From Sha Tin District to HK Island involve traveling through two tunnels by road or MTR, this is the most painful part. Eagle's Nest Tunnel and Shing Mun Tunnel are the least congested tunnels in Sha Tin. By buses or minibuses are relatively faster than Lion Rock Tunnel and Tates Cairn Tunnels. Also the least congested and most expensive cross harbor tunnel is the Western Harbour Crossing.
Living near Cheung Sha Wan or Tsuen Wan West can use both Tung Chung Line MTR to HK Station and either tunnel to Sha Tin MTR Station quickly.
Last edited by lighthse003; 09-04-2019 at 01:09 PM.
Tsuen wan has bus straight to science park and MTR straight to central.. No transfer at all.
I live near City One Shatin and get the bus to Central daily, takes about 30-40 mins on average.
I will also look into Tsuen Wan, I just have never been there so I didnt really have a feeling for it.
Last edited by civil_servant; 10-04-2019 at 02:07 PM.
Thanks everybody for the input... On the weekend we had a look of Hung Hom/ Whampoa, Mei Foo and Tsuen Wan. In Whampoa, I found almost all the offers basically impudent... 21k for less than 500 sq.ft. in an ugly unrenovated building with no amenities, sometimes broken bathroom facilites etc.... And the view you get is basically the neighbors apartment 5meters away. In Mei Foo we saw the same shabby places for 15k, albeit with a view. This already frustrated us a lot, so we contacted an agent in Tsuen Wan.
Now looking at Ocean Supreme on top of Tsuen Wan West MTR. We got a deal of 19k for 530 sq.ft.. We would be the first to move in, the kitchen and bathroom are of a very high quality (I checked just the oven has a retail price of 34000 HKD!) it has a balcony towards Tsing Yi, outdoor pool, it will have a shopping mall opening underneath in the next few months etc... Also the bus/MTR to Central and bus to Science Park are right by.
Just in case anybody else would find this helpful as a reference
EDIT: While the Ocean Pride part is already open a bit, the owners of Ocean Supreme just got their keys in the recent weeks, and many would start offering rental contracts from September. So if anyone is considering this place, now is a situation with very high supply. We had a look of about 20 different apartments in this estate this weekend only.
Last edited by mucaari; 20-08-2019 at 01:34 PM.
Um, I will consider Mongkok as this is a sort of middle of two locations with easy transportation.