Wong Chuk Hang used to be a forgotten industrial district. After the new MTR line opened in late 2016, the district became a much closer alternative to Central's expensive rents than Quarry Bay or Kowloon East. Redevelopments have started and international firms have taken note, with AXA and CNN having moved in already. With rents of only about HK$35 per square foot a month, it costs roughly a quarter that of Central, about a 15-minute train ride away. Art galleries and fashion brands have also started moving into the empty factories and warehouses.
The original Wong Chuk Hang had many factories and car repair shops.
A long walkway beneeath the railway viaduct leads to the typhoon shelter and facilities creatively making use of the otherwise deadspace.