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01 Direct Attack | 60,000-square-foot Tai Po Mysterious Manor overlooks the Guanyin Statue of Tsz Shan Temple

2021-11-28T23:12:15.024Z

A mysterious private estate of more than 60,000 square feet was discovered on the official land of Tai Po, less than 200 meters from the Pat Sin Leng Country Park. The manor is adjacent to the Tsz Shan Temple, backed by the mountains and facing the sea. There are ponds, fruit trees and crops, and pavilions.



A mysterious private estate of more than 60,000 square feet was discovered on the official land of Tai Po, less than 200 meters from the Pat Sin Leng Country Park.

The manor is close to the Cishan Temple, backed by the mountains and facing the sea. There are ponds, fruit trees and crops, and structures such as pavilions, container houses and storage silos.


The Lands Department admitted that it had granted official land for farming purposes in 1994 and only allowed the construction of lockers and agricultural storage rooms, but the two buildings were expanded to 1,200 square feet in violation of regulations; constructions such as ponds, pavilions, and container houses were illegal Addition.

The department also found unapproved leveling works and occupation of 1,500 square feet of surrounding official land, occupying an area equivalent to a quarter of its estate.


The reporter compared aerial pictures and geographic information maps. At least 15,000 square feet of official land was occupied by the manor. The Lands Department asked the licensee to stop occupying the surrounding land before the deadline.

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This private estate of more than 60,000 square feet is located along Ting Kok Road in Tai Po, backed by the Pat Sin Leng Country Park, facing the sea and enjoying a quiet environment.

The manor is equipped with a pond of about 1,000 square feet, a pavilion with a long platform, a container house and two large structures of about 1,200 and 400 square feet respectively.

Less than 2 meters away from the country park, the 60,000-square-foot manor has a pond and pavilion

"Hong Kong 01" visited the scene. There were at least 5 to 6 people in the manor. Some walked on the bridge over the pond, and some walked to the pavilion to escape the heat and chatted with others.

The entrance of the manor is equipped with a large gate and deep lock, and is guarded by dogs.

The reporter talked to three people in the manor who were going to leave by car. The middle-aged man said that it was a private farm with vegetable and fruit trees. He claimed that dogs might run out when the door was opened, and that the manor would not be open to others. use.

The reporter talked to three people in the manor who were going to leave by car. The middle-aged man said that it was a private farm with vegetable and fruit trees. He claimed that dogs might run out when the door was opened, and that the manor would not be open to others. use.

(Photo by Hong Kong 01 reporter)

The manor still hasn't appeared in 2008

Looking through the satellite photos, the manor was still green in 2008, covered with trees, and there was no sign of reclaiming.

By 2012, at least half of the estate had been reclaimed.

The manor has gradually taken shape in 2013, with unfilled ponds and large structures of approximately 1,200 square feet.

At least half of the private estate in Dapu has been reclaimed in 2012.

(Google Earth image)

Only allowed to build lockers and agricultural storage rooms illegally expanded to 1,200 square feet

According to the Lands Department, private estates involve three government land licenses, all of which were granted for arable land use on January 1, 1994. One of the licenses allows the construction of two temporary structures, including a more than 80 square foot residential area. An agricultural storage room of about 150 square feet, but two buildings were expanded illegally to 1,200 square feet.

Ponds, pavilions and container houses were constructed in violation of regulations, and some farmland exceeded the scope of the manor’s license.

The Lands Department stated that the container houses, ponds and pavilions in the manor were all illegal additions.

(Photo by Zhang Haowei)

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15,000 square feet of surrounding official land was occupied and the leveling project was not approved

The Lands Department continued to discover that there was a site formation project in the manor that had not been approved by the Lands Office, and found that the surrounding official land was illegally occupied.

The reporter compared aerial photos and geographic information maps, and found that at least 15,000 square feet of official land was occupied by the manor.

The Department has requested the licensee to prove whether the site formation works have been approved by other departments, and requested the licensee to stop occupying surrounding land before the deadline. The Department will continue to follow up and take actions to enforce the license terms when necessary, but no Provide the name of the manor occupant.

A mysterious private estate of more than 60,000 square feet was discovered on the official land of Tai Po. It is adjacent to Tsz Shan Temple. However, the illegal construction of ponds, pavilions and container houses in the estate occupied the surrounding official land.

(Photo by Wang Haitu)

Reasons for refusal to interview by Transport Department to check license plates

The Transport Department refused to use reporters for news coverage to check the identity of the owner of the vehicle that entered the estate that day. The reporter went to the license office to apply on the spot. The staff refused to mark "news purpose" on the application form.

A spokesperson for the Transport Department stated that if relevant information is used for news purposes, it must also be related to traffic and transport matters. The Department stated that anyone can apply for the certificate, and emphasized that there is no restriction on the application of certificates for individuals engaged in individual occupations (including the media).

According to the Lands Department, private estates are allowed to build about 80 square feet of more space and 150 square feet of agricultural storage rooms, but the two buildings allow illegal expansion to 1,200 square feet of structures (red position).

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Source: hk1

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