Haiphong Road Temporary Market [1978- ] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Haiphong Road Temporary Market [1978- ]

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