Siu Lek Yuen

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Siu Lek Yuen Nullah with Kwong Yuen Estate in the background in April 2008. HK Siu Lek Yuen River.jpg
Siu Lek Yuen Nullah with Kwong Yuen Estate in the background in April 2008.
Siu Lek Yuen in November 2016 Siu Lek Yuen overview 201611.jpg
Siu Lek Yuen in November 2016

Siu Lek Yuen (Chinese :小瀝源) is an area in Sha Tin District, New Territories East. Located to the east of Yuen Chau Kok, the area is surrounded on three sides by the Ma On Shan Country Park. Nowadays it is a residential area.

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Name

The name means the origin of small river in Chinese. It is so named because the area situated originally between two rivers. [1]

Geography

Siu Lek Yuen lies at a hill that locates at the east side of Shing Mun River. Therefore, unlike most of the Sha Tin New Town, the land does not come from reclamation.

History

Siu Lek Yuen was originally a ford of Tide Cove (沙田海), which was reclaimed for the development of Sha Tin New Town. At a result, only Siu Lek Yuen Nullah (小瀝源渠), a small nullah of the Shing Mun River remained. As part of the New Town, Siu Lek Yuen also underwent a vast change in the years. Originally it was one of the nine districts of Sha Tin (沙田九約), namely, Siu Lek Yuen District (小瀝源約), where 14 Hakka villages were there. After the development of Sha Tin New Town, public and private housing estates and factories were built here.

Housing

Kwong Yuen Estate in April 2008, with Hong Lam Court in the background HK Kwong Yuen Estate View1.jpg
Kwong Yuen Estate in April 2008, with Hong Lam Court in the background

Kwong Yuen Estate (廣源邨), a large public housing estate, is at the centre of Siu Lek Yuen. It comprises 6 blocks. Kwong Lam Court (廣林苑) and Hong Lam Court (康林苑) are the Home Ownership Scheme courts within Kwong Yuen Estate. Two blocks of Hong Lam Court are used as Government Quarters (政府宿舍). Castello (帝堡城) is a private housing estate at the north side of Kwong Yuen Estate.

Public Housing Estates

Home Ownership Scheme

Private Housing Estate

Education

Colleges and schools

Other facilities

Siu Lek Yuen Industrial Area in November 2016 Siu Lek Yuen Industiral Area 201611.jpg
Siu Lek Yuen Industrial Area in November 2016

Shopping centre

Siu Lek Yuen Industrial Area (小瀝源工業區)

Others

Transportation

Tate's Cairn Tunnel entrance in Siu Lek Yuen in November 2007 Tates Cairn Tunnel.jpg
Tate's Cairn Tunnel entrance in Siu Lek Yuen in November 2007

The north entrance of Tate's Cairn Tunnel (大老山隧道) lies at the southern side of Siu Lek Yuen, making the transportation between Siu Lek Yuen to the East Kowloon much easier.

There are two bus termini in the area: Kwong Yuen Bus Terminus (廣源巴士總站) and Wong Nai Tau Public Transport Interchange (黃泥頭公共運輸交匯處).

It is a 15–20 minutes walk from the area to City One MTR station or Shek Mun MTR station.

Development

Owing to the decreased demand of industrial lands in Hong Kong, the government plans to re-develop the Siu Lek Yuen Industrial Area. There are plans to convert the factories into office. [3] Hotels are also being built on former industrial area. [4] [5]

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