Wong Tai Sin is situated in the Northeast of the Kowloon Peninsula, with housing land use being the major usage. According to the data collected by the Population Census in 2011, the estimated total population is 420,183. The number of elderly living in Wong Tai Sin takes up 17 percent of the total population of the district.
Wong Tai Sin is geographically located near the mountains; therefore, the area has nice air quality. Most of the squatter huts have been renewed into public housing purpose. The availability of the public facilities is all-rounded. Moreover, the community is filled with the Chinese cultural sense because the ancient architecture is well preserved. Besides that, entertaining activities are often held for residents. Therefore, it is a suitable place to live for the ones who are looking for a relaxing retired life.
A number of schools can be found in the Wong Tai Sin. It belongs to School Net 45, comprising of 23 kindergartens, 31 primary schools and 24 secondary schools, in which most of them are Aided schools. On top of that, many learning and tutorial centers are widely available in this area. The Good Hope School, the Po Leung Kuk No. 1 W.H. Cheung College and the Church of Christ in China Heep Who College are Band 1 schools located at the Clear Water Bay Road and Po Kong Village Road in Tsz Wan Shan respectively.
About the Wong Tai Sin transportation, the major transportation includes the MTR metro system, buses and minibuses. You can barely find seas in Wong Tai Sin because it is all sides surrounded by lands. The Wong Tai Sin station is a station on the Kwun Tong Line and it is situated at the center of Wong Tai Sin. Besides that, the exit design is convenient enough for passengers to get to the Hsin Kwang Centre, Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple and the Lower Wong Tai Sin. Apart from the MTR Metro System, residents can also take the Kowloon Motor Bus, the City Bus as well as the Cross Harbor Tunnel. Bus no. 2F (Kowloon Motor Bus) channels through the Baptist University of Hong Kong, the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong, the shopping area of Causeway Bay and the business districts like Admiralty and Central. Also, the GMB takes travelers to and from Tsz Wan Shan, San Po Kong and the Hilltop Garden. You can also get to the Baptist University of Hong Kong and the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong by GMB no. 72.
Shops & Restaurants; Leisure & Entertainment
There are a number of classic temples in Wong Tai Sin. The Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple is one of the most important and famous Chinese religion temples. It is inscribed into the list of Grade 1 Historic Buildings in Hong Kong. Moreover, the Chi Lin Nunnery and the Nan Lian Garden are open to public so that you can immerse into the calm and peaceful atmosphere and appreciate the Chinese architecture at the same time. In addition, there are two popular shopping hotspots for citizens. The Wong Tai Sin Temple Mall is large enough for you to find household items, stationery shops, boutiques, restaurants and supermarkets, etc. It consists of two sides - the Temple Mall South and the Temple Mall North (Lung Cheung Mall). The shoppers can walk to the Temple Mall North via the footbridge.
The Mushroom Pavilion is a well-loved cooked food center, as known as a Nightlife Stall. Since it is a food center, where you can easily find all sorts of dishes, dim sum or braised dishes with reasonable prices, it attracts a lot of food searchers. You may even find more restaurants on the streets. The public facilities are well-appointed, including parks, community centers, 3 public hospitals and other residential healthcare services like dental clinics and the elderly home.
Wong Tai Sin Rent*
Wong Tai Sin includes elements of the Chinese culture. Chinese opera shows are frequently hosted at the Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre. Besides that, Wong Tai Sin rent is relatively less expensive. It is a nice and silent place for spiritual cultivation. The elderly, the young couples or people having a retired life can consider living in the district. Renting apartment in Wong Tai Sin is very nice.
* Based on rental of Wong Tai Sin properties listed on Poynta
Future Planning in Wong Tai Sin
The Wong Tai Sin Temple is built in a unique way, which attracts a number of visitors each year. It is expected that it will increase the rate of people flow. Recently, Wong Tai Sin has undergone urban redevelopment. Old buildings are renewed into public housing estates. With the better housing planning, more people can move into the district. Today, it is a place filling with cultural sense and warmth.