Metro Harbour View
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Metro Harbour View (Chinese: 港灣豪庭) is a private housing estate at the intersection of Tai Kok Tsui Road (Chinese: 大角咀道) and Fuk Lee Street (Chinese: 福利街) in Tai Kok Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, within walking distance to the MTR Olympic Station.
Formerly the Yaumati Ferry shipyard and HYFCO Industrial Building in Tai Kok Tsui, it was jointly developed by Henderson Land Development and Hong Kong Ferry (Holdings) Company Limited in 2003. The development consists of 10 blocks of residential buildings into 2 phases, divided into 3,520 residential units, plus a 2 storey commercial arcade and about 1,100 car parking spaces.
Shopping inside MHV : the MHV shopping mall (Citistore) is extremely convenient for residents, as they have almost direct access to the shopping mall. Especially in bad weather, this is a big plus. There are many good (and low priced = HK$ 30-50) restaurants there. Furthermore there is a Wellcome, 7-Eleven, Mannings and many other shops.
Shopping outside MHV : the areas between Olympic and Metro Harbour View is an old but very lifely area where you will find many small shops and local (= good price) restaurants (Ivy Street is about 7 minutes walk from MHV). More commercial nearby shopping malls are Olympic 1 + 2 (both around 15 minutes walk) or Langham Place (Mongkok, 15-20 minutes walk or minibus 12A/B). Other interesting (local) shopping areas are the (local) market in Sham Shui Po (10 minutes walk).
Atmosphere & Facilities: the large Podium Garden is place between the 2 x 5 blocks, is well designed and properly maintained. There are two playground areas for children. The two clubhouses provides lots of facilities such as: gym, bowling, badminton hall, swimming pool, reading area and many more. A lot of activities are organized on a regular basis. The atmosphere is safe and child friendly.
Management: MHV is well guarded by friendly and correct personnel. The guards give you a safe, comfortable & welcome feeling. The facilities in MHV are well maintained.
View : The view obviously differs depending on location and height, but for example block 10, E-apartment (HK island side) from 20th floor and higher has a nice open view. The following buildings are visible: - ICC (center, full length) - HK Island (right from the IFC1, center view) - Harbour Green residential building (right side) - The Hermitage (left side) - Via the side window you have a nice (island) view on West Kowloon Road, Sham Shui Po and Lai Chi Kok in the distance - Part of the Tai Kok Tsui harbour is visible - In the evening you will see part of the daily HK island laser show (starting each day from 8 pm)
In general, when you face HK island, you will have a lively and colorful view. Though there is quite some traffic, noise levels are on an acceptable level.
Parks / green facilities : MHV has three parks nearby: - Nam Cheong Park (the biggest, on less than 5 minutes walking) - Lok Kwan Street Park (in front of MHV, a local but very 'cozy' small park) - Tung Chau Street Park (with local sporting facilities, about 2 minutes walking across Chui Yu road)
Bus: several bus lines stop at the Tai Kok Tsui Rd. bus stop (2 minutes walk). Bus line 914 brings you to HK island via Central to Tin Hau in about 1 hour (depending on the time you travel). On Sham Mong Rd (5 minutes walk) you will find several other bus lines, among which minibus 78 to Tsim Sha Tsui.
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- Official website for residents (Chinese)