Aberdeen and Ap Lei Chau is situated on the southwest coast of Hong Kong Island. A bridge over Aberdeen Harbour links Aberdeen with the island of Ap Lei Chau.
This area consists of mainly high-rise developments. There are a few new luxury developments with club facilities being built in the area such as Larvotto and Marinella, as well as the more established sprawling South Horizon development and Sham Wan Towers. Many of these units have good sea views to the south east, or west towards the Lamma Channel.
The MTR South Island Line is under construction linking the North of Hong Kong Island to Ap Lei Chau. The line is expected to be completed in 2015.
Canadian International School of Hong Kong, Singapore International School and Victoria Shanghai Academy are all located on Nam Long Shan Rd. Both Canadian International School and Victoria Shanghai Academy are International Baccalaureate World Schools, and run all three educational programs of the IB. Woodland Harbourside (Aberdeen) is located on Ap Lei Chau near Aberdeen
Until the MTR is active, transportation is mainly by bus or taxi. Buses run from Central, Stanley and Tsim Sha Tsui to Aberdeen, including bus no. 7, 70, 77 or 973. A trip into the CBD without traffic through the Aberdeen Tunnel takes about 20 minutes. However, one has to allow for traffic congestion at times, making the trip longer. Also, there are regular ferries to Yung Shue Wan and Sok Kwu Wan on Lamma Island, accessed near the fish market wharf. Transport to and from the boats in the harbour is usually provided by sampans, and visitors can also hire these for a harbor tour or to go to Lamma Island.
Other attractions in Aberdeen include the largest floating restaurant in the world -- Jumbo Kingdom, which offers both Cantonese restaurants and a rooftop seafood restaurant, with free shuttle service from the Aberdeen Centre promenade, and also an attractive old temple built in 1851. The temple is dedicated to Tin Hau, protectress of fishing folk, and is located at the junction of Aberdeen Main and Aberdeen Reservoir roads. A short taxi ride away is the huge family theme park of Ocean Park with its thrill rides and aquarium. Shopping opportunities are many and varied, including the large fresh fish market and also the popular Horizon Plaza, a high-rise warehouse filled with outlets and shops selling antiques, carpets, furniture, clothing, and more. There are also hiking trails at the Aberdeen Country Park, along with Tai Chi classes.
Luxury projects include Larvotto and Marinella
New MTR station to open in 2015
Several international schools within the area
Has transport link to Lamma island
Near Ocean Park and Jumbo Restaurant