Tai Hing Estate

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Tai Hing Estate () is the second public housing estate and the oldest existing public housing estate in Tuen Mun, New Territories, Hong Kong. There are 8,602 flats in the estate with capacity to house 21,100 people.

It is also a district council constituency. It is a traditional strong pro-democratic area, having returned Albert Ho as district councillor in the Legislative Council.

History

Tai Hing Estate is the oldest existing public housing estate in Tuen Mun District. Its site was formerly the farms near the coastline of Castle Peak Bay, before the land reclamation of the bay for the construction of Tuen Mun New Town.

For the 60th anniversary of Hong Kong Scouting, the Scout Association of Hong Kong held the Diamond Jubilee Jamboree (鑽禧大露營) for 5000 Scouts, applying the theme World Harmony (大同) from 23 July 1971 to 29 July 1971 in present-day Tai Hing Estate in Castle Peak. The event was originally planned to be held 22 July 1971 to 28 July 1971 but shifted to one day later because of the typhoon attack to Hong Kong. The jamboree was seriously affected by the bad weather. The campsite was flooded and facilities were damaged. Campers had to retreat to San Fat Estate in Tuen Mun for shelter overnight.The Hong Kong Post Office issued a set of three stamps for the jamboree on 23 July.

Facilities

There are 5 secondary schools, 3 primary schools, 2 kindergartens, a market, a public library and a post office in Tai Hing.

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