Industry was booming in the late 1970s in Tsuen Wan, but soon much of it would be gone as the new town metamorphosed anew into a service-oriented centre. Photo: SCMP Industry was booming in the late 1970s in Tsuen Wan, but soon much of it would be gone as the new town metamorphosed anew into a service-oriented centre. Photo: SCMP
Industry was booming in the late 1970s in Tsuen Wan, but soon much of it would be gone as the new town metamorphosed anew into a service-oriented centre. Photo: SCMP

Stories behind Hong Kong districts: Tsuen Wan – from Hakka farms to textile mills to a post-industrial future

Shanghai industrialists transformed a rural district with textile factories that spawned shanty towns for their workers; new town status, MTR’s arrival and industry’s decline were cues for rapid residential and commercial development

Topic |   History of Hong Kong districts
Industry was booming in the late 1970s in Tsuen Wan, but soon much of it would be gone as the new town metamorphosed anew into a service-oriented centre. Photo: SCMP Industry was booming in the late 1970s in Tsuen Wan, but soon much of it would be gone as the new town metamorphosed anew into a service-oriented centre. Photo: SCMP
Industry was booming in the late 1970s in Tsuen Wan, but soon much of it would be gone as the new town metamorphosed anew into a service-oriented centre. Photo: SCMP
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