Island Crest – Revel in the downtown vibe

Exif_JPEG_PICTUREDoes the dynamic energy of Hong Kong enchant you? Do you covet a residence with every convenience at your doorstep? If so then luxury real estate specialists, Engel &Völkers  would like to introduce you to Island Crest, a luxurious, modern development located in the heart of Hong Kong’s bustling Soho West neighborhood, lively Sai Ying Pun.

Island Crest consists of two tall towers that rise high above First Street. Not familiar with the area? The locale is easy enough to access for it lies on the western half of Hong Kong Island, within proximity to other desirable neighborhoods such as Sheung Wan, Kennedy Town and Central. Moreover, Sai Ying Pun is presently well connected by an extensive public transport network of public buses, minibuses and tram services to the rest of the island and beyond.

The Sai Ying Pun escalator located behind the development provides an additional transport link as it runs along Centre Street and connects Des Vouex Road West and the Sai Ying Pun waterfront to Bonham Strand in the Mid-levels. The area is soon to have MTR connectivity via the under construction Sai Ying Pun MTR station (completion 1st quarter 2015) that will be served by the West Island Line.

Sai Ying Pun is a delightful mix of the old and the new, and it features an attractive assortment of several local businesses, food kiosks, pharmacies, wet markets (the Sai Ying Pun and Centre Street markets) and supermarkets. The area hosts outposts of all three leading supermarket brands in Hong Kong, namely Park and Shop, Wellcome and Jason’s Market Place. The last mentioned supermarket is, in fact housed within the development itself. Additionally, restaurant enthusiasts will be happy to learn that Sai Ying Pun also several delightful eateries along its main streets like High Street, Water Street, Third Street, Fuk Su Lane all located  close to the development.


Island Crest has been jointly developed by Kerry Properties and the Urban Renewal Authority and is a relatively new complex dating back to late 2009. The development is impeccably managed by Kerry Properties and features twin towers each consisting of 244 flats.
The towers are accessed from the complex’s podium level. Aside from its main entrance on First Street, Island Crest has an added convenience for it has a second entryway on Second Street.


Both towers of the development sport high quality finishes and they rise to a height of 36 floors. The towers host a combined total of 488 apartments. Each floor has seven apartments ranging in size from 496-1186 sq. Feet gross area respectively. The various available layouts include one bedroom (496 sq. feet), two bedrooms (627 sq. feet), two bedrooms and utility room (755 sq. feet) and larger three bedroom units (1186 sq. feet) which feature maid’s quarters. The top three floors of both towers have 17 bigger four to five bedroom apartments which range in size from 1600 to 3000 sf feet gross area.
All the apartments at Island Crest are bright and airy and feature tall ceilings and private outdoor space in the form of balconies. The internal configurations of the apartments feature combined living and dining areas, fully-fitted kitchens equipped with modern conveniences like gas and electric hobs, exhaust hoods, built-in microwaves, fridges and washer dryer units.

Expansive bay windows in the good-sized bedrooms afford spectacular harbor and city views while providing additional seating or storage space. The bathrooms of all the units feature top of the line fittings and marble trimmings while bestowing a truly luxe feel.

In the fashion of modern condominium developments, Island Crest boasts of a top notch clubhouse offering facilities such as an outdoor swimming pool, a jacuzzi, landscaped gardens, a BBQ pit, gym, sauna, mini theater, a children’s playground, reading lounge, function rooms and so forth.

Island Crest redefines the landscape of bustling Sai Ying Pun by providing, sleek luxe abodes outfitted with a whole host of amenities and conveniences in the midst of the area’s hustle-bustle.

So if you have a preference for downtown living, why not consider the options offered by Island Crest? And who better than the knowledgeable and experienced team at Engel &Völkers to guide you in your search for a home in the pulsating metropolis that is Asia’s World City.

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