Central Market, 3rd Generation [1938- ] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Central Market, 3rd Generation [1938- ]

Current condition: 
In use
Date Place completed: 
1938-01-01

This is the current building, which is the third market to stand on this site.

According to Wikipedia, the key dates are as follows:

  • 1850. Market opens on this site
  • 1858. Market rebuilt
  • 1895. Market rebuilt again
  • 1937. Market demolished
  • 1938. Construction of the current building completed.
  • 1939. Market re-opened on 1st May.
  • 2003. The market closed. The building is still there today, but remains closed.

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here's the government website on the planned renovation of the market building. you can leave them suggestions (given it's the URA they might need them!)

http://www.centraloasis.org.hk/eng/home.aspx

Greetings.  It was either 1949 or 1950 when I first set foot in this market with my mother and her sister.  Auntie bought me a cooked chicken drumstick.  Can't remember how it tasted except that I was the only person munching away.  Vegetable, seafood, live animal and bird stands made up the bulk of the market, and very few stands were selling cooked meats.  Regards,  Peter