Island Resort (Hong Kong)

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Island Resort viewed from Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground.
Siu Sai Wan Promenade along Island Resort and Island Resort Mall
Siu Sai Wan (Island Resort) Public Transport Interchange

Island Resort (Chinese: 藍灣半島) is a high-rise complex located in the Siu Sai Wan area of Hong Kong (address: 28 Siu Sai Wan Road, Siu Sai Wan, Chai Wan, Hong Kong). Construction of the complex began in 1999, and was completed in 2001.[1]

The land on which the Island Resort complex is situated holds the distinction of being the most expensive in the city; in 1997, prior to the transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong, Sino Land purchased the 2,500,000-square-metre (27,000,000 sq ft) piece of land for US$1,515,384,620 in order to develop the Island Resort complex.[2] The purchase was the last major land sale in Hong Kong that took place while the United Kingdom was still in control, and was also the most expensive land transaction in the city's history.[2][3]

Features[edit]

The complex contains four towers, each of which rises 60 floors and 202 metres (663 ft) in height;[1] although the property is classified as containing nine towers, real estate data company Emporis lists the complex as only four skyscrapers, as several are interconnected.[2] The buildings are composed almost entirely of residential units, with a total of 3,098 apartments; the lowermost floors are used as retail and restaurant space.[1] There is a swimming pool complex, with outdoor and indoor pools. The outdoor pools are in the middle of the tower area and the indoor one is within the main complex.

The complex also includes a three-floor shopping mall, a six-floor car park and a three-floor club house.[4] Facilities provided by the clubhouse include a library, gym room, BBQ area, band room, tennis courts, basketball court, 4 bowling ball lanes, badminton courts, music rooms, play room, snooker room, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a bar, a lounge, meeting rooms, study room, and a squash court.[4]

The residential buildings do not include floor 13, 14, 24, 34, 44 and 54[4] because it is believed that 4 is an unlucky number to Chinese people and also a representative of death.

Transportation[edit]

Though there is no MTR station in Siu Sai Wan area, there is a minibus connecting to Heng Fa Chuen MTR station. Moreover, there is a bus terminal located in Island Resort. There are buses offered transporting to Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and New Territories.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Island Resort". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-07-13. 
  2. ^ a b c "Island Resort". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2015-04-15. 
  3. ^ "Hunger for flats silence critics of land prices". The Standard (Hong Kong). 
  4. ^ a b c "About Island Resort", islandresort.hk
  5. ^ "Transportation", islandresort.hk

Coordinates: 22°16′00″N 114°15′00″E / 22.2667°N 114.2499°E / 22.2667; 114.2499