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Wan Chai is dotted with lively public and recreational facilities and many are within easy reach of The Johnston Suites serviced apartments (囍寓). Residents will find much to do at the nearby playground and hiking trails, and urban explorers can enjoy lively local excitement, such as Happy Valley’s horse races.

Happy Valley Racecourse

Nothing beats the excitement of mid-week racing under the lights at Happy Valley, your destination for entertainment during your trip in Hong Kong. As a favourite spot for watching horse-racing, the Hong Kong Happy Valley Racecourse is the city’s largest outdoor racecourse for evening race and is located just a 5-minute taxi ride from Wan Chai. Opening Race Day marks the start of the racing season in early September (usually until June/July), and is one of the most popular events in Hong Kong. The racecourse also occasionally plays host to international extravaganzas and weekend charity shows.

 

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Sport Facilities

Across from The Johnston Suites serviced apartments, the Southorn Playground offers a real slice of Wan Chai. This vibrant playground offers a startling contrast to its skyscraper neighbours, while doubling up as a rotating events and arts space on weekends. Adjacent to the playground is the Southorn Stadium, another dynamic space to enjoy recreation and sport events. Other public sport facilities are also widely available in Wan Chai, including the Harbour Road Sports Centre  and the Lockhart Road Sports Centre, where you can book facilities such as badminton and basketball courts. For water lovers, the Morrison Hill Swimming Pool is a nice choice.

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Hiking Trails

The Hong Kong Trail is a 50-kilometre trail with eight sections crossing five country parks on Hong Kong Island, offering visitors a real green gem within this international business hub. Start your Section 4 adventure from Wan Chai Gap to Wong Nai Chung Road. This exhilarating 7-kilometre walk takes about two hours to finish, and meanders over old English bridges, past verdant native trees. Traversing up Mount Cameron, the trail widens into a sweeping panorama at the top. You may also try other sections of the Hong Kong Trail, for example the Dragon’s Back Hiking Trail, voted the Best Urban Hiking Trail in Asia by Time (Asia edition) in 2004, which leads to the famous Big Wave Bay. Or you can try other green trails leading to the famous Pok Fu Lam Reservoirs and Mount Parker.

 

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As your home, The Johnston Suites serviced apartments offer you an enjoyable and fun-loving lifestyle filled with excitement.

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