Public housing estates on Tsing Yi Island

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Constituency map, showing approx location of housing estates on the island

The following is an overview of public housing estates on Tsing Yi, including Home Ownership Scheme (HOS), Private Sector Participation Scheme (PSPS), Flat-for-Sale Scheme (FFSS), and Tenant Purchase Scheme TPS) estates.

History[edit]

At early 1970s, the residents of Tsing Yi Island were largely villagers and fishermen. Later, the government decided to extend the Tsuen Wan New Town westward onto the island. The plan was to develop the northeastern quadrant of the island into residential use, and some estates were to be built on reclaimed land. The Hong Kong Housing Authority was mandated to construct public housing estates as part of this plan. Cheung Ching Estate is the first stage of new town development.

All the estates in this development are named "Cheung variable Estate" (長x邨), and most flats were destined for rental. Tsing Yi Estate is name after Tsing Yi Hui, which was demolished to make way for its construction.

Easeful Court was originally destined for the HOS, but ended up being let due to the impact of SARS.

Overview[edit]

Name Type Inaug. No Blocks No Units Notes
Broadview Garden 偉景花園 Flat-for-Sale/Rental 1991 7 1,776 HK Housing Society
Cheung Ching Estate 長青邨 Public 1977 8 4,905
Cheung Fat Estate 長發邨 TPS 1989 4 2,067
Cheung Hang Estate 長亨邨 Public 1990 6 4,689
Cheung Hong Estate 長康邨 Public 1979 13 8,100
Cheung On Estate 長安邨 TPS 1988 10 7,338
Cheung Wang Estate 長宏邨 Public 2001 7 4,273
Ching Nga Court 青雅苑 HOS 1989 1 816
Ching Shing Court 青盛苑 HOS 1985 1 800
Ching Tai Court 青泰苑 HOS 1988 7 2,180
Ching Wah Court 青華苑 HOS 1986 6 2,460
Ching Wang Court 青宏苑 HOS 2001 2 576
Easeful Court 青逸軒 Public 2003 2 510
Serene Garden 海悅花園 PSPS 1992 3 840
Tsing Yi Estate 青衣邨 TPS 1986 4 930
Tivoli Garden 宏福花園 Sandwich 1995 4 1024 HK Housing Society

Broadview Garden[edit]

Broadview Garden

Broadview Garden (Chinese: 偉景花園) is a public housing estate built by Hong Kong Housing Society in Tsing Yi, located near Tsing Yi Estate and Tsing Yi Park.

The estate consists of 7 residential blocks completed in 1991.[1][2] Its Block 1 to 5 is for Flat-for-Sale Scheme and Block 6–7 is for rent, mainly the residents affected by redevelopment of Bo Shek Mansion in Tsuen Wan.

Cheung Ching Estate[edit]

Twin Tower style of Cheung Ching Estate

The Chinese characters Cheung Ching (長青), mean "evergreen". The Estate is located on mid-east side of Tsing Yi Island, near Tsing Yi Bridge. It was bounded by Tsing Yi Road, Ching Hong Road, Chung Mei Road, and Tsing Yi Heung Sze Wui Road.

22°20′42″N 114°06′31″E / 22.34513°N 114.10869°E / 22.34513; 114.10869

In June 1977, the first intake of 2146 people[3] were allocated housing in Phase I of the estate (Ching Wai House, Ching Yung House, and Ching Kwai House). They were residents from overcrowded estates, or were relocated from redevelopment of older (Mk I and Mk II blocks) estates[3] in Kowloon Bay, and Hong Kong Island. At the time, transport infrastructure was undeveloped, and there were great concerns about logistics from would-be residents.[4]

Later, Ching Chung House, Ching Pak House, Ching Mui House and Ching Yeung House came on stream. In the early 1980s, Ching Tao House was built for the relocation of residents owing to reclamation of Tsing Yi Tong and Mun Tsai Tong.

To the west are Mayfair Gardens and Cheung Hong Estate, to the north is Chung Mei Lo Uk Village, to the east are industrial building, to the south are Rambler Crest and the Container Terminal 9.

Configuration[edit]

The estate consists of eight 'houses', i.e. high-rise blocks of flats, with 4905 flats. There are currently 4700 households in the estate. Other than residential blocks, the estate also provides a commercial centre with market, a community centre, a bus terminus, three primary schools, a secondary school, several car parks and garages, and several playgrounds.

