Administratively part of Hong Kong Island’s Southern district, the southwestern portion consists of Aberdeen Town, Ap Lei Chau and Wong Chuk Hang – with these areas commonly grouped collectively under ‘Aberdeen’. It is served by Pokfulam Road and Nam Fung Road, with the Aberdeen Tunnel providing convenient access to the north side of the island. Previously a fishing village, it is now predominantly occupied by high-rise housing estates and industrial buildings. However the district is quickly changing due to the planned MTR access (est. 2015) and re-zoning of several sites, which are planned for conversion from industrial to commercial/hotel and residential use. Housing: Located throughout Aberdeen Town and Wong Chuk Hang are a great number of public housing estates and private residential developments. Businesses in Wong Chuk Hang are shifting from an industrial to a commercial base, which has altered housing needs. Ap Lei Chau consists of a small island connected to HK Island via a four-lane bridge. Estates are comprised of more traditional buildings but the area is also home to popular private blocks such as South Horizons. Developments inc. The Larvotto and Marinella have recently been completed, offering more luxury options to those residing in the area. Schools: South Island School is an English Schools Foundation secondary school located along Nam Fung Road. Canadian International School (CDNIS), Singaporean International School and The Victoria Shanghai Academy are found on Nam Long Shan Road and are all recognized International Baccalaureate World Schools. CDNIS is also authorized to grant credits toward the completion of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). The International Montessori Pre-school is located in Ap Lei Chau. Highlights: The famous Jumbo Floating Restaurant is located in Aberdeen Harbour. There are many boat ports nearby, where sampans can be hired for a quick trip to Lamma Island. The Aberdeen Sports Ground has extensive sports facilities available for public use. The Aberdeen Marina Club and The Hong Kong Country Club are located in Wong Chuk Hang. Ocean Park, HK’s longest standing theme park is also situated in the area and offers the visitor both an educational and entertaining experience. It houses an impressive collection of marine species as well as Hong Kong’s giant pandas - An An, Jia Jia, Le Le and Ying Ying. The MTR South Island Line is currently under construction and will have stations at Aberdeen, Wong Chuk Hang, Lei Tung & South Horizons upon expected completion in 2015.