Maritime Square

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For the location formerly known as Maritime Square in Singapore, see HarbourFront.
Maritime Square
Maritime Square Enterance 2009.jpg
Maritime Square Entrance After renovation
Location 33 Tsing King Road, Tsing Yi Island
Opening date April, 1999
Developer MTR Corporation Limited
Management MTR Properties Management
No. of stores and services 140
Total retail floor area 46,000 sq. meters
No. of floors 4
Public transit access Tsing Yi Station
Atrium of Maritime Square
Aquatic Fantaria inside the mall

Maritime Square (Chinese: 青衣城) is a four storey shopping centre located on Tsing Yi Island in Hong Kong. It was built and is owned by MTR Corporation Limited (MTRCL) in conjunction with the opening of Tsing Yi station. Maritime Square is directly connected to Tierra Verde (盈翠半島; Yíngcuì Bàndǎo), a large housing complex that was also built by MTRCL.

Opened in April, 1999, the shopping centre has a floor area of 46,000 square metres (500,000 sq ft). The landlords claimed in December 2004 that daily pedestrian traffic at the mall is 170,000.[1]

Design[edit]

Maritime Square is the first shopping mall in Hong Kong adopting ocean and navigation as the design theme.With its unique ocean theme, a sea of colorful flagstaves characterize the mall and display a flair for trends and dynamics.[2]

Shops[edit]

Maritime Square houses a total of 140 shops. There are a wide variety of restaurants, bookstores, fashion stores, electrical appliances stores, supermarket, cinema and banks, etc. Numerous types of restaurants are available. For example, fast food restaurants like Cafe de coral, traditional Chinese restaurants, cafés like Starbucks and restaurants providing Japanese and Thai food. There is also a Hong Kong Jockey Centre, which is the first off-course betting branch of the Hong Kong Jockey Club to be opened on the island.[3]

Facilities[edit]

Maritime Square aims to provide the best environment for shoppers. The following various customer services are available at the Customer Service Centres:[4]

  • Enquiries on mall promotional activities and transportation information
  • Wheelchair lending (within the mall area only)
  • Baby stroller lending (within the mall area only and limited supply)
  • Emergency mobile phone battery charging
  • Disposable raincoat
  • Umbrella lending (limited supply)
  • Lost child handling and lost & found service
  • Octopus card add-value service
  • Letter mailing and postage stamp sale
  • Photocopying service

Future expansion[edit]

There are plans to expand the shopping mall into the existing bus terminal to further cater for the needs of residents in Tsing Yi. Some oppose the plan because it will block the already crowded skyline.

Transport interchange[edit]

MTR
KMB
  • 68A- Long Ping Estate ↔ Tsing Yi Station
  • 68E- Yuen Long Park ↔ Tsing Yi Station
  • 248M- Tsing Yi Station ↔ Cheung Wang
  • 249M- Tsing Yi Station ↺ Mayfair Garden
  • 249X- Shatin Central Bus Terminus ↔ Tsing Yi Station
  • 279X- Luen Wo Hui ↔ Tsing Yi Station

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lau, Eli (3 December 2004). "MTRC malls face rent rises". Hong Kong Standard. Retrieved 2007-02-06. 
  2. ^ Design of Maritime Square, Official website
  3. ^ Shops in Maritime Square, Official website
  4. ^ Facilities in Maritimes Square, Official website
  5. ^ Transportation around Maritimes Square, Official website

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 22°21′21″N 114°06′30″E / 22.3557°N 114.1082°E / 22.3557; 114.1082