The eight houses of the estate are:

House name Type Completion
Ching Tao House (青桃樓) Old Slab 1983
Ching Kwai House (青葵樓) 1977
Ching Wai House (青槐樓) Twin Tower
Ching Yung House (青榕樓)
Ching Chung House (青松樓)
Ching Pak House (青柏樓)
Ching Mui House (青梅樓) 1978
Ching Yeung House (青楊樓) 1979


Community facilities[edit]

The Cheung Ching Commercial Centre (長青邨商場) is a 6-storey complex surrounded by Ching Yung House, Ching Wai House and Ching Kwai House. At the podium level, there are a handful of shops and a Chinese restaurant. At the market level, most shops sell fresh food. A supermarket is at the ground floor. A garage is incorporated in the centre. There are two clinics on the ground floor of Ching Wai House. Some NGOs also set up facilities at Ching Yung House and Ching Kwai House.

Cheung Ching Community Centre with Cheung Ching Bus Terminus at the front

The Cheung Ching Estate Community Centre (長青社區中心) is the first community centre on the Tsing Yi Island. It was built in the late phase of the Cheung Ching Estate. The building is of 7 storeys, providing various community services for mainly south part of the new town of Tsing Yi Island. The Community Centre is operated by various NGOs. YWCA operates one integrated centre (for youth, family, female and school), one elderly centre, and a kindergarten. Lutheran provides service for the physical handicapped and the deaf. Yan Chai provides temporary after-school care for children. There is a hall for various programmes on the ground floor. From 1st floor to 6th floor, it was occupied by Hong Kong Youth Women's Club Association. Its branch Tsing Yi Integrated Social Service Centre provides integrated services for youth, family, senior citizen, children and workers. Government also has an office on the 1st floor. After budget cuts on social welfare by Hong Kong Government, many local offices of voluntary organisations in the area were withdrawn or incorporated into the centre.

Cheung Fat Estate[edit]

Cheung Fat Estate
Cheung Fat Shopping Centre

Cheung Fat Estate (Chinese: 長發邨) comprises 4 tower blocks, built on reclaimed land in Tsing Yi North. All buildings, except for King Fat House, enjoy a seaview over Tsuen Wan seashore.

In May 2005, the Government announced the sale of 23,000 hectares (57,000 acres) flats under the final phase of the TPS. Cheung Fat Estate was to be part of this "privatisation" by the Authority, under a scheme in which all "flats" are set for sale by the end of 2006.[5]

House name[6] Type Completion[6]
Leung Fat House (亮發樓) "New Slab" 1989
Yin Fat House (賢發樓)
Chun Fat House (俊發樓)
King Fat House (敬發樓) "Trident 3"

Community facilities[edit]

Cheung Fat Estate Shopping Centre, a five-storey shopping centre located in the lower part of the estate, caters to the household needs of residents in Cheung Fat and surrounding estates, and was considered one of the most important shopping arcades under the Housing Authority. It is now under the management of The Link REIT, having been spun off from the Authority and listed on the Hong Kong stock market in 2005.

There are a variety of facilities, shops and restaurants which cater for the household needs of residents in Cheung Fat and surrounding estates, namely Cheung On Estate and Ching Wang Court. For example, the Sports Centre on the 4th floor which has facilities for badminton, squash and basketball, as well as fitness room. There is a Cantonese restaurant on the top floor, which is famous for its hot pot buffet. McDonald's and other restaurants can be found there as well. There are two supermarkets, one on the ground floor and another on the third floor. Cheung Fat Market is situated next to the shopping centre.

Cheung Hang Estate[edit]

Cheung Hang Estate

Cheung Hang Estate (長亨邨) was built on the hills near Liu To of Tsing Yi Island, Hong Kong. It provides 4689 rental flats and the year of intake was 1990. It is adjacent to Cheung Wang Estate. There is a footpath linking Tsing Yi Nature Trail and Liu To Road near Cheung Hang Shopping Centre. On the trail people can enjoy the beautiful view of Tsing Ma Bridge.

