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Mei Foo Sun Chuen (Chinese: 美孚新邨; lit. "Mobil new estate") or simply Mei Foo (美孚) is a large private housing estate in Hong Kong. Located in Lai Chi Kok of Kowloon, it is built in stages from 1965 to 1978 on the reclamation formerly used for petroleum storage by Mobil (Now ExxonMobil) in Hong Kong (Mobil's Chinese trading name in Hong Kong is 美孚/Mei Foo). Mei Foo Sun Chuen was the first private housing estate in Hong Kong and at the time of completion, the 99 tower complex was considered the largest private housing development in the world, accommodating up to 60,000 people in 13,500 apartments[citation needed].At the time of building, the government was tackling the serious squatter hut problem by constructing public resettlement estates for citizens without homes (especially those displaced by the Shek Kip Mei fire). At the time, a flat in Mei Foo cost around HK$40,000. [citation needed] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3264x2448, 3176 KB) Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3264x2448, 3176 KB) Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Real estate developer. ... Lai Chi Kok (荔枝角) is an area in Sham Shui Po District, New Kowloon, Hong Kong. ... In modern day Hong Kong, Kowloon refers to the urban area made up of Kowloon Peninsula and New Kowloon, bordered by the Lei Yue Mun strait in the east, Mei Foo Sun Chuen and Stonecutters Island in the west, Tates Cairn and Lion Rock in the north, and... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Land reclamation is either of two distinct practices. ... Oil Depot in Kowloon Hong Kong c1988 An oil depot (sometimes called a Tank Farm, an Installation or an oil terminal) is an industrial facility for the storage of oil and/or petrochemical products and from which these products are usually transported to end users or further storage facilities. ... Mobil gas station in the Loisaida section of the East Village of New York City Mobil was a major American oil company which merged with Exxon in 1999 to form ExxonMobil. ... For other uses, see Exon (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Real estate developer. ... The Hong Kong Dollar (ISO 4217: HKD) is the official currency of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) within the Peoples Republic of China. ...

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Buildings

It was considered grand in the old days and every apartment includes a balcony, at least two rooms and one bathroom. The apartment sizes vary from 600 to 1,800 square feet (56 to 167 square metres). Mei Foo Sun Chuen has several schools, kindergartens, medical clinics, salons, newspaper kiosks, supermarkets, shopping arcades, restaurants and food markets. The private secondary schools, in particular are formerly notable for academically poor students (The schools in Hong Kong are divided, based on academic achievements into previously 5, and now 3 categories. The aforementioned school are in the third category and is deemed to have less than satisfactory performance.) However, as education policy changes, some schools evolves into multicultural one. Students in Rome, Italy. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A clinic or outpatient clinic is a small medical facility that provides health care for ambulatory patients - as opposed to inpatients treated in a hospital. ... It has been suggested that hair salon be merged into this article or section. ... Exterior of a typical British supermarket (a Tesco Extra) Exterior of typical North American supermarket (a Safeway) This Flagship Randalls store in Houston, Texas is an example of an upscale supermarket. ... For the traditional meaning of the word mall, see pedestrian street or promenade. ... Toms Restaurant, a restaurant in New York made familiar by Suzanne Vega and the television sitcom Seinfeld A restaurant is an establishment that serves prepared food and beverages to order, to be consumed on the premises. ...


The once largest owners' corporation with legal status in Hong Kong, The Incorporated Owners of Mei Foo Sun Chuen - Stage I, was formed in 1997. The promoter of the corporation, Yiu Chi-Wai, served as the Chairman of the Management Committee from 1997 to 2000. The other seven stages' owners' corporations were also formed during the period. For the band, see 1997 (band). ...


Every building has guards. The guards have a night shift and a day shift and therefore the buildings are guarded everyday. Also, every now and then, every building changes a code. Each building has a different one.


