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Encyclopedia > Sha Tin District
Sha Tin District, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Image:Shatindistrictcouncil.jpg
District emblem
District slogan: none
Location of Sha Tin District within Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Location within Hong Kong S.A.R.
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District Council Chairman WAI Kwok-hung, JP
Area
  –Land
  –Water
60 km²
km²
km²
Population
  –Total (2001)
  –Density

> 600,000
/km²
Latitude
Longitude
22°39' N
114°21' E
Official website:
Sha Tin District Council

Sha Tin District (Chinese: 沙田區, Jyutping: sa1 tin4 keoi1, Pinyin: Shā Tián Qū, literally "Sandy Field"), formerly named Lek Yuen, is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. It is located in the New Territories and, according to the 2001 census, has a population of over 600,000, including about 27,000 people living in 48 indigenous villages. Sha Tin District, covers the areas of Sha Tin, Tai Wai, Ma On Shan, Fo Tan, Siu Lek Yuen and Ma Liu Shui (i.e. the area around the Chinese University of Hong Kong). An emblem consists of a pictorial image, abstract or representational, that epitomizes a concept - often a concept of a moral truth or an allegory. ... Look up Slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary A slogan is a memorable phrase used in political or commercial context as a repetitive expression of an idea or purpose. ... Image File history File links The position of Shatin District within the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the Peoples Republic of China. ... A Special Administrative Region (SAR) (Simplified Chinese: 特别行政区; Traditional Chinese: 特別行政區; pinyin: tèbié xíngzhèngqÅ«; Cantonese IPA: /tɐk6piːt6 hɐŋ4tsɪŋ3kʰɵy1/; Jyutping: dak6bit6 hang4zing3keoi1; Yale: dahkbiht hàhngjingkeÅ«i) is a political subdivision of the Peoples Republic of China. ... The District Councils (區議會 and formerly District Boards) are district organizations in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). ... JP can stand for. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a physical quantity. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of the Volunteer The United Nations Year of Dialogue Among Civilizations Events January January 1 - A black monolith measuring approximately nine feet tall appears in Seattles Magnuson Park, placed by an anonymous... Population density can be used as a measurement of any tangible item. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Latitude, denoted by the Greek letter φ, gives the location of a place on Earth north or south of the Equator. ... Map of Earth showing curved lines of longitude Longitude, sometimes denoted λ, describes the location of a place on Earth east or west of a north-south line called the Prime Meridian. ... 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. ... 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 (phonetic notation and transliteration to roman script) for Standard Mandarin. ... 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... 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 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... The following is a list of villages in Hong Kong. ... Shing Mun River and Lek Yuen Bridge (瀝源橋). New Town Plaza, under renovation. ... Tai Wai (大圍) is a small town in Hong Kong, located between Sha Tin and the Lion Rock. ... Ma On Shan (Chinese: 馬鞍山, pinyin Mǎānshān, lit. ... Fo Tan (火炭) is a suburb of Sha Tin, in Hong Kong. ... Ma Liu Shui (Chinese: 馬料水; pinyin: MÇŽ Liào Shuǐ) is an area in Sha Tin District of the New Territories in Hong Kong S.A.R., China. ... The CUHK Seal The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) (Traditional Chinese: 香港中文大學) is the second oldest of the eight universities in Hong Kong. ...

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Overview

The Sha Tin District covers approximately 60 km² (37.28 mi²), including the Sha Tin New Town and several country parks. Built mostly on reclaimed land in Sha Tin Hoi, Sha Tin is a well developed new town comprising mainly residential areas along the banks of the Shing Mun River Channel. In the early 1970s it was a rural township of about 30,000 people. After Sha Tin's first public housing estate, Lek Yuen Estate, was completed in 1976, the settlement began to expand. Today, about 65% of the district's population live in public rental housing, housing under Hong Kong's Tenants Purchase Scheme, or Home Ownership Scheme (HOS). Sha Tin has now become a major new community, including an extenstion at Ma On Shan, of about 640,000 people today. The total development area of the new town in Sha Tin and Ma On Shan is about 20 km². A New town or 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. ... Shing Mun River (城門河) is a river in Sha Tin, Hong Kong. ... This article provides extensive lists of events and significant personalities of the 1970s. ... 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... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Home Ownership Scheme (居者有其屋計劃), is a housing programme in Hong Kong, selling of apartment flats at a price lower than the market, with subsidies on the land value by the government. ... Ma On Shan (Chinese: 馬鞍山, pinyin Mǎānshān, lit. ...


The Hong Kong government used to showcase Sha Tin as an achievement in building a modern new town. Visiting foreign dignitaries were often invited to tour Sha Tin and its housing estates.


