Aberdeen is the area stretching from the southern end of the Aberdeen Tunnel up to the western shoreline just opposite Ap Lei Chau Island. Previously a fishing area with excellent natural shelter, Aberdeen still retains its early industry, The Aberdeen Harbour is teeming with fishing boats rushing in and out of i.e. the Fish Wholesale Market on the waterfront, or anchored in the Typhoon Shelter.
Along the Aberdeen Praya Highway up to Wong Chuk Hang Road to the east are large groups of public housing estates, some high-rise accommodations together with some industrial buildings. The biggest local shopping mall is the Aberdeen Centre located near Aberdeen Main Road.
Just across the Aberdeen Harbour 'linked by the Ap Lei Chau Bridge is the Island of Ap Lei Chau. Like Aberdeen, Ap Lei Chau is dotted with large public housing complexes; on the north-western corner overlooking harbour views, however, is the South Horizons, a large scale residential development with its own shopping and entertainment complex known as, the Marina Square.
Though not served by trams or the underground railway, these coastal areas are conveniently linked by good highways with easy access to bus and minibus. Causeway Bay and other downtown areas are only 15-min drive away through the Aberdeen Tunnel. Aberdeen Marina Club and the tourists-logged theme park, Ocean Park are located in Wong Chuk Hang. In addition, one of Hong Kong's tourist attractions, the Floating Restaurant is also located in this area.