Fanling-Sheung Shui New Town

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Fanling-Sheung Shui New Town
粉嶺/上水新市鎮
Skyline of Fanling-Sheung Shui New Town
Nickname(s): Fanling-Sheung Shui
Country  Hong Kong
District North District
Area
 • City 7.8 km2 (3.0 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • City 255 000
 • Urban 255 000
Mean solar time   UTC+08

Fanling-Sheung Shui New Town (Chinese: 粉嶺/上水新市鎮) was developed from the traditional market towns (Luen Wo Hui and Shek Wu Hui) and villages around Fanling and Sheung Shui, within the present-day North District in the New Territories of Hong Kong.

With development started in the mid-1980s, the new town presently has a population of 247 000, with an ultimate capacity of 264 000 upon full development. The total development area is about 780 hectares (7.8 square kilometres or 3.01 square miles) which includes residential, commercial, industrial, social, community and recreation facilities.

Housing[edit]

Fanling Town[edit]

Name Type Inaug. No Blocks No Units Notes
Cheung Wah Estate 祥華邨 TPS 1984 10 2,471
Ka Fuk Estate 嘉福邨 Public 1994 3 2,045
Wah Ming Estate 華明邨 Public 1990 7 2,476
Wah Sum Estate 華心邨 Public 1995 2 1,481
Yung Shing Court 雍盛苑 TPS 2000 2 1,729

Sheung Shui Town[edit]

Name Type Inaug. No Blocks No Units Notes
Ching Ho Estate 清河邨 Public 2006 3 2,397
Choi Yuen Estate 彩園邨 Public 1982 6 5,076
Tai Ping Estate 太平邨 TPS 1989 4 424
Tin Ping Estate 天平邨 TPS 1986 7 1,522

Community[edit]

North District Park
Fanling Public School

Schools[edit]

  • Fanling Public School
  • Lee Chi Tat Memorial School

Hospitals[edit]

Shopping centres[edit]

Transport[edit]

Sheung Shui Station

The new town is served by the Fanling, and Sheung Shui Stations of the MTR East Rail Line, which connects the new town with Kowloon and the border with mainland China at Lo Wu.

The Fanling Highway is part of Route 9. Other major roads include the Jockey Club Road and San Wan Road.

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