Tsuen Wan's modernization continues with new developments along its waterfront. The promenade next to Tsuen Wan West station is well-manicured and offerings a lengthy jogging or walking track.
Several major residential projects are under construction right above the train station, taking advantage of the sea views.
Nan Fung Cotton Mills' originally came from Zhejiang and arrived in Hong Kong fleeing the Communists. They established this factory in the 1950s at a time when Hong Kong was a major textile manufacturing centre. The 3 adjoining factory buildings (Mills 4-6) closed in 2008 and the site became a warehouse until 2014 when its owners decided to revitalize the site. Its owners originally fled the Communists and founded the textile business in Hong Kong. They have since moved on to property development and more.
One of the stores is a studio recycling old fabric into new clothing.
The Hall is a hollowed-out 3-storey space that brings natural light into the building.
The factory's timber doors were in good condition and were repurposed into benches and signage.
Mill 4's staircase was kept in its original condition with peeling green paint offering a huge contrast to the modern shopping mall outside.
The 2 roofs have been transformed into a garden and public space.
The Wavy Weaving Wall is over 24m long and is the work of a local artist depicting the manufacturing of textiles.
More murals adorned Pak Tin Par Lane on the ground floor.
Photos from the factory noted most workers were female, and were highly-skilled to produce cotton yarn.
The "Unsung Hero" portrait is carved and drilled directly into the factory's facade.