Tung Chung Anthony Dillon Harriet Lai Natalie Tse
Content Location Absolute Location ----------------------------------------------------- 1-2 Relative Location ------------------------------------------------------- 3 Mapping -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4-5
Places Human Characteristics ---------------------------------------------- 6-7 Cultural Characteristics -------------------------------------------- 8-9 Physical Characteristics ------------------------------------------- 10
Movement ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 11-12 Human environmental Interaction --- 13 Bibliography --------------------------------------------------------------- 14
CityGate Outlet 22˚17’22.53”N 113˚56’26.60”E
Tung Chung Crescent: 22˚17’18.08”N 113˚56’21.89”E
Ngnong Ping 360 Cable Car StaGon: 22˚17’24.45”N 113˚56’18.82”E
Fu Tung Plaza: 22°17’ 20.12” N 113 56 71 30
Novotel Hotel: 22° 17' 29.24''N 113° 56' 35.55''E
Costal Skyline: 22˚17’29.02”N 113˚56’48.16”E
Cinema: 22˚17’21.27”N 113˚56’25.09”E
Caribbean Coast: 22˚17’31.76”N 113’57’00.10”E
Tung Chung situates at the northern part of the Lantau Island, the largest Island in Hong Kong. It connects with Kowloon and the New Territories South via Route 8 Expressway, linking the Airport, Tung Chung, Disneyland, Tsing Yi and ShaGn. Tung Chung is a new suburb town in Lantau Island which is near the Hong Kong InternaGonal Airport. Since the society of Tung Chung is newly developed, there’re a few interesGng elements which a^ract people, such as Citygate Outlet, UA Cinemas, the excellent accommodaGon, Novotel Hotel. Ngnong Ping 360 Cable Cars, Ngnong Ping Big Buddha, hiking trails and etc. Citygate is the ﬁrst outlet mall in Hong Kong, there’re more than 80 internaGonal brands oﬀering discounts from 30% to 70% on designer fashion, sports, beauty, accessories, children’s wear and home items. There’s also a Asia’s largest kineGc fountain sidng in front of Citygate Outlet. AccommodaGng in Novotel Hotel gives you the enjoyment of spectacular vies from the Ngnong Ping Cable Car and discover bargain shopping at Citygate Outlets, both are doorstep. Features meeGng faciliGes, two fabulous restaurants, one of them is a buﬀet which is always full booked even 3 months further, a bar, a 24‐hour gym and pool, wonderful suites with sea view and the view of Hong Kong InternaGonal Airport and Ngnong Ping Cable car. It is only 5 minutes from Airport and AsiaWorld‐Expo. With direct access to MTR, it takes only 30 minutes to the city centre and Hong kong Disneyland is 2 stops away. There is also shu^le buses transporGng customers.
Relative Location Tung Chung is a very convenient place to go. If you are gedng there by MTR, you can simply take the Tung Chung line and get oﬀ at Tung Chung staGon, the whole journey from Central to Tung Chung takes only 26 minutes. Get to exit C, and you will ﬁnd Citygate Outlets right in front of you. If you get oﬀ the DB bus at the last staGon, you will be at the Tung Chung Town Center Bus Terminus. You will be right in front of the Citygate Outlets, but in order to get there, you have to walk pass the entrance of Food Republic, and then turn lei to get there. You can nearly ﬁnd everything you need in Tung Chung. To get to the cinema, you can easily spot the place which is next to the Asia’s largest water fountain with splashing water and colorful ﬂashing lights, and the UA cinema will be there. In Citygate Outlets, you can ﬁnd a lot of bouGques. Also, you can ﬁnd Taste which is a really big supermarket, it’s at the ﬁrst basement ﬂoor of Citygate. And if you want to have a simple, cheap but good meal, you can go to the Food Republic food court which is located on the third ﬂoor. The Novotel CiGgate Hong Kong Hotel is connected to the Citygate Outlets which makes tourists really easy to ﬁnd it, you can get to the third ﬂoor where Esprit, Calvin Klein, OpGcal 88 is located, there’s a escalator next to Calvin Klein which leads you to a long path with dimming lights. You will see Paciﬁc Coﬀee, and all you have to do is walk along the path Gl the end where you will ﬁnd another escalator to Novotel. The nearest clinic is right outside exit A, near to Hung Fook Tong, that’s the Human Health Clinic. There’s a local wet market which is right across the footbridge of Citygate on the second ﬂoor next to McDonald’s which leads you to the Fu Tung Plaza, it only takes 5 minutes to walk. You walk straight Gll you see Maple, then you go down the escalator in front of it. Aier that, there will be an entrance with glass doors where fresh meat, fresh sea food, vegetables, fruits, medicine, even tailor shops will be found. There’re three two salons in the Fu Tung Plaza, there is one right next to the Maple fashion shop and one next to a local restaurant at the far end on the ﬁrst ﬂoor. Fu Tung Plaza is more of a local mall, there you can ﬁnd a lot of cheap products and local food. Tung Chung is really a self‐ suﬃcient society where you can ﬁnd everything you need simply by walking for a short distance.
