Hong Kong

MTR station names

I've just heard about this recently but you might know this already: some of the MTR stations had names that were different in English and Chinese. They were changed, to avoid any confusion. Yau Ma Tei was Waterloo, because it was on the corner of Waterloo Road. Mong Kok was Argyle for a similar reason.… Continue reading MTR station names

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Macau

Macau’s firecracker industry

The Macau Museum also dedicated a display to the firecracker industry in Macau - which I found very interesting. Macau does not have many natural resources, but it had skilled and cheap labour which resulted in a large firecracker industry in the 50s and 60s. At its height, Macau boasted seven such factories and top… Continue reading Macau’s firecracker industry