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1950s Junction of Mong Kok Road and Nathan Road

1950s Junction of Mong Kok Road and Nathan Road

The only clue is that the current Postbox No. 19 is located at the junction of Mong Kok Road and Sai Yeung Choi Street South. That said, the George V cipher as shown here is unique to Hong Kong.

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Saturday, January 1, 1955


Just above the truck's yellow roof there are four chinese characters visible (they're clearer to see on the Flickr version). Does anyone recognise which building they belonged to?

Regards, David

I think the characters are 'To Fa Tai Tung' - perhaps just an advert for what was Amoy Canning and now the Amoy Food Company.

The cake shop/bakery on the corner is selling 'guaranteed pure' lotus paste moon cakes for the mid-autumn festival.


Thanks Harry. I took a look at other photos we have of Mong Kok, but haven't seen any that show that building yet.

Regards, David

Perhaps the GPO could identify the area from the post box number visible.

This is a juction of Nathan Road and Monkok road looking north. The truck was coming out from Monkok road and turing left to Nathan road.

It looks as though you can just see the top of 729 Nathan Road above the bus roof. https://gwulo.com/node/2123