Opened in December 2020, Tuen Mun-Chek Lap Kok Tunnel (Tuen Chek Tunnel) is one of the newest tunnels in Hong Kong, providing connection between Northwest New Territories and North Lantau, to support the increasing cross boundary traffic, developments in Northwest New Territories and potential developments in North Lantau. Ho Wo Street is the only road winding through the buildings on this reclaimed land.
Besides the unusual scenery of palm trees along the waterfront, bearing resemblance of the coastal scenery in California, the landscape area between Ho Wo Street and the waterfront is planted with an extensive meadow of Catharanthus roseus and a row of Lantana montebidensis.
Catharanthus roseus, commonly known as Rose Periwinkle, is a perennial herbaceous plant, growing 1m tall. Every summer Rose Periwinkle enriches the area will a layer of pink-purplish 5-petal flowers, creating a pleasant contrast with the surrounding green mountains and blue waters.
Besides Catharanthus roseus, the waterfront is also decorated with a row of Lantana montevidensis, often known as Trailing Lantana. This creeping perennial shrub with small clusters of purple and pink flowers with strong scent. is often used for borders along paths to add a sense of colour to the landscape.