Public housing estates in Wong Tai Sin

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A view of various public housing estates in Wong Tai Sin beneath Lion Rock

The following is a list of public housing estates in Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon, Hong Kong including Home Ownership Scheme (HOS), Private Sector Participation Scheme (PSPS), Sandwich Class Housing Scheme (SCHS), Flat-for-Sale Scheme (FFSS), and Tenants Purchase Scheme (TPS) estates.

History[edit]

Lok Fu, Wong Tai Sin, Wang Tau Hom, and Tung Tau were home to a large number of public housing blocks built in the 1950s and 1960s to provide accommodation to Hong Kong's burgeoning population of refugee migrants. This type of housing, built in haste with limited resources, was rudimentary. The flats were no more than single rooms and families on each floor shared toilet and bathing facilities. In the 1980s there was a push to redevelop the first generation of estates so that each family was housed in a self-contained flat. By the late 1980s much of the area had been rebuilt.

Overview[edit]

Name Type Inaug. No Blocks No Units Notes
Chuk Yuen (North) Estate 竹園北邨 TPS 1987 8 1,665
Chuk Yuen (South) Estate 竹園南邨 Public 1984 8 6,621
Kai Tak Garden 啟德花園 Flat-for-Sale 1998,2001 5 1,256 HK Housing Society
Mei Tung Estate 美東邨 Public 1974 4 2,500
Pang Ching Court 鵬程苑 HOS 1991 1 816
Tin Ma Court 天馬苑 HOS 1986 5 2,800
Tin Wang Court 天宏苑 HOS 1992 3 630
Tsui Chuk Garden 翠竹花園 PSPS 1989 14 3,524
Tung Tau (I) Estate 東頭(一)邨 Public 1965 1 906
Tung Tau (II) Estate 東頭(二)邨 TPS 1982 20 3,011
Tung Wui Estate 東匯邨 Public 2012 2 1,300
Lower Wong Tai Sin (I) Estate 黃大仙下(一)邨 TPS 1989 9 2,018
Lower Wong Tai Sin (II) Estate 黃大仙下(二)邨 Public 1982 15 6,779
Upper Wong Tai Sin Estate 黃大仙上邨 Public 2000 8 4,873
Ying Fuk Court 盈福苑 HOS 2001 1 370

Chuk Yuen Estate[edit]

Main article: Chuk Yuen Estate

Chuk Yuen Estate (Chinese: 竹園邨) is a public housing estate in Wong Tai Sin and underneath Lion Rock. It is divided into Chuk Yuen (North) Estate (Chinese: 竹園(北)邨) and Chuk Yuen (South) Estate (Chinese: 竹園(南)邨). The two estates has 8 blocks respectively,[1][2] and all the blocks were built in the 1980s. In 1999, some of the flats were sold to tenants through Tenants Purchase Scheme Phase 2.[3]

Kai Tak Garden[edit]

Kai Tak Garden

Kai Tak Garden (Chinese: 啟德花園) is a Flat-for-Sale Scheme court in Wong Tai Sin, formerly the site of Kai Tak Estate (Chinese: 啟德邨).[4] It has 5 blocks developed by the Hong Kong Housing Society and built in 1998 (Block 1 to 3) and 2003 (Block 4 and 5) respectively.[5]

Name Completion
Block 1 1998
Block 2
Block 3
Block 4 2003
Block 5

Mei Tung Estate[edit]

Overview of Mei Tung Estate in 2010 (before the construction of Mei Tak House)

Mei Tung Estate (Chinese: 美東邨) is a public housing estate at the south of Wong Tai Sin. It consists of 2 Old Slab-typed blocks, each building is 8-storey, providing over 600 flats.[6] Although the estate is near Kowloon City, it belongs to Wong Tai Sin District rather than Kowloon City District because it is located at the north of Tung Tau Tsuen Road (Chinese: 東頭村道), the boundary between two districts.[7][8] A third block opened in 2010, and a fourth opened in 2014.

