Tai Hom Village
Tai Hom Village was established in 1800 by Zhu Ren-feng (1771-1843) who was engaged in quarrying and construction business. The early development of the village is slow as there were only about 50 people living in the village a hundred years after the establishment. Most of them were engaged in farming. Quarrying became the major occupation of the villagers when Diamond Hill quarry went into operation. However, the original villagers scattered after the Japanese Occupation and Tai Hom Village became a squatter area afterwards. In 1992, the Administration started land resumption in Tai Hom Village, and the clearance process completed in 2001.
In March 2008, the Administration decided to kick start the work of Shatin-Central Link. The plan is to construct a depot at the former Tai Hom Village site, while development above the site is yet to be decided. The site will still be zoned as Comprehensive Development Area (CDA), but with a set of “development parameters” guiding its future use.
|Stone house at 4 Tai Koon Yuen|
|Three gems in Tai Hom Village|
height of the clearance works in 2001, Wong Tai Sin District Council
requested the preservation of three historical structures, namely, a
stone house at 4 Tai Koon Yuen (Graded III historical building), the
former Royal Air Force (RAF) hangar (Graded III historical building)
and the old pillbox (Graded II historical building).
|The RAF hangar|
|The old pillbox|
|Creative Movie Park|
While Hong Kong is
often hailed as the Hollywood of the East, the former Tai Hom
Village site is indeed the earliest dream factory of film industry
in Hong Kong. Many film studios, such as Jian Cheng Film Production
Factory and Dai Guan Film Production Factory, were set up in the
site. Various famous movies and TV dramas were produced there, such
as The Chronicle of Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre by TVB in the
early days. Therefore, we would like to propose to build a creative
movie park so as to revive Tai Hom Village as the dream factory and
the place for promoting the Hong Kong film industry.