Properties in Hung Hom & Living
Located in the south-east of Kowloon, Hung Hom serves mainly as a residential district consisting of much private housing and serviced apartments. Hung Hom is an area of Kowloon, that is part of the Kowloon City, with a portion west of the railway in the Yau Tsim Mong District. It serves mainly residential purposes though is mixed with some industrial buildings in the north.
Aside from the usual apartment buildings, there are several serviced apartment buildings in the area that are furnished and have completed amenities. Whampoa Garden is a commercial and residential community located in the heart of Hung Hom. It has shopping centres, supermarkets, a cinema, many restaurants and recreational facilities.
Hung Hom Bay, is known by locals, incorporates the old Bay area looking out to the Island, along with the new area of Whampoa. With the recent opening of the Kerry Hotel on Hung Hom promenade, along with other mid-range hotels, Hung Hom is now firmly on the map for visitors ready to escape the chaos of nearby Tsim Sha Tsui (TST).
Take a walk along Hung Hom promenade
For those who need a little bit of fresh air, this can be a difficult thing to do while living in HK. One of the best parts of Hung Hom is the promenade, where you can take a stroll and look out onto the great views of Hong Kong Island. The favourite time to go is on the weekend when the promenade fills with locals participating in an array of activities, including Tai Chi. It’s free, so there’s no excuse not to check it out. Extremely popular among tourists and locals, the Science Museum will leave you feeling cultured and is perfect on a hungover day that showcases different exhibitions.
Hung Hom is also great for food places but it can be difficult at times, as many restaurants only have Cantonese menus. There is a surprising variety of restaurants, however, serving everything from pizza to kimchi pancakes or an Indian restaurant serving a variety of vegetarian and vegan curry dishes. There are also a range of options (veggie too) and they’re all cooked fresh to order right in front of your very eyes and a range of cheesy bread, fresh cakes, pineapple buns and the best egg custard tart.
Drinks and leisure
For drinks, it can be no lack of pubs that you only take a two-minute walk from exit B1 at Ho Man Tin. The smoky, almost dingy, kinda bar that somewhat resembles an old British pub. Different bars offer similar drinks deals and lots of nuts but be warned, they’re not free. Filled with locals, cheap drinks and free packs of playing cards that you can drink with your friends.
Living in Hung Hom has been an exciting city life that Hong Kong and can enjoy quick access to the countryside (New Territories) via the MTR. It was especially convenient that I found a serviced apartment that was already furnished. Not only does Hung Hom MTR station serve both the East and West rail lines, the bay also includes Ho Man Tin and Whampoa MTR stations, both on the very much underappreciated green line. Just one stop from Yau Ma Tai, Ho Man Tin escapes the hustle and bustle of popular red line areas such as Mong Kok and Prince Edward. There’s also a variety of buses taking you over to Causeway Bay or Wan Chai in a matter of minutes, making it a perfect base to explore both Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. It has an extensive public transportation network where it serves as the southern terminal of both the East Rail Line and West Rail Line, as well as the terminal of cross-border services with destinations to major cities in China.
Hung Hom can be an ideal home spot in Hong Kong and you can just feel a taste of life in this great area. With three MTR stations, you can see a wonderful local community and cheaper rent, it’s strongly worth exploring as your future Hong Kong home.