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Sha Tin
Chinese: 沙田
Mandarin
Hanyu Pinyin: Shātián
Cantonese
IPA: [sɑ55 tʰɪn11]
Jyutping: saa1 tin4
Yale: sā tìhn
Literal meaning: "sand field"
Shing Mun River and Lek Yuen Bridge (瀝源橋).
Shing Mun River and Lek Yuen Bridge (瀝源橋).

Sha Tin ( also spelt Shatin ) is an area in the New Territories, in the Hong Kong special administrative region of the People's Republic of China. It lies in the centre of the Sha Tin District. Standard Mandarin is the official Chinese spoken language used by the Peoples Republic of China, the Republic of China (Taiwan) and Singapore. ... Pinyin is a system of romanization (phonemic notation and transcription to Roman script) for Standard Mandarin, where pin means spell and yin means sound. The most common variant of pinyin in use is called Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: , Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: HànyÇ” PÄ«nyÄ«n), also known as scheme... Standard Cantonese is a variant, and is generally considered the prestige dialect of Cantonese Chinese. ... For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words see here. ... Jyutping (sometimes spelled Jyutpin) is a romanization system for Standard Cantonese developed by the Linguistic Society of Hong Kong (LSHK) in 1993. ... The Yale romanizations are four systems created during World War II for use by United States military personnel. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 642 KB) Shing Mun River and Lek Yuen Bridge at Shatin, Hong Kong. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 642 KB) Shing Mun River and Lek Yuen Bridge at Shatin, Hong Kong. ... The following is a list of areas of Hong Kong. ... A major road, Kwong Fuk Road in Tai Po, a town in the New Territories. ... This article talks about the special administrative regions set up by the Peoples Republic of China. ... District slogan: none Location within Hong Kong S.A.R. (Click here for satellite image) District Council Chairman WAI Kwok-hung, JP Area   â€“Land   â€“Water 60 km² km² km² Population   â€“Total (2001)   â€“Density > 600,000 /km² Latitude Longitude 22°39 N 114°21 E Official website: Sha Tin District Council...

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History

Before effective British rule in Hong Kong, the area of Sha Tin and its vicinity was referred as Lek Yuen. The officials mistook the name of Sha Tin Wai as the name of the area and have used it ever since.


Sha Tin was formerly market town at the present location of Sha Tin Centre Street and New Town Plaza shopping centre, near the Sha Tin Station of the KCR East Rail. In present-day conversations Sha Tin may refer to the area around the original location of the market town, the market town and its environs, the Sha Tin New Town excluding the Ma On Shan extension, or the Sha Tin District. The market town is a medieval phenomenon. ... Façade of the New Town Plaza. ... The plague commemorating the opening of Shatin KCR Station. ... For other uses, see KCR (disambiguation). ... Opening Date 10 October 1911 Stations 14 Number of trains 37 Service Area North, Tai Po, Sha Tin, Yau Tsim Mong, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon City The East Rail (東鐵) is one of the three lines of the KCR network in Hong Kong. ... Sha Tin New Town (Traditional Chinese: 沙田新市鎮) is one of the new towns in Hong Kong. ... Ma On Shan (Traditional Chinese: 馬鞍山; Simplified Chinese: 马鞍山; pinyin: Mǎān Shān; literally saddle ridge) could refer to one of the following things in Hong Kong, China: Ma On Shan - a mountain in the New Territories Ma On Shan - a new town within the Sha Tin District in the New... District slogan: none Location within Hong Kong S.A.R. (Click here for satellite image) District Council Chairman WAI Kwok-hung, JP Area   â€“Land   â€“Water 60 km² km² km² Population   â€“Total (2001)   â€“Density > 600,000 /km² Latitude Longitude 22°39 N 114°21 E Official website: Sha Tin District Council...


Sha Tin was a agricultural farmland many years ago, the most famous product was Sha Tin Pomelo. Before Sha Tin's development into a new town, Hung Mui Kuk (紅梅谷) in southwestern Sha Tin was perennially the site for school picnics. The valley remains a popular barbecue site. A new town, planned community or planned city is a city, town, or community that was designed from scratch, and grew up more or less following the plan. ... Friends and family gather for a picnic in a public park in Columbus, Ohio, c. ...


Sha Tin was the location of the first flight of a powered aircraft in Hong Kong. A full size replica of this plane now hangs in Hong Kong International Airport. The interior of the Hong Kong International Airport A replica of the Spirit of Sha Tin displayed at the Hong Kong International Airport in Chek Lap Kok. ...


