Sau Mau Ping (Chinese: 秀茂坪; Jyutping: Sau3 Mau6 Ping4; pinyin: Xiù Mào Píng) is an area part of Kwun Tong District, in eastern Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Sau Mau Ping
Sau Mau Ping Shopping Centre
Po Tat Estate

Name edit

Its Chinese name was formerly So Mau Ping (蘇茅坪), but this was often mis-rendered So Mo Ping (掃墓坪), meaning a place to 'visit one's ancestors'. In fact, during World War II, much of the area was used as a cemetery. The Chinese name was considered inappropriate for a residential area and so it was changed to the current one, meaning "nice and prosperous".

History edit

In August 1976, eighteen people were killed in one landslip in Sau Mau Ping, as a consequence of tropical storm Ellen.[1]

Features edit

Sau Mau Ping was part of the early Kwun Tong satellite city in Hong Kong. Sau Mau Ping Estate, Hiu Lai Court and Po Tat Estate are major public housing estates in the area. There is a shopping mall below Po Tat Estate.

The United Christian Hospital, serving all of eastern Kowloon, is located in Sau Mau Ping. The hospital was founded in 1973 and is currently undergoing a major expansion scheduled for completion in 2023.[2]

Education edit

Sau Mau Ping is in Primary One Admission (POA) School Net 48. Within the school net are multiple aided schools (operated independently but funded with government money) and Kwun Tong Government Primary School.[3]

Transportation edit


Current nearest station is Kwun Tong station, which can take minibus or bus to travel. The East Kowloon line was proposed as a new MTR line in 2014, with a recommended completion time in 2025 to 2030. The new line would include the Sau Mau Ping station and Po Tat station, serving the area.

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Meteorological Results 1976. Part III - Tropical Cyclone Summaries" (PDF). Hong Kong Observatory. 1977. p. 27. Retrieved 28 March 2024.
  2. ^ "Report on Capital Works Projects in the Hospital Authority" (PDF). Hospital Authority. 26 March 2015.
  3. ^ "POA School Net 48" (PDF). Education Bureau. Retrieved 2022-09-12.

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