Tseung Kwan O, located in the bay of Sai Kung District in the western New Territories, began reclamation in the mid to late 1980s and has developed into the seventh new town in Hong Kong.
Tseung Kwan O reclamation project is divided into three phases: Phase 1 covers Po Lam, Choi Lam, andHong Sing Garden; Phase 2 includes Tseung Kwan O Town Centre and Hang Hau; Phase 3 covers Tiu Keng Leng. Tseung Kwan O is not only a major residential area but also known for its "mall city" concept. Most developments have their own shopping malls, and pedestrian walkways connect these malls, allowing residents to travel between them without going through street-level areas.
As the population in the area has increased, the transportation network has matured. Projects like the Tseung Kwan O - Lam Tin Tunnel have improved traffic between Tseung Kwan O and East Kowloon, reducing travel time across the harbor.
Tseung Kwan O offers various integrated sports facilities and is home to Hong Kong's first standard indoor velodrome, showcasing a diverse range of recreational facilities. It's worth noting that the area also has some controversial facilities, such as the South East New Territories Landfill; residents in the vicinity may need to consider odor-related issues.
Residential developments span across Tiu Keng Leng Station, Tseung Kwan O Station, Hang Hau Station, and Po Lam Station. Housing estates above Tiu Keng Leng Station and Tseung Kwan O Station enjoy the advantages of comprehensive amenities, including Metro Town, The Wings, Park Central, Tseung Kwan O Plaza, and The Grandiose.
The Hang Hau and Po Lam areas have a higher concentration of public and subsidized housing, along with large private estates like The Metro City Phase 1, East Point City and Residence Oasis. Additionally, the southern part of Tseung Kwan O features newer estates, primarily consisting of low to medium-density private residences with a seaside lifestyle, including Alto Residences, Corinthia By The Sea, The Papillons Monterey, and Ocean Shores.