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Tai Po Tsai () is an area and a village, clustering in a small plain around
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Geography

Tai Po Tsai is located northeast of
Tseung Kwan O New Town Tseung Kwan O New Town is one of the nine New towns of Hong Kong, new towns in Hong Kong, built mainly on Land reclamation in Hong Kong, reclaimed land in the northern half of Tseung Kwan O, Junk Bay (known as Tseung Kwan O in Chinese/Cantonese ...
on the east mid slope of Razor Hill (Che Kwu Shan) and faces Port Shelter. Pak Shui Wun (), a beach off Tai Po Tsai, is on the shore of Port Shelter.


Tai Po Tsai Village

The indigenous Punti () villagers all have the Chinese surname of Wan (). Because of its proximity to Shaw Studios and TVB many of their artists rent apartments in the village. Simon Yam Tat-Wah was a long term resident among others. In the 1960s due to its isolation and lack of transport facility, the local villagers set up a primary school for its inhabitants. The school was called Kwong Pui primary school.


History

Tai Po Tsai is a Cantonese village founded in 1629, making it one of the older village in Sai Kung. The British Army sited Erskine Barracks (Hong Kong), Erskine Barracks adjacent to the village. Among some of the army units stationed there were The Black Watch, The Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment and the Royal Cheshire regiments. The Diamond Scouting Jubilee Jamboree (Kohima Camp) (27 Dec 1986-01 Jan 1987) was held on the site that was to become the future home of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.


Features

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and TVB City are major construction works within Tai Po Tsai.


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Delineation of area of existing village Tai Po Tsai (Hang Hau) for election of resident representative (2019 to 2022)

Urban Photo - Tai Po Tsai
* {{cite book , last1= Hill, first1= R.D., last2= Ng, first2= Kathy, last3= Tse, first3= Pui-wan, date= April 1989, title= The suburbanisation of rural villages in the New Territories, Hong Kong, url= http://ebook.lib.hku.hk/CADAL/B38632111.pdf, publisher= University of Hong Kong, archive-url= https://web.archive.org/web/20200315135616/http://ebook.lib.hku.hk/CADAL/B38632111.pdf, archive-date= 2020-03-15 * Antiquities Advisory Board. Historic Building Appraisal
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