New Town Plaza

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New Town Plaza
New Town Plaza logo
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LocationSha Tin, Hong Kong
Opening date30 January 1985
DeveloperSun Hung Kai Properties
ManagementKai Shing Management
OwnerSun Hung Kai Properties
No. of stores and servicesmore than 400
Total retail floor area1,300,000 m² (321.2 acres)
No. of floors9
Public transit accessSha Tin Station
New Town Plaza
Traditional Chinese新城市廣場
Simplified Chinese新城市广场

New Town Plaza is a shopping mall in the town centre of Sha Tin, Hong Kong. Developed by Sun Hung Kai Properties, it was the biggest shopping centre in the New Territories when it was completed in the early 1980s. Covering 200,000 square metres (49.4 acres), the plaza comprises Phase 1 (the main mall) and Phase 3, which are connected to each other, as well as the Grand Central Plaza, which is less than one kilometre from Phase 1. Phase 1 underwent extensive renovation from 2003 to 2008.

The nine-storey shopping centre is right next to Sha Tin Station and Citylink Plaza. It is one of the busiest shopping malls in Hong Kong. There are many different transportation links to New Town Plaza, such as shuttle services from nearby estates, minibus routes, the MTR station located right within the plaza itself, and so forth.

Floor plan[edit]

New Town Plaza Cinema Complex completed in June, 2018

Phase 1[edit]

  • Basement: Vacant since 2008
  • Level 1: MOVIE TOWN Cinema, restaurants
  • Level 2: c!ty'super, Uniqlo, Banks, Beauty & Health Care
  • Level 3: Luxury & Beauty, Fashion, agnès b., Bally, Coach, ZARA, GAP, Tommy Hilfiger, SaSa and a roof garden with playground
  • Level 4: Fashion & Accessories, Apple Store, IT, G2000, H&M
  • Level 5: Trendy, Casual & Sports Wear and a roof garden
  • Level 6: Electric World (Fortess, DG Lifestyle, Broadway, Suning, AV Life)
  • Level 7: THE MENU@Level 7, a CD shop and a roof garden in which a music fountain is included
  • Level 8: Maxim's Chinese Restaurant
  • Level 9: Roof garden

Phase 3[edit]

New Town Plaza Phase 3
New Town Plaza Phase 3 atrium have been removed after the renovation in 2017

New Town Plaza Phase 3 (新城市廣場第三期) is a private housing estate and a shopping arcade. It comprises 5 high-rise buildings and a 3-floor shopping arcade built between 1990 and 1991.[1] Phase 3 underwent extensive renovation from 2017 to 2019, to increase the shops, the existing atrium from Level 1 to Level 2 have been removed.

Layout of the shopping arcade after renovation:

Layout of the shopping arcade before renovation:

Grand Central Plaza[edit]

Grand Central Plaza

The Grand Central Plaza complex (新城市中央廣場) houses the HomeSquare shopping mall.

  • Levels 1 – 3: Furniture
  • Levels 5 & 6: IKEA flagship store in Hong Kong, in which a restaurant serving Swedish dishes is included

Snoopy's World[edit]

On the podium of Level 3 of Phase 1, there is an outdoor playground called the "Snoopy's World" (Chinese: 史努比開心世界), the first Peanuts outdoor playground in Asia.[2] It opened to the public on 1 September 2000.

Spots in Snoopy's World [1][edit]

Snoopy's World
  • Doghouse Entry: the Snoopy House
  • School Plaza: Peanuts Academy
  • Boating Canal: Canoe Ride
  • Baseball Playground: Peanuts Dugout
  • Mini Town Area: Peanuts Boulevard
  • Covered Sitting Pavilion: Party Pavilion

Musical fountain[edit]

The new music fountain

When New Town Plaza Phase 1 opened, an oval musical fountain at the centre of Level 3 was an icon of the shopping mall and the largest musical fountain in Asia[citation needed]. It was demolished in August 2004 and then, in May 2005, rebuilt on the roof garden of Level 7, opening in November that year. But it was then closed in 2015 which is the year of New Town Plaza has opened 30 years.

Phase 1 gallery[edit]

Nearby shopping malls[edit]

Nearby facilities[edit]

Sha Tin Park

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ New Town Plaza-Phase 3[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Snoopy's World
  3. ^ "SHKP cheers Beijing Olympic torch relay". Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited. 27 April 2008. Retrieved 15 June 2009.[permanent dead link]

External links[edit]

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Coordinates: 22°22′55″N 114°11′18″E / 22.381947°N 114.188309°E / 22.381947; 114.188309