Public housing estates in Tseung Kwan O

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The following is an overview of Public housing estates in Tseung Kwan O, including Home Ownership Scheme (HOS), Private Sector Participation Scheme (PSPS), and Tenants Purchase Scheme (TPS) estates.

History[edit]

With the exception of Tsui Lam Estate, King Ming Court and Hong Sing Garden, all the public housing and HOS estates in Tseung Kwan O are built on the reclaimed land of Junk Bay.[1]

In 1990s, cracks were found at various places around On Ning Garden, Fu Ning Garden, Tong Ming Court, Beverly Garden and Bauhinia Garden.[2] The estates were also found unusual soil settlement on their reclaimed land when the MTR Tseung Kwan O Line was being constructed.[3] After investigation, the government explained that the settlement occurred due to consolidation of soil layers overlying the bedrock when groundwater was lost to the sewage collection tunnels and not adequately replenished from the surface. But the government emphasized that the buildings built on the reclaimed land were still safe.[4][5]

Overview[edit]

Name Type Inaug. No Blocks No Units Notes
Bauhinia Garden 寶盈花園 PSPS 2001 8 3,200
Beverly Garden 富康花園 PSPS 1998 10 3,966
Choi Ming Court 彩明苑 Public/HOS 2001 10 4,720
Chung Ming Court 頌明苑 HOS 1993 5 1,750
Fu Ning Garden 富寧花園 PSPS 1990 6 2,450
Hau Tak Estate 厚德邨 Public 1993 6 4,271
Hin Ming Court 顯明苑 HOS 1996 1 759
Ho Ming Court 浩明苑 HOS 1990 1 816
Hong Sing Garden 康盛花園 PSPS 1989 5 1,850
Jolly Place 樂頤居 Senior Citizen 2003 1 243 HK Housing Society
Kin Ming Estate 健明邨 Public 2003 10 7,018
King Lam Estate 景林邨 TPS 1990 7 2,047
King Ming Court 景明苑 HOS 1988 3 1,050
Kwong Ming Court 廣明苑 HOS 1998 7 4,256
Ming Tak Estate 明德邨 Public 1996 2 1,561
On Ning Garden 安寧花園 PSPS 1991 6 2,300
Po Lam Estate 寶林邨 TPS 1988 7 2,322
Po Ming Court 寶明苑 HOS 1998 2 1,476
Sheung Tak Estate 尚德邨 Public 1998 9 5,561
Tong Ming Court 唐明苑 HOS 1999 3 1,920
The Pinnacle 疊翠軒 Sandwich 1999 4 1,424 HK Housing Society
Tsui Lam Estate 翠林邨 TPS 1988 8 2,839
Wo Ming Court 和明苑 HOS 1999 4 1,640
Verbena Heights 茵怡花園 Mixed 1996 7 2,865 HK Housing Society
Yan Ming Court 欣明苑 HOS 1990 5 1,750
Yee Ming Estate 怡明邨 Public 2014 3 2,059
Ying Ming Court 英明苑 HOS 1989 5 1,750
Yu Ming Court 裕明苑 HOS 1994 2 1,216
Yuk Ming Court 煜明苑 HOS 1996 3 1,824

Estates[edit]

Bauhinia Garden[edit]

Bauhinia Garden

Bauhinia Garden (Chinese: 寶盈花園) is a HOS and PSPS estate, located near Tseung Kwan O Plaza, The Grandiose,[6][7] Tseung Kwan O Station. It was jointly developed by the Hong Kong Housing Authority and Shui On Group.[8][9] It consists of 8 residential blocks built on the reclaimed land and completed in 2001.[10] In 1990s, it suffered serious unusual ground settlement when Tseung Kwan O Line was being constructed.

