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KWUN TONG

The Kwun Tong district is located in Kowloon. It is the most densely populated district with 55 000 per km2, but it is also one of the largest industrial areas in Hong Kong. The district contains Kwun Tong, Ngau Tau Kok, Kowloon Bay, Sau Mau Ping, Lam Tin, Yau Tong and Lei Yue Mun.

Kwun Tong industrial area
Kwun Tong District is one of the industrial areas in Hong Kong. The factories had been built since years 1950's.
Kwun Tong industrial area
Since the importance of industry in Hong Kong is fading out, many factories have been torn down and commercial buildings are being constructed to replace them.
Kwun Tong industrial area
Kwun Tong industrial area

There are projects to transform Kwun Tong Industrial Area into a Coastal Business Area.

Kwun Tong industrial area
In recent years, industrial restructuring, relocation of production lines and factories to Mainland China have resulted in many factories being left vacant. Many vacant factories have gradually been converted into office premises.
Kwun Tong industrial area
This factory "Hong Kong Flour Mills Limited" unit is being left vacant as many other buildings in the Kwun Tong industrial area.
Kwun Tong industrial area
Kwun Tong industrial area

Built in 1966, Kwun Tong Factory Estate comprises two seven-storey blocks without lift service. There are 817 factory units with standard sizes of 24 square metres. There are now 169 remaining tenancies at Kwun Tong Factory Estate occupying 309 units, out of which about 108 are in active use. The Housing Authority decided to clear Kwun Tong Factory Estate in 2006.

Kwun Tong industrial area
While some parts of the industrial area have been redeveloped into modern-day office blocks, a large part of the area is still consisted of old-fashioned industrial buildings.
Kwun Tong industrial area
Flatted factories were originally built by the Government as part of the resettlement programme to reprovision squatter factories and cottage workshops displaced by clearance operations. The Housing Authority also built a number of factory estates in the late 1970s and the early 1980s, resulting in a total of 17 factory estates.
Kwun Tong industrial area
Kwun Tong industrial area
Cruise boat
A construction of a new cruise terminal at the old Kai Tak airport site is still under discussion.
Cruise boat


Cha Kwo Ling lies to the southeast of Kowloon Bay. It is a small hill lying between Lei Yue Mun region and Kwun Tong region.

Typical old 'Hong Kong style' buildings on Cha Kwo Ling road with unauthorized constructions at the top.
Old buildings
Old buildings
Cha Kwo Ling
At the end of the 18th century, the Hakkas villagers migrated into the region. Quarrying became their main occupation. Some grew crops and vegetables. Others helped the fishermen to mend their fishing nets.
Cha Kwo Ling

Cha Kwo Ling covers an area of about 40 500 sq m. It was a kaolin mine site.

There are about 2400 people in Cha Kwo Ling area and some families have resided there for generations.
Cha Kwo Ling
Cha Kwo Ling

The former Cha Kwo Ling Kaoline site is now proposed for a comprehensive public housing development to accommodate about 27000 persons.

Cha Kwo Ling
A total of 3 notable buildings and structures have been identified in Cha Kwo Ling, i.e. Cha Kwo Ling Tin Hau Temple, Cha Kwo Ling Rural Committee and Law Mansion
Cha Kwo Ling

According to the Feasibility Study for Development at Cha Kwo Ling Kaolin Mine Site, Cha Kwo Ling Tin Hau Temple would be remain, whereas Cha Kwo Ling Rural Committee Building would be removed and Law Mansion would be preserved by relocating to an area adjacent to Cha Kwo Ling Tin Hau Temple prior to the construction of Western Coast Road.

Fires occurred twice in Cho Kwa Ling Village in January 2006 and left over 200 villagers homeless. The first fire occurred on 6 January and destroyed over 10 houses in the squatter area of the village. Over a hundred villagers were evacuated to live in the nearby community center.
Cha Kwo Ling
Cha Kwo Ling

On 22 January 2006, a fire woke up the sleeping villagers again. Another 10 houses were burnt and nearly 200 villagers registered for Government assistance.

Cha Kwo Ling
Cha Kwo Ling has been a landfill (Sai Tso Wan landfill) and quarry (Cha Kwo Ling Kaolin Mine) site. A strip of squatter huts lies at the foothill along Cha Kwo Ling Road fronting Cha Kwo Ling Public Cargo Working Area.
Cha Kwo Ling


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