Pak Shek Kok

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The view of Pak Shek Kok. The proper Pak Shek Kok is located near the village houses on the right, beneath the hill on the right.

Pak Shek Kok (白石角) is a place in Tai Po District in Hong Kong, located between Ma Liu Shui and Tai Po Kau, close to Cheung Shue Tan (樟樹灘) and facing Tolo Harbour (Tai Po Hoi). The Kowloon-Canton Railway, Tolo Highway, Hong Kong Science Park are all situated on the reclamation outside Pak Shek Kok.

Geography[edit]

Pak Shek Kok was the estuary of two creeks from nearby valleys of Cheung Shue Tau.[1][2] Kok (角) in Cantonese means convex land on the shore and thus was used to describe the land formed by two creeks running in to Tai Po Hoi. Pak Shek (白石) means white rock. It is probably the feature of land but without well documentary.

The estuary was completely covered by reclamation and the mouth of creeks was redirect to a drainage.

Politics[edit]

The proper Pak Shek Kok and surrounding villages are within Tai Po District. As it is close to the border of Sha Tin District. The reclamation off Pak Shek Kok divides. Most of Hong Kong Science Park belongs to Sha Tin and the rest belongs to Tai Po.[3]

Development[edit]

In January 2013, the government issued a proposal to develop Pak Shek Kok (East) for residential use, under Outline Zoning Plan S/PSK/10.[4] Associated is a proposed rail station, Pak Shek Kok Station.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Tai Po, Sheet No. 16. War Office. 1924.  The name of Pak Shek Kok is not shown on the map.
  2. ^ Area 6 (Tai Po). Crown and Survey Office. 1967. 
  3. ^ 2007 District Council Election
  4. ^ Outline Zoning Plans, NT and Islands

Coordinates: 22°25′37.87″N 114°12′11.99″E / 22.4271861°N 114.2033306°E / 22.4271861; 114.2033306