FACTOID # 5: Minnesota and Connecticut are both in the top 5 in saving money and total tax burden per capita.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Tsuen Wan
The night scene of Tsuen Wan across Rambler Channel (View taken from Tsing Yi Island)
The night scene of Tsuen Wan across Rambler Channel (View taken from Tsing Yi Island)

Tsuen Wan (Traditional Chinese: 荃灣, formerly also Tsun Wan) is a bay in the New Territories, Hong Kong, opposite to Tsing Yi Island across Rambler Channel. A market town of the Tsuen Wan emerged for the surrounding villages and fleets of fishing boats in the area. The town is around the present-day Tsuen Wan Station of the MTR. It was extended as far as the reclamation proceeded. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2560 × 1920 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2560 × 1920 pixel, file size: 1. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... In geography, a bay or gulf is a collection of water that is surrounded by land on three sides. ... A major road, Kwong Fuk Road in Tai Po, a town in the New Territories. ... Tsing Yi (青衣), or Tsing Yi Island (青衣島) is an island of Hong Kong, to the northwest of Hong Kong Island. ... Rambler Channel (藍巴勒海峽) separates Tsing Yi Island and the mainland Kowloon Peninsula of the New Territories, in Hong Kong. ... Tsuen Wan Station This article is about Tsuen Wan Station of the MTR, for the line of the same name, see Tsuen Wan Line. ... This article is about the metro system in Hong Kong. ... Land reclamation is either of two distinct practices. ...

Contents

History

In earlier days, it was known as Tsin Wan (淺灣) which means shallow bay, and later renamed to Tsuen Wan. Another name Tsak Wan (賊灣), pirate bay, indicates the presence of pirates nearby long ago. In fact, the area around Rambler Channel was known as Sam Pak Tsin (三百錢), literally meaning three hundred coins. There was a legend that pirates would collect three hundred coins should one pass through the area. Rambler Channel (藍巴勒海峽) separates Tsing Yi Island and the mainland Kowloon Peninsula of the New Territories, in Hong Kong. ...


Development

Apart from a market town, in 20th century, factories moved in gradually for its proximity to the urban in Kowloon. With construction of Castle Peak Road, motor vehicles could reach the town in addition to on foot and by boat. In 1950s, the Hong Kong Government developed the area with new town concepts. In the 1970s it was developed as part of the Tsuen Wan New Town. By 1971 the area housed 400,000 residents. It was one of the last area in Hong Kong to be developed without the "Colony Outline Plan"[1]. (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... 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... Castle Peak Road (青山道 in Kowloon; 青山公路 in the New Territories) is the longest road in Hong Kong. ... On July 1, 1997, the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) resumed its exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong, ending more than 150 years of British colonial control. ... 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. ... Tsuen Wan New Town is a new town in Hong Kong. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ...


Landmarks

Tsuen Wan has some special landmarks for tourists. The Discovery Park, one of Hong Kong's largest Shopping centers along with an estate, is located in the heart of the town. There is a goldsmith street there where people can buy jewels conveniently. Other Features include Tsuen Wan Shopping Plaza, Citylandmark, The Sam Tung Uk (三棟屋) historical Museum, Tin Hau Temple and The Panda Hotel, one of the biggest hotels in Hong Kong. In addition, a new 80-storey tower towers over Tsuen Wan. Most of the walled villages in Hong Kong are located in the New Territories. ... Self-supporting structures or proposed structures at least 300 meters in height Category: ...


Schools

  • Tsuen Wan Government Primary School
  • Tsuen Wan Government Secondary School
  • St. Francis Xavier's School Tsuen Wan
  • Mary Of Providence Primary School (W.D.)

References

Wikimedia Commons has media related to:
Tsuen Wan
  1. ^ Buckley, Roger. [1997] (1997). Hong Kong: The Road to 1997 By Roger Buckley. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0521469791

  Results from FactBites:
 
Tsuen Wan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (337 words)
Tsuen Wan (Chinese: 荃灣, formerly also Tsun Wan) is a bay in the New Territories, Hong Kong, opposite to Tsing Yi Island across Rambler Channel.
A market town of the Tsuen Wan emerged for the surrounding villages and fleets of fishing boats in the area.
In 1970s it was developed as part of the Tsuen Wan New Town.
Tsuen Wan New Town - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (201 words)
Tsuen Wan New Town (荃灣新市鎮) is a new town in Hong Kong.
Traditionally, the officials of Tsuen Wan managed the area of proper Tsuen Wan, Kwai Chung, Tsing Yi Island, Ma Wan and Northeast Lantau Island.
With the explosion of population in the new town, the district spun off Kwai Chung and Tsing Yi to form a new Kwai Tsing District.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m