That is brilliant footage of a bygone era. So rare. I remember seeing women wearing the cheongsam, everywhere. I remember the market, where the little old ladies would add a sprig or two of spring onions to the sale and puchases were wrapped in newspaper and then tied up with some sort of grass product instead of string. Well before the day of the plastic bag.
I remember the temple and the smell of joss. I remember the 'feel' being in that part of town produced.....the area west of Pottinger Street. This little clip brings back so many memories. One thing hasn't changed.....the trams!! Though now the seats are fibreglass and they used to be wooden frames with rattan inserts on the sitting area (which were often