Hong Kong is one of the world’s most energetic cities filled with plenty to do and plenty to see. It’s also among its most convenient, as about 12.4 million passenger journeys are made on its public transportation daily. The city sets the standard on efficiency and convenience, including in places to live as well.
One of the busiest spots in Hong Kong is Tsim Sha Tsui, with lots of eating, shopping and entertainment options. With so much to offer, it’s no surprise that it is a very desirable place to live in. The latest property by Sino Homes provides the perfect location for those looking to experience the most of what Hong Kong has to offer.
A short walk from the service apartment is the Tsim Sha Tsui MTR station, the historic Star Ferry, beautiful Victoria Harbour, and the enlightening Hong Kong Museum of Art and Hong Kong Space Museum. There are no less than four sizable shopping malls nearby including Harbour City, The One, iSquare and 1881 Heritage, that house restaurants, shops and movie theaters.
The Camphora is the perfect example of Hong Kong’s unique blend style and culture of East meets West, past meets present. The new service apartment’s 24 studio units are spread out over nine floors in an iconic heritage mansion that was built in the 1950s. Much of the structure has been carefully preserved, refurbished and incorporated into the modern design of the architecture. Most of the apartments, ranging from 491 to 518 square feet (MFA), come with a balcony overlooking the bustling streets below.
Each studio unit includes broadband and Wi-Fi access, local telephone service, cable TV and a fully-equip kitchen along with twice-a-week maid and linen service. The apartment also includes a clubhouse, gymnasium, business corner and roof garden, perfect escapes to work off any stress or get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The interior design of the units consists of khaki furniture, wooden elements and a bright airy palette of colors, exhibiting what contemporary living is all about.
The exterior of The Camphora encapsulates the Renewal Streamline Moderne style which adapts both Art Deco and Streamline Moderne design into a modern context. Art Deco combines traditional craft motifs with Machine Age imagery while Streamline Moderne emphasizes curving forms and long horizontal lines. The Camphona’s façade is a wonderful example of this as it has been preserved as an iconic symbol on Haiphong Road.
The apartment’s name and design is inspired by another of the road’s iconic and most recognizable features: the 12 enormous camphor trees that tower over the street.
The dozen trees are all at least over 100 years old and are on the Hong Kong Government’s list of “Old and Valuable Trees.” They used to be on the site of the former Whitfield Camp Barracks for British forces. When the barracks were removed in 1968, the site was developed into Kowloon Park and most of the trees were left there. Camphor trees are considered feng shui trees, which are believed to bring good luck and harmony.
Residents will be treated to plenty of greenery and open space in the beautiful and spacious Kowloon Park sitting across the street from The Camphora. From their balconies, the 33 acres park will serve as a stunning backdrop to an oasis among the concrete jungle.
With so much to see and do in Tsim Sha Tsui, nothing can beat convenience.