Background[edit]

In 1971, the British Hong Kong Government cleared Tung Wo Village and Chiu Ping New Village in Tung Tau Squatter Area. In 1974, one block of the estate, "Block 6", was constructed. The government planned to demolish nearby Sai Tau Village in Kowloon City to construct remaining blocks, but the plan was strongly opposed by the village residents. As a result, the plan was left aside. (Sai Tau Village was finally demolished in 1984 to build the current Carpenter Road Park.) Since no other blocks were built, "Block 6" was renamed as "Mei Tung House" in 1979. In 1981, the government decided to construct one more block on the left side of Mei Tung House. In 1983, the block, "Mei Po House", was completed.[9][10][11]

Houses[edit]

Name[12] Type Completion
Mei Tung House Old Slab 1974
Mei Po House 1983
Mei Yan House Non-standard 2010
Mei Tak House 2014

Tin Ma Court[edit]

Tin Ma Court

Tin Ma Court (Chinese: 天馬苑) is a Home Ownership Scheme court in Wong Tai Sin, near Lung Cheung Road and Chuk Yuen Road. It has 5 blocks built in 1986.

Name[13] Type Completion
Chun Sing House Windwill 1986
Chun Wai House
Chun Fei House
Chun On House
Chun Hong House

Tin Wang Court[edit]

Tin Wang Court

Tin Wang Court (Chinese: 天宏苑) is a Home Ownership Scheme court in Wong Tai Sin, near Tin Ma Court. It has 3 blocks built in 1992.

Name[14] Type Completion
Wang King House NCB 1992
Wang Yuen House
Wang Mei House

Tsui Chuk Garden[edit]

Tsui Chuk Garden with Lion Rock in the background.

Tsui Chuk Garden (Chinese: 翠竹花園) is a Home Ownership Scheme and Private Sector Participation Scheme estate in Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon, Hong Kong, adjacent to Lion Rock. It consists of 14 residential buildings built in 1989 (Phase 1 and 2, Block 1 to 12) and 1991 (Phase 3, Block 13 and 14) respectively.[15] There is a bus terminus in the estate, which has a KMB bus route to MTR Wong Tai Sin Station.[16][17]

Name[18] Type Completion
Block 1 PSPS 1989
Block 2
Block 3
Block 4
Block 5
Block 6
Block 7
Block 8
Block 9
Block 10
Block 11
Block 12
Block 13 1991
Block 14

Tung Tau Estate[edit]

Main article: Tung Tau Estate

Tung Tau Estate (Chinese: 東頭邨) is a public housing estate and Tenants Purchase Scheme estate at the south of Wong Tai Sin. It is divided into Tung Tau (I) Estate (Chinese: 東頭(一)邨) and Tung Tau (II) Estate (Chinese: 東頭(二)邨). Tung Tau (I) Estate has only one resettlement block, Block 22, built in 1965.[19] Tung Tau (II) Estate has other 20 blocks built after its redevelopment in the 1980s and 1990s.

Tung Wui Estate[edit]

Tung Wui Estate

Tung Wui Estate (Chinese: 東匯邨), also known as Tung Tau Estate Phase 9, consists of two residential blocks completed in 2012 providing a total of 1,333 residential units with sizes ranging from 14 to 39 square metres .

Houses[edit]

English name Chinese name Type Storeys Completion
Wui Yan House 匯仁樓 Non-standard block
(Y-shaped)
38 2013
Wui Sum House 匯心樓 34

Lower Wong Tai Sin Estate[edit]

Lower Wong Tai Sin (I) Estate
Lower Wong Tai Sin (II) Estate

Lower Wong Tai Sin Estate (Chinese: 黃大仙下邨) is a public housing estate and Tenants Purchase Scheme estate in Wong Tai Sin, along the south of Lung Cheung Road,[20] near Wong Tai Sin Temple and MTR Wong Tai Sin Station.[21] It is divided into Lower Wong Tai Sin (I) Estate (Chinese: 黃大仙下(一)邨) and Lower Wong Tai Sin (II) Estate (Chinese: 黃大仙下(二)邨). The estate now consists of totally 24 blocks built between the 1980s and 1990s.

Upper Wong Tai Sin Estate[edit]

Upper Wong Tai Sin Estate (Chinese: 黃大仙上邨) is a public housing estates in Wong Tai Sin, along the north of Lung Cheung Road,[22] near Wong Tai Sin Temple and MTR Wong Tai Sin Station.[23] It consists of 8 blocks built in 2000 and 2009 respectively, and it is now under redevelopment.

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