Hung Shui Kiu

About 2km along the highway from Yuen Long to Tuen Mun lay an extremely unprepossessing area called Hung Shui Kiu. I use the past tense (lay) because the intention around the turn of the century was to build a new town of 200,000 people from scratch. The town’s new inhabitants were expected by the Planning Department to come from China, though how they were expected to earn a living was never explained. Perhaps they could compete with HKers for part time jobs dressing up as oversized mice, talking ducks and idiotic dogs.

A circle was drawn around Hung Shui Kiu on the map because it looked as if there was nothing of value to slow development.

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View from the hills above Hung Shui Kiu towards Tin Shui Wai (on the left) and Yuen Long on the horizon.

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