The internationally famous sea terminals are found there, in the channel between Kwai Chung and Tsing Yi island. The Tsing-Ma suspension bridge, leading to the Hong Kong International Airport Terminal, is located on the other side of Tsing Yi island.
Over 75% of the district residents live in public housing.
Since January 1, 2000, the Kwai Tsing District Council is divided into 28 constituencies: Kwai Hing, Kwai Shing East Estate, Upper Tai Wo Hau, Lower Tai Wo Hau, Kwai Chung Estate, Shek Yam, On Yam, Tai Pak Tin, Shek Lei, Shek Lei Extension, Kwai Fong, Wah Fung, Cho Yiu, Lai Yiu, Hing Fong, Lai King, Kwai Shing West Estate, Nga On, Wai Hoi, Tsing Yi Estate, Greenfield, Cheung Ching, Cheung Hong, Shing Hong, Tsing Yi South, Cheung Hang, Fat Tai and Cheung On.
See also: List of buildings, sites and areas in Hong Kong