"The Waterfront" apartments Tsim Sha Tsui

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    "The Waterfront" apartments Tsim Sha Tsui

    Hi, another thread looking for info on areas to live.

    I'm going to be working at the IFC and am looking for an apartment to live in with my girlfriend.

    The Waterfront Apartments in Tsim Sha Tsui seem to be good value e.g. 2bd 2 ensuite 1188sqft $25K inc) for a new development and fairly close to the IFC.

    Can anyone can offer any views on things like:

    1. Are the apartments themselves good to live in? They seem fairly new but what about management service etc
    2. How far is it to the MTR lines? Could you walk to the Kowloon or Tsim Sha Tsui MTR stations?
    3. What is it like for shopping/groceries etc?
    4. What is it like getting home after hours in a taxi fom HK Island after a night out?

    All comments appreciated.


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    1. Don't live in Waterfront so cannot comment;

    2. Within three minutes walking distance (covered walkway) to Kowloon MTR station which goes to Hong Kong station where the IFC is. Tung Chung line (where these two stations are) is not a main line and the service is slightly infrequent (peak hour is once every two to four minutes and non peak hours once every ten minutes). About 10 minutes walk to Jordon station via Jordon road but probably unsafe around and after mid-night.

    3. Non-existence unless you are big-mac lover. Recently a tiny 7-11 opened inside the station and from that on we no longer have to ride the MTR to get milk and paper... Shopping center is due to open in 2007 and that's like after three delays of 6 months each time....

    4. Shouldn't be a problem at all because it is next to the western harbour crossing (cost $20 for taxi to go I think) and around midnight, it is only about 10 minutes drive from the Central harbour tunnel. The only thing you need to worry is the taxi driver's skill at that time of the night when not much traffic is around the western harbour tunnel...

    Hope this helps.


    PS- you probably need to get your bearing right. Waterfront is actually on top of the Kowloon station which is a station in the Tung Chung line. Although in TST, Waterfront is way out from the TST you know. Waterfront is to the west of TST in a new reclaimed land. Tung Chun line does not meet the main line except in Kwun Chung (platforms at different level) and Hong Kong/Central (five minute walk between stations). Hope this helps.

    Last edited by PettsWood; 14-12-2005 at 06:06 PM.

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    Hi All,

    I've been looking around and can only find this old post on the waterfront.

    Can anyone give any updates to this or the area as I am now also looking into a stay at the waterfront

    thanks

    Matt


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    Perhaps an updatd Kowloon Station thread would be useful.

    You now have accomdation choices in this order of price, high to low:
    The Cullinan
    The Arch
    The Harbourside
    The Waterfront
    Sorrento

    The elements mall in Kowloon station offers a supermarket "360" so you no longer have to trek to TST for your groceries, and many eating options.

    Building work has finished at Kowloon Station. The work is now on the high speed rail sation right next door to it. And it is traffic hell.


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    To address some other points from previous years - the tunnel fee for taxi is now $45 (if you get a cross harbour one) or $60 for one off the street. Costs about $120 to get to/from Central. The MTR is 4 minutes to Central, trains are every 4 minutes during peak-times and every 8-12 off-peak times.

    There are a couple of dozen restaurants in/on top of Elements plus probably some more in the hotels. Apart from all the designer clothes/watch shops in Elements there is also the previously mentioned 360 supermarket, a Mannings, a couple of 7/11's, a Broadway, a Fortress and a bakery or two.


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    The Rink is a big hit with all the kids. I don't like Ice Hockey, but they seem to be really doing some good coaching there.


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    The restaurants on top of the mall are great if you have kids that like to run around. Plenty of space and you can watch them while sinking a few cold ones.


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    There is also H&M and Zara in Elements which have good prices. Also a Cinema there too.

    A few banks are now there above the ice rink and a new burger chain which is reasonably good (ie a lot better than McDonald's).


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    don't forget it's a public park up there. Don't be deterred by all the eat bananas standing around.


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    Quote Originally Posted by virago:
    There is also H&M and Zara in Elements which have good prices. Also a Cinema there too.

    A few banks are now there above the ice rink and a new burger chain which is reasonably good (ie a lot better than McDonald's).
    The best burgers (for my taste!) are the ones in 360 - the new Triple O place burgers are a bit OTT. Failing that, try the burger set lunch in Prime for a really good burger - if you select the buffet and burger option it is going to test even the biggest stomach.

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