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* Area colors are used to idenGfy the diﬀerent types of shops within the Mall and on the right; below each speciﬁc color are the shop’s name, shop number and level.
As shown above, if you see an orange area on the map, you can look at the map legend, to ﬁgure out what type of shop it is… It is a Dining Restaurant. Also it shows the level and the shop’s number so that it can easily be found. * Each Point Symbol has a diﬀerent meaning, which symbolizes either a public facility or transport.
In the photo above, shows 2 symbols, by checking the map legend, you will be able to understand what the symbols mean… Both symbols mean washroom, however the wheelchair shows that it is for disabled people.
For transportaGon, the map shows the symbol and each means a speciﬁc transport.
This symbol is one of the public faciliGes that can be used and the sign clearly shows that it is a telephone booth.
Human Characteristics As menGoned before, Tung Chung is a self‐suﬃcient society, you can ﬁnd everything in the area which is really convenient, unlike on Hong Kong Island, you will have to travel around just to get stuﬀ for daily use. That’s why faciliGes are built for people living in Tung Chung, like residenGal, insGtuGonal, recreaGonal, etc. There is a lot of people living in Tung Chung, approximately 220000 people. Some of them live in public housing estates, and most of them live in private housing estates. There are about three big public housing estates, which are Fu Tung Estate, Yu Tung Court, and Yat Tung Estate. There are about 7 big private housing estates, which are, Le Bleu Deux, Costal Skyline, Costal Skyline Le Bleu House, La Rossa, Caribbean Coast, Seaview Cresent, Tung Chung Cresent. The Developer of Le Bleu Deux is HKR InternaGonal Limited, which is also one of the developer of Costal Skyline, Costal Skyline Le Bleu House, and La Rossa. Maybe because of that reason, Le Bleu Deux, Costal Skyline, and Costal Skyline Le Bleu House share the same clubhouse which is behind Costal Skyline. Some of the housings are high‐rise, some of them are mid‐rise, and some of them are houses, which allows people to choose from diﬀerent environments. For example, if people come from UK, it’s probably hard for them to get used to living in high‐rise buildings, so they might want to choose houses.
