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Street scene with several covered market stalls that look like tents.

© UMAG, Hong Kong


Maybe Ya Ma Tei fruit market? I can't quite get the streets to line up though

Dear Herostratus, 

Thank you for your quick reply. I may be wrong, but aren't the stalls of the Ya Ma Tei market not made of stone, and the stalls of this picture from sail or canvas and wood? Thanks in advance.

Given there is a utility box in the left foreground and the photographer is above the level of the market, I guess there should be a staircase leading down to the market. So I don't think it is Yau Ma Tei. There is also a buidling with chimney tops in the residential area.

Greetings.  I cannot identify its location either, well before my time.  There are a few disjointed streets so my guess would be at/near Kansu St in Yau Ma Tai.  While most of the photos show HK streets, one was taken at Jordon Ferry.  These are 3-storey buildings and some with pitched roof so could be in the older neighbourhood Wan Chai perhaps.  There is a dentist sign but I guess it is too late to locate people who got their silver teeth there.  Regards, Peter

The same photo appears on Pg 107 'Early Hong Kong Eateries'. The description reads 'Kansu Street with a view of Battery Street circa 1925. Yau Ma Tei Market (right) housed food stalls and small eateries.'

Yau Ma Tei at Public Square Street and Shanghai Street 1950s
YauMaTeiMarket-Aerial-1950s, by OldTimer


Yau Ma Tei Market & Bus #12 -1950s
Yau Ma Tei Market & Bus #12 -1950s, by OldTimer

Dear Moddsey, 

Thank you very much for your reply. Really interesting to have this precise location. Does this book discusses any of the other photos I uploaded back in octobre? Long shot, but who knows... Thank you in advance!

Best regards, Sander

No, just the photo of Yau Ma Tei Market.