Hong Kong Office Space Guide
A variety of serviced offices is available throughout Hong Kong, including shared co-working space as well as executive suites that are perfect for smaller creative companies. Serviced offices are ideal for those companies that require a prestigious business address in Hong Kong.
Regarded by many as the economic and financial centre of Asia, Hong Kong is renowned for its breathtaking and expansive skyline and its natural deep water harbour.
With a population of over 7 million people, and covering an area of 1,100 square kilometres, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated regions of the world. Consisting of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula, Lantau Island and the New Territories, as well as more than 250 small islands, Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region, and part of the People's Republic of China. Hong Kong was previously a British Colony, and China resumed sovereignty over the city in 1997.
The Hong Kong Stock Exchange, the Hang Seng Index, is the seventh largest in the world, with a market capitalisation of US $2.3 trillion (as of December 2009). Hong Kong has one of the highest GDP per capita in the world, exceeding those of Japan, Germany and the UK. Around 90% of Hong Kong's GDP is accounted for by its strong service sector. The manufacturing industry, once a major sector, is now diminishing in importance, as China and other Asian countries expand in this area.
Hong Kong's small area and population density have given rise to a high concentration of skyscrapers, over 7,700 in total, with 112 of those standing taller than 180 metres. These are used for both commercial and residential purposes. Every evening the city buildings light up in a spectacular Symphony of Lights, an extraordinary synchronised light show.
Hong Kong boasts an extensive public transport system, with over 90% of the population travelling by public transport on a regular basis. Hong Kong Airport is connected to the city via a new underground link. Residents can make use of the entire network using the Octopus card system, which conveniently can also be used for payment in a number of cinemas, leisure centres and even some shops.
As a result of significant and sustained investments in healthcare, residents of Hong Kong now benefit from a life-expectancy of 82.9 years (2010), the second highest in the world.
A Guide to Business Districts in Hong Kong
This lively city is home to a vast number of businesses, ranging from small start-ups to major multinational corporations.
Admiralty is a major financial district, and makes up the eastern extension of Hong Kong's Central Business District on Hong Kong Island. The area was formerly home to a naval dockyard, and is now a thriving business district with a world-famous skyline, which offers a number of stunning office towers and hotels, as well as the Pacific Place for luxury shopping and high fashion.
Causeway Bay is a densely built-up area of Hong Kong Island, and is a very popular area for shopping, dining and nightlife. Many regional government departments are located here, including the Social Services Department. The famous Victoria Park is the largest in Hong Kong and offers a variety of sporting facilities. Many large hotels have opened here recently, as well as modern serviced apartments.
The Central District is Hong Kong's main financial area, and is located in the Central and Western District on the north shore of Hong Kong Island. The area is home to the headquarters of a large number of multinational corporations, mostly in the financial services sector, and is to be recommended as the first choice for established companies looking to set up a base in Hong Kong.
Fortress Hill is an area on the north shore of Hong Kong Island, which is home to a number of serviced office centres, hotels, serviced apartments and private residences. This area is well served by public transport, with the MTR rapid transit railway and many bus routes in close proximity.
Hung Hom is part of the Kowloon area, and home to a large Japanese population, as well as a number of other foreign residents. Hong Kong Polytechnic University is based here, and the area is mostly mixed use, with many major industrial buildings to the north.
Kowloon has a population of over 2 million, and is close to Kai Tak Airport. The area is a mixture of commercial and industrial areas, and is home to a vast range of business types. The area offers several prestigious business addresses amongst its impressive collection of skyscrapers.
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