TIN Yiu estate is a peaceful public housing estate set amongst the hills of Tin Shui Wai. The first tenants moved into phase one of the development in April 1992; a total of 13 blocks are expected to be completed within three months. The estate is equipped with a full range of facilities, including primary and secondary schools, day nurseries, a community centre, a medical centre and a club house. All are within easy walking distance. There is also a market nearby, police station, fire station and a post office to serve the residents' needs. Mrs Chan Kwok-kin lives in the Tai Heng estate with her husband and two children. The family moved into the 15th floor apartment in July last year. The Chans moved from an apartment in Tuen Mun, where they lived in a very small and uncomfortable flat. ''My children are teenagers now - aged 19 and 16 - and the flat was just too small to accommodate all of us,'' she said. ''I really liked the area but we needed more room. ''The children were sleeping in a very small bedroom and the bathroom was also very small. ''Our new flat is so much better.'' Mrs Chan said Tin Shui Wai offered a good environment for children. ''One of the things I really like about this place is that it is very safe,'' she said. ''I don't have to worry about the children. ''Everything around here is also very clean and it is very nice to have a garden area surrounding the apartment blocks. ''It is a healthy atmosphere and the facilities here are more than adequate.'' Shopping in Tin Shui Wai is simply a matter of walking across the courtyard. ''There are many shops across the road; you don't have to go very far for anything,'' said Mrs Chan. ''There is a Wellcome store and restaurants, gift stores and almost anything you need. ''The recreation facilities are also very good. ''We have a playground where the children can go after school and play basketball. ''There are some park benches surrounding the garden area which is a pleasant place to sit.'' Mrs Chan said the 400 square feet flat was ideal for her family. ''The living area is very good, there is plenty of space for our hi-fi equipment and television,'' she said. ''I like the open dining area. ''It is very handy because it is so close to the kitchen. ''There is plenty of cupboard space in the kitchen - unlike in our other flat, and also space for a washing machine.'' Mrs Chan said the built-in wardrobes were an added bonus. ''I was very happy to see that we had such a lot of cupboard space,'' she said. ''Many public housing flats are totally empty. ''There are usually cupboards in the kitchen but not in the bedroom. ''The only thing I would change is the balcony space. ''In this humid weather it would be good to have more space to hang out all the clothes. ''But apart from that, I'm very happy with our flat.'' Mrs Chan's children attend school in Tuen Mun, which is a short journey on the LRT. ''Public transport is very convenient from here,'' said Mrs Chan. ''And when I want to go shopping in Tuen Mun it is only a very short trip. ''But there is really no need to go much further when you have everything you need just a short walk away. ''We will be happy living here for a long time.''