More than 50 new flats were sold during the Easter holiday, showing the Hong Kong property market is recovering from the global financial crisis, agents said. With robust demand, Cheung Kong (Holdings) will increase the number of flats for sale after the holiday at Central Park Towers II in Tin Shui Wai, a new phase of the project. The company said it would add 32 more units to the first batch for sale from 24 units originally after receiving 1,200 preliminary orders, according to deputy chief manager for sales Joseph Lau Kai-man. 'The show flat attracted more than 12,000 visitors during the holiday,' Mr Lau said. 'More than 60 per cent of visitors came from Tin Shui Wai, Tuen Mun and Yuen Long, as they are looking for new flats in the same district.' Property agents said several investors had placed up to 10 pre-orders. The company has not yet set the deadline for the pre-order period. Central Park Towers II will be sold at HK$2,218 per square foot, 10 per cent lower than second-hand flats in the first phase. That partly contributed to the sluggish sales in the secondary market, agents said. 'The second-hand flats market is cool compared with the hot demand for new flats,' said Centaline Property Agent sales manager Cindy Kwok. 'There have been no transactions in the secondary market in Tin Shui Wai, given the low price set in the first-hand market. Homeowners aren't rushing to sell at low prices.' Property agents estimated more than 50 new flats have been sold during the weekend holiday, with Emerald Green, developed by New World Development, selling more than 10 flats. Emerald Green in Yuen Long is close to Central Park Towers II and property agents said the project was well received and might end up selling more during the holiday. They said new flats at Emerald Green were sold at about HK$3,100 per square foot. Sun Hung Kai Properties' Latitude in Prince Edward in Kowloon attracted at least six pre-orders during the weekend. The project is scheduled to launch after the holiday. Other new projects, including Sino Group's Dynasty in Tsuen Wan, Nam Fung Group's Florient Rise, Chinese Estate Holdings' i-home in Tai Kok Tsui, also recorded transactions during the weekend holiday.