Tseung Kwan O New Town
Tseung Kwan O New Town is one of the nine new towns in Hong Kong, built mainly on reclaimed land in the northern half of Junk Bay (known as Tseung Kwan O in Chinese/Cantonese language) in southeastern New Territories, after which it is named. The town/land area is usually known simply as Tseung Kwan O.
Tseung Kwan O
|Development began||Late 1980s|
|• Total||17.18 km2 (6.63 sq mi)|
|• Density||23,000/km2 (60,000/sq mi)|
|Tseung Kwan O New Town|
|Jyutping||Zoeng1 gwan1 ou3 san1 si5 zan3|
|Cantonese Yale||Jēung gwān ou sān síh jan|
Development of the new town was approved in 1982, with the initial population intake occurring in 1988. As of 2016, the town is home to around 396,000 residents. The total development area of Tseung Kwan O, including its industrial estate,[failed verification] is about 17.18 square kilometres (6.63 sq mi), with a planned population of 445,000. Major residential neighbourhoods within the new town include Tsui Lam, Po Lam, Hang Hau, Tseung Kwan O Town Centre, Tiu Keng Leng (also known by its English name Rennie's Mill) and Siu Chik Sha, etc.
Administratively, the new town belongs to Sai Kung District in southeastern New Territories, although it is often incorrectly regarded as part of Kowloon / New Kowloon due to its close proximity to the city — the new town is bordered by Kwun Tong District, a high rise built-up area, to Tseung Kwan O's west.