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Life in multi-faceted Sha Tin

Sha Tin is surrounded by lush greenery, emitting a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere for residents. Quality of life in Sha Tin is boosted by its nearby leisure and cultural venues, giving residents alternative options without having to leave the area. With several cultural spots and home to New Territories’ biggest shopping mall, Sha Tin makes an ideal living location for working professionals as well as families, bringing elements of the CBD to the country side.

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Sha Tin Racecourse

Managed by The Hong Kong Jockey Club, the Sha Tin Racecourse is one of two racecourses in Hong Kong. Horse racing has become a popular sport in Hong Kong and the racecourse has been classified as a world-class track. With special events held on public holidays and festival periods like Chinese New Year, locals and tourists flock to the racecourse to spectate and join in on the festivities. The Sha Tin Racecourse was built in 1978 and could only hold a small number of visitors when it first opened its doors. Today, it has a capacity for over 85,000 and includes two grandstands. Other than horse racing,

Sha Tin Racecourse is a pet-friendly venue with Penfold Park situated inside the venue for dog owners. Penfold Park is open to the public on non-race days.

A handful of international racing events and day time races are held in Sha Tin while night time races are held at the Happy Valley Racecourse.


Sha Tin Racecourse


Sha Tin Racecourse

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Shing Mun River

Running through the heart of Sha Tin, Shing Mun River has become a renowned landmark for a number of reasons. Not only is Shing Mun River the hotspot for the Sha Tin races of the annual Dragon Boat Festival, Shing Mun River is also a popular spot for recreational activities such as fishing, rowing and cycling. Whether you’re an avid cyclist or wanting to take the family out, many Hongkongers come to Shing Mun River for a serene bike ride along the water over the weekend and public holidays. You can bring your own bike or there are several vendors along the river where you can rent bikes and gear from when you arrive in Sha Tin. The cycling route, although on mainly flat roads, starts from Sha Tin and extends through to the coastline of Tolo Harbour and into Tai Mei Tuk, giving beautiful views of the New Territories. There are a handful of snack stalls along the way to keep you going, otherwise reward yourself with an ice cream at the end!


Shing Mun River


Heritage Museum

Located next to Shing Mun River, Sha Tin’s Heritage Museum combines art, history and culture to educate and enlighten visitors of all ages. With over 7,500 square metres of space, there are five halls exhibiting different workshops and programmes such as Children’s Discovery Gallery and Cantonese Opera Heritage Hall. The Heritage Museum also holds special events throughout the year. To get the most of your visit, there are guided tours which will take visitors to all the current – both regular and special - exhibitions.


Sha Tin Heritage Museum


Sha Tin Heritage Museum

New Town Plaza

Shop till you drop at one of the biggest shopping malls in the New Territories. New Town Plaza stretches over two million square foot in the town centre of Sha Tin and is divided into three areas. It houses everything from fashion to homeware, making it a one-stop-shop for residents living nearby or in Sha Tin. The shopping mall also boasts over 50 restaurants with several cuisines such as Chinese, Italian and Korean for visitors to indulge in.  


New Town Plaza


Sha Tin New Town Plaza

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