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Haiphong Road Temporary Market [1978- ]

Current condition: 
In use
Date Place completed: 
c.1978-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
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1980
2017

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Temporary market on Haiphong Road.  Opening was in 1978, it's still existing. 

Source SCMP 2015/16.

Thanks Klaus, I've added in the date.

April 2019: Food and Environmental Hygiene Department reports "Temporarily closed for refurbishment"

Does that mean it will be temporarily closed for 40 years? ;-)

Only the "cooked food" part of the market (in the back) is currently being refurbished, which, given that the FEHD is involved, is slated to take about a year for a job that should take a month.

The wet market part in front remains open. It was "refurbished" a few years ago, although they didn't do much other than repair the roof. The wet market has been half-empty for more than a decade.

The fruit vendor located just behind the flower shop in the wet market has been there since around the time the market opened. A friend of mine remembers getting deliveries from them '70s and '80s, all the way out in Sai Kung!

Reading this article seems that the Fook Tak Temple was located where the temporary market now stands.

Moddsey, an interesting find. I believe that the minimized Fook Tak Temple is visible on the left side of my 1980 and 2017 photos of the temporary market.

   

Klaus, those photos show the arch over the entrance to the alley to the east of the current market. The current (opened 1979) temple is just a short walk up that alley. The temple is also accessible from inside the market.

There's not much to it. There's a place to burn incense, and up the greasy metal staircase (which leads to another alley that will take you to Peking Road), there's a small meeting room. At this point, you're behind 29 Ashley Road, which was Jimmy's Kitchen's final TST address.

It's getting rare to see anyone making offerings here, and the meeting room isn't used for much except mahjong.

There's some history of the temple here (in Chinese): http://www.fushantang.com/1005c/e3030.html