Name[11] Type Completion
Block 1 Private Sector Participation Scheme 2001
Block 2
Block 3
Block 4
Block 5
Block 6
Block 7
Block 8

Beverly Garden[edit]

Beverly Garden

Beverly Garden (Chinese: 富康花園) is a HOS and PSPS estate, located near Tseung Kwan O Plaza, The Grandiose,[6][7] Tseung Kwan O Station. It consists of 10 residential blocks built on the reclaimed land and completed in 1998.[10] In 1990s, it suffered serious unusual ground settlement when Tseung Kwan O Line was being constructed.

Name[12] Type Completion
Block 1 Private Sector Participation Scheme 1998
Block 2
Block 3
Block 4
Block 5
Block 6
Block 7
Block 8
Block 9
Block 10

Choi Ming Court[edit]

Choi Ming Court (Rental housing)
Choi Ming Court (HOS)

Choi Ming Court (Chinese: 彩明苑) is a public estate and a HOS/PSPS estate in Tiu Keng Leng. It is the seventh public housing estate. It consists of 10 residential blocks (4 for rental and 6 for HOS) and a shopping centre completed in 2001.[13][14][15]

Name Type Completion Use
Choi Fu House Harmony 1 2001 rental
Choi Kwai House
Choi Wing House
Choi Yiu House Small Household Block
Choi Yeung House Concord HOS
Choi Lau House
Choi Chung House
Choi Pak House
Choi To House
Choi Mui House

Chung Ming Court[edit]

Chung Ming Court (Chinese: 頌明苑) is a HOS estate, near Hau Tak Estate. It has only 5 blocks built in 1993.

Name[16] Type Completion
Kar Ming House Non-standard 1993
Fai Ming House
Yin Ming House
Tsui Ming House
Koon Ming House

Fu Ning Garden[edit]

Fu Ning Garden

Fu Ning Garden (Chinese: 富寧花園) is the first HOS and PSPS estate in Hang Hau Area, located near Hang Hau Village and Tseung Kwan O Hospital. It was jointly developed by the Hong Kong Housing Authority and Tak Wing Investment (Holdings) Limited (Renamed as New Smart Energy Group Limited) in 1990. It consists of 6 residential blocks and a shopping arcade built on the reclaimed land. In 1990s, it suffered unusual ground settlement when Tseung Kwan O Line was being constructed.

Name[17] Type Completion
Block 1 Private Sector Participation Scheme 1990
Block 2
Block 3
Block 4
Block 5
Block 6

Hau Tak Estate[edit]

Hau Tak Estate and Hau Tak Shopping Centre

Hau Tak Estate (Chinese: 厚德邨) is the fourth public housing estate. Built between 1993 and 1994,[1] the estate comprises 6 blocks of Harmony I style, providing more than 4,000 rental flats.[18]

Name Type Completion
Tak Chak House Harmony 1 1993
Tak Chi House
Tak Fu House
Tak Hong House
Tak On House 1994
Tak Yue House

[19]

Hin Ming Court[edit]

Ho Ming Court (Chinese: 顯明苑) is a HOS estate, near Ming Tak Estate. It has only 1 block built in 1996.

Name[20] Type Completion
Ho Ming Court Harmony 1996

Ho Ming Court[edit]

Ho Ming Court (Chinese: 浩明苑) is a HOS estate, near King Lam Estate. It has only 1 block built in 1990.

Name[21] Type Completion
Ho Ming Court Trident 3 1990

Hong Sing Garden[edit]

Ho Sing Garden (Chinese: 康盛花園) is a HOS and PSPS estate, near Tsui Lam Estate and King Ming Court. It is built at a hill adjacent to Po Lam Road North overlooking Tseung Kwan O Tunnel.[22] It is the only PSPS estate that is not built on the reclaimed land. It was jointly developed by the Hong Kong Housing Authority and Shui On Group.[8][23] It has 5 blocks built in 1989.

