New Town Plaza

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New Town Plaza
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New Town Plaza Phase 1
Traditional Chinese 新城市廣場
Simplified Chinese 新城市广场
New Town Plaza
New Town Plaza Logo (2006).png
Location Sha Tin District, Hong Kong, China
Opening date 30 January 1985
Developer Sun Hung Kai Properties
Management Kai Shing Management
Owner Sun Hung Kai Properties
No. of stores and services more than 400
Total retail floor area 1,300,000 m² (321.2 acres)
No. of floors 9
Public transit access Sha Tin Station
Website http://www.newtownplaza.com.hk

New Town Plaza is a shopping mall in the town centre of Sha Tin in Hong Kong. Developed by Sun Hung Kai Properties, it was the biggest shopping mall in the New Territories of Hong Kong when it was completed in the early 1980s. Covering 200,000 square metres (49.4 acres), the plaza comprises Phase 1 (the main mall) and Phase 3, which are connected to each other, as well as the Grand Central Plaza, which is less than one kilometre from Phase 1. Phase 1 underwent extensive renovation from 2003 to 2008. The nine-storey main mall is right next to Sha Tin Station and Citylink Plaza. Until now, it remains one of the busiest shopping malls in Hong Kong. There are many different transportation links to New Town Plaza, such as shuttle services from nearby estates, minibus routes, the MTR station located right within the plaza itself, and so forth.

Floor plan[edit]

New Town Plaza Phase 3
Grand Central Plaza

Phase 1[edit]

Phase 3[edit]

New Town Plaza Phase 3 (新城市廣場第三期) is a private housing estate and a shopping arcade. It comprises 5 high-rise buildings and a 3-floor shopping arcade built between 1990 and 1992.[1] Layout of the shopping arcade:

Grand Central Plaza[edit]

The Grand Central Plaza complex (新城市中央廣場) houses the HomeSquare shopping mall.

  • Levels 1 - 3: Furniture
  • Levels 5 & 6: IKEA flagship store in Hong Kong, in which a restaurant serving Swedish dishes is included

Snoopy's World[edit]

On the podium of Level 3 of Phase 1, there is an outdoor playground called the "Snoopy's World" (Chinese: 史努比開心世界), the first Peanuts outdoor playground in Asia.[2] It is opened to the public on 1 September 2000.

Spots in Snoopy's World [1][edit]

Snoopy's World
  • Doghouse Entry: the Snoopy House
  • School Plaza: Peanuts Academy
  • Boating Canal: Canoe Ride
  • Baseball Playground: Peanuts Dugout
  • Mini Town Area: Peanuts Boulevard
  • Covered Sitting Pavilion: Party Pavilion

Musical fountain[edit]

The new music fountain

When New Town Plaza Phase 1 opened, an oval musical fountain at the centre of Level 3 was an icon of the shopping mall and the largest musical fountain in Asia[citation needed]. It was demolished in August 2004 and then, in May 2005, rebuilt on the roof garden of Level 7, opening in November that year.

Phase 1 gallery[edit]

Nearby shopping malls[edit]

Nearby facilities[edit]

Sha Tin Park

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ New Town Plaza-Phase 3
  2. ^ Snoopy's World
  3. ^ "SHKP cheers Beijing Olympic torch relay". Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited. 2008-04-27. Retrieved 2009-06-15. 

External links[edit]

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Coordinates: 22°22′55″N 114°11′18″E / 22.381947°N 114.188309°E / 22.381947; 114.188309