House name Type Completion
Hang Lai House (亨麗樓) "Trident 3" 1990
Hang Chui House (亨翠樓) "Trident" Type 4
Hang Yip House (亨業樓)
Hang Chi House (亨緻樓)
Hang Chun House (亨俊樓) "Harmony 2" 1994
Hang Yee House (亨怡樓) "Harmony 2",
"Harmony 2" with wing
1995

Community facilities[edit]

Cheung Hang has a small-scale two-floor shopping centre. A Chinese restaurant, Fairwood Restaurant and a cha chaan teng are there. It is next to the bus terminus. Moreover, a Wellcome Supermarket is situated there as well. Under the shopping centre, there is a market. Both the shopping centre and market serve residents of Cheung Hang Estate, Cheung Wang Estate and Mount Haven. A community hall is situated in the middle of the estate.

Cheung Hong Estate[edit]

Cheung Hong Estate
A view of Cheung Hong Estate (Phase II) from Chung Mei Village

Cheung Hong Estate (Chinese: 長康邨) is composed of 13 residential blocks, with two commercial centres. Two primary schools and two secondary schools are also in the estate. This is the second estate in the area.

Cheung Hong is a large estate: it reaches Tsing Yi Road West at the west and nearly Cheung Ching Bus Terminus at the east.

House name Type Completion
Hong Wah House (康華樓) "Double H" 1979
Hong Fu House (康富樓)
Hong on House (康安樓) 1984
Hong Shing House (康盛樓)
Hong Ping House (康平樓) "Single H"
Hong Wing House (康榮樓) 1980
Hong Kwai House (康貴樓) Old Slab
Hong Wo House (康和樓)
Hong Tai House (康泰樓) 1982
Hong Cheung House (康祥樓) "Trident 1" 1985
Hong Fung House (康豐樓) "Trident 2"
Hong Shun House (康順樓) "Trident 1" 1986
Hong Mei House (康美樓) "Trident 2"

Cheung On Estate[edit]

Cheung On Estate

Cheung On Estate (Chinese: 長安邨) is situated in Area 8 of Tsing Yi Island, built on the reclaimed land in Tsing Yi North. The estate consists of ten high-rise blocks of flats. Among 7338 flats in the estate, 5617 flats have been sold to the residents under the TPS since January 1998. Cheung On Estate was the one of first few estates that sold under the above scheme. The remaining 1721 flats are remained as the public housing, which 1600 households are living in. According to the census taken in 2001, the total population of the estate is 28,278.

The ten blocks in the estate consist of three building types: Linear 1, New Slab and Trident 3. They are:

House name Type Completion
On Chiu House (安潮樓) "Trident 3" 1989
On Pak House (安泊樓)
On Hoi House (安海樓) 1988
On Yeung House (安洋樓)
On Mei House (安湄樓)
On Yun House (安潤樓) "Linear 1"
On Ching House (安清樓)
On Wu House (安湖樓) New Slab
On Tao House (安濤樓) 1987
On Kong House (安江樓) "Trident 3"

Cheung Wang Estate[edit]

Cheung Wang Estate

Cheung Wang Estate (長宏邨) is situated in Liu To on Tsing Yi Island, Hong Kong. It was built on the hilly site of Tsing Yan Temporary Housing Area (青欣臨時房屋區) after the temporary houses were demolished. The estate consists of seven high-rise blocks of flats, with 4273 flats.

House name Type Completion
Wang Man House (宏文樓) Harmony 1 2001
Wang Ching House (宏正樓)
Wang Ngai House (宏毅樓)
Wang Yung House (宏勇樓) New Harmony 1 2003
Wang Sum House (宏心樓)
Wang Yee House (宏意樓)
Wang Sin House (宏善樓)

Ching Nga Court[edit]

Ching Nga Court (Chinese: 青雅苑) is a HOS court in Tsing Yi North, located at the east of Cheung Fat Estate. It has only one block built in 1989.

House name[7] Type Completion
Ching Nga Court (青雅苑) Trident 3 1989

Ching Shing Court[edit]

Ching Shing Court (left)

Ching Shing Court (Chinese: 青盛苑) is the first HOS court in Tsing Yi, near Hong Fung House, Cheung Hong Estate. It is a block designated for HOS during the development of public housing estate Cheung Hong Estate. It looks like the integral part of the estate. It has only block built in 1985.

