Sai Wan Ho – not what you’d expect…

Sai Wan WHERE you may all be thinking.  But this little neighbourhood on the East of Hong Kong Island is a little gem that doesn’t get enough mentions in my view.  Normally when discussing Hong Kong neighbourhoods the usual suspects always seem to crop up – anywhere between Wan Chai to Pokfulam.

“So why is it so good?”, is probably your next question.  Well, properties are slightly larger and more affordable and if you want to be closer to ‘real’ Hong Kong it is your best bet on the Island (if you cannot come to the darkside with me!) and although it may seem further out, there are plenty of transport options that whizz you quickly to where you need to be – MTR, bus and tram (less of the fast with this option but always pleasant nonetheless!).

Just for fun – check out how the weather is doing over there here.

Property Picks 

Let’s start with that reason number one – more affordable apartments.

The Grand Promenade– This fabulous development offers a excellent clubhouse facilities.   There are also a few special duplex units on the top floors with private roof terraces available.

Les Saisons– There are a number of options of duplex, simplex or skyflat properties. Large corner units enjoy spectacular sea views from the full-height curved windows.

Dining:

Believe it or not, there are a number of trendy restaurants, bars and pubs in the Soho East part, on the edge of Tai Hong Street.

Wildfire Famous for its Italian authenticity, its thin crust pizza is a must try! The restaurant makes pizza under blazing fire with adding unique charred flavour.

TapeoA traditional Spanish tapas restaurant that offers delicious plates, great for socialising with friends with some sangria.

The Salted Pig – If you are looking for American-style comfort food look no further than this place.  A good option for meat lovers!

What to do

Getting some fresh air sounds luxurious in a big city like Hong Kong, but here in Sai Wan Ho, you can have some quality time for your temporary escape – despite no massive greenery, at least you have a long waterfront promenade!  Joggers are literally everywhere, so let’s gain some healthy vibes (and burn calories!)

Aldrich Bay Promenade– A large, completely flat promenade which makes it ideal for jogging, heading out with the kids and their scooters, walking the dog or even if you just need a bit of fresh air.

Hong Kong Film Archive – The five-storey high resource centre holds temporary exhibitions quite often, and it stores many old Hong Kong films. It is definitely worth spending time there if you are a sucker for the silver screen.

Take the ferryYes you can take the ferry directly from the pier, at this point in time you can explore Kwun Tong and Sam Ka Tsuen.

If you are interested in looking at property in Sai Wan Ho then please get in touch – stella.abraham@ap.jll.com

One of the team would love to show you around.

Have a good week.

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