History

Sha Tin and Shing Mun River
Sha Tin and Shing Mun River

Tai Wai Village, the oldest and largest walled village in the town, was built in 1574. Sha Tin was a former market town at the present location of Sha Tin Centre Street and New Town Plaza shopping centre. Download high resolution version (1350x775, 593 KB)A view of Sha Tin along Shing Mun River (Taken by Tsui Sing Yan Eric) File links The following pages link to this file: Sha Tin ... Download high resolution version (1350x775, 593 KB)A view of Sha Tin along Shing Mun River (Taken by Tsui Sing Yan Eric) File links The following pages link to this file: Sha Tin ... Shing Mun River (城門河) is a river in Sha Tin, Hong Kong. ... Most of the walled villages in Hong Kong are located in the New Territories. ... Most of the walled villages in Hong Kong are located in the New Territories. ... Events April 14 - Battle of Mookerheyde. ... New Town Plaza (Chinese: 新城市廣場) is a large shopping mall in the town centre of Shatin in Hong Kong, China. ...


Sha Tin was the first satellite town, or new town, to be built in the New Territories, on land reclaimed from the sea. A New town or 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. ... Land reclamation is either of two distinct practices. ...


Sha Tin was formerly named Lek Yuen (Chinese: 瀝源 Jyutping: lik1 jyun4, Pinyin: Lìyuán, literally "Source of Trickling" or "Source of Clear Water"). 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... 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. ... 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 (phonetic notation and transliteration to roman script) for Standard Mandarin. ...


Land use

In addition to the residential areas, there are four industrial areas for light industries: Tai Wai, Fo Tan, Siu Lek Yuen and Shek Mun. Tai Wai (大圍) is a small town in Hong Kong, located between Sha Tin and the Lion Rock. ... Fo Tan (火炭) is a suburb of Sha Tin, in Hong Kong. ...


The Chinese University of Hong Kong is also located in Sha Tin. People can get there via the Kowloon-Canton Railway (KCR) East Rail and get off at the University station. A minibus service operates on campus. The CUHK Seal The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) (Traditional Chinese: 香港中文大學) is the second oldest of the eight universities in Hong Kong. ... The Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (九廣鐵路公司), frequently abbreviated to KCRC or just KCR, is wholly owned by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government and based in Hong Kong. ... University Station (大學) is a KCRC station located near The Chinese University of Hong Kong. ...


Sha Tin is the location for Hong Kong's second equestrian racecourse (the first and most famous being in Hong Kong Island's Happy Valley - see Hong Kong Jockey Club), which has a capacity of up to 85,000. This course has been proposed to host the equestrian events during the 2008 Olympics. The Olympics are to be hosted by Beijing; however, there is concern over proper quarantine and disease monitoring in the Chinese capitol. Hong Kong Island (香港島, colloquially the Island side) is the island where the colonial settlement of the Hong Kong territory, Victoria City, was founded. ... Happy Valley is a mostly residential suburb of Hong Kong, located in the north of Hong Kong Island. ... The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC, 香港賽馬會) (formerly Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club) is a non-profit organisation providing horse racing, sporting and betting entertainments in Hong Kong. ... (Redirected from 2008 Olympics) The 2008 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, will be held in Beijing in the Peoples Republic of China from August 8, 2008 to August 24, 2008, with the opening ceremony to take place at 8 PM on August 8... For months before the Olympic Games, runners relay the Olympic Flame from Olympia to the opening ceremony. ... Beijing   listen? (Chinese: 北京; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Pei-ching; Postal System Pinyin: Peking) is the capital city of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ...


Penfold Park is located inside the racecourse and closed on race days. Penfold Park is best accessed via the Fo Tan KCR Station. Penfold Park (彭福公園) is a famous public park in Sha Tin, one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ...


Shing Mun River

Residential, commercial and industrial buildings with numerous village type developments has been built along the two sides of the Shing Mun River since the early stage of development of Shatin.
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Residential, commercial and industrial buildings with numerous village type developments has been built along the two sides of the Shing Mun River since the early stage of development of Shatin.

Main article: Shing Mun River Download high resolution version (793x612, 83 KB)The photograph shows the area around Shing Mun River (Shatin, Hong Kong) in the early stage of development. ... Download high resolution version (793x612, 83 KB)The photograph shows the area around Shing Mun River (Shatin, Hong Kong) in the early stage of development. ... Shing Mun River (城門河) is a river in Sha Tin, Hong Kong. ... Shing Mun River (城門河) is a river in Sha Tin, Hong Kong. ...


The Shing Mun River is a 7 km long, 200m wide channel running from the Tai Wai area, through the Sha Tin town centre to the Tolo Harbour. It has three main tributaries, namely Tai Wai Nullah, Fo Tan Nullah and Siu Lek Yuen Nullah. Along the Shing Mun River are high-rise residential, commercial and industrial buildings with numerous village type developments scattered around. Tolo Harbour (吐露港) is a sheltered harbour in northeast New Territories, Hong Kong. ...


