The new town of Tsuen Wan has a population of only a few hundred thousand, and its residents have the highest incomes of the New Territories. The district still has some original low-rise villages that have not changed much and many temples and monasteries. Mainly, though, this is a residential area with private high-rise tower condominiums concentrated around the MTR station.
Outdoor shopping streets and malls make this a busy area. On the western coast is Sham Tseng, a little cove with towering condominiums and public housing estates right on the waterfront. They loom over low-rise homes and a cluster of restaurants featuring local cuisines. This area has great views of the modern Tsing Ma suspension bridge and access to the highways into the city.
Ma Wan is a little island that is now an exclusive housing development connected to the Tsing Ma bridge. The huge bridge, connecting the mainland to the airport, does not seem to detract from the pretty beach. A few remaining fishermen still live and work only a few hundred metres away from the homes of wealthy residents.