Public housing estates on Tsing Yi 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.
- 1 History
- 2 Overview
- 3 Broadview Garden
- 4 Cheung Ching Estate
- 5 Cheung Fat Estate
- 6 Cheung Hang Estate
- 7 Cheung Hong Estate
- 8 Cheung On Estate
- 9 Cheung Wang Estate
- 10 Ching Nga Court
- 11 Ching Shing Court
- 12 Ching Tai Court
- 13 Ching Wah Court
- 14 Ching Wang Court
- 15 Easeful Court
- 16 Serene Garden
- 17 Tivoli Garden
- 18 Tsing Yi Estate
- 19 References
- 20 External links
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 named after Tsing Yi Hui, which was demolished to make way for its construction.
|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|
|Tsing Yi Estate||青衣邨||TPS||1986||4||930|
|Tivoli Garden||宏福花園||Sandwich||1995||4||1024||HK Housing Society|
The estate consists of 7 residential blocks completed in 1991. 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
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.
In June 1977, the first intake of 2146 people 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 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.
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.
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:
|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|
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.
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
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.
|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"|
Cheung Fat Plaza, 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. Maritime Market is situated next to the shopping centre.
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.
|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
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
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.
|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
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 the first few estates to be 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.
|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
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.
|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
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.
|Ching Nga Court (青雅苑)||Trident 3||1989|
Ching Shing Court
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.
|Ching Shing Court (青盛苑)||Trident 2||1985|
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.
|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
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.
|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
Ching Wang Court (Chinese: 青宏苑) is a HOS in Tsing Yi, near Cheung On Estate, Cheung Fat Estate and Villa Esplanada. Formerly the site of Ching Fat Temporary Housing Area, it consists of 2 residential buildings completed in 2001.
|Wang Chau House (宏就閣)||Concord||2001|
|Wang Yu House (宏裕閣)|
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 (Chinese: 海悅花園) is a HOS and PSPS court in Tsing Yi, located at the reclaimed land of Tsing Yi Bay. It is near Tsing Yi Park, Tsing Yi Pier, Greenfield Garden and Tivoli Garden. It has three blocks built in 1992.
|Block 1||Private Sector Participation Scheme||1992|
Tivoli Garden (Chinese: 宏福花園) is a housing estate in Tsing Yi, New Territories, developed by the Hong Kong Housing Society in 1995. It was the Society's first development under the Sandwich Class Housing Scheme.
Tivoli Garden comprises four blocks and a total of 1,024 apartments, with sizes ranging from 635 to 832 sq. ft.
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.
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:
|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"|
- Broadview Garden
- Properties under Management of Hong Kong Housing Society
- New homes for 5,332 in June, South China Morning Post, 19 July 1977
- Emily Lau, Flats-little choice given, South China Morning Post, 5 May 1977
- Michael Ng, "23,000 flats to go in final estate sale", The Standard, 12 May 2005
- Hong Kong Housing Authority – Cheung Fat Estate
- Ching Nga Court
- Ching Shing Court
- Ching Tai Court
- Ching Wah Court
- Ching Wang Court
- 臨時房屋區 (Chinese Version)
- Ching Wang Court
- Tsing Yi (North) Integrated Family Service Centre
- Serene Garden
- Hong Kong Housing Society – 1995 – Tivoli Garden
- Hong Kong Housing Society – Tivoli Garden
- "Society shrugs off flats complaints". The Standard, 24 August 1996
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