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Ma Wan (Traditional Chinese: 馬灣) is an island of Hong Kong, located between Lantau Island and Tsing Yi Island. The island belongs to Tsuen Wan district. It has an area of 0.96 km². It is today more well known as Park Island (a private housing estate). Traditional Chinese characters refers to one of two standard sets of printed Chinese characters. ... Map of Lantau Island, Hong Kong Lantau Island, also Lantao, based on the old local name of Lantau Peak (Traditional Chinese: ; lit. ... Tsing Yi (青衣), or Tsing Yi Island (青衣島) is an island of Hong Kong, to the northwest of Hong Kong Island. ... The night scene of Tsuen Wan across Rambler Channel (View taken from Tsing Yi Island) Tsuen Wan (Traditional Chinese: , formerly also Tsun Wan) is a bay in the New Territories, Hong Kong, opposite to Tsing Yi Island across Rambler Channel. ... 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...

Two channels separate Ma Wan and other major islands. To the east is the Ma Wan Channel, separating it from Tsing Yi Island; to the west is Kap Shui Mun, separating it from Lantau Island. The north seafront is opposite Tsing Lung Tau on the mainland New Territories. In physical geography, a channel is the physical confine of a river, slough or ocean strait consisting of a bed and banks. ... Ma Wan Channel (Traditional Chinese: ) is a channel between Ma Wan and Tsing Yi Island in Hong Kong. ... Tsing Yi (青衣), or Tsing Yi Island (青衣島) is an island of Hong Kong, to the northwest of Hong Kong Island. ... Kap Shui Mun (汲水門) is a major channel, between Lantau Island and Ma Wan, in Hong Kong. ... Map of Lantau Island, Hong Kong Lantau Island, also Lantao, based on the old local name of Lantau Peak (Traditional Chinese: ; lit. ... Tsing Lung Tau (青龍頭) is an area on the southwest coast of the New Territories in Hong Kong, between the major new town of Tsuen Wan and Tuen Mun. ... A major road, Kwong Fuk Road in Tai Po, a town in the New Territories. ...

Ma Wan Tung Wan Beach is located on the island. A temple of the goddess Tin Hau is found on the northern beach and was originately built by the local pirate Cheung Po Tsai, who often looked after the locals. Hong Kong has a long coastline which is full of twists and turns with many bays and beaches. ... Cheung Po Tsai (in Cantonese) or Chang Pao Tsai (in Wade-Giles) (張保仔 pinyin zhang1 bao3 zai3) was a 19th century Chinese pirate. ...

The prehistoric island had late neolithic inhabitants as proved by recent excavations. There were also inhabitants here during the Han Dynasty. More recently in the last 250 years it was a small fishing village named Tin Liu, only accessible by boats or ferries. It was founded by a CHAN familly coming from Tsing Yi island. As part of the Hong Kong Government's Rose Garden plan, the Lantau Link was constructed in the mid-1990s to connect the new Hong Kong International Airport to the city centre. The highway link was to pass through Ma Wan, and plans to develop the island began to emerge. Today, a large part of the island is occupied by the Park Island apartment complex. A theme park was proposed to accompany the housing project, and the first phase was opened on July 1, 2007. In the prehistory of Hong Kong, according to archaeological studies and many other resources, human activity in Hong Kong dates back over five millennia. ... An array of Neolithic artifacts, including bracelets, axe heads, chisels, and polishing tools. ... Han Dynasty in 87 BC Capital Changan (202 BC–9 AD) Luoyang (25 AD–190 AD) Language(s) Chinese Religion Taoism, Confucianism Government Monarchy History  - Establishment 206 BC  - Battle of Gaixia; Han rule of China begins 202 BC  - Interruption of Han rule 9 - 24  - Abdication to Cao Wei 220... The Lantau Link, formerly known as the Lantau Fixed Crossing, is a series of infrastructures linking Hong Kong International Airport to the urban areas. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Hong Kong International Airport (IATA: HKG, ICAO: VHHH) (Chinese: 香港國際機場; Jyutping: hoeng1 gong2 gwok3 zai3 gei1 coeng4; Mandarin Pinyin: ) is the principal airport in Hong Kong. ... Park Island (珀麗灣) is a private housing estate on Ma Wan, Hong Kong. ... Theme Park is a simulation computer game designed by Bullfrog Productions, released in 1994, in which the player designs and operates an amusement park. ...


