bad day. What’s the closest store to your front door? We have a shopping centre a 10-minute walk away, with everything from Fusion to a post office, plus restaurants and a great art supplies store (Pen’n Paper).
The unofficial uniform of Discovery Bay is:
Active wear or school uniforms – and we also see girls in some great t-shirts from Our Girls Gang! If a celebrity moved in, it would likely be: A desperate housewife – probably Eva Longoria’s character. When you’re in need of a dose of culture you: Wander around the streets of the city. I like going to Sheung Wan to explore; it’s only then that I feel like I’m really living in Hong Kong.
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