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Tuen Mun (屯門) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. It is the westernmost continental district of Hong Kong, located about 32 km away from the Kowloon Peninsula, 7 km away from Yuen Long and 18 km away from Tsuen Wan. The population of Tuen Mun at present is about 520,000 and is forecasted to rise to about 542,000 in 2011. It is a new developing town of Hong Kong and also a large residential area in the New Territories. 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 Kowloon Peninsula, commonly referred to as Kowloon, is a peninsula, in the south of the mainland part of the Hong Kong territory. ... Yuen Long (元朗, Jyutping: jyun4 long5, pinyin: Yuánlǎng) (used to be known as Un Long), one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong, located in the North-West of the New Territories, is a post-war new town set in the centre of Hong Kongs largest alluvial plain. ... Tsuen Wan (荃灣區) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... The New Territories (Chinese: 新界 Xin1jie4) 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...

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History

According to archaeologists, fishermen started settling in Tuen Mun since the New Stone Age. As a result, the predominant activities in Tuen Mun were fishing and agriculture during the 20th century. While in the 1950s, pirate and smuggling activities were frequent. Archaeology or sometimes in American English archeology (from the Greek words αρχαίος = ancient and λόγος = word/speech) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains, including architecture, artefacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes. ... The Neolithic, (Greek neos=new, lithos=stone, or New Stone Age) is traditionally the last part of the stone age. ... (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 the... Millennia: 1st millennium - 2nd millennium - 3rd millennium // Events and trends The 1950s in Western society was marked with a sharp rise in the economy for the first time in almost 30 years and return to the 1920s-type consumer society built on credit and boom-times, as well as the... A pirate is one who robs or plunders at sea without a commission from a recognised sovereign nation. ... These lollipops, above, were found to contain heroin when inspected by the DEA. Smuggling is illegal transport, in particular across a border. ...


Transportation

It takes about 40 minutes by public transportation to go to Tuen Mun from downtown such as Tsim Sha Tsui and Central. The territory of Hong Kong has a highly developed and sophisticated transportation network, encompassing both public and private transport. ... Tsim Sha Tsui (尖沙嘴; Cantonese Jyutping: zim1 sa1 zeoi2, Hanyu Pinyin: Jiānshāzǔi) or simply TST is an area in the Yau Tsim Mong District of southern Kowloon, Hong Kong. ... Corner of Pedder Street and Des Voeux Road Central, in Central. ...

West Rail
West Rail

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Rail

The first urban heavy rail serving the district, KCR West Rail, went into service in December 2003, connecting Tuen Mun with Kowloon. It takes 30 minutes to travel between the termini, Tuen Mun and Nam Cheong (Sham Shui Po) in Kowloon. There is another station, Siu Hong, located in the northern part of Tuen Mun. Both stations are connected with the KCR Light Rail (LRT). Subway redirects here; for the restaurant named Subway, see Subway (restaurant). ... This article is about KCR as a railway network. ... 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. ... 2003: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - → A timeline of events in the news for December, 2003. ... In modern day Hong Kong, Kowloon (九龍, Mandarin: Jiulong, lit. ... Nam Cheong is the southern terminus of the Hong Kong KCRC West Rail. ... Sham Shui Po (深水埗; pinyin: shen1 shui3 bu4, Yale: sam seuí bouh; lit. ... In modern day Hong Kong, Kowloon (九龍, Mandarin: Jiulong, lit. ... Siu Hong Court (兆康苑) is an apartment estates in Tuen Mun district, Hong Kong. ... Opening Date 25 September 1988 Routes 9 Number of trains 1191 Service Area Tuen Mun, Yuen Long 1 There was previously 120 trains, but a trained numbered 1013 was crashed in 1994. ...


The KCR Light Rail, which has been in service since 1988, is a light rail system which connects the 3 towns in North West New Territories: Tuen Mun, Yuen Long, and Tin Shui Wai. 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tin Shui Wai (天水圍) is a new town located in the northwest of Yuen Long Town, in Hong Kong. ...


