Kwu Tung

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Kwu Tung
Kwu tung village office.JPG
Kwu tung village office
Chinese 古洞
Yan Wah Lo was built in 1933 by members of the Yeung clan who had made their fortune in Indonesia.

Kwu Tung (Chinese: 古洞) is an area in the northern New Territories, west of Sheung Shui and Fanling, and east of Lok Ma Chau and San Tin, in Hong Kong.

History[edit]

Kwu Tung literally means "old cave" in the Cantonese language. Tung (洞 or 峒) also indicates that it was the habitat of ancient native Cantonese people. These inhabitants were later replaced by Punti, Hakka, and a small number of Teochew people, and the newcomers became the indigenous inhabitants of Hong Kong.

Geography[edit]

With the sediment of Sheung Yue River and creeks nearby, the land of Kwu Tung is relatively plain compared to the rest of hilly Hong Kong.

Development[edit]

Kwu Tung North is one of three new development areas currently being planned for North District, in parallel with Fanling North and Ta Kwu Ling.[1] According to the Railway Development Strategy 2014, a shuttle service between Kwu Tung Station and Kam Sheung Road Station spanning 10.7 km (6.6 mi) is expected to begin construction in 2018 and be inaugurated in 2023.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Low-carbon lifestyle within reach, but will HK grasp the opportunity?, SCMP, 4 Dec 2010, Olga Wong


Coordinates: 22°30′17″N 114°06′14″E / 22.504656°N 114.103769°E / 22.504656; 114.103769