Top 5 Reasons to Live in Sai Ying Pun – The Complete Guide

Here are our Top 5 Reasons to Live in apartments in Sai Ying Poon Hong Kong

Sai Ying Pun is built on the steeply sloping lower slopes of Victoria Peak and also west of the Central Business District.  It stretches from Connaught Road West to the North to Bonham Road to the South and from Eastern Street to the East to Pok Fu Lam Road to the West.

1. The Vibe:

Sai Ying Pun is a popular residential area on Hong Kong Island consiting of mainly older low rise buildings and modern high rises.  The area has seen a  massive urban development over the past 10-15 years with the culmination of the opening of the MTR Station in 2017.

Busy Street in Sai Ying Poon at Queens Road East
Busy Street in Sai Ying Poon at Queens Road East

2. Trendy Eateries and Cafes

The main arteries that make up the core of Sai Ying Pun are First, Second, Third and High Street. Over the past 10 years many of the car repair shops and local shops have made way to trendy restaurants and cafe’s.

restaurant and cafe in Sai Ying Pun
One of the many restaurants and reason to live in sai ying pun

Most cuisines are represented from French to Indian. Despite offering an international array of restaurant choices Sai Ying Pun retains much of its local flavour with local Chinese markets and Butchers along side gourmet food purveyors.

3. The Housing Factor:

There are many choices for housing from older 70’s buildings to ultra-modern apartments many with extensive facilities such as swimming pool, gym, and outdoor play areas . The average size of apartments in Sai Ying Pun range from 500-1000 sq ft.

Rooftop Flat close to Pok Fu Lam Road
Rooftop Flat in Sai Ying Pun

4. The Convenience Factor:

Sai Ying Pun station, which is one of the MTR stations and part of Hong Kong Island line, started servicing the area on 29 March 2015. Trams run along Des Voeux Road West, taking passengers to the east or west of Hong Kong Island.

Many bus routes run along Des Voeux Road and Queens Road West, with some routes routed through the lower parts of Water Street and Pok Fu Lam Road. Most streets are too steep or narrow for buses, however green minibuses and some red minibus routes travel through the upper streets.

Taxis frequent First, Second and Third Streets.

A series of escalators can take pedestrians up Centre Street, from First Street to Bonham Road via the Sai Ying Pun Market.

MTR Station on Bonham Road
MTR Station on Bonham Road

There are also multiple public transport options from Large Double Decker Buses to Public Light Buses.

5. Examples of some listings In Sai Ying Pun.

Fook On Building


350 sq ft, 1 Bedroom

Asking HK$ 22,000 per month

The Summa


769 sq ft, 1 Bedroom

Asking: $24.8 Million (Sale)

For More Information on living in Sai Ying Pun, Please contact me below:-

Anthony Hindmarsh

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