Tseung Kwan O is the seventh new town in Hong Kong. The Executive Council approved the development of Tseung Kwan O into a new town in 1982.
Tseung Kwan O is located at the southern part of Sai Kung District. The new town is built mainly by reclaiming Tseung Kwan O Bay and formation of platforms on both sides of a long narrow inlet. Tseung Kwan O has been fast expanding since its first population intake in 1988 in the public housing estates in Po Lam and Tsui Lam, turning a small fishing village and ship building industrial area in the 1960s to a major new community today. The total development area of Tseung Kwan O is about 1720 hectares for a planned population of 450 000.
The Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate, covering about 85 hectares of land and enjoying marine frontage, is located in the northern part of Tai Chik Sha in the southeastern part of the new town.
Further development includes residential development at Town Centre South with open parks, recreational facilities and a vibrant waterfront.
Currently, transport need of the new town is served by road transport via Tseung Kwan O Tunnel, Po Lam Road and Clear Water Bay Road, and the MTR Tseung Kwan O Extension. A new external road link (comprising Tseung Kwan O - Lam Tin Tunnel and Cross Bay Link) is currently under construction, it will further connect Tseung Kwan O and East Kowloon with the aim of meeting the continuous increase in transport demand.