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(This article is about the administrative district. For the area, see Sham Shui Po.) Sham Shui Po District (Chinese: 深水埗區) is one of 18 districts of Hong Kong. It is the poorest district in Hong Kong, with a predominantly working-class population of 365,540 and the lowest median household income of all districts. Sham Shui Po has long been home to poorer new immigrants from mainland China. It also saw the birth of public housing projects in the city, as the government sought to resettle those displaced by a devastating fire in its slums. Sham Shui Po also hosted a Vietnamese refugee camp during the influx of migration in the aftermath of the Vietnam War. The district covers the Shek Kip Mei, Sham Shui Po, Cheung Sha Wan, Lai Chi Kok and Yau Yat Chuen areas of New Kowloon, and Stonecutter's Island of Kowloon.


Find the best activities, restaurants and things to do in Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong. Explore Sham Shui Po travel guide before you plan your trip here. Sham Shui Po is located at a short trip away from Hong Kong a major city in Hong Kong. Add Hong Kong to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Victoria Peak, Hong Kong Disneyland, Star Ferry. If you want to fly to the destination, you can choose the nearest major airport to take a flight. The nearest major airport is Macau International Airport. A holiday in Sham Shui Po can generally be of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Sham Shui Po*

  • Pollution Statistics in Sham Shui Po

    Know the pollution level of Sham Shui Po before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 69.83 (High)
    • Water Pollution 51.53 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 65.45 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 44.39 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 36.13 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 46.38 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 59.4 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 48.78 (Moderate)
  • Sham Shui Po: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Sham Shui Po for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Sham Shui Po.

    • Burglary and Theft 17.96 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 18.07 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 18.22 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 36.34 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 14.23 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 16.42 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 18.77 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 26.77 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 88.28 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 78.78 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 24.72 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 15.99 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 24.16 (Low)
  • Living in Sham Shui Po - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Sham Shui Po is 105.92 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 77.99 (High)
    • Climate Index 83.64 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 68.13 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 40.62 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 75.23 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 66.84 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 45.64 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 78.01 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Sham Shui Po

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Sham Shui Po

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.74 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.69 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 84.63 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 78.37 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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