Since a high populaGon live in Tung Chung, there has to be some schools around, so students can easily ﬁnd schools in the area. Even diﬀerent kinds of schools can be found there, it’s pre^y surprising how many schools are there just inside Tung Chung. Primary schools there include Ching Chung Hau Po Woon Prmary School, Po On Commercial AssociaGon Wan Ho Kan Primary School, Tung Chung Public School, The SalvaGon Army Lam Bu^ Chung Memorial School, HKFEW Wong Cho Bau School, Tung Chung Catholic School, Ling Liang Church Sau Tak Primary School, Ho Yu Primary School Sponsored by Sik Sik Yuen. And secondary schools include Ho Yu College Sponsored by Sik Sik Yuen, PLK Mrs Ma Kan Ming Cheung Food Sien College, Tung Chung Catholic School, YMCA of Hong Kong ChrisGan College, Ling Liang Church E Wun Secondary School, HKFEW Wong Cho Bau Secondary School, and Caritas Charles Vath College. It’s really convenient for them, because they can just in Tung Chung in the weekdays, since Tung Chung is kind of far away from other really urban areas. For recreaGonal use, there’s quite a big park behind Novotel CiGgate Hong Kong and in front of Seaview Cresent. It’s called the Man Tung Road Park, you can ﬁnd a lot of elderly doing exercises there in the morning. As for the Citygate Outlets, you can ﬁnd a lot of products, from clothing to food, from accessories to body products. If you want to ﬁnd cheaper products or local products, you can go to Fu Tung Plaza and the wet market underneath which is built mainly for locals, or low‐income families who live in the public housing estates. Even though they are at low prices, they are all in good quality, you can ﬁnd bouGques, salon, pharmacy, tailor shops, etc. It’s really easy for elderly to go there to get anything they need, since they can’t really travel to far places. This self‐suﬃcient community can really give its people what they need, even entertainment, so personally I pre^y like the idea of having all the faciliGes all in one place.
Cultural Characteristics Tung Chung is a community which provide an ideal condiGon for residents. As it is a newly developed town, a lot of new residents have a high expectaGon that they can have a happy and safe life there. Besides, Tung Chung is the most populated area in Lantau Island and the fastest growing town in Hong Kong. Due to the rapid growth, a lot of faciliGes have to be synchronized and get along according to the expansion of populaGon and what has changed within the community. Tung Chung has the populaGon of a hundred thousand since the development in 1997. As there is an increasing amount of people moving into the community, more housings and faciliGes are added in order to fulﬁl the desire of ideal living. The development of Tung Chung town started since 1994 as Gme goes on, there’re eight major housing, twenty nine villages, three shopping centers, three kindergartens, eight primary schools, seven secondary schools, two integrated social service centres, a library, a sports centre, a district enquiry centre, and a health care centre, together with the ﬁre service, police staGon, post oﬃce and a swimming pool which will be opened in April 2011. These faciliGes and services bring residents convenience and create a peaceful community. To me, there is a huge diﬀerence between living in Discovery Bay and Tung Chung. Living in Tung Chung gives me the feeling that I’m connected to everywhere in HK because of the environment, transportaGon and the harmony community. Although it is a small community and there is a great distance between Tung Chung and another town, what is provided in Tung Chung can fulﬁl our daily necessiGes. •
To begin with transportaGon. There’s public bus stops around Tung Chung, taxis and a MTR staGon at the center of Tung Chung which transport people to every parts in Hong Kong which is completely diﬀerent from Discovery Bay.
Second, it’s only walking distance for people to travel from one place to another in Tung Chung which is fairly convenient and delighqul. ‐
15 minutes maximum to walk from Citygate to Costal Skyline
20 minutes maximum from Citygate to Caribbean Coast
10 minutes from Citygate to Yu Tung Estate
20 minutes from Citygate to Yat Tung Estate
There are also shu^le buses transferring residents of Caribbean Coast to and from MTR staGon and Caribbean Coast.
Moreover, Tung Chung is a small community, though; it provides most of what people need for their daily necessiGes. There are supermarkets and local markets sell products with reasonable prices and people would’ve got an ideal bargain in the local wet markets. There’s everything in a shopping centre including fashion shops, restaurants, staGonary shops, salons, bakeries, supermarkets, convenient stores, banks, pharmacy and all sorts of shops that brings people convenience.
Thirdly, as a community containing one hundred thousand residents should have several faciliGes provided for them. There’s a government mulGpal service building including a library, sports centre, a student study, gym and all sorts of entertainment rental places which is built in the year of 2010.