Road Transport

In the past, before its development into a new town, traffic between Tuen Mun and the city (Tsuen Wan) depended solely on the Castle Peak Road. In 1977, Tuen Mun Road (phase 1) was built. It is the first highway ever built in Hong Kong. Although the new highway has facilitated transportation between Tuen Mun and the city, any traffic accident on the highway, regardless of its magnitude, usually results in serious traffic congestion. As a matter of fact, the highway has been notorious for this. The Road is regarded as one of the most dangerous highways in Hong Kong, with the highest accident rate. The deadliest traffic accident in the history of Hong Kong, in which 22 people died after a double decker bus fell off from the flyover, happened on the Road on 10 July 2003. Tsuen Wan (荃灣區) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... Tuen Mun Road is the main expressway connecting Tuen Mun in the New Territories in Hong Kong with Kowloon. ... A double decker is a bus, airplane, train, tram, ferry, or any public transit vehicle that has two levels for passengers, one deck above the other. ... July 10 is the 191st day (192nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 174 days remaining. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Ferry

In the near future, Tuen Mun will also be linked to the neighbour cities in Pearl River Delta such as Macau and Zhuhai in China by the ferry travelling to and from Tuen Mun Ferry Pier. Map of Pearl River Delta The Pearl River Delta (PRD, 珠江三角洲 pinyin: Zhū Jiāng Sānjiǎozhōu, Cantonese IPA: dzy1 gɔŋ1 sɑm1gɔk3dzɐʊ1), China, occupies the low-lying areas alongside the Pearl River estuary where the river flows into the South China Sea. ... Zhuhai (Chinese: 珠海; pinyin: Zhūhǎi; lit. ...


Tourist Attractions

Hong Kong Gold Coast


The marina club in Hong Kong Gold Coast Hong Kong Gold Coast User talk:46gabrielau#Image:HKGC.jpg File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...

The Hong Kong Gold Coast is one of the major tourist attractions in Hong Kong, and is the only 5-star beach resort and conference centre in Hong Kong. It features not only a world-class hotel but also a convention centre, a shopping mall, marina club, a 480m long Promenade and the Golden Beach.


The Golden Beach is the largest beach in Tuen Mun and the first artificial beach in Hong Kong, with the sand imported from Hainan Island, China. The beach is 545 metres long and covers a total area of 78,500 m², and is linked to the Cafeteria New Beach. Hong Kong has a long coastline which is full of twists and turns with many bays and beaches. ... Not to be confused with the unrelated provinces of Henan and Hunan Hainan (海南; pinyin: Hǎinán) is a province of the Peoples Republic of China, located at the southern end of the country. ...


The Gold Coast can be conveniently accessed from Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok, Central district and other downtown areas. Hong Kong International Airport (香港國際機場), is the international airport serving Hong Kong. ... Chek Lap Kok (Chinese: 赤鱲角; Jyutping: cek3 laap6 gok3; Cantonese IPA: ; Pinyin: Chìliè Jiǎo; Red Perch Cape) is an island in the western waters of Hong Kong. ...


Ching Chung Koon (青松觀)

Ching Chung Koon is also one of the high spots for tourists to visit. It is a Taoist temple originally opened as a rural retreat in 1949. This peaceful temple also contains many treasures, such as lanterns from Beijing's Imperial Palace. The temple is divided into several houses where many dead peoples' bone ash are permanently stored in special apartments with their picture, name, date of birth, date of death and his or her origin. During Ching Ming Festival and Chung Yeung Festival, many people go there to reminisce their relatives or friends who have passed away.


Red House


Furniture of Suen is now displayed inside This work is copyrighted. ...

Built from 1885 to 1890,it was a part of Castle Peak Farm which was owned by Lee Kay Tong. Lee joined the Hing Chung Party after he met Suen Yat Sin, the father of the nation, in Hong Kong. The party then used the red house as a base for revolution against the government.


Lingnan University (嶺南大學)

Another attraction is the Lingnan University of Hong Kong, which is also located in Tuen Mun. Lingnan University can refer to two separate establishments: Lingnan University (Hong Kong) - a university in Hong Kong Lingnan University (Guangzhou) - a university in Guangzhou province in China This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


Dragon Boat Racing

Every year at Tuen Ng Festival (端午節), which is the 5th day of the fifth Lunar month, there is Dragon Boat racing at Castle Peak Bay. The venue is one of the several places where this international cultural and sports event takes place. Every year lots of people from different companies or organsiations join the exciting competition. The event also attracts crowds to watch the exciting race. ... In lunar calendars, a lunar month is the time between two successive similar syzygies (new moons or full moons). ... Dragon Boat [Long Zhou or alternatively Long Chuan (dragon ship) in Chinese putonghua (i. ...


Reptile House

It is located in Tuen Mun Town Park. There are lots of real reptiles, for instance, tortoises, snakes, lizards and chameleons. Lives of the animals can be studied closely and it is a good place for children to learn more about the nature.


Public Facilities

Town Hall

The Tuen Mun Town Hall and public library are located near the Tuen Mun Heung Sze Wui Road.


