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SHA TIN

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The city Sha Tin was until the mid-1970s a rural township of about 35,000 people. Today, over 620,000 people live within several compact, serviced neighborhoods of various sizes within the larger urban community. The natural environment of the mountains, Shing Mun River, and Tolo Harbour have been used to provide parks, promenades, bicycle paths, and recreational facilities.



Modern Estates
Modern Estates
Most of the private buildings are modern style and are big residential estates.
Old House
Old House
Besides being a New Town, Sha Tin still contains some old houses. Unfortunately, this old house area has ben transformed as a truck parking.
Lek Yuen Bridge
Lek Yuen Bridge
The Lek Yuen Bridge spans over the 200m wide Shing Mun River and is open only to pedestrians.

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Lek Yuen Bridge is an uncovered concrete footbridge built in year 1988 to connect the northern and southern banks of Shing Mun River.

Sha Tin Park
Sha Tin Park
The 8-hectare Sha Tin Park is located by the Shing Mun River. The South Garden is a traditional Chinese garden with pavilions, bridge and waterfalls.
Sha Tin Park
Sha Tin Park
This park was provided at a cost of 75 millions HKD and took five years to complete. It was officially opened in year 1988. It consists of six gardens of distinctive styles and there are over 110 000 plants of various species inside.
Promenade along Shing Mun River
Promenade along
Shing Mun River
People can hire bicycles and enjoy cycling along the Promenade via To Lo Harbour to Tai Po Waterfront Park. Some prefer enjoying jogging or walking.
Star Seafood Floating Restaurant
Star Seafood
Floating Restaurant
The Star Seafood Floating Restaurant is the only marble boat-shaped restaurant in Hong Kong. It offers Cantonese "Dim Sum" and a wide variety of Cantonese dishes.

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It was previously called Shatin Floating Restaurant and was already here in year 1968.

Shing Mun River
Shing Mun River
The Shing Mun River at Sha Tin features bicycle tracks and walking paths on both sides.
Shing Mun River
Shing Mun River
The Shing Mun River channel runs from the Tai Wai area, through the Sha Tin town centre to the Tolo Harbour.


The Hong Kong Science Park
The Hong Kong Science Park
The Hong Kong Science Park was conceived as a research and development campus to draw technology-oriented business and academic communities into a single location.

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The Hong Kong Science Park
The Hong Kong Science Park
Modern offices in Hong Kong Science and Technology Park (HKSTP) in Shatin.
The Hong Kong Science Park
The Hong Kong Science Park
The cycling track from Sha Tin to Tai Po is passing along the Hong Kong Science Park. Many riders stop to have lunch in HKSTP.
The Hong Kong Science Park
The Hong Kong Science Park
HKSTP was built in three successive phases. It now features almost 900 companies and 13,000 employees.


The Hong Kong Science Park
The Hong Kong Science Park
The Hong Kong Science Park
The Hong Kong Science Park


The Hong Kong Science Park
The Hong Kong Science Park
HKSTP features many nice garden. At lunch time, many local workers have a break by walking around the garden and the Tolo Harbour.
The Hong Kong Science Park
The Hong Kong Science Park
After HKSTP, many housing complexs such as Providence Bay have been built along the Tolo Harbour. Their height is limited to 8-10 floors to allow enough air ventilation for the villages behind and the future housing complexs to be built.
The Hong Kong Science Park
The Hong Kong Science Park
There is no MTR station going to HKSTP. The closest station is University MTR station, then travellers need to take bus 272K. There are also various Employees' Bus Service (SP Bus) to go from many HKSAR districts to HKSTP.
The Hong Kong Science Park
The Hong Kong Science Park
Stunning view on HKSTP from the rooftop of building 5W (Enterprise Place).


View on Pat Sin Leng Country Park from HKSTP
View on Pat Sin Leng Country Park from HKSTP


View on Ma On Shan Country Park
View on Ma On Shan Country Park
From HKSTP area, it is possible see the beautiful Pat Sin Leng Country Park and the Ma On Shan Country Park.
Local eaterie
Local eaterie
Local eateries and restaurants in HKSTP cater for all kinds of customers, i.e. local workers, businessmen, bike riders...
Local eaterie
Local eaterie
One of the numerous local eateries located in HKSTP catering for local workers.
View on Pat Sin Leng
View on Pat Sin Leng
Beautiful view on Pat Sin Leng Country Park from Pak Shek Kok Promenade, HKSTP.


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