Some Highlights of Ma Wan

- Life came long time ago here and still blooms. Mid-Neolithic Age (about 3000 BC), the late Neolithic Age (about 2000 BC), the early Bronze Age (about 1000 BC), the Han Dynasty (206 BC -220 AD), the Tang Dynasty (618 -917 AD) and the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911 AD). Complete Neolithic human skeletal remains were found in tombs. 1997 Tung wan tsai. - 24 housing units gave by Americans in 1965 ( and seems not maintained since then ). - Fishing village with people living on floating houses. ( not many nowadays in Hong Kong ) - Several wells of clear water - Hosts the world's longest span suspension bridge carrying both road and railway traffic ( the airport express ), the Tsing Ma Bridge. Tsing Ma + Ma Wan viaduc + Kap Shui Mun Bridge altogether links Tsing Yi to Lantau. - Hosts the Ma Wan Park - No cars allowed ( unless you require a permit to Transport Dept. of Hong Kong ) - Noah's arch replica - Recycle scheme in Park Island. Paper/plastic/cans - Fireworks / fairs organised in the piazza - 3 club house in Park Island : Blue blue / Green green / Chic Chic - Angsana Spa - unique in Hong Kong - Used to have a Custom house - Local production of the shrimp paste "habe" - 250 years village ( quite left empty in 2007 but a new Tin Liu has been built a bit on top of the old one ) - Small red crabs - Cemetery on the south - 360 degrees stuning view on the top of the south hill - Foreign visitors in 1794. See "A RECONNAISSANCE OF MA WAN AND LANTAO ISLANDS IN 1794" - The Salvation Army - Ma Wan Youth Camp - Deep waters for Hong Kong - 30m - Private community forum parkisland.net - When it was on sale the whole complex of phase 1 buildings has been sold in 2 week ends. Thousands buyers couldn't be served as the demand outnumbered the offer. - Old festivals such as Tin Hau are held every year. - Cantonese Opera is played also. - Many photographs come to Ma Wan or newly wedds for photo.


Although the Hong Kong government originally claimed it would be "physically impossible" to give the island a road connection via the Lantau Link, this proved to be possible after all as part of the Park Island construction. The island is now connected to Tsing Yi by the Tsing Ma Bridge (a suspension bridge), and to Lantau Island by the Kap Shui Mun Bridge (a cable-stayed bridge). Both bridges are part of the Lantau Link. Tsing Ma Bridge (青馬大橋) by night Tsing Ma Bridge (Chinese: 青馬大橋; Cantonese: cing1 maa5 daai6 kiu4; Mandarin: Qīngmǎ dàqiáo) (named after two islands of Tsing Yi (青衣島) and Ma Wan (馬灣) in Cantonese), of Hong Kong is the worlds sixth largest suspension bridge (22° 21N, 114° 04 E). ... A suspension bridge is a type of bridge that has been created since ancient times as early as 100 AD. Simple suspension bridges, for use by pedestrians and livestock, are still constructed, based upon the ancient Inca rope bridge. ... Map of Lantau Island, Hong Kong Lantau Island, also Lantao, based on the old local name of Lantau Peak (Traditional Chinese: ; lit. ... The Kap Shui Mun Bridge (KSMB)in Hong Kong is the worlds longest cable-stayed bridge carrying both road and railway traffic, with the upper deck for motor vehicles, and the lower deck for both vehicles and the MTR. It has a main span of 430 metres and an... A cable-stayed bridge is a bridge that consists of one or more columns (normally referred to as towers or pylons), with cables supporting the bridge deck. ...