House name[8] Type Completion
Ching Shing Court (青盛苑) Trident 2 1985

Ching Tai Court[edit]

Ching Tai Court

Ching Tai Court (Chinese: 青泰苑) is a HOS court in Tsing Yi North, located at the west of Cheung Fat Estate. It has 7 blocks built in 1988.

House name[9] Type Completion
Cheung Tai House (祥泰閣) Trident 3 1988
Po Tai House (保泰閣)
Hang Tai House (恆泰閣)
Tung Tai House (通泰閣)
Shing Tai House (誠泰閣)
Chun Tai House (俊泰閣)
Hung Tai House (鴻泰閣)

Ching Wah Court[edit]

Wah Woon House and Wah Suen House, Ching Wah Court

Ching Wah Court (Chinese: 青華苑) is a HOS court in Tsing Yi, situated on the hills opposite to Cheung Hong Estate Phase 2. It has totally 6 blocks built in 1986. It is unlike the first Home Ownership Scheme estate, Ching Shing Court, which was the first one completely designed to be a standalone comparable to other private housing estates on the island.

House name[10] Type Completion
Wah Woon House (華奐閣) Windwill 1986
Wah Suen House (華璇閣)
Wah Pik House (華碧閣) NCB
Wah Fung House (華豐閣)
Wah Yan House (華欣閣)
Wan Cheung House (華翔閣)

Ching Wang Court[edit]

Ching Wang Court

Ching Wang Court (Chinese: 青宏苑) is a HOS in Tsing Yi, near Cheung On Estate, Cheung Fat Estate and Villa Esplanada.[11] Formerly the site of Ching Fat Temporary Housing Area,[12] it consists of 2 residential buildings completed in 2001.[13]

House name[11] Type Completion
Wang Chau House (宏就閣) Concord 2001
Wang Yu House (宏裕閣)

Easeful Court[edit]

Easeful Court

Easeful Court (青逸軒) is an estate of the Hong Kong Housing Authority. It was supposed to be sold under HOS, changed to rental after policy change of Hong Kong Government at the time of a property slump to stabilise the property prices in wake of the SARS epidemic.

It consists of two towers, with a total of 510 rental units. Each flat is let at higher rent than for other public housing estate because of having better facilities. Intake was in 2003.

Serene Garden[edit]

Serene Garden

Serene Garden (Chinese: 海悅花園) is a HOS and PSPS court in Tsing Yi, located at the reclaimed land of Tsing Yi Bay.[14] It is near Tsing Yi Park, Tsing Yi Pier, Greenfield Garden and Tivoli Garden.[15] It has three blocks built in 1992.

House name[16] Type Completion
Block 1 Private Sector Participation Scheme 1992
Block 2
Block 3

Tivoli Garden[edit]

Not to be confused with Tivoli Gardens.
Tivoli Garden

Tivoli Garden (Chinese: 宏福花園) is a housing estate in Tsing Yi, developed by the Hong Kong Housing Society in 1995. It was the Society's first development under the Sandwich Class Housing Scheme.[17]

It is located at 75 Tsing King Road,[18] between Serene Garden and Tsing Yi Sports Ground. It takes its name from the town of Tivoli in the Lazio region of central Italy.[citation needed]

Tivoli Garden comprises four blocks and a total of 1,024 apartments, with sizes ranging from 635 to 832 sq. ft.[18]

The project was completed with three months delay, and a contractor was fined as a consequence. After completion, about 1,900 complaints related to the buildings quality were directed by tenants to the Hong Kong Housing Society in July 1996. The society later announced that it had apologised to the residents and that most defects had been repaired.[19]

Tsing Yi Estate[edit]

Tsing Yi Estate

Tsing Yi Estate (Chinese: 青衣邨) is the only public housing estate on Tsing Yi Island which name does not start with the character Cheung (長). This is due to the fact that the estate was named in the memory of Tsing Yi Town (青衣墟), a traditional market town which was demolished in the 1980s to make way for new town developments. Since the estate was situated at the seaside of old Tsing Yi Town, part of it is built on reclaimed land. The estate consists of four high-rise blocks of flats.

The four residential blocks are:

House name Type Completion
Yee Kui House (宜居樓) "Trident 2" 1986
Yee Yip House (宜業樓)
Yee Wai House (宜偉樓) "Trident 3" 1989
Yee Yat House (宜逸樓) "Trident 4"

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