Causeway Bay – Park Haven Gardens
If you thought of Hong Kong as a human body, then Causeway Bay would be it’s beating heart. The beating heart of all things retail. This is the shopping mecca of Asia, brimming with top designers, store types and global brands from local street style to haute couture and luxury . And that’s just the fashion aspect. You will find, shoe stores, computer and electronics stores, furniture stores, healthfood, fabrics, luxury jewelers, everything imaginable to buy it’s here. Sogo department store carries most luxury brands and a wide selection of alternative consumables spread out over several floors and connected to the MTR for super convenience. There is even a large Ikea store in the retail precinct.
With some of the highest rents charged in the world, retailers have got creative, taking out spaces on floors above ground level so a bit or vertical exploration can definitely pay off with independent boutiques and local eateries, hidden from the street. These make a nice contrast from the mega watt high impact area of Times Square with it’s famous flashing neons at night.
There are restaurants galore, from every country, you will find it in Causeway Bay. Causal, gourmet, find dining and take out. Enjoy the number of rooftop bars that dot the skyline, high up offering extraordinary views out over the harbour, Kowloon side and the city, such as Wooloomoolloo steakhouse and rooftop bar with magical views that won’t disappoint.
The Early Days
However Causeway Bay is much more than just a shopping and entertainment district. Venture beyond the multitude of malls and discover an alluring enclave that’s brimming with character, Hong Kong Island’s largest park and a rich history tied to it’s past as a former fishing village.
Named after the cove that has now disappeared due to reclamation projects along the shoreline, this was once a warehousing district until the developers moved in. Some of the attractions you can find are the 19th century Tin Hau temple, dedicated to the goddess of the sea, the Noon Day Gun, which to this day every day is fired off at midday, and a bronze statue of Queen Victoria recalls the territories Chinese and colonial influences.
There are a number of residential apartment buildings in the vicinity and in the surrounding areas. Causeway Bay is well serviced with Hotels and serviced apartments. Mainly a local Hong Kong resident population, there are a growing number of expats who have decided to call this home, with lower rentals to that of some of the closer inner city suburbs.
Park Haven Gardens
One popular residence is the new and ultra modern Park Haven gardens, a high rise residential building which was completed in 2014. Conveniently located in Causeway Bay with Lee Garden across the road the development offers one bedroom and two bedroom apartments with open plan living and a featured three bedroom duplex with it’s own private roof terrace. The building is 26 storeys high with a total of 190 apartments with a layout of 8 apartments per floor. These range in size from 377 to 609 sq ft saleable area and all come with balconies, some having excellent panoramic views of the district. Residents can enjoy the Clubhouse facilities which include a large open air swimming pool, gymnasium, lounge and banquet rooms.
Park Haven is located in a cul de sac, a short walk from So Kon Po sports and recreation ground, situated on the fringe of Happy Valley and Causeway Bay. The building is within five minutes' driving distance to Central and an easy walk to the shopping district of Causeway Bay and the MTR. There are many further transport options with mini-bus and bus mini-bus and bus and the area is well serviced by taxis.