#187 Apliu Street, Shamshuipo [????- ]

Submitted by tngan on Sun, 09/28/2008 - 23:09
Current condition

This one has a traditional Door and a wooden sliding gate.

This is how I identify the street number

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Hi there,

The house is still there, but the owner or whoever occupying it had been renovating and destroying all the heritage door/gate, balcony windows, etc.  See for yourselves.  

The ground level is now a store selling miscellaneous stuffs.  I did not take any photos up front as I do not know if the shopkeeper would be offended.

Another example of what SHOULD NOT be done on goodies.  Damn!!

Best Regards,


Greetings.  Where there was a wooden sliding door, it was most likely a residence as oppose to a retail shop.  I was living a few blocks away then, and it was very infrequent to notice one as shop keepers were using tall wooden planks.   For security purpose, the accordian type steel folding (see-through) gates became popular for few residents on upper levels.  Sham Shui Po was not a place of rich folks.

This part of Apliu street has street vendors dating quite far back.  In the 1950s, there were two dai pai dong on Apliu Street next to Nam Cheong Street where a nullah runs and clothing vendors had their shops built over it (now a park). One of the dong's was selling birds and grasshoppers so seniors my age may remember the birdman Go-Low-Quen (Tall Man Quen).  During day time, the street was empty, and at supper time vendors began to display their watches and small hardware tools on a piece of rag.   Regards, Peter