Chinese garden with contemporary twist opens in Tseung Kwan O
The Chinese Garden in Hang Hau Man Kuk Lane Park opened today (January 27), adding a dash of traditional ambience to the Tseung Kwan O New Town.
Managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), the 1.9-hectare park is situated at 6 Man Kuk Lane, Tseung Kwan O. Featuring white walls and grey rooftops, the park epitomises the construction style of Suzhou and Hangzhou. A key feature of the park is the Chinese Garden with a contemporary style nestled in the south-eastern part of the venue.
The water features at the centre of the Chinese Garden provide settings of waterfalls, interplaying with a pavilion that resembles traditional bamboo scaffolds. Meanwhile, the stone bridge, rockscape and Zen garden also blend in harmoniously with the water features and pavilion to provide visual enjoyment to park-goers.
The traditional construction style of the garden is further enhanced by the presence of Chinese plants including camellia, azalea and changeable rose-mallow. Visitors can indulge themselves in tranquillity while taking a leisurely walk in the garden.
To better meet the needs of local residents, other facilities of Hang Hau Man Kuk Lane Park, ranging from a bowling green to elderly fitness corners, were opened at the end of last year.
The 2,000-square-metre bowling green has six lanes and is the first of its kind in Sai Kung District. Bookings for the use of the lanes can be made through booking counters of the LCSD's leisure venues and District Leisure Services Offices, the Internet, telephone and Self-Service Kiosks.
The bowling green is open from 7am to 11pm daily while other facilities at the park, including the Chinese Garden and the elderly fitness corners, are open from 6.30am to 11pm daily.
Hang Hau Man Kuk Lane Park is in close proximity to residential areas and is easily accessible by public transport. Members of the public can go there by bus (route nos: 91M, 98D, 297, 692, 798, E22A and E22S) or by MTR, getting off at Hang Hau Station.
Ends/Friday, January 27, 2012
Located in Tseung Kwan O, Hang Hau Man Kuk Lane Park is in close proximity to residential areas.
Water features such as a waterfall provide vibrancy in the Chinese Garden.
Members of the public can exercise in the elderly fitness corners.
People take a leisurely walk on the stone bridge and enjoy the tranquillity.
The park's bowling green is open for bookings.