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Block  Kwun Tong Resettlement Estate  Block

The Kwun Tong Resettlement Estate, commonly known as "Kai Liu", was the first-of-its-kind developed in Kwun Tong in the 1950s. Flats in these resettlement blocks were tiny with primitive facilities. Occupants had to cook outside their flats, share communal bathrooms and toilets, and draw water in common standpipe rooms. The rooftop levels were often used as school classrooms and community activity areas. The estate was redeveloped in the 1980s and 90s as the present Tsui Ping Estate.

  Temporary shelters were put up in the area next to the resettlement blocks to accommodate residents affected by the redevelopment.

Block  Jordan Valley Estate  Block


A general view of the Jordan Valley Resettlement Estate. At the rear was the Lower Ngau Tau Kok Estate under construction. The Jordan Valley Estate and the Ngau Tau Kok Cottage Area.

Block  Ngau Tau Kok Estate  Block

Completed in the 1960s, the Ngau Tau Kok Estate consisted of the Upper Ngau Tau Kok Estate and the Lower Ngau Tau Estate and provided accommodation for over 10,000 residents. With the implementation of the Government's Comprehensive Redevelopment Programme, the Upper and Lower Ngau Tau Kok Estates were demolished for redevelopment in the 1990s.


An aerial view of the Ngau Tau Kok Estate in 1970. The old sites of the Blackdown Barracks and the Joint Movements Unit of Kai Tak are shown at the rear of the photo.

Block  Kwun Tong Garden Estate  Block

The Kwun Tong Garden Estate, constructed between 1958 and 1967, is the first public housing estate developed in Kwun Tong by the Hong Kong Housing Society. It is located on Ngau Tau Kok Road near MTR Ngau Tau Kok Station.


Phase 2 of the Kwun Tong Garden Estate. Yin Chee Lau, Hay Cheuk Lau and Pak Ling Lau are seen from left to right. Ngau Tau Kok Road is at the forefront.

Block  Lam Tin Estate  Block

The Lam Tin Estate was a resettlement estate with 23 housing blocks constructed since 1966. The Hong Kong Housing Authority launched the "Lam Tin Estate Redevelopment Project" in 1992 to redevelop the resettlement estate in phases. The overall project was completed in 2010. Lam Tin Estate was demolished and four public housing estates (Ping Tin Estate, On Tin Estate, Kai Tin Estate and Lam Tin Estate) and a Home Ownership Scheme court (Hong Yat Court) have been built on the site.


Block 15 of the former Lam Tin Estate had a historical significance because it was the 500th public housing block built. In memory of its construction, a ceremony was held by the Works Bureau and a 60-feet flying dragon was painted on the wall of the building. Many legendary stories about the flying dragon were circulated afterwards. The Hong Tin Court (left) and Block 15 of the Lam Tin Estate (right). The image of the flying dragon on Block 15 was faintly visible. An aerial view of the Lam Tin Estate and the squatter areas. FDBWA Szeto Ho Secondary School and S.K.H. Kei Hau Secondary School on the Kai Tin Road are seen at the lower part of the photo.

Block  Lei Yue Mun (Sam Ka Tsuen)  Block


The Sam Ka Tsuen Typhoon Shelters. The Yau Tong Estate is on the left and the Ko Chiu Road Estate under constructon is at the far back. The Lei Yue Mun Typhoon Shelter, also known as the Sam Kan Tsuen Typhoon Shelter, is located in Tsau Wan, Yau Tong. The Sam Kan Tsuen Ferry Pier is in the front and the congested squatter area is at the back of the photo. Many fishing boats were moored in the typhoon shelter. The Sam Kan Tsuen Ferry Pier is in the front and the congested squatter area is on the upper right of the photo.