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Tsui Ping Estate

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Tsui Ping Estate (Chinese: 翠屏邨) is a public housing estate in Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong. It is divided into Tsui Ping (South) Estate (翠屏(南)邨) and Tsui Ping (North) Estate (翠屏(北)邨).[1] After redevelopment, the estate has a total of 19 blocks built in the 1980s and 1990s.

Tsui Ping Estate

翠屏邨
Housing estate
Tsui Ping (North) Estate
Tsui Ping (North) Estate
AreaKwun Tong
Opened1981
Population
 (2011)
 • Total30,203
Tsui Ping (North) Estate
Tsui Ping (South) Estate
Tsui Ping (South) Open space

Contents

BackgroundEdit

Tsui Ping Estate was formerly a resettlement estate, Kwun Tong Resettlement Estate (觀塘徙置屋邨), commonly known as Kai Liu (雞寮), which was built in the 1960s. It was the first resettlement estate in Kwun Tong District.[2] The residents were mainly Chaozhou people.[3][4] There were no kitchens or washrooms inside the flats. The roof was commonly used as school classrooms and community activities area.[5] In 1972 the estate was inundated with mud from a nearby landslide that killed 71. The site of the disaster is commemorated by the Sau Mau Ping Memorial Park.

In 1973, to avoid the confusion with another estate, Kwun Tong Estate, Kwun Tong Resettlement Estate was renamed as Kwun Tong (Tsui Ping Road) Estate (觀塘(翠屏道)邨).[6] The estate was renamed as Tsui Ping Estate after it was redeveloped between the 1980s and 1990s. In 2002, some of the flats in Tsui Ping (North) Estate (Tsui Mei House excluded) were sold to tenants through Tenants Purchase Scheme Phase 5.[7]

FeaturesEdit

 
Tai Wong Ye Temple in Tsui Ping (South) Estate

A Tai Wong Ye Temple (大王爺廟) is located on the hill behind Tsui Ying House of Tsui Ping (South) Estate.[8] The origin of the temple was a shrine located in present-day Lok Fu. It was relocated to make space for the building of the Lo Fu Ngam Resettlement Area in 1957. The new site was dedicated in 1963.[9]

HousesEdit

Tsui Ping (South) EstateEdit

 
Tsui Lok House, Tsui Ping (South) Estate
Name[10][11] Type Completion
Tsui Ying House Linear 3 1989
Tsui Tung House Trident 4
Tsui Chung House 1990
Tsui Lok House Harmony 2 1995
Tsui Hon House
Tsui Heng House
Tsui Wing House

Tsui Ping (North) EstateEdit

Name[12][13] Type Completion
Tsui Nam House Double H 1981
Tsui Yeung House Old Slab
Tsui To House 1986
Tsui Yung House Trident 2
Tsui On House New Slab 1990
Tsui Mui House Linear 3
Tsui Pak House Linear 1
Tsui Yue House
Tsui Tsz House 1989
Tsui Lau House
Tsui Cheung House 1994
Tsui Mei House Small Household Block 1998

Buildings and public facilities nearbyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kwun Tong District Archived 2011-07-20 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Social life and development in Hong Kong. The Chinese University Press. 1981. ISBN 962-201-337-6
  3. ^ 林珩輝先生專訪 (Chinese) Archived 2009-01-17 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ 1960年的雞寮 (Chinese)
  5. ^ Fun in Kwung Tong - History of Kwun Tong
  6. ^ 「政府廉租屋」 - 命名 (Chinese) Archived 2009-05-30 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Tenants Purchase Scheme Phase 5 (Launched in January 2002)
  8. ^ Fun in Kwun Tong - Tai Wong Ye Temple
  9. ^ Myers, J.T. (1977), "A Hong Kong Spirit-Medium Temple", Journal of the Hong Kong Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, Vol. 15, pp.16-27.
  10. ^ Hong Kong Housing Authority - Tsui Ping (South) Estate
  11. ^ emporis.com - Tsui Ping (South) Estate
  12. ^ Hong Kong Housing Authority - Tsui Ping (North) Estate
  13. ^ emporis.com - Tsui Ping (North) Estate

Coordinates: 22°18′46″N 114°13′52″E / 22.3127°N 114.2312°E / 22.3127; 114.2312