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Tseung Kwan O
In Chinese Tseung Kwan (將軍) means "General", and O (澳) means "bay". So Tseung Kwan O means "The Bay of General".
The exact origin of the name Tseung Kwan O is unknown, but it is said to be named in honor of the General of the Ming Dynasty, who visited Tseung Kwan O at some point. Another theory is that the name was chosen in the 17th Century, when naval battles were fought against pirates from Japan at Tseung Kwan O.
Before the development of Tseung Kwan O, it was a fishing village, about 600 years old.
The New Town was developed in three phases:
- Phase I - Hang Hau , Po Lam, Siu Chik Sha , Tsui Lam
- Phase II - Town Centre North
- Phase III - Pak Shing Kok , Tiu Keng Leng, Tai Chik Sha , Town Centre South
- Tseung Kwan O Tunnel (Connected to Kwun Tong)
- Po Lam Road (Connected to Kwun Tong)
- Hang Hau Road and Ying Yip Road (Connected to Sai Kung and Clear Water Bay)
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