New towns bring new hope for expanding Hong Kong

D. R. Phillips

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Population pressure in Hong Kong has led to the building of new towns - Tuen Mun, Tsuen Wan, Tsang Tai Uk and Sha Tin - in the New Territories. Public housing predominates, including huge tower blocks housing 8000 people with an average of 3.3m2 each of living space. In addition to the new towns proper others have been enlarged and developments have taken place in several rural townships. In some places, notably Sha Tin, land for building has been reclaimed from the sea. -Eileen Turner

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-187
Number of pages8
JournalGeographical Magazine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes


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