Name[24] Type Completion
Block 1 Private Sector Participation Scheme 1989
Block 2
Block 3
Block 4
Block 5

Jolly Place[edit]

Jolly Place (Chinese: 樂頤居) is a Senior Citizen Residence Scheme court in Hang Hau, Tseung Kwan O, near Hang Hau Station.[25] It is one of this kind of elderly housing in Hong Kong, developed by the Hong Kong Housing Society.[26] It offers middle-class elder citizen to enjoy lifelong residence by paying an amount of rent in lump sum or by instalments.[27][28]

Kin Ming Estate[edit]

Kin Ming Estate

Kin Ming Estate (Chinese: 健明邨) is the eighth public housing estate, and consists of 10 housing blocks completed in 2003.

Kin Ming Estate was formerly the site of Tiu Keng Leng Cottage Area, an area settled by Kuomintang Army in Hong Kong after Chinese Civil War ended in 1949. After the area was demolished in 1997, a massive clearance, reclamation and redevelopment programme was carried out. The Tiu Keng Leng slope was flattened into two huge platforms to construct Kin Ming Estate and Choi Ming Court on the reclaimed land afterwards.[29]

Kin Ming Estate was originally an HOS court called Kin Ming Court (Chinese: 健明苑), but it was changed to rental housing finally and renamed to the current name.[30]

Name Type Completion
Kin Ching House New Harmony I 2003
Kin Fai House
Kin Hei House
Kin Wa House
Ming Chau House
Ming Sing House
Ming Wik House
Ming Yat House
Ming Yu House
Ming Yuet House

[31]

King Lam Estate[edit]

King Lam Estate

King Lam Estate (Chinese: 景林邨) is a TPS estate, and the third public housing estate. The estate has a total of 7 blocks of residential towers built in 1990.[32] Some of the flats were sold to tenants through Tenants Purchase Scheme Phase 4 in 2001.[33]

Name Type Completion
King Lui House New Slab 1990
King Chung House
King Min House Trident 3
King Tao House
King Yu House
King Nam House Trident 4
King Yung House

[34]

King Ming Court[edit]

King Ming Court (Chinese: 景明苑) is a HOS estate, near Tsui Lam Estate.[35] It is only HOS estate built at a hill, but not on the reclaimed land. It has 3 blocks built in 1988.

Name[36] Type Completion
Hei King House Non-standard 1988
Fai King House
Yuk King House

Kwong Ming Court[edit]

Kwong Ming Court (Chinese: 廣明苑) is a HOS estate, near Sheung Tak Estate.[6] It has 7 blocks built in 1998.

Name[37] Type Completion
Kwong Cheong House Harmony 1998
Kwong Lung House
Kwong Yin House
Kwong Sui House
Kwong Ying House
Kwong Ning House
Kwong Sun House

Ming Tak Estate[edit]

Ming Tak Estate and Hin Ming Court

Ming Tak Estate (Chinese: 明德邨) is the fifth public housing estate. Built in 1996, the estate comprises 2 blocks of Harmony I style.

Name Type Completion
Ming Kok House Harmony 1 1996
Ming Toa House

[38]

On Ning Garden[edit]

On Ning Garden

On Ning Garden (Chinese: 安寧花園) is a HOS and PSPS estate, located near Hang Hau Station. It was jointly developed by Hong Kong Housing Authority and Hening Investment. It consists of 6 residential blocks built on the reclaimed land and completed in 1991.[10] In 1990s, it suffered serious unusual ground settlement when Tseung Kwan O Line was being constructed.

Name[39] Type Completion
Block 1 Private Sector Participation Scheme 1991
Block 2
Block 3
Block 4
Block 5
Block 6

Po Lam Estate[edit]

Po Lam Estate

Po Lam Estate (Chinese: 寶林邨) is a TPS estate and the first public housing estate.[40] The estate has a total of 7 blocks of residential towers with 5,272 units.[41] In 2004, some of the flats (Po Kim House excluded) were sold to tenants through Tenants Purchase Scheme Phase 6A.[42]

Name Type Completion
Po Ning House New Slab 1988
Po Kan House
Po Yan House Trident 2
Po Tai House
Po Tak House
Po Chi House
Po Kim House Small Household Block 2001

[43]

Po Ming Court[edit]

Po Ming Court (Chinese: 寶明苑) is a HOS estate, near Sheung Tak Estate.[6] It has 2 blocks built in 1998.

