Yau Ma Tei Fruit Market revisited

I’ve been back to the Yau Ma Tei Fruit Market a few times now – either to show HK visitors a long-forgotten part of the city, or just to purchase a few fruits while I was strolling around Kowloon.

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It is such an interesting place. I wish I could get up early one morning (or stay up one night) to actually see it in action – but then I’m also afraid that I will get into the way of the people working there!

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Anyway, the place was built in 1913, and it has a long standing history – and there was a time when it was not safe to visit, with all the triads. I can just imagine how this stories led to great movies and books!

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Since the 60s, there have been talks about the relocation of the market. But, up to now, this topic remains controversial because of the long history of the buildings and the businesses. We’ll see what the future will bring.

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4 responses to “Yau Ma Tei Fruit Market revisited

    • Most of the wet markets feature everything, not just meat but lots of fruits, vegetables, noodles, tofu, fish and even pickled vegetables.

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