Published: 10 May 2021
Updated: 25 Oct 2021
Category: Real Estate , Flexible Office Space , Compass Leisure

Sheung Wan: An Urban Guide to Hong Kong's Iconic District


Once a sleepy district of hoi mei (dried seafood) shops and antique dealers, Sheung Wan has grown into a hip and happening hub over the last decade. Steep streets and hills are now home to cool cafes, bohemian vintage stores, and trendy eateries which rest happily between Chinese herbalists and local tradespeople. This melting pot of 'old-meets-new is enticing. You can sample local fare, visit one of Hong Kong's oldest temples, or photograph avant-garde street art in Poho. It's also the perfect place to do business. Just west of Hong Kong's towering business district Central, Sheung Wan offers a more cosmopolitan and creative vibe.

Visiting Sheung Wan

If you're looking for a historical and cultural experience, Man Mo Temple is a stunning example of Qing dynasty architecture. One of Hong Kong's most famous urban temples on the busy Hollywood Road. Devoted to the God of Literature and the God of Martial Arts, you can ask for conflict resolution and great exam results in the same place!

If you love a walking tour, then Sun Yat-sen Historical Trail covers 16 fascinating places of interest, many of which are in the Sheung Wan district. For those who want to shop for fine art and crafts, Western Market is one of the oldest structures in Sheung Wan and a Hong Kong landmark. This iconic red-brick building was renovated in 1991 as a shopping complex. The iconic Hollywood Road was historically the place where merchant sailors hawked artefacts from the mainland. Today, it draws the attention of antique collectors. Running parallel to this, Cat Street is a great place for bargain souvenir hunters.
If you want to head over to Macau, the Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal is based in Sheung Wan at the Shun Tak Centre just across the road from the Western Market.

Living in Sheung Wan

If you’re thinking of relocating to Sheung Wan, consider Poho Hong Kong (Po Hing Fong). One of the earliest British settlements, Poho today is a tranquil neighbourhood that feels miles apart from the nearby hustle of Hollywood Road and SoHo. "Po" means treasure in Chinese, and it certainly is a gem of a place, with cool cafes and restaurants, small boutiques and art galleries, all framed by surrounding street art. Businesses have a hip sense of style and housing is residential.

Another sought-after area for rentals and real estate is Mid-Levels. It’s an affluent area on Hong Kong Island with panoramic views of the Victoria Harbour. Between Victoria Peak and Central, it has an enviable location within walking distance of public transport and excellent schools. You can also jump into nature and hike easily from Mid-Levels.

Working in Sheung Wan

An extension of the central business district, Sheung Wan is like Central’s cooler sister. Its hip vibe, affordability, and proximity to the CBD make the area an ideal base for any business. It is within walking distance and just one stop away from Central on the Island line MTR and is also easily accessible by tram and the neighbouring Central Mid-Levels escalator and walkway system. Having an office in Sheung Wan needn’t be a costly affair either. Rather than investing in traditional office space, the flexible office space, serviced offices, virtual offices, and meeting room rentals are now becoming increasingly popular.

Renting a fully equipped serviced office in Sheung Wan is a no brainer, as it’s only one stop from Central on the Sheung Wan mtr map. The principal streets of Des Voeux Road Central and Connaught Road Central are home to various flexible office space and business solutions of Compass Offices. We have multiple serviced office locations in Hong Kong, four of which are in Sheung Wan at Infinitus Plaza, Nan Fung Tower, West Exchange Tower, and the latest Wing On Centre. These business centres in Sheung Wan come at a fraction of the cost of hiring dedicated support staff and leasing a commercial office space.

Compass Offices serviced offices bring big-business infrastructure to any sized businesses. You can instantly create an established company with state-of-the-art IT support, modern office designs, and a range of secretarial services and tech support to help your business operate seamlessly. Another huge plus to the flexible office space? The Victoria Harbour view. Office rental terms are flexible, so you can start renting your Sheung Wan Office whenever you need it, without being bound to year-long contracts.
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