Castle Peak Hospital

Castle Peak Hospital, which is opened in 1961, is a psychiatric hospital which provides general psychiatric treatment. It is the psychiatric hospital with longest history in Hong Kong. 1961 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


青山醫院


Tuen Mun Hospital

Tuen Mun Hospital was opened in 1990, providing a variety of medical services to residents in Tuen Mun and the North Western part of New Territories.


Tuen Mun Town Plaza

Tuen Mun Town Plaza established in 1988, which is the largest shopping mall in the North Western New Territories, with more than 300 shops. It is located in the Tuen Mun town centre.


Power Stations

There are 2 power stations in the west of Tuen Mun, which are run by CLP Power Hong Kong Limited, called Black Point Power Station and Castle Peak Power Station respectively. The China Light and Power group (CLP Group) is the only company providing electricity to Kowloon and Hong Kong. ...


Schools

There are currently 50 secondary schools, 56 primary schools and 50 kindergartens in Tuen Mun. There are also 5 special schools for mentally or physically disabled children. According to the "Choice of Schools List for Central Allocation (Primary One Admission 2004)", there are 42 primiary schools allocated in Tuen Mun which can be chosen through 3 school nets, and these school nets are no. 69,70 and 71.


Public Affairs

Sex Crimes

Several years ago, Tuen Mun was once notorious for its high occurrence of sex crimes, especially in public housing estates. Several offenders have been caught and the situation in recent years has improved. However, the problem still bothers women in the town a lot. Residents have tried to solve the problem by setting up special voluntary teams to accompany women who returned home late.


District Council

Tuen Mun has its own district council. Mr Lau Wong-Fat is the chairperson of the Tuen Mun district council.


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... Captain Fernão Pires de Andrade (also spelled as Fernão Perez de Andrade) was a Portuguese merchant and official under the explorer and Malacca governor Alfonso dAlbuquerque. ... This article details the history of Hong Kong. ...

External links

  • Tuen Mun District Council
  • Electoral Boundary Map
  • Tuen Mun New Town
  • Hong Kong Gold Coast



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... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... 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. ... Corner of Pedder Street and Des Voeux Road Central, in Central. ... The Eastern district (東區) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... The Southern District (南區) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... The Wan Chai district (灣仔區), or simply Wan Chai or Wanchai, is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong, located in the north of Hong Kong island. ... In modern day Hong Kong, Kowloon (九龍, Mandarin: Jiulong, lit. ... New Kowloon is an area in Kowloon, Hong Kong, bounded in the south by Boundary Street, and in the north by the ranges of the Lion Rock, Beacon Hill, Tates Cairn and Kowloon Peak. ... Kowloon City (九龍城, Pinyin: Jiu3long2cheng2) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... Kwun Tong (觀塘區; Jyutping: gwun1 tong4 keoi1; Cantonese IPA: ) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... Sham Shui Po (深水埗; pinyin: shen1 shui3 bu4, Yale: sam seuí bouh; lit. ... Wong Tai Sin (黃大仙; Pinyin Huang2da4xian1) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... Yau Tsim Mong (油尖旺) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... The New Territories (Chinese: 新界 Xin1jie4) 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... Kwai Tsing (葵青) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... North District (北區) is the northernmost district of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... Sai Kung (西貢; pinyin: Xi1gong4; Cantonese: sai1 gung3) is the second-largest of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... Sha Tin and Shing Mun River 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. ... Tai Po district (大埔區; lit. ... Tsuen Wan (荃灣區) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... Yuen Long (元朗, Jyutping: jyun4 long5, pinyin: Yuánlǎng) (used to be known as Un Long), one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong, located in the North-West of the New Territories, is a post-war new town set in the centre of Hong Kongs largest alluvial plain. ...


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Tuen Mun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1191 words)
The position of Tuen Mun District within the Hong Kong S.A.R. Tuen Mun (屯門) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong.
Tuen Mun Hospital was opened in 1990, providing a variety of medical services to residents in Tuen Mun and the North Western part of New Territories.
Mr Lau Wong-Fat is the chairperson of the Tuen Mun district council.
Tuen Mun Road - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (287 words)
Tuen Mun Road (屯門公路) is a major expressway in Hong Kong which connects Tuen Mun in the New Territories with Kowloon.
Phase 1 of the road was built in 1977, going from Tuen Mun to Sham Tseng.
Tuen Mun Road remains one of the most heavily used roads in Hong Kong, as some drivers heading to Yuen Long avoid using the Tai Lam Tunnel (which collects tolls), and container trucks use it to access the River Trade Terminal in Tuen Mun.
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