Kwai Tsing District

Kwai Tsing (Chinese: 葵青區; Cantonese Yale: Kwàih Chīng Kēui) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. It consists of two parts - Kwai Chung and Tsing Yi Island. Kwai Tsing is part of the New Territories. It had a population of 520 572 in 2016. [1]The district has the third least educated residents and their income is below average.

Kwai Tsing

Kwai Tsing District
Location of Kwai Tsing within Hong Kong
Coordinates: 22°21′18″N 114°05′02″E
Country Hong Kong
RegionNew Territories
  District Council ChairmanFong Ping (BPA)
  Total21.82 km2 (8.42 sq mi)
  Total520 572
Time zoneUTC+8 (Hong Kong Time)
WebsiteKwai Tsing District Council
Kwai Tsing District
Traditional Chinese葵青區
Simplified Chinese葵青区
JyutpingKwai4 Cing1 Keoi1

Kwai Tsing did not exist as a standalone district when Hong Kong's District Boards were formed in the early 1980s. It remained as a part of Tsuen Wan district until 1985. The newly created district was known as Kwai Chung and Tsing Yi District (葵涌及青衣區) until 1988, when its name was shortened to Kwai Tsing District.

The internationally famous container terminals can be found within the district, along the shores of Rambler Channel between Kwai Chung and Tsing Yi Island. The Tsing Ma Bridge, leading to the Hong Kong International Airport through the North Lantau Highway, starts at the northwestern end of Tsing Yi Island.

Over 75% of the district residents live in public housing.


In 1669, the Qing dynasty forced the people in Hong Kong and the coastal regions such as Guangdong, Guangxi, Fujian, etc., to move to the inland areas of mainland China. After this move inland policy ceased, a large number of Hakka people from Huiyang region ( Chinese traditional: 惠陽區), Wuhua county ( Chinese traditional: 五華縣)of Huangdong province, also from Hakka districts of Fujian province, moved to nowadays Shenzhen city and Hong Kong special administration region. Traditionally, Kwai Tsing District is Hakka speaking region; Hakka areas, because the original inhabitants of the villages in this area were mainly had Hakka Family background. "Kwai" was first seen in a Ming Guo fei compiled the "big mind Guangdong, Guangdong coastal map" within the same diagram "Kwai" next to the name of an island "spring flowers", now there is a south-east Tsing Yi Island small mountain known as spring flowers, believes that "spring flowers" is the ancient name "Tsing" is. "Territories village official Fu Company" the Kangxi Emperor compiled by Wang Tsung-hee "in Xin'an County Metropolitan" in the records there, "Chung child" and "Tsing Yi".


Kwai Tsing District borders in the north and west with Tsuen Wan District, east with Sha Tin District, southeast with Sham Shui Po District and Yau Tsim Mong District (marine), south with Central and Western District (marine), and southwest with Islands District (marine).



By 2003 District Councils Election, the Kwai Tsing District Council is divided into 28 constituencies:

Kwai Chung

Tsing Yi

  • Cheung Ching
  • Cheung Hang
  • Cheung Hong
  • Cheung On
  • Ching Fat
  • Greenfield
  • On Ho
  • Shing Hong
  • Tsing Yi Estate
  • Tsing Yi South
  • Wai Ying


It has 29 constituencies in 2015 election. [2]

  • S01 Kwai Hing
  • S02 Kwai Shing East Estate
  • S03 Upper Tai Wo Hau
  • S04 Lower Tai Wo Hau
  • S05 Kwai Chung Estate North
  • S06 Kwai Chung Estate South
  • S07 Shek Yam
  • S08 On Yam
  • S09 Shek Lei South
  • S10 Shek Lei North
  • S11 Tai Pak Tin
  • S12 Kwai Fong
  • S13 Wah Lai
  • S14 Lai Wah
  • S15 Cho Yiu
  • S16 Hing Fong
  • S17 Lai King
  • S18 Kwai Shing West Estate
  • S19 On Ho
  • S20 Wai Ying
  • S21 Tsing Yi Estate
  • S22 Greenfield
  • S23 Cheung Ching
  • S24 Cheung Hong
  • S25 Shing Hong
  • S26 Tsing Yi South
  • S27 Cheung Hang
  • S28 Ching Fat
  • S29 Cheung On

Town centre

The district is part of Tsuen Wan New Town. Unlike other new towns in Hong Kong, the district has no clear town core in the course of development. Cores emerge only after Metroplaza in Kwai Fong and Maritime Square in Tsing Yi was built, but they are still incomparable to their counterparts in other new towns in Hong Kong.


Industry is an integral part of the district. Both light and heavy industries share substantial land in the district.


Like other early new towns of Hong Kong, the district was primary for settling the influx of Chinese population around the year of the change of sovereignty in China in 1949 and the baby boom afterwards. Public housing estates were built throughout the district. Many schools have been established by various charities and religious organisations. Some have provided vocational training for industries in Hong Kong while some have become liberal schools. As the community has aged, the number of school children declined after the 2000s, and schools are facing survival problems.

Secondary schools in 2006:


There are several sports grounds in the district. Biu Chun Rangers are based in Tsing Yi. Kwai Tsing Theatre in Kwai Fong is gradually becoming an important performance venue in Hong Kong.


The usual forms of transportation in the district are buses, minibuses and metro.

The MTR (metro) Tsuen Wan Line has four stations on three lines running through the district:

  • Kowloon Motor Bus:30,31,31B,32,32M,33A,34,35A,36A,36B,36M,37,37M,38,38A,40,40X,41,41A,42,42A,42C,42M,43,43A,43B,43C,43M,44,44M,45,46,46X,47X,48X,49X,57M,58M,59A,61M,67M,68A,68E,69M,73X,235,235M,243M,248M,249M,265M,269M,278X,279X
  • Long Win Bus:A31,E31,E32
  • Citybus:E21,930, 930A, 930X

See also


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