1960 YMT Nathan Road

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 22:29

Alhambra Building still under construction.

Date picture taken


This shop sign is interesting.

It is huge, large enough to cover the roof of two buses.  And the few (only 3) words make its size even more impressive.  I recognize the first two words without their left segment (mouth in Chinese); are they proper word(s)?

With supports possible only from one side (corner of building), the structural design must have been  demanding to withstand high winds.

The watch company still operates today.  Some of their new watches have no words or numbers, and you have to look closely to see the company name.

Regards, Peter

Hi There,

Back then they just try to use Cantonese to micmic foreign language sylables.  In this case, I thank they made up the first sylable.  The other two are valid Chinese characters.