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Encyclopedia > Kwai Chung

Kwai Chung (Chinese: 葵涌; Cantonese IPA: /kʰwɐɪ11 tsʰʊŋ55/, Jyutping: kwai4 cung1; Mandarin Pinyin: kuí chōng) is an area in the New Territories of Hong Kong. Together with Tsing Yi Island, it is part of the Kwai Tsing District of Hong Kong. Kwai Chung is the site of the container port. It is also part of Tsuen Wan New Town. Population (2000): 287,000. Area: 9.93 km² Standard Cantonese is a variant of Cantonese, generally considered the prestige dialect. ... The International Phonetic Alphabet. ... Jyutping (Traditional Chinese: 粵拼; Simplified Chinese: 粤拼; pinyin: yuèpÄ«n; Yale: yuhtpÄ«ng; sometimes spelled Jyutpin) is a romanization system for Standard Cantonese developed by the Linguistic Society of Hong Kong (LSHK) in 1993. ... Standard Mandarin is the official Chinese spoken language used by the Peoples Republic of China, the Republic of China on Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore. ... Pinyin (拼音, pÄ«nyÄ«n) literally means join (together) sounds (a less literal translation being phoneticize, spell or transcription) in Chinese and usually refers to HànyÇ” PÄ«nyÄ«n (汉语拼音, literal meaning: Han language pinyin), which is a system of romanization (phonemic notation and transcription to Roman script) for Standard Mandarin. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a physical quantity. ... The New Territories (Chinese: æ–°ç•Œ, Pinyin: XÄ«njiè) is the area of land in Hong Kong, north of the Kowloon peninsula, south of Shenzhen He / Shum Chun River (深圳河) and Hong Kongs outlying islands (including Lantau Island, Lamma Island, Cheung Chau, and Peng Chau), leased from Qing China to Britain in... Tsing Yi (青衣), or Tsing Yi Island (青衣島) is an island of Hong Kong, to the northwest of Hong Kong Island. ... Kwai Tsing (Chinese: 葵青區, Jyutping: kwai4 cing1 keoi1, pinyin: kuí qÄ«ng qÅ«) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... The territory of Hong Kong is divided in 18 administrative districts (Population as of 2000) Hong Kong Island Central and Western (274,400) Eastern (620,800) Southern (282,400) Wan Chai (190,300) Kowloon (New Kowloon included) Kowloon City (406,000) Kwun Tong (564,700) Sham Shui Po (372,200... The Port of Hong Kong is the worlds busiest container port, and the fourth busiest port in terms of total tonnage handled. ... Tsuen Wan New Town is a new town in Hong Kong. ...

Constituencies in 2003 District Council Election. Kwai Chung is the region on the right.
Constituencies in 2003 District Council Election. Kwai Chung is the region on the right.

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Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1500x1500, 78 KB) Summary Map of Constituencies of Kwai Tsing District in 2003 district council election. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1500x1500, 78 KB) Summary Map of Constituencies of Kwai Tsing District in 2003 district council election. ...


Name

Kwai Chung at early days was called Kwai Chung Tsz (葵涌子). Kwai Chung was a stream (Chung) that pouring in the Gin Drinkers Bay. The whole bay was reclaimed for land and the stream cannot be seen again. Running Stream The primary meaning of stream is a body of water, confined within a bed and banks and having a detectable current. ... Gin Drinkers Bay (醉酒灣, literally Drunkards Bay) or Gin Drinkers Bay is also known as Lap Sap Wan (垃圾灣). It was a bay in Kwai Chung, Hong Kong. ...


Divisions

Traditionally, Kwai Chung is divided in to Upper Kwai Chung or Sheung Kwai Chung (上葵涌), and Lower Kwai Chung or Ha Kwai Chung(下葵涌). Administratively, the upper is called North Kwai Chung, and the lower South Kwai Chung.


See also

The following is a list of buildings, sites and areas in Hong Kong: List of the 18 districts of Hong Kong, with a partial list of their sub-areas and streets Hong Kong Island Central and Western Central Admiralty Kennedy Town Mid-levels Sai Ying Pun Shek Tong Tsui Sheung...

External link

  • Satellite view of the container port in Kwai Chung
  • Mondophoto.net - 579 Public Domain photos of Hong Kong


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Kwai Tsing District - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (491 words)
Kwai Tsing (Chinese: 葵青區, Jyutping: kwai4 cing1 keoi1, pinyin: kuí qīng qū) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong.
Kwai Tsing is part of the New Territories.
Kwai Tsing District borders in the north and west with Tsuen Wan District, east with Sha Tin District, southeast with Sham Shui Po District and Yau Tsim Mong District (marine), south with Central and Western District (marine), and southwest with Islands District (marine).
Kwai Chung - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (206 words)
Kwai Chung was a stream (Chung) that pouring in the Gin Drinkers Bay.
Administratively, the upper is called North Kwai Chung, and the lower South Kwai Chung.
Tsuen Wan (Tsuen Wan, Kwai Chung and Tsing Yi)
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