Transport

Sha Tin District has the largest number of KCR East Rail stations of any district in Hong Kong. It has five stations, namely Tai Wai, Sha Tin, Fo Tan, Racecourse and University. And KCR Ma On Shan Rail running along between Tai Wai, Che Kung Temple, Sha Tin Wai, City One, Shek Mun, Tai Shui Hang, Heng On, Ma On Shan, and Wu Kai Sha stations. Ma On Shan Rail is a very efficient public transportation. 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. ... Tai Wai is a station on the Hong Kong KCRC East Rail and it is the western terminus of the Ma On Shan Rail. ... Sha Tin is a station in Sha Tin on Hong Kongs KCR East Rail. ... Fo Tan is a station on the Hong Kong KCRC East Rail. ... Racecourse is a station on the Hong Kong KCRC East Rail. ... University Station (大學) is a KCRC station located near The Chinese University of Hong Kong. ... Opening Date 21 December 2004 Stations 9 Number of trains 20 Service Area Sha Tin The Ma On Shan Rail (Chinese: 馬鞍山鐵路, abbreviated as 馬鐵) is an extension of the KCRC East Rail network in Hong Kong. ... Tai Wai is a station on the Hong Kong KCRC East Rail and it is the western terminus of the Ma On Shan Rail. ... Che Kung Temple is a station on the Hong Kong KCRC Ma On Shan Rail. ... Sha Tin Wai is a station on the the KCR Ma On Shan Rail in Sha Tin, Hong Kong. ... City One is a station on the Hong Kong KCRC Ma On Shan Rail. ... Shek Mun is a station on the Hong Kong KCRC Ma On Shan Rail. ... Tai Shui Hang is a station on the Hong Kong KCRC Ma On Shan Rail. ... Heng On is a station on the Hong Kong KCRC Ma On Shan Rail. ... Opening Date 21 December 2004 Stations 9 Number of trains 20 Service Area Sha Tin The Ma On Shan Rail (Chinese: 馬鞍山鐵路, abbreviated as 馬鐵) is an extension of the KCRC East Rail network in Hong Kong. ... Wu Kai Sha is the eastern terminus on the Hong Kong KCRC Ma On Shan Rail. ...


A network of cycle tracks throughout Sha Tin measures about 50 kilometers long and is the longest cycle track network in Hong Kong.


Increasing population in the town exerts pressure on the transportation. Several construction plans have been launched to cope with the demand. The construction of Route T7 linking Ma On Shan Road to Sai Sha Road has been started on January 2001 and scheduled to complete in 2005. The Route 8 connecting Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon and Sha Tin is scheduled to construct at the end of 2003 and complete at the end of 2007. The construction of the Ma On Shan Railway (11.4 km long) commenced in December 2000 and was completed by the end of 2004. Route 8, Hong Kong is a dual 3-lane highway under construction which will link Lantau Island, Tsing Yi, West Kowloon and the Northeast New Territories of Hong Kong. ... In modern day Hong Kong, Kowloon (九龍, Mandarin: Jiulong, lit. ... Opening Date 21 December 2004 Stations 9 Number of trains 20 Service Area Sha Tin The Ma On Shan Rail (Chinese: 馬鞍山鐵路, abbreviated as 馬鐵) is an extension of the KCRC East Rail network in Hong Kong. ...


There are already Tai Po Road, Sha Lek Highway, Sha Tin Road, Lion Rock Tunnel, Sai Sha Road, Tate's Cairn Tunnel, Tolo Highway and Shing Mun Tunnels that serves the Sha Tin District. Sha Tin Road, opened in November 1984, is a dual-2 lane expressway, linking Lion Rock Tunnel Road and Tai Po Road - Sha Tin, forming a part of Route 1. ... The Lion Rock Tunnel is a twin-bored tunnel, connecting Sha Tin in the New Territories and Kowloon near Kowloon Tong, a vital component of the Route 1. ... Sai Sha Road (Chinese: 西沙路) is a long road that spans along Sha Tin and Sai Kung Districts in the New Territories, Hong Kong, China. ...


Cuisine

Sha Tin is famous for its delicous food such as sanshiu tofu(山水豆腐), barbequed pigeon and chicken congee. The cooked food stalls in Wo Che estate and Fo Tan are hotspots for food. Tofu, sometimes called Dofu or bean curd, is a food made by coagulating soy milk with calcium sulfate (gypsum), nigari (a sea-salt derived compound rich in magnesium chloride), or other agents, and then pressing into blocks, similar to the way cheese is made from milk. ... Rice congee is a type of Asian rice porridge known as zhōu (粥 or juk in several Chinese dialects and Korean, and pronounced kayu in Japanese). ...


