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Tuen Mun New Town is a new town developed by Hong Kong Government in Tuen Mun, New Territories, Hong Kong in the 1970s. At the time of planning in 1965, the satellite town, as new towns were then known, was named Castle Peak.[citation needed]

Tuen Mun New Town

屯門新市鎮
Tuen Mun
Tuen Mun
Nickname(s): 
Castle Peak
SAR Hong Kong
DistrictTuen Mun District
Government
 • TypeDistrict Council
 • ChairmanLau Wong-fat, GBM, GBS, JP
Area
 • City19 km2 (7 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)
 • City486,000
 • Density26,000/km2 (66,000/sq mi)
 • Urban
486,000
Time zoneUTC+8 (Hong Kong Time)
Websitewww.districtcouncils.gov.hk/tm/tc
Mean solar time   UTC+08
View of Tuen Mun New Town and Kau Keng Shan from Castle Peak.
Tuen Mun Town center
Residence in Sam Shing area.
Tuen Mun New Town
Traditional Chinese屯門新市鎮

The development model is similar to Sha Tin New Town, constructed around a town centre (Tuen Mun Town Centre).

However, jobs and public facilities in the town are inadequate, just as in Tin Shui Wai New Town, certain social problems like low income, juvenile problems, drug abuse, controversies in use of public places, such as noise problems due to playing musical instruments in Tuen Mun Town Park.[citation needed]

Coordinates: 22°23′35″N 113°58′39″E / 22.393°N 113.9775°E / 22.393; 113.9775