Name[44] Type Completion
Po Chung House Harmony 1998
Po Pak House

Sheung Tak Estate[edit]

Sheung Tak Estate

Sheung Tak Estate (Chinese: 尚德邨) is the sixth public housing estate. Built in 1998 and 2003 respectively, the estate comprises 9 blocks of Harmony I and Small Household Block styles, and a shopping centre.[45]

Name Type Completion
Sheung Nim House Hsc 1998
Sheung Chun House Harmony 1
Sheung Lai House
Sheung Yan House
Sheung Chi House
Sheung Ming House
Sheung Shun House
Sheung Yee House
Sheung Mei House Small Household Block[46] 2003

[47][48]

The Pinnacle[edit]

The Pinnacle

The Pinnacle (Chinese: 疊翠軒) is a Sandwich Class Housing Scheme estate,[49] near Po Lam Station. It was developed by the Hong Kong Housing Society in 1999. It has 4 blocks in total.[50] Not all units were sold before the subsidized-sale scheme was stopped, but the government released the rest of the units in 2010.[51] The Pinnacle has been plagued with complaints of shoddy construction from the beginning, as well as from new homeowners who bought remaining apartments in 2010, believing the earlier issues were fixed.[52]

Tong Ming Court[edit]

Tong Ming Court (Chinese: 唐明苑) is a HOS estate, near Sheung Tak Estate.[6] It has 3 blocks built in 1999.

Name[53] Type Completion
Tong Fai House Harmony 1999
Tong Wong House
Tong Fu House

Tsui Lam Estate[edit]

Tsui Lam Estate

Tsui Lam Estate (Chinese: 翠林邨) is a TPS estate at the west of Po Lam. It consists of 8 residential buildings completed in 1988. It is the second public housing estate,[54] and it is the only one public housing estate which was not built on the reclaimed land.[55] In 2005, some of the flats were sold to tenants through Tenants Purchase Scheme Phase 6B.[56][57]

Name Type Completion
Choi Lam House New Slab 1988
Fai Lam House
Nga Lam House
Yan Lam House
Pik Lam House Trident 2
Sau Lam House
Hong Lam House
On Lam House

[58]

Verbena Heights[edit]

Verbena Heights

Verbena Heights (Chinese: 茵怡花園) is a public housing estate on the reclaimed land in Po Lam, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, located near Po Lam Station. It was developed by the Hong Kong Housing Society in 1996 and 1997. It consists of 7 residential blocks with a total of 1894 saleable units and 971 rental units.[59][60] It is an attempt to design environmentally-responsible housing.[61] It received a Silver Medal at the 1998 Hong Kong Institute of Architects Annual Awards.[62]

Wo Ming Court[edit]

Wo Ming Court (Chinese: 和明苑) is a HOS estate, near Ming Tak Estate. It has 4 blocks built in 1999.

Name[63] Type Completion
Wo Yat House Harmony 1999
Wo Fai House
Wo Cheong House
Wo Hui House

Yan Ming Court[edit]

Yan Ming Court (Chinese: 欣明苑) is a HOS estate, near Po Lam Estate, Ying Ming Court, Po Lam Station and Metro City. It has 5 blocks built in 1990.

Name[64] Type Completion
Yan Chung House Non-standard 1990
Yan Chuk House
Yan Mui House
Yan Lan House
Yan Kuk House

Yee Ming Estate[edit]

Yee Ming Estate

Yee Ming Estate (Chinese: 怡明邨) is a public rental estate in Tsueng Kwan O town centre. It consists of three residential blocks comprising 2,059 flats. The towers are 32-33 storeys in height and will accommodate a projected population of about 5,700.[65]

English name Chinese name Type Storeys Completion
Yee Yan House 怡茵樓 Non-standard block
(Y-shaped)
- 2014
Yee Yuet House 怡悅樓 Non-standard block
(V-shaped)
Yee Ching House 怡情樓

Ying Ming Court[edit]

Ying Ming Court (Chinese: 英明苑) is a HOS estate, near Po Lam Estate, Yan Ming Court, Po Lam Station and Metro City. It has 5 blocks built in 1989.

