Is Sai Kung the ultimate expat heaven?
Every year more and more expat who are moving to Hong Kong choose Sai Kung as their expat destination.. Sai Kung is one of the most beautiful and exotic areas in the world.
As lot of expats come from different places like the UK, the US, and other European countries, it may be difficult for them to adjust to the high-density cityscape of Hong Kong. The good news for these expats is that Hong Kong constitutes of islands and a peninsula, meaning they can have the option of staying in a coastline neighborhood like Sai Kung that can offer a relaxing view of the waters.
Sai Kung might not be the easiest area to get to, as the bus routes are often slow and winding. But the picturesque hikes and gorgeous beaches make it worth the effort. If you are planning a trip to East Asia, do not bother to go anywhere else because Sai Kung has it all!
Not to mention one of the good things about Sai Kung at the moment for people trying to avoid the main protest is that there is none in Sai Kung.
What are the star attractions in Sai Kung?
Sai Kung offers numerous excellent outdoor water sports including the see-through kayaking and snorkeling. If you don’t feel like staying in the city, you can sunbathe, and swim in beaches like Pak Lap Wan and Hoi Ha Wan. You could even choose to go hiking at the West Country Park or Sai Kung East.
If you are a dog parent, you will be able to spend the day with your furry friend as Sai Kung is a super pet-friendly place with an abundance of pet facilities like swimming pools and dog parks with outdoor seating.
And this isn’t all… it is also home to the amazing authentic local desserts and al fresco seafood restaurants. Right next to the sea, there is a row of seafood restaurants along the promenade for you to pick and choose whatever you want to eat, straight from the fishing tanks. You’ll even be able to buy all sorts of shellfish and other fishes from the fishing boats and cook them wherever you prefer to eat. Another favorite for most visitors and residents of Sai Kung is the Thai food. Other cuisines that are available are British, French, Italian, Chinese, and Mediterranean, and the list goes on and on.
10 exciting things to know before you move to Sai Kung.
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Here are a few things about Sai Kung that will definitely excite you about your new home.
Beauty at its best
Sai Kung is one of the most beautiful places in Asia and it attracts a lot of outdoor enthusiasts with its appealing outdoor activities. It is blessed with abundant green spaces and a beautiful coastline while it is a myriad of lovely beaches and hiking trails along its country park, the starfish and bouncing fish on the beach, the seahorses in the sea, the brown fish owl that flies overhead to the mangroves in the estuary, the monkeys in the bush, the barking deer sound we hear at night .
The highlights also include Tai Long Wan beach and other areas around Clear Water Bay.
A massive expat community
Sai Kung has arguably one of the biggest expat communities in East Asia. It provides the option of living in an exotic coastline neighborhood that offers a gorgeous view of the waters and a relaxing environment. It also has a relatively decent number of low-density residential developments that are built over the previous few years like Park Mediterranean and The Mediterranean, built and managed by Sino Group.
Numerous different delicacies to savor
Sai Kung town is very close to the sea which makes it the favorite spot for seafood lovers. The visitors will be able to feast on seafood along the waterfront or enjoy various delicacies at the western-style pubs and restaurants that are tailored to the appetite of the large expat community in the neighborhood.
Everything is pretty convenient
When comparing with other popular expat areas like Lantau, Sai Kung tends to enjoy more in terms of medical care, schooling, shopping, and weekend activities. Other major daily amenities like government offices, drugstores, supermarkets, and clinics, etc. are within easy reach in Sai Kung town.
Tons of recreational activities to enjoy
You will find plenty of options for recreational activities in Sai Kung including different weekend markets along the waterfront, sports clubs for children, teens, and adults and some of the most pristine hiking and beaches in Hong Kong. In summer, most people tend to hire small boats to catch cuttlefish, which is one of the preferred recreational activities for local residents. You will be able to take the water taxis, that locals call sampans and kaitos from the two public piers to visit Yim Tin Tsai, Trio Beach, and the Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark and Astropark for those who want to explore the natural beauty of Sai Kung.
Nothing is ever too far away
Sai Kung is a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city served by 24 hours buses that connect you to Choi Hung, Mong Kok, Diamond Hill, Kowloon Bay, Tseung Kwan O. New developments like The Mediterranean in Tai Mong Tsai Road, developed by Sino, also run limousine services and complimentary buses to Hang Hau MTR station, which is a 25-minute ride to Central.
Highly spacious living space
Similar to other new places in the new territories, Sai Kung is filled with traditional three-storey village houses, that are generally more spacious compared with most high-rise buildings. One of the highly appealing features of those houses is that they all come with either a large terrace or a balcony, with some that can include a big private swimming pool and a wall gated garden .
If the village houses are not your cup of tea , you can consider newer building.
Sai Kung is also becoming a popular district for new developments.
Sai Kung is definitely a pet-friendly area, not just because of its massive green spaces for pets to run about, but it also has numerous animal clinics, rescue dogs associations, cafes and outdoor restaurants that welcome not just you but your pets as well. For example, Sai Kung Little Cove Espresso has an open outdoor café, to be the perfect place for you and your pet to settle in for the afternoon and relax with a cup of gourmet-style coffee.
Sai Kung Golf Island
You and your family will never feel bored, “As a Sai Kung golfer, it’s nice to have one of Hong Kong’s most beautiful golf course right in our own backyard. Kau Sai Chau is Hong Kong’s only public golf course as well.” Eastmount Property Agency Manager Marco said.
Hong Kong Golf & Tennis Academy
The largest sport academy in Hong Kong, a new benchmark in training facility.
The management has ensured to cover different aspects within their facilities to forge the ‘perfect ecosystem’ that will guarantee a trustworthy passage for talented athletes towards the ultimate success.
Now professional players and Sai Kung Expat are like to stay on-site on the Academy campus regularly, where pools, restaurants and leisure pursuits create a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere for everyone to feel like home.
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