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The rise of Tsuen Wan

Previously known as an industrial district, factories and buildings still remain in parts of Tsuen Wan but the area has become more and more family-friendly over the years. It has pockets of gems like traditional food stalls, shopping centres and idyllic sea views right at your door step. With MTR, bus, minibus routes as well as ferries, Tsuen Wan is a transportation hub that connects you to different areas of Hong Kong. Plus with new properties under constructions, Tsuen Wan has a heightened potential to become one of the most convenient places to live in Hong Kong.


Tsuen Wan

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Eat, pray, love

In the idyllic area of Sam Dip Tam, Yuen Yuen Institute is a hidden gem in Hong Kong. Yuen Yuen Institute was established in 1950 and upholds the principles of three religions: Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism. A walk through its beautifully landscaped gardens will show a range of temples, pavilions, monasteries and prayer halls as well as one of the main highlights – a replica of Beijing’s Temple of Heaven. If you want to see the temple in full swing, visit the temple during one of the annual festive events like the Festival of the Lanterns.


Yuen Yuen Institute


Yuen Yuen Institute


Yuen Yuen Institute

Foodie heaven

There are several snack stalls dotted around Tsuen Wan. However, if you want to get deep into food heaven, head down to Lo Tak Court – a must visit for any foodie in Hong Kong. A no-frills type of place, Lo Tak Court functions like a food court with several restaurant establishments and small vendors packed into one area. As well as big fast food chains, make your way around Lok Tak Court and try the traditional snacks on offer such as congee, fishball and meat skewers and tofu pudding. Alternatively, head to Beans for your coffee fix, they also offer all-day breakfasts, lunch sets, as well as pastries and desserts.


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Tsuen Wan Beans


Beans Tsuen Wan

Shop till you drop

What makes Tsuen Wan one of the most convenient places to live in is its handful of shopping centres. Tsuen Wan presents an affordable way of living for working families and young couples with reasonably priced shopping options around residential estates. The major shopping malls include Citywalk, Discovery Park, Skyline Plaza and Tsuen Wan Plaza. With plenty of families living in Tsuen Wan and in addition to regular kids’ services and nursery rooms, there are several events, pop up shops and programmes to keep the children busy.


Tsuen Wan Mall


Tsuen Wan Mall

Bookworms

Located next to the Tsuen Wan Government Offices on Sai Lau Kok Road, the Tsuen Wan Public Library is equipped with facilities that allow students to work away from home. Open daily, there are student study rooms, activity rooms and dedicated children’s services for children of all ages. The library hosts regular storytelling activities for children as well as outreach programmes.


Tsuen Wan Government Library

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