Name[64] Type Completion
Ming Yuen House Non-standard 1989
Ming Leung House
Ming Tat House
Ming Chi House
Ming On House

Yu Ming Court[edit]

Yu Ming Court (Chinese: 裕明苑) is a HOS estate, near Hau Tak Estate. It has only 2 blocks built in 1994.

Name[66] Type Completion
Yu Wing House Harmony 1994
Yu Cheong House

Yuk Ming Court[edit]

Yuk Ming Court (Chinese: 煜明苑) is a HOS estate, near Ming Tak Estate. It has only 3 blocks built in 1996.

Name[67] Type Completion
Wai Ming House Harmony 1996
Kwan Ming House
Hei Ming House

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b OFFICIAL RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS Wednesday, 9 April 1997
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  3. ^ Minor defects found on grounds near On Ning Garden
  4. ^ Causes of settlement in TKO
  5. ^ Buildings at Tseung Kwan O Are Safe
  6. ^ a b c d e Tseung Kwan O Centre Tseung Kwan O (South) Integrated Family Service Centre
  7. ^ a b Tseung Kwan O Delivery Office
  8. ^ a b Shui On Properties
  9. ^ Shui On Construction
  10. ^ a b c On Ning Garden
  11. ^ Bauhinia Garden
  12. ^ Beverly Garden
  13. ^ Choi Ming Court
  14. ^ Choi Ming Court (HOS)
  15. ^ Choi Ming Court (Rental)
  16. ^ Chung Ming Court
  17. ^ Fu Ning Garden
  18. ^ Hau Tak Estate
  19. ^ Hau Tak Estate
  20. ^ Hin Ming Court
  21. ^ Ho Ming Court
  22. ^ [1]
  23. ^ Shui On Construction – Design and Build
  24. ^ Hong Sing Garden
  25. ^ Jolly Place
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  27. ^ [2]
  28. ^ HOLISTIC PROPERTY MANAGEMENT : CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS IN JOLLY PLACE
  29. ^ Down Memory Lane – Tiu Keng Leng
  30. ^ Re-naming of Estate and Blocks for Kin Ming Court, Tseung Kwan O Area 73A
  31. ^ Kin Ming Estate
  32. ^ King Lam Estate
  33. ^ Tenants Purchase Scheme
  34. ^ King Lam Estate
  35. ^ Tseung Kwan O (North) Integrated Family Service Centre
  36. ^ King Ming Court
  37. ^ Kwong Ming Court
  38. ^ Ming Tak Estate
  39. ^ On Ning Garden
  40. ^ Tseung Kwan O New Town
  41. ^ Po Lam Estate
  42. ^ Tenants Purchase Scheme Phase 6A
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  44. ^ Po Ming Court
  45. ^ Sheung Tak Shopping Centre
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  49. ^ [3]
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  51. ^ [4]
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  54. ^ 將軍澳交通發展史 (Chinese Version)
  55. ^ 將軍澳-知多一點點 (Chinese Version)
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  57. ^ Last tenants-purchase units to go on sale
  58. ^ Tsui Lam Estate
  59. ^ Verbena Heights
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  62. ^ List of Past HKIA Annual Awards
  63. ^ Wo Ming Court
  64. ^ a b Yan Ming Court
  65. ^ "STH visits public rental housing site in Tseung Kwan O and Wo Che Estate in Sha Tin (with photos)". Press releases. Government of Hong Kong. 22 July 2013. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  66. ^ Yu Ming Court
  67. ^ Yuk Ming Court