Choi Hung Estate

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Choi Hung Estate, Hong Kong
Choi Hung Estate, the other side

Choi Hung Estate (Chinese: 彩虹邨; pinyin: Cǎihóng Cūn; Jyutping: coi2 hung4 cyun1, Choi Hung in Cantonese means Rainbow.) is one of the oldest public housing estates in Hong Kong, located in the Wong Tai Sin District of Kowloon. The estate was built by the former Hong Kong Housing Authority (屋宇建設委員會) and is now managed by the current Hong Kong Housing Authority (香港房屋委員會). It received a Silver Medal at the 1965 Hong Kong Institute of Architects Annual Awards.[1]

Location[edit]

a signboard of the opening ceremony

Choi Hung Estate is located in Ngau Chi Wan and is surrounded by eastern Kowloon Peninsula's several major roads. To the north is Lung Cheung Road; to the south Prince Edward Road East; to the west Kwun Tong Bypass and to the east Clear Water Bay Road. The geographical location accounts for the excellent transport network near the estate.

The Hong Kong government granted the land to the Hong Kong Housing Authority to build a large housing estate in 1958. The blocks of the estate were completed between 1962 and 1964. An opening ceremony was held in 1963 with the presence of then Hong Kong Governor, Sir Robert Brown Black. A signboard commemorating the ceremony is located in the estate's Lam Chung Avenue.

Buildings and Facilities[edit]

There are 11 blocks of residential buildings, one car park and five schools in the estate, with various shops and restaurants on the ground floor of each block. Roads in the estate connect the blocks to each other and to major roads.

Residential Blocks[edit]

A sign at the west exit of Choi Hung Estate
Name Block Type of building Phase Year of completion
Chi Mei House (紫薇樓) 1 Old Slab 1 1962
Tan Fung House (丹鳳樓) 2
Luk Ching House (綠晶樓) 3 2 1963
Pak Suet House (白雪樓) 4
Pik Hoi House (碧海樓) 7
Chui King House (翠瓊樓) 5 3
Kam Hon House (金漢樓) 9A 1964
Hung Ngok House (紅萼樓) 6 4
Kam Wan House (錦雲樓) 8 5
Kam Pik House & Kam Wah House (金碧樓及金華樓) 9B 6

Public Facilities[edit]

  • car park
  • post office
  • bus terminus
  • 2 markets

Education[edit]

Secondary Schools[edit]

Primary Schools[edit]

Transport[edit]

Because the estate is accessible from major roads of Kowloon, the bus network is very convenient.

Franchised Buses[edit]