Name origin: Lek Yuen

Lek Yuen (Traditional Chinese: 瀝源, Simplified Chinese: 沥源; Cantonese IPA: [lik55 jyn11], Yale: līk yùhn; Mandarin pinyin: Lìyuán) is the original name of the Sha Tin area and its environs. When British surveyors first came to the area, they visited Sha Tin Wai and tried to get the name of the whole area. The villagers answered the officials it is Sha Tin and therefore the officials mistakenly recorded this as the name of the whole area. Sha Tin has been used instead of Lek Yuen even since. Traditional Chinese characters are one of two standard character sets of printed contemporary Chinese written language. ... Simplified Chinese characters (Simplified Chinese: 简体字; Traditional Chinese: 簡體字; pinyin: jiǎntǐzì; also called 简化字/簡化字, jiǎnhuàzì) are one of two standard character sets of printed contemporary Chinese written language. ... This article is on all of the Yue dialects. ... For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words see here. ... The Yale romanizations are four systems created during World War II for use by United States military personnel. ... This article is on all of the Northern Chinese dialects. ... Pinyin is a system of romanization (phonemic notation and transcription to Roman script) for Standard Mandarin, where pin means spell and yin means sound. The most common variant of pinyin in use is called Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: , Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: HànyÇ” PÄ«nyÄ«n), also known as scheme...


The name literally means Source of Trickling or Source of Clear Water.


Nowadays, the original name is used to refer to Lek Yuen Estate. Lek Yuen (Chinese: 瀝源; Pinyin: Lì Yuán) is the old name of the area of Sha Tin (Chinese: 沙田) in New Territories, Hong Kong S.A.R.. The name literally means Source of Trickling or Source of Clear Water. Nowadays, this name is used to refer to Lek Yuen Estate (Chinese...


Cuisine

Sha Tin is famous for certain southern Chinese food such as shanshui doufu (Chinese: 山水豆腐; lit. mountain-water beancurd) , barbecued pigeon and chicken congee. The cooked food stalls in Wo Che Estate and Fo Tan are hotspots for food. Alternative meaning: In geology, North China (continent) and South China (continent) were two ancient landmasses that correspond to modern northern and southern China. ... Tofu, also called doufu (often in Chinese recipes) or bean curd (literal translation), is a food of Chinese origin, made by coagulating soy milk, and then pressing the resulting curds into blocks. ... Wo Che Estate (禾輋邨) is one of the old public housing estate in Shatin in Hong Kong. ... Fo Tan (Traditional Chinese: 火炭) is a suburb of Sha Tin, in Hong Kong. ...


Tourist spots

A stall selling local snacks at Pai Tau Village (排頭村), located near New Town Plaza.
A stall selling local snacks at Pai Tau Village (排頭村), located near New Town Plaza.
Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery
Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 664 KB) A stall selling local Hong Kong snack at Pai Tau Village, Shatin, Hong Kong. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 664 KB) A stall selling local Hong Kong snack at Pai Tau Village, Shatin, Hong Kong. ... Image File history File links Buddha_tenthousand. ... Image File history File links Buddha_tenthousand. ... Amah Rock (望夫石, Mong Fu Shek; lit. ... Most of the walled villages in Hong Kong are located in the New Territories. ... The Shing Mun River. ... Tao Fung Shan is a hill in Shatin. ...

Public and private estates

City One (Chinese: 第一城; Cantonese IPA: , Jyutping dai6 jat1 sing4; Mandarin Pinyin: Dì Yī Chéng) is a residential area in Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong. ... Ka Keng Court (嘉徑苑) in Sha Tin is one of the Home Ownership Scheme courts in the Shatin built in 2002. ... Lek Yuen (Chinese: 瀝源; Pinyin: Lì Yuán) is the old name of the area of Sha Tin (Chinese: 沙田) in New Territories, Hong Kong S.A.R.. The name literally means Source of Trickling or Source of Clear Water. Nowadays, this name is used to refer to Lek Yuen Estate (Chinese... It is one of the public housing estate in Shatin. ... It is one of the public housing estate in Shatin ... Sui Wo Court (1980) in Sha Tin is one of the first Home Ownership Scheme courts in the Shatin. ... Wo Che Estate (禾輋邨) is one of the old public housing estate in Shatin in Hong Kong. ...

