Tsing Yi Tong

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Tsing Yi Tong
Traditional Chinese 青衣塘

Tsing Yi Lagoon (Chinese :青衣塘), or Tsing Yi Tong, was a lagoon on the east shore of Tsing Yi Island in Hong Kong. Its water came from a stream in the nearby valley of Liu To and its outlet was at Tsing Yi Bay. [1] It acted as the shelter for nearby boat people, especially after large-scale land reclamation in Tsuen Wan and Kwai Chung. Once their boats moved into the lagoon, they never moved out. This was because their boats were too old for fishing far away. The lagoon was unable to escape the fate of development. Both the lagoon and the neighbouring Tsing Yi Bay, were reclaimed for new towns. The boat people were forced to give up their boats and were relocated to public housing estate on the island. [2] [3] After reclamation, the northern portion became Tsing Yi Estate and the remainder became temporary housing areas, which were later demolished.

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References

  1. Hayes, James (1993). Tsuen Wan: growth of a 'new town' and its people. Oxford University Press. ISBN   978-0-19-585166-3.
  2. Treasury, Hong Kong (1981). Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure and Explanatory Memoranda. D.R. Rick, Government Printer.
  3. Sub-Committee, Hong Kong Finance Committee Public Works (1983). Report of the Public Works Sub-Committee of Finance Appointed to Review the Public Works Committee Programme.

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