Kwu Tung
古洞
Area
Kwu Tung
Kwu Tung
Location within Hong Kong
Coordinates: 22°30′17″N 114°06′14″E / 22.504656°N 114.103769°E / 22.504656; 114.103769Coordinates: 22°30′17″N 114°06′14″E / 22.504656°N 114.103769°E / 22.504656; 114.103769
CountryChina
Provincial-level SARHong Kong
RegionNew Territories
DistrictNorth District
Time zoneUTC+8 (HKT)
Kwu Tung
Kwu Tung village office
Chinese古洞
Yan Wah Lo was built in 1933 by members of the Yeung clan who had made their fortune in Indonesia.
Yan Wah Lo was built in 1933 by members of the Yeung clan who had made their fortune in Indonesia.

Kwu Tung (Chinese: 古洞) is an area in the northern New Territories, west of Sheung Shui and Fanling, and east of Lok Ma Chau and San Tin, in Hong Kong.

Administration

For electoral purposes, Kwu Tung is part of the Sheung Shui Rural constituency of the North District Council. It is currently represented by Simon Hau Fuk-tat, who was elected in the local elections.[1][2]

History

Kwu Tung literally means "old cave" in the Cantonese language. Tung (洞 or 峒) also indicates that it was the habitat of ancient native Cantonese people. These inhabitants were later replaced by Punti, Hakka, and a small number of Teochew people, and the newcomers became the indigenous inhabitants of Hong Kong. Residents in Kwu Tung are mainly farmers.

Geography

With the sediment of Sheung Yue River and creeks nearby, the land of Kwu Tung is relatively plain compared to the rest of hilly Hong Kong.

Development

Kwu Tung North is one of three new development areas currently being planned for North District, in parallel with Fanling North and Ta Kwu Ling.[3] According to the Railway Development Strategy 2014, a shuttle service between Kwu Tung Station and Kam Sheung Road Station spanning 10.7 km (6.6 mi) is expected to begin construction within 2019 to 2023. Kwu Tung resident away by paying the HKD$60,0000 per house

See also

References

  1. ^ "Recommended District Council Constituency Areas (North District)" (PDF). Electoral Affairs Commission. Retrieved 23 October 2021.
  2. ^ "North District Council - North DC Members". District Council. Retrieved 23 October 2021.
  3. ^ Low-carbon lifestyle within reach, but will HK grasp the opportunity?, SCMP, 4 Dec 2010, Olga Wong