On the other hand, living in Discovery Bay is completely diﬀerent from Tung Chung. DB gives me the feeling of being isolated in an island that does not have much entertainment and faciliGes and it does not feel like a community, although there’re restaurants, supermarkets, clubhouses and transportaGons. • Firstly, when people want to get fresh food, they will have to either go to HK Island or Tung Chung, it
takes a long Gme and requires a certain amount of money for travelling.
• Secondly, transportaGon is also another issue for people who lives in Discovery Bay and has to Kowloon
or HK Island for school and work. There’s MTR, buses and taxies that can reach anywhere in HK, but in DB, it takes a long Gme to transfer to ferry or external buses to reach transportaGons in Central, Tung Chung or Sunny Bay. It is very limited for people to travel and they have to take plenty of Gme to travel in order to reach their desGnaGon.
• Thirdly, the faciliGes in Discovery Bay are deﬁnitely faulty. Although there’re 4 clubhouses and swimming
pools, gym, reading room and other sorts of sports court, it does not fulﬁl what people wanted and the membership fee is very expensive which does not worth it.
• However, the environment in Discovery Bay is be^er than that of in Tung Chung indeed. Fresh and green
mountains and a blue sea without edge surround DB. As I’ve been living in there for 14 years and in Tung Chung for 1 year, a serious problem appeared is that, throughout the year, I always have windpipe illness; but I didn’t when I was in DB. Thus, it means that the air polluGon in Tung Chung is detrimental because of the Hong Kong InternaGonal Airport and construcGons along the harbour.
• Finally, is the price of products in Discovery Bay. The products are very expensive that is about double
price of diﬀerent individuals, which are sold outside Discovery Bay while the products are exactly the same as what is without DB. People who live in DB could not really aﬀord all of what they wanted and yet, they would rather travel to other places to purchase the same product.
Tung Chung is a pleasant community to live in which brings people convenience and can be separated from the crowded urban city. Although it takes Gme to travel from Discovery College to Tung Chung, it is also an ideal opGon to choose Tung Chung as a good place to live in.
Physical Characteristics Physical CharacterisGcs of Tung Chung ‐ Mountains ‐ Sea (south china sea) ‐ Flat grounds for construcGon use ‐ Near airports and ship ports Although Tung Chung is an urban landscape, surrounding it is a lot of undeveloped rural areas, including mountains, streams and ﬂat grounds. Mountains, which were within the boundaries of the city, have been leveled to create a be^er living environment for the people. There is a low‐leveled mountain located between the Caribbean Coast and the old ﬁshing village. On top of this mountain, lies a great view of Tung Chung’s mountain, sea, village and residenGal view. There are a few ﬂat grounds around Tung Chung, reserved for construcGonal use, For example, the ground east west of the mountain, is reserved for a Hospital and along the coast of Tung Chung near the harbor is reserved for a new residenGal estate. Around some of the leiover rural areas of Tung Chung, there are mangroves and freshwater streams, which provides excellent ecological habitats for various valuable species of freshwater ﬁsh, dragonﬂies and some rare species of amphibians. One of the most well known streams in Tung Chung is the Tung Chung Stream; it has been recorded to be the only place in Hong Kong, where Acrossocheilus Beijiangensis (rare ﬁsh) and Crested Kingﬁsher (rare bird), can be found.
As Tung Chung is based on the Shore of Lantau Island, there is a scheduled ferry to Tai O and Tuen Mun. The sea view, of the Northern Lantau Coast is home to the Chinese White Dolphin and the ferry towards Tai O provides a clear impressive view. Tung Chung’s landscape is only a bridge away from the Hong Kong InternaGonal Airport, making airplane transports and travels quite convenient.
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The MTR is a railway system, which brings most of the locals and tourists to and from Tung Chung. As it reaches out to almost every place in Hong Kong, even local Hong Kong people would come shopping in Tung Chung’s Citygate Outlet Mall. At the top of the MTR map, the bright blue line is the railway, which goes to China’s immigraGon borders, where mainland people arrive. The Hong Kong InternaGonal Airport is also one of the staGons in the MTR system, which allows travelers and tourists to easily travel around Hong Kong, just by using a simple Gcket.
