TSUEN WAN

Formerly known as “Chien Wan” or “Shallow Bay”, Tsuen Wan was a tiny village with a population of 3,000 just over a hundred years ago. Thanks to the district’s proximity to Kowloon and ample water supply, it underwent significant urban development in the mid-20th century to become the thriving city it is today. Located in the western New Territories, Tsuen Wan spans from the southwestern area of Tsing Lung Tau to the hilly areas around Tai Mo Shan, Hong Kong’s highest peak. Administratively, the district also covers Ma Wan Island and the northeastern part of Lantau Island. Tsuen Wan’s coastal nature and fast development means glassy modern skyscrapers, older tenement buildings, and the surrounded mountains and seas all co-exist in harmony. Why not walk along its waterfront promenade, or hike one of the district’s many nature trails? If you plan ahead, you can choose one of the trails which leads to the coastal town of Sham Tseng (meaning “deep well”), which is famed for having a stunning view of Tsing Ma Bridge, and some of the best roast goose restaurants in Hong Kong. It also has eight beaches, but it’s best to stay on the sand given that their waters aren't the cleanest.
RECENT ARTICLES IN Tsuen Wan
Cleaver-wielding man attacked, MTR station flooded in impromptu Hong Kong protests last night

Cleaver-wielding man attacked, MTR station flooded in impromptu Hong Kong protests last night

An elderly man had to be taken to hospital after being assaulted by anti-government protesters and an MTR station was flooded last night as wildcat rallies popped up around Hong...

12-year-old among 54 arrested in clashes in Tsuen Wan that saw water cannons, gunshot

12-year-old among 54 arrested in clashes in Tsuen Wan that saw water cannons, gunshot

A 12-year-old boy was among the 54 people arrested in last night’s violent clashes in Tsuen Wan, which saw police deploy a new high-pressure water cannon for the first time...

Dash cam captures water tanker suddenly rolling over on highway in Tuen Mun

Dash cam captures water tanker suddenly rolling over on highway in Tuen Mun

The driver of a water tanker was injured this morning after his vehicle apparently lost control and rolled onto its side while driving down a highway in Tuen Mun. Dash cam footage...

Woman sent to hospital after being struck by falling window in Tsuen Wan

Woman sent to hospital after being struck by falling window in Tsuen Wan

A woman was taken to hospital this morning after being hit by a falling window in Tsuen Wan this morning. The incident happened around 9:55am this morning after a window and its...

Man found guilty of raping woman after threatening to murder her family

Man found guilty of raping woman after threatening to murder her family

An unemployed man has been found guilty of raping a woman on New Year’s Day after claiming to be a gangster and threatening to kill her family after she repeatedly refused...

Police looking for woman who lured man into apartment for sex in bid to rob him

Police looking for woman who lured man into apartment for sex in bid to rob him

In a classic example of the old honeypot routine, a woman is wanted by Hong Kong police after luring a man into an apartment with the promise of sex so that her partner in crime...

Masked man attacks husband and wife owners of Tsuen Wan tailors with knife

Masked man attacks husband and wife owners of Tsuen Wan tailors with knife

Police are on the hunt for a man who was caught on CCTV attacking the owners of a tailor shop in Tsuen Wan on Sunday afternoon in a possible triad-related incident. Speaking to...

Man dies after being hit by school bus in incident caught on dash cam

Man dies after being hit by school bus in incident caught on dash cam

A 63-year-old man has died after he was hit by a school bus while dashing across the road in Tsuen Wan yesterday. The man, surnamed Chan, was attempting to cross Yeung Uk Road...

Police arrest kindergarten boss after 200 videos of people showering found on computer

Police arrest kindergarten boss after 200 videos of people showering found on computer

Not a good look. Police have arrested the head of kindergarten after allegedly finding at least 200 surreptitiously-filmed videos on his computer, captured by hidden cameras...

Cow and calf stuck in water canal in Tsuen Wan

Cow and calf stuck in water canal in Tsuen Wan

We often bring you stories of people in perilous positions around the city but, sometimes, nature gets itself into a bind as well. And, on that front, here’s short piece...