Park Island Transport Co., Ltd. operates bus services between Park Island and Tsing Yi MTR Station, Park Island and Kwai Fong (MTR), Park Island and Hong Kong International Airport; ferry services between Park Island and Central and between Park Island and Tsuen Wan West (next to the KCR station). Park Island Transport Company Limited (PITCL) operates bus and ferry services between Ma Wan Island and other parts of Hong Kong territory. ... Tsing Yi Station Entrance Tsing Yi (Chinese: 青衣; Jyutping: cing1 ji1; pinyin: QÄ«ngyÄ«) is an interchange station of Tung Chung Line of MTR and Airport Express on Tsing Yi Island. ... Kwai Fong Station Kwai Fong (葵芳, Jyutping: kwai4 fong1, Pinyin: Kuífāng) station is an elevated railway station on of Hong Kong MTR, opened in 1982. ... Hong Kong International Airport (IATA: HKG, ICAO: VHHH) (Chinese: 香港國際機場; Jyutping: hoeng1 gong2 gwok3 zai3 gei1 coeng4; Mandarin Pinyin: ) is the principal airport in Hong Kong. ... The ferryboat Dongan Hills, filled with commuters, about to dock at a New York City pier, circa 1945. ... The night view of the Central as viewed from Tsim Sha Tsui on the opposite side of the Victoria Harbour Central (Chinese: 中環; Jyutping: zung1 waan4; Cantonese IPA: ; Pinyin: Zhōnghuán) is an area located in Central and Western District, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. ... Outside view of the station from southern entrance Tsuen Wan West (荃灣西站) is a KCRC station located in Tsuen Wan, Kowloon. ...

There is also a bus route that operates to Tsuen Wan (close to the MTR station), which is not operated by the Park Island Transport Co. The ferry for Sham Tseng does not operate anymore from Ma Wan village. Tsuen Wan Station This article is about Tsuen Wan Station of the MTR, for the line of the same name, see Tsuen Wan Line. ... Sham Tseng (Chinese: , literally deep well) is a coastal area in Tsuen Wan District, Hong Kong, between Ting Kau and Tsing Lung Tau. ...

Private vehicles are generally not permitted to enter the island, an arrangement which also exists in Discovery Bay on the nearby Lantau Island; however a permit can be requested from the Transport Department of Hong Kong. Taxis are not allowed, but the Park Island management company operates cars in case of emergency or special situations, though their availability is not guaranteed. Lorries may enter the island between 10am to 4pm daily without the need for a special permit. The main square of Siena, Italy This is a list of noteworthy car-free areas. ... Discovery Bay (DB) is a residential development in Hong Kong situated on the north-eastern coast of Lantau Island in the New Territories. ... Map of Lantau Island, Hong Kong Lantau Island, also Lantao, based on the old local name of Lantau Peak (Traditional Chinese: ; lit. ...

See also

The territory of Hong Kong consists of a mainland area and 236 islands. ... 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 links

  • Some pictures of Ma Wan
  • Community forum
  • Park Island website
  • Mawan Park
  • Kei Wai Primary School

Major islands in Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong
Major islands (by size): Lantau | Hong Kong Island | Lamma | Chek Lap Kok | Tsing Yi | Kau Sai Chau | Po Toi (Po Toi, Waglan) | Cheung Chau | Tung Lung Chau | Kat O | Wong Wan Chau | Hei Ling Chau | Tap Mun Chau | Ap Lei Chau | Soko Islands (Tai A Chau, Siu A Chau) | Ping Chau | Peng Chau | Ma Wan | Ninepin Group | The Brothers | Green Island | Kowloon Rock
Former islands: Kellett Island | Stonecutters Island | Hoi Sham Island | Channel Rock | Tsing Chau | Mong Chau | Chau Tsai | Nga Ying Chau | Lam Chau | Rumsey Rock 

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