Schools

Baptist Lui Ming Choi Secondary School, one of the secondary schools in Sha Tin
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Baptist Lui Ming Choi Secondary School, one of the secondary schools in Sha Tin

appendix Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 1216 KB)Baptist Lui Ming Choi Secondary School, Sha Tin, Hong Kong File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 1216 KB)Baptist Lui Ming Choi Secondary School, Sha Tin, Hong Kong File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... CUHK Campus The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is one of the seven universities in Hong Kong, it is also one of the oldest. ... Baptist Lui Ming Choi Secondary School (Chinese: 浸信會呂明才中學; pinyin: Jìnxìnhuì Lǔmíngcái Zhōngxué), abbreviated as BLMCSS or more simply, LMC, is a secondary school established in 1978 by Baptist. ... Buddhist Wong Wan Tin College is a secondary school located in Tai Wai, Shatin distict,Hong Kong. ... Sha Tin College (沙田學院) is a non-selective secondary school in Hong Kong and a member of the English Schools Foundation - the largest independent schools organisation in Asia. ... The English Schools Foundation (Chinese: 英基學校協會, abbreviated: ESF or 英基) is a non-profit organisation that runs 20 educational institutions, most of them international schools, across Hong Kong. ... Sha Tin Government Secondary School (沙田官立中學) is located in Sha Tin, Hong Kong. ... Sha Tin Methodist College (沙田循道衛理中學) is a secondary school in Sha Tin, Hong Kong. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Jockey Club Ti-I College (TIC) is a secondary school in Shatin, Hong Kong Jockeu Club Ti-I College is established by a total funding of 84 million Hong Kong dollars from Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club. ... Christ College is a residential college at the University of Tasmania, and is currently located near the Universitys grounds in Sandy Bay. ...

  • Carmel Alison Lam Primary School

Shopping centres

Sha Tin Plaza in the evening
Sha Tin Plaza in the evening
New Town Plaza, under renovation.
New Town Plaza, under renovation.
  • New Town Plaza (新城市廣場)
  • Citylink Plaza (連城廣場)
  • Shatin Plaza, Shatin (沙田廣場)
  • Sha Tin Centre (沙田中心)
  • Lucky Plaza (好運中心)
  • Hilton Plaza (希爾頓中心)

Image File history File linksMetadata Shatin_20051006. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Shatin_20051006. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 476 KB) New Town Plaza at Shatin, Hong Kong. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 476 KB) New Town Plaza at Shatin, Hong Kong. ... Façade of the New Town Plaza. ... Citylink Plaza is a shopping centre and office tower developed and owned by the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation at Sha Tin Station of the KCR East Rail. ...

Facilities

The entrance of the Sha Tin Town Hall at night Sha Tin Town Hall (Traditional Chinese: 沙田大會堂) is a building located near the Sha Tin Central Park and adjacent to the Sha Tin Public Library in Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong. ... The Sha Tin Public Library The Sha Tin Public Library Children Library Drop boxes for returning books The Sha Tin Public Library (Chinese: ) is a public library located at 1 Yuen Wo Road, Sha Tin, Hong Kong, China. ... Hong Kong Heritage Museum is located by the Shing Mun River at 1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin, Hong Kong. ... Sha Tin Park (沙田公園) is one of the large parks in Hong Kong. ... The Royal Park Hotel Royal Park Hotel (Chinese: ; pinyin: Dìdū Jiǔdiàn) is a hotel in the town centre of Sha Tin in Hong Kong, China. ...

Restaurants

  • Lung Wah Hotel is a long-established restaurant known for its roast pigeon. It is popular with families, since it has a play area for children and a small aviary which houses peacocks and other birds.

Famous food

  • Fried mini dove

See also

District slogan: none Location within Hong Kong S.A.R. (Click here for satellite image) District Council Chairman WAI Kwok-hung, JP Area   â€“Land   â€“Water 60 km² km² km² Population   â€“Total (2001)   â€“Density > 600,000 /km² Latitude Longitude 22°39 N 114°21 E Official website: Sha Tin District Council... Wo Che (禾輋) is an area in Sha Tin of Hong Kong. ...

External link

  • Sha Tin photo, by Emit Chan

  Results from FactBites:
 
Sha Tin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (393 words)
It lies in the centre of the Sha Tin District.
Sha Tin was a former market town at the present location of Sha Tin Centre Street and New Town Plaza shopping centre, near the Sha Tin Station of the KCR East Rail.
In present-day conversations Sha Tin may refer to the area around the original location of the market town, the Sha Tin New Town excluding the Ma On Shan extension, or the Sha Tin District.
Sha Tin, Hong Kong (1122 words)
Sha Tin (Chinese: 沙田, Jyutping: sa1 tin4, Pinyin: Shātián, literally "Sandy Farm"), formerly named Lek Yuen (Chinese: 瀝源 Jyutping: lik1 jyun4, Pinyin: Lìyuán, literally "Source of Trickling" or "Source of Clear Water"), is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong.
Sha Tin was the first satellite town, or new town, to be built in the New Territories, on land reclaimed from the sea.
Sha Tin is famous for its delicous food such as sanshiu tofu(山水豆腐), barbequed pigeon and chicken congee.
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