Route Operator Route Number Destinations
Choi Hung Bus Terminus
KMB 3D/3M/3P Tsz Wan Shan
5 Star Ferry
14D Yau Tong
KMB and NWFB 113 Kennedy Town (via Central)
Choi Hung Estate Access Road
KMB 3D Kwun Tong Yue Man Square
6D Ngau Tau Kok
9 Ping Shek
11C Upper Sau Mau Ping
15A Ping Tin (via Kowloon Bay Industrial Area)
21 Choi Wan
42C/89D/258D Lam Tin MTR Station
62X/259D/N216 Yau Tong
70X/89C Kwun Tong Tsui Ping Road
74A Kai Yip Estate
74X/80X/83X/268C/269C Kwun Tong Ferry
89B/89X Kwun Tong Kwun Tong Station
91 Clear Water Bay (via HKUST)
91M Po Lam (via HKUST / Hang Hau)
92 Sai Kung
96R Wong Shek Pier (via Pak Tam Chung)
277X/889 Ping Tin
KMB and NWFB 101R Kwun Tong Yue Man Square
111 Ping Shek
N121 Ngau Tau Kok
302 Admiralty/Central/Sheung Wan
KMB and CTB 671 Ap Lei Chau Lee Lok Street (via Causeway Bay)
Citybus N29 Po Lam (via Tseung Kwan O Town Centre)
Lung Cheung Road
KMB 3D/3M/3P/15A Tsz Wan Shan
3M/3P/10 Choi Wan
6D Cheung Sha Wan (via Shek Kip Mei)
9 Star Ferry (via Argyle Street)
10 Tai Kok Tsui (via Mong Kok)
11C Chuk Yuen Estate
21 Hung Hom MTR Station
29M San Po Kong/Shun Lee Estate
38 Ping Tin
Kwai Shing East (via Wah Yuen Chuen)
42C Cheung Hang Estate (via Tsuen Wan)
62X Tuen Mun Town Centre
70X Sheung Shui/Fanling
74A Tai Wo
74X Tai Po Centre
80/80P Kwun Tong Ferry
80 Mei Lam
80X Chun Shek
83X Wong Nai Tau
89 Kwun Tong Station
Lek Yuen
89B Sha Tin Wai (via Che Kung Temple)
89C Heng On Estate
89D Wu Kai Sha Station
89X Sha Tin MTR Station (via City One Shatin)
91/91M/92/96R Diamond Hill MTR Station
91 Clear Water Bay (via HKUST)
91M Po Lam (via HKUST / Hang Hau)
92 Sai Kung
95 Jordan
96R Wong Shek Pier (via Pak Tam Chung)
258D Po Tin
259D Lung Mun Oasis
268C Long Ping MTR Station
269C Tin Shui Wai Town Centre
277X Luen Wo Hui
889 Sha Tin Racecourse
KMB and NWFB 111/N121 Central Macau Ferry (via Wan Chai)
KMB and CityBus 671 Diamond Hill MTR Station
CityBus E22/E22A/E22P/E22X/N26/N29 Tung Chung and Airport
E22 Lam Tin N (via Laguna City)
E22A Po Lam (via Tiu Keng Leng)
E22P/E22X/N26 Yau Tong
Kwun Tong Road
KMB 1A Central Sau Mau Ping
Star Ferry
2A Lok Wah
Mei Foo
5D Hung Hom
11B Kwun Tong Tsui Ping Road
Kowloon City Ferry
11D Kwun Tong Ferry
Lok Fu
13D Po Tat
Island Harbourview
13P Lai Kok
14 Yau Tong
China Ferry Terminal
15 Ping Tin
Hung Hom Ferry
16 Lam Tin Kwong Tin Estate
Mong Kok Park Avenue
17 Kwun Tong Yuet Wah Street
Oi Man(via Ho Man Tin)
24 Kai Yip
Mong Kok
26 Shun Tin
Tsim Sha Tsui
27 Shun Tin
Mong Kok
28 Lok Wah
Tsim Sha Tsui
29M/42 Shun Lee
40 Laguna City
Tsuen Wan Nina Tower
93K Po Lam
93K/N293 Mong Kok East MTR Station
95 Tsui Lam (via Sau Mau Ping)
296C/N293 Sheung Tak
296C Sham Shui Po Tonkin Street
Citybus A22/X22 Lam Tin MTR Station
A22 Airport
KMB and NWFB 101 Kwun Tong Yue Man Square
Kennedy Town (via Central)
KMB and CTB 107 Kowloon Bay
Wah Kwai

Minibuses[edit]

Route Number Destination
Green Minibus (New Territories) 1M/1S Sai Kung Town
11 Hang Hau Village (via HKUST)
11S Tseung Kwan O Metro City II
102B Tseung Kwan O Yuk Ming Court
102S Tseung Kwan O East Point City
Red minibus -- Mong Kok and Kowloon City
Tsuen Wan Market Street

MTR[edit]

The Choi Hung MTR Station on the Kwun Tong Line, which is named after the estate, is in the north of the estate. Exits C3 and C4 are available for access to the estate.

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Coordinates: 22°20′06″N 114°12′24″E / 22.33500°N 114.20667°E / 22.33500; 114.20667