Sai Ying Pun is a historic district with strong ties with the colonial-era of Hong Kong. Conservation of local cultural heritage has preserved iconic Victorian-style architecture such as the Western District Community Centre amidst the low-rise residential blocks. Further down on Queen's Road West are family-owned stores selling traditional preserved foods and medicines. Nearby recreational facilities include the King George V Memorial Park with its football/basketball courts, and overlooking Victoria Harbour: the Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park and Sports Centre with its indoor swimming pool, modern sport facilities, jogging track, garden lawn and children play-areas.
The area is undergoing progressive redevelopment into a trendy neighbourhood in Hong Kong Island. Stroll down Centre Street into High Street, First, Second and Third Street to enjoy the unique Hong Kong themed bars and restaurants. The recent construction of the MTR station has further improved transportation to the rest of the city. This combination of historic character and urban re-vitalization has led Sai Ying Pun to be increasingly popular with expatriates; properties often secure a solid rental return in investment.