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Tsuen Wan New Town is a new town in Hong Kong. It spans Tsuen Wan,Kwai Chung and the eastern part of Tsing Yi Island. Traditionally,the administrative officials of Tsuen Wan managed the area of Tsuen Wan proper,Kwai Chung,Tsing Yi Island,Ma Wan and Northeast Lantau Island. Its total development area is about 24 square kilometres (9.3 sq mi). The population of the new town is approximately 801,800,with the planned capacity being 845,000.
Development of the Tsuen Wan satellite town commenced in the 1950s,along with Kwun Tong satellite town. In 1961,the government of Hong Kong decided to expand the satellite town into neighbouring Kwai Chung and Tsing Yi,and Tsuen Wan New Town was established as the first new town in Hong Kong. In 1982,the Tsuen Wan District was created under the District Administration Scheme. In 1985,with the explosion of population in the new town,Kwai Chung and Tsing Yi were spun off to form the new Kwai Tsing District. Thus,the town is now under two administrative districts. In some recent official reports,Kwai Chung New Town and Tsing Yi New Town are separated from Tsuen Wan New Town.
Despite being a part of the New Territories,the town is also considered a part of the Hong Kong metro area by the Planning Department and Urban Renewal Authority.Along with Hong Kong Island and Kowloon,it is the only area in the New Territories classified as the core urban area of Hong Kong. Part of this is because the town was developed early and is not geographically separated from Kowloon by hills. Also,there are no New Territories taxis service within most parts of the town,unlike other new towns in the New Territories.
Kwai Tsing is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. It consists of two parts - Kwai Chung and Tsing Yi Island. Kwai Tsing is part of the New Territories. It had a population of 520,572 in 2016. The district has the third least educated residents and their income is below average.
The Islands District is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. It is part of the New Territories. It had a population of 170,900 in 2018.
The New Territories is one of the three main regions of Hong Kong,alongside Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula. It makes up 86.2% of Hong Kong's territory,and contains around half of the population of Hong Kong. Historically,it is the region described in the Convention for the Extension of Hong Kong Territory. According to that treaty,the territories comprise the mainland area north of Boundary Street on the Kowloon Peninsula and south of the Sham Chun River,as well as over 200 outlying islands,including Lantau Island,Lamma Island,Cheung Chau,and Peng Chau in the territory of HK.
Tsing Yi,sometimes referred to as Tsing Yi Island,is an island in the urban area of Hong Kong,to the northwest of Hong Kong Island and south of Tsuen Wan. With an area of 10.69 km2 (4.13 sq mi),the island has extended drastically by reclamation along almost all its natural shore and the annexation of Nga Ying Chau (牙鷹洲) and Chau Tsai. Three major bays or harbours,Tsing Yi Lagoon,Mun Tsai Tong and Tsing Yi Bay (青衣灣) in the northeast,have been completely reclaimed for new towns.
Tsuen Wan District is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. It is located in the New Territories and is served by the Tsuen Wan line of the MTR metro system. Its area is 60,7 km². Its residents,who mostly live in Tsuen Wan Town,enjoy the highest income in the New Territories.
Kwai Chung is an urban area within Tsuen Wan New Town in the New Territories of Hong Kong. Together with Tsing Yi Island,it is part of the Kwai Tsing District District of Hong Kong. It is also part of Tsuen Wan New Town.
Victoria Harbour is a natural landform harbour in Hong Kong separating Hong Kong Island in the south from the Kowloon Peninsula to the north. The harbour's deep,sheltered waters and strategic location on the South China Sea were instrumental in Hong Kong's establishment as a British colony in 1841 and its subsequent development as a trading centre.
Rambler Channel is a body of water in Hong Kong that separates Tsing Yi Island from Tsuen Wan and Kwai Chung in the New Territories. The channel separates the two landmasses by 900 metres at its widest point.
The Airport Core Programme (ACP) was a series of infrastructure projects centred on the new Hong Kong International Airport during the early 1990s. The programme was part of the Port and Airport Development Strategy,commonly known as the Rose Garden Project.
Tsuen Wan is a town built on a bay in the western New Territories of Hong Kong,opposite of Tsing Yi Island across Rambler Channel. The market town of Tsuen Wan emerged from the surrounding villages and fleets of fishing boats in the area. The now-crowded city is around the present-day Tsuen Wan station of the MTR. Its coastline was further extended through land reclamation.
Kwai Chung Road is a throughway in Kwai Chung of the New Territories in Hong Kong. It is one of the busiest roads in Hong Kong. The Transport Department has classified it as a trunk road.
Tsing Yi Peak or Sam Chi Heung (三支香) is a hill with three peaks occupying the southern half of the Tsing Yi Island,Hong Kong. The hill is situated on the western half of Victoria Harbour. Its peaks are good locations to observe the harbour and the channels among harbour islands. While situated in the south,a short hill Liu To Shan occupies the northwest of the island.
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Tai Wo Hau Estate is a public housing estate in Tai Wo Hau,Kwai Chung,Kwai Tsing District,New Territories,Hong Kong. It has a total of 17 blocks following redevelopment.
Tsing Yi Hui was a town on Tsing Yi Island,Hong Kong. Many people at that time referred to the town as Tsing Yi Main Street (青衣大街),namely the main street of the town.
The Hong Kong government started developing new towns in the 1950s to accommodate Hong Kong's booming population. During the first phase of development,the newly developed towns were called "satellite towns",a concept borrowed from the United Kingdom,of which Hong Kong was a colony. Kwun Tong,located in eastern Kowloon,and Tsuen Wan,located in the south-west of the New Territories,were designated as the first satellite towns,when the urban area in Hong Kong was still relatively small,restricted to the central and western parts of Kowloon Peninsula and the northern side of Hong Kong Island. Wah Fu Estate was also built in a remote corner on the southern side of Hong Kong Island,with similar concepts but at a smaller scale.