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Tsuen Wan (formerly also spelled Tsun Wan) is a town built on a bay in the Western New Territories of Hong Kong, opposite Tsing Yi Island across Rambler Channel. The market town of Tsuen Wan emerged for the surrounding villages and fleets of fishing boats in the area. The now crowded city is around the present-day Tsuen Wan Station of the MTR. It was extended as far as the reclamation proceeded. In the 1950s, the Hong Kong Government developed the area with the 'new town' concept. In the 1960s it was developed as part of Tsuen Wan New Town, including housing estates like the Fuk Loi Estate, built in 1967. By 1971, the area housed 400,000 residents.

Tsuen Wan Post Office was originally opened 1953.02.02, sometimes under the English-language name 'Tsun Wan'. Later spellings were standardized as 'Tsuen Wan'. Tsuen Wan Post Office is currently (Sept. 2019) located at: 1/F, Tsuen Wan Government Offices, 38 Sai Lau Kok Road, Tsuen Wan, New Territories [荃灣西樓角路38號荃灣政府合署1樓].

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TSUEN WAN HONG KONG/5 1991.08.14