Schools

Baptist Lui Ming Choi Secondary School (Chinese: 浸信會呂明才中學), abbreviated as BLMCSS or more simply, LMC, is a secondary school located in 11 Yuen Wo Road, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, China. ... Hang Seng School of Commerce was founded in 1980 with funding from Hang Seng Bank, the S.H. Ho Foundation and several Hang Seng Back directors. ... Sha Tin Government Secondary School is located in Sha Tin, Hong Kong. ... This article needs revision. ... Sha Tin College is Hong Kong high school and a member of the English Schools Foundation. ... The English Schools Foundation (ESF) is currently the largest international educational foundation in Asia. ...

Hospitals

There are four hospitals in Sha Tin. This is a list of hospitals and other medical facilities in Hong Kong. ...

  • The Prince of Wales Hospital, one of the epicenters of the 2003 SARS outbreak among health care workers; (Ward 8A)
  • The Sha Tin Hospital;
  • The Cheshire Home; and
  • The Union Hospital, a private hospital, where James Wong passed away.

Prince of Wales Hospital (威爾斯親王醫院), located in Sha Tin, Hong Kong, is a public hospital and the teaching hospital of the Medical Faculty of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. ... Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) is an atypical form of pneumonia. ... This article is about the English county. ... James Wong may refer to: James Wong Jim - a Hong Kong Cantopop lyricist James Wong - a Hollywood television producer This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

Tourist attractions

Local and tourist attractions in Sha Tin include, most famously, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, which is Hong Kong's newest and arguably best museum. The Museum was opened on 16 December 2000 and includes 12 galleries, a cafe and museum shop. Other attractions include: Hong Kong Heritage Museum is located by the Shing Mun River at 1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin, Hong Kong. ... December 16 is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...

  • Che Kung Temple (車公廟). This three-centuries-old temple was built in Japanese style and has its own Wheel of Fortune (open daily 0700-2100).
  • Amah Rock (望夫石)
  • Tsang Tai Uk (曾大屋). An 1848 dwelling of granite, timber and green brick, with defence towers and a still-used ancestral hall.
  • Lion Pavilion (獅子亭)
  • New Town Plaza - a large shopping mall in Shatin
  • Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (萬佛寺)
  • Shing Mun River
  • Lion Rock (獅子山)
  • Sha Tin Park (沙田公園). This popular park runs alongside the Shing Mun river channel (open daily 0700 - 2245).
  • Penfold Park
  • Sha Tin Town Hall. The number one cultural venue in the eastern New Territories, hosting cultural events and exhibitions.
  • Snoopy's World. Six zones of amusements on the third floor of the New Town Plaza, including Snoopy's House, a canoe ride and a museum of Peanuts characters (open daily, 1000-2200).

Che Kung Miu (車公廟) are the temples for Che Kung (車公), who was a Song Dynasty general. ... Amah Rock (望夫石) is a naturally occurring rock located on a hilltop in Sha Tin, Hong Kong. ... Most of the walled villages in Hong Kong are located in the New Territories. ... New Town Plaza (Chinese: 新城市廣場) is a large shopping mall in the town centre of Shatin in Hong Kong, China. ... Shing Mun River (城門河) is a river in Sha Tin, Hong Kong. ... Lion Rock, or less formally, Lion Rock Hill, is a famous hill in Hong Kong. ... Penfold Park (彭福公園) is a famous public park in Sha Tin, one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... Sha Tin Town Hall is a building located near the Sha Tin Central Park, in Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong. ...

Celebrities

William Hung on American Idol (courtesy Fox Broadcasting) William Hung (Traditional Chinese: 孔慶翔, Simplified Chinese: 孔庆翔) (born January 13, 1983) is a Chinese American college student who gained fame and notoriety in early 2004 as a result of his audition performance of Ricky Martins hit song She Bangs on the television...

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...

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Sha Tin - China-related Topics SE-SH - China-Related Topics (1045 words)
Sha Tin (Chinese languageChinese: 沙田 Pinyin: Shāti?n, literally "Sandy Farm"), formerly named Lek Yuen (Chinese languageChinese: 瀝源 Pinyin: L?yu?n, literally "Source of Trickling" or "Source of Clear Water"), is one of the districts of Hong Kong18 districts of Hong Kong.
Sha Tin was the first satellite town, or new town, to be built in the New Territories, on Land reclamationland 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.
Sha Tin District - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1138 words)
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 the location for Hong Kong's second equestrian racecourse (the first and most famous being in Hong Kong Island's Happy Valley - see Hong Kong Jockey Club), which has a capacity of up to 85,000.
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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