Wan Chai District in the north of Hong Kong Island covers over 1,000 hectares. It includes such areas as Wan Chai, Wan Chai North, Stubbs Road, Tai Hang, Happy Valley, Wong Nai Chung Gap and Jardine`s Lookout and Causeway Bay. Its population of 180 thousand people has the highest income and excellent education. Also, more than 600 thousand commuters come here daily. The district is a perfect miniature of the city due to its ethnic variety. Business is thriving here. However, office rent is not so high as in CBD. Office rent in commercial centers and office towers of Wan Chai is a good choice. The price includes such amenities as high-speed internet, parking, reception, video conferencing equipment, etc. Furthermore, business centers offer flexible office solutions: one can rent two or three workstations or the whole floor if necessary.
One of the many benefits of this district is its well-developed infrastructure and convenient transport system in particular. The MTR metro is the fastest way to get around, and there is the Wan Chai stop on the Island Line. The tram lines cover the whole neighborhood. This kind of transport suits well to enjoy the views of the busy streets. Another option is to use the Star Ferry service. The route lies from Wan Chai Pier to Tsim Sha Tsui. The former Kellet Island, which is now part of the district, is connected with Hung Hom in Kowloon through the Cross-Harbour Tunnel.
The existing transport infrastructure will be further improved within the government land reclamation project for Central and Wan Chai districts. Two highways will be constructed -the overground P2 and the underground Central-Wanchai bypass(CWB). As the districts are the most important financial and business hubs and the demand for commercial properties is constantly growing here, the government plans to put up a few commercial buildings in the harbor front. The project has both supporters and opponents. The latter believe that it will stimulate business activity in the areas but will also increase traffic congestion.
There are many landmarks here. Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre was originally built to host Hong Kong Handover (transfer of sovereignty from the UK to China). Now it is the symbol of Hong Kong and hosts many exhibitions and fairs. The handover ceremony took place at the Golden Bauhinia Square. skyscrapers: the Hopewell Centre, the Centre, and Central Plaza are among the tallest in the city. Thirdly, the Wan Chai Historical Trail with many historical sites such as Hung Shing Temple, the Blue House, and the Old Post Office. And finally, Tamar Park - a wonderful place for picnics. The district also has some nice shopping spots. One can find gadgets and software at Computer Centre on Hennessy Road, clothes shops - along Johnston Road and Luard Road, furniture -on Queen’s Road East, high-end stores -on Lee Tung Avenue. Street markets on Tai Yuen are worth visiting, too.