Transport

Mei Foo is on the crossroad between Kowloon and Tsuen Wan. It is also marked as west end of urban Kowloon before entering New Territories. Kwai Chung Road and Lai Chi Kok Bridge is the major road in the area. Beneath the Kwai Chung Road, a major bus terminus is built to host multiple bus routes. MTR reaches Mei Foo when Tsuen Wan Line was completed in 1982. Another rail West Rail has a station in Mei Foo in 2003. Other public transport like minibus and taxis also have services in the estate. In modern day Hong Kong, Kowloon refers to the urban area made up of Kowloon Peninsula and New Kowloon, bordered by the Lei Yue Mun strait in the east, Mei Foo Sun Chuen and Stonecutters Island in the west, Tates Cairn and Lion Rock in the north, and... 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. ... In modern day Hong Kong, Kowloon refers to the urban area made up of Kowloon Peninsula and New Kowloon, bordered by the Lei Yue Mun strait in the east, Mei Foo Sun Chuen and Stonecutters Island in the west, Tates Cairn and Lion Rock in the north, and... A major road, Kwong Fuk Road in Tai Po, a town in the New Territories. ... Kwai Chung Road (葵涌道) is a main road in Kwai Chung, New Territories, Hong Kong. ... Lai Chi Kok Bridge (荔枝角大橋) is a bridge of Kwai Chung Road, linking Mei Foo of Lai Chi Kok in New Kowloon and Kwai Chung in the New Territories, Hong Kong. ... Bus terminus is a terminal bus stop where many bus routes begin or end. ... This article is about the metro system in Hong Kong. ... For the KCRC station, see Mei Foo (KCRC). ... Tsuen Wan Line route map (with detailed interchanges) The Tsuen Wan Line is one of the six lines of the metro network in Hong Kong known as the MTR. It is indicated in red on the MTR map. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Opening Date 20 December 2003 Stations 9 Number of trains 23 Service Area Tuen Mun, Yuen Long, Tsuen Wan, Sham Shui Po The West Rail is one of the three lines of the KCRC network in Hong Kong. ... Image:Transport HK WR MEF A.jpg Exit A of Mei Foo West Rail Station, equivalent to Exit D of Mei Foo MTR Station Exit B of Mei Foo West Rail Station Exit C of Mei Foo West Rail Station For the MTR station, see Mei Foo (MTR). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Volkswagen minibus A minibus is a motor vehicle that is designed to carry fewer people than a full-size bus. ... Taxicab, short forms taxi or cab, is a type of public transport for a single passenger, or small group of passengers, typically for a non-shared ride. ...


Events

DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited (Chinese: 星展銀行(香港)有限公司), a subsidiary of DBS Bank headquartered in Singapore, is a licensed bank incorporated in Hong Kong. ... October 2nd is the 275th day (276th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 90 days remaining. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Li Chi Kok Park

Next to the estate, there is a park called the lai Chi Kok Park. The park contains a kids playground, swimming pool, indoor gym, outdoor running facility, traditional chinese garden, basketball courts, squash courts, soccer field, tennis courts and a skate park.


The indoor gym has squash courts, basketball courts, ballet studios and badminton courts.



The swimming pool is very big. It contains 3 training pools, 2 main pools (one 1.2m-1.4m, the other 1.4m-1.9m), a kid's pool, a toddlers pool and a diving pool.


The meifoo skatepark is so far the biggest skatepark in Hong Kong and the most visited. It contains two half pipes, a few quater pipes, single rails and fun boxes. Most of the ramps are above 6ft. so be careful! The skatepark has been visited by a few proffesionals such as Chris Haslam, Terrel Robinson, Mike Peterson and Andrew Guillot. For more info. on skateboarding, visit http://www.hkskateboarding.com/


Gallery

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Image File history File links Download high resolution version (4681x800, 2940 KB) Summary Taken on 3 Feb 2006 at KCR West Rail Mei Foo Station, major building group are (from left) Lai Wan Garden, Lai Yan Court, Nob Hill, Lai Chi Kok Government Office, Mei Foo Sun Chuen Stage 5... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2448 × 3264 pixel, file size: 3. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3264x2448, 2689 KB) Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3264x2448, 3459 KB) Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3264x2448, 3708 KB) Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3264x2448, 5700 KB) Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...

See also


  Results from FactBites:
 
Mei Foo Sun Chuen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (468 words)
Mei Foo Sun Chuen was the first private housing estate in Hong Kong and at the time of completion, the 99 tower complex was considered the largest private housing development in the world, accommodating up to 60,000 people in 13,500 apartments.
Mei Foo is on the crossroad between Kowloon and Tsuen Wan.
MTR reaches Mei Foo when Tsuen Wan Line was completed in 1982.
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