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The Ngong Ping 360O Cable Car is another transport vehicle, which goes back and forth between Tung Chung and Ngong Ping, where the Big Buddha, a magniﬁcent architecture lies. It is one of Hong Kong’s most visited tourists a^racGons, therefore Tung Chung is a great desGnaGon, as tourists may choose to take the cable car instead of a bumpy bus ride through the hills. The cable car’s route is above mountains, giving passengers a splendid view of Tung Chung and Lantau Island’s physical characterisGcs. The name 360O demonstrates that the cable car’s route towards Ngong Ping travels in a circular way, the reason why is because Lantau’s geographical characterisGcs possesses a lot of undeveloped areas and mountains, therefore the cable car is the quickest known way to travel to and from Tung Chung, as it travels above mountains. There are over 10 public buses in Tung Chung, which goes to the New Territories, Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. These buses have similar prices, however there are buses, which pass through Tung Chung to the Airport, and they are a bit more expensive. Besides these main buses, there are local buses, which goes to Tai O, Mui Wo, Hong Kong Disneyland, Discovery Bay and Pui O. These buses travels all around Lantau Island but they all stop at the Tung Chung Bus Stop, making Tung Chung a place with excellent transportaGon and brings convenience to travelers and tourists. Moreover, as Tung Chung is less crowded than most places in Hong Kong, transportaGon is very comfortable and there aren’t much queues to line up in. Taxis’ are quite convenient too, as there are two types of taxis’ in Tung Chung. One is the Red HK taxi and the other is the Blue Lantau taxi, the diﬀerence between them is that the Red taxi, can go anywhere around HK except for some private boundaries in Lantau, however on the other hand, the Blue taxi is permi^ed to go into these areas but they must stay only in Lantau Island. This allows Tung Chung’s transportaGon to ease up.
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Human Environmental Interaction I am in favor of all the faciliGes in Tung Chung currently and in the future. I believe that all of the faciliGes in Tung Chung bring convenience and other good factors to the residents and tourists of Tung Chung. The TransportaGon in Tung Chung is magniﬁcent as there are various choices of public buses and the MTR, which allows people to travel to other places quickly and conveniently. The new Library would bring more choices of researching and knowledge to residents living in Tung Chung. In addiGon, the currently construcGng Swimming Pool and Government funding Sports hall would give diﬀerent choices of exercise, sports and fun acGviGes to the people of Tung Chung including tourists and residents. These faciliGes allows residents to be able to socialize more, as well as raising the economy and amount of tourists that is coming to Tung Chung, as they are public faciliGes, even non‐residents can go. The new and ﬁnished skate park located near the residenGal areas would allow young people like teenagers to enjoy outdoor acGviGes and give them a chance of socializing more with new people and friends. As more people are living in Tung Chung nowadays, the new hospital will decrease the amount of Gme needed to travel to a further distanced hospital and this might save a lot more people, bringing convenience to elderly and pregnant woman for consistent monthly checkups. Overall, I think that the faciliGes in Tung Chung will not only bring convenience and comfort to the residents of Tung Chung but also raise the economy state and amount of tourists in Tung Chung. - Anthony Dillon I do not support having too many facilities in Tung Chung because most housing estates have club houses, they do not need to go to public ones. People living in public housing estates are mostly elderly, they cannot really use the facilities. Also, tourists living in other districts will not go all the way to Tung Chung in order to use the swimming pools or other facilities. - Harriet Lai
I am in favour having facilities in Tung Chung especially swimming pool which will be opened in April 2011. It brings convenience to residents since they dont have to travel to Tsing Yi, closest, for swimming. It can as well increase income to the community as the pool is a government facility and it would not cost a lot. It increase the interaction within the community which swimming teams and events can be held. It benefit to both residents and community. However, it is too close to the residential areas.
- Natalie Tse
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