Living in Wong Chuk Hang
Wong Chuk Hang is Hong Kong’s answer to New York’s Meatpacking district, known for its light industrial, urban warehouse vibe along with increasing commercial offerings.
As a former industrial centre near Aberdeen, the Wong Chuk Hang neighbourhood has since undergone a series of transformations where factories and warehouses have been reborn as restaurants, art galleries and studios, coffee shops, hotels and living spaces. Lee Fund Centre, Sungib Industrial Centre and Yally Industrial Building are a few well-known locations that have seen these changes.
The district retains its charm with a blend of old and new Hong Kong buildings and designs, plus the relatively new MTR link on the South Island line to Admiralty, making Wong Chuk Hang a highly accessible and vibrant neighbourhood to live
In the south-west of Hong Kong Island, Wong Chuk Hang borders Aberdeen and the Southside district of Shouson Hill. Properties for sale and properties for rent are mostly mid-to-high-rise, light industrial building warehouses or compact modern apartments. Longer-term residents tend to live and work in renovated older-style buildings, enjoying more space and ambience.
Things to do in Wong Chuk Hang
As an up-and-coming cultural hub, Wong Chuk Hang is home to countless hidden gems and things to do. One can easily spend a day getting lost in the Wong Chuk Hang art gallery offerings, where the district is scattered with galleries across a range of mediums including image based art, sculpture and contemporary photography by both local and international artists. Union Industrial Building, Global Trade Square, and Po Chai Industrial Building house some of the area's most popular art and design gallery studios.
Wong Chuk Hang restaurants, bars, and cafes are also becoming more well-known on the city's dining scene, especially hotspots like Young Master Brewery, Africa Coffee & Tea, Sensory Zero, and Green Curry House in the cooked food market.
Those searching for some tranquility amidst the hustle and bustle of the city can find peace at Red Doors Studio in Wong Chuk Hang Hong Kong, with some meditation or a gong bath.
Since the recent addition of the MTR South Island line, Wong Chuk Hang has seen a surge in cafes, restaurants, pre-schools, fitness studios and hotels. The gleaming new Gleneagles Hospital is an ultra-modern addition, as is L’hotel and Nina Hotel Island South. On its doorstep is the Aberdeen Marina Club, an exclusive members’ boating and recreational club situated right on Aberdeen Harbour.
The Wong Chuk Hang neighbourhood is also very close to Ocean Park, one of Hong Kong's most popular theme parks with numerous aquariums, animal exhibitions and live performances, making a fun day out.
The district is conveniently located - the Wong Chuk Hang MTR station on the South Island MTR line takes you to Admiralty in just 10 minutes, with Central only a few more minutes along. Ocean Park (Shouson Hill) station is one stop south from Wong Chuk Hang. Taxis and buses will take you to Central via the Aberdeen Tunnel in about 15 minutes and Repulse Bay Beach is a five-minute drive.
There is huge scope for renovators to make the most of creative spaces and a burgeoning hub for artists and creative industries to flourish in Wong Chuk Hang/Aberdeen. The MTR extension means its morphed into a hot spot for those wanting to live and work away from the heart of the city while still accessing it easily and quickly.