Tai Hing Estate

Tai Hing Estate (Chinese: 大興邨) is the second public housing estate and the oldest existing public housing estate in Tuen Mun, New Territories, Hong Kong. There are 8,602 flats on the estate with capacity to house 21,100 people.

Tai Hing Estate
Tai Hing Estate Aerial view 2021.jpg
Tai Hing Estate in 2021.
General information
Location2-6, Tai Fong Street and 2-6, Tai Hing Street, Tuen Mun District, Hong Kong
Coordinates22°23′59″N 113°58′18″E / 22.3997°N 113.9717°E / 22.3997; 113.9717
StatusCompleted
CategoryPublic rental housing
Area237-509 ft²
Population19,000
No. of blocks7
No. of units8,641
Construction
Constructed1977; 45 years ago (1977), 1980; 42 years ago (1980)
AuthorityHong Kong Housing Authority
Tai Hing Estate

It is also a district council constituency. It is a traditional strong pro-democratic area, having returned Albert Ho as district councillor in the Legislative Council.[when?]

HistoryEdit

Tai Hing Estate is the oldest existing public housing estate in Tuen Mun District. The site was previously farms near the coastline of Castle Peak Bay before the land reclamation of the bay for the construction of Tuen Mun New Town.

For the 60th anniversary of Hong Kong Scouting, the Scout Association of Hong Kong held the Diamond Jubilee Jamboree (鑽禧大露營) for 5000 Scouts, applying the theme World Harmony (大同) from 23 July 1971 to 29 July 1971 in present-day Tai Hing Estate in Castle Peak. The event was originally planned to be held from 22 July 1971 to 28 July 1971, but was pushed back one day later because of the typhoon attack to Hong Kong. The jamboree was seriously affected by the bad weather. The campsite was flooded and facilities were damaged. Campers had to retreat to San Fat Estate in Tuen Mun for shelter overnight. The Hong Kong Post Office issued a set of three stamps for the jamboree on 23 July.[1]

FacilitiesEdit

There are five secondary schools, three primary schools, two kindergartens, a market, a public library, a swimming pool and a post office in Tai Hing.

 
Panorama of Tai Hing Commercial Centre

TransportEdit

There are two MTR Light Rail stations in Tai Hing, they are Tai Hing (North) stop and Tai Hing (South) stop. Both belong to Zone 2 for single-ride journeys.

Tai Hing (North) (大興北) serves the northwestern part of the Tai Hing Estate
Tai Hing (South) (大興南) serves the southeastern part of the estate.

There is an emergency platform on the reverse loop at Tai Hing North Station. A westbound Light Rail Vehicle can become an eastbound one via the loop and the emergency platform.

HousesEdit

Name[2] Type Completion Floors Units per floor Units
Hing Cheung House Cruciform 1977 30 48 1,392
Hing Shing House
Hing Tai House
Hing Yiu House 1979
Hing Fai House
Hing Ping House
Hing Wai House Old Slab 1980 7 47 289

Covid pandemicEdit

Hing Ping House at the estate was placed under lockdown between 2 & 4 February, 2022. [3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Diamond Jubilee Jamboree". March On to 100 Years. The Scout Association of Hong Kong. Retrieved 2007-01-13.
  2. ^ Hong Kong Housing Authority: Tai Hing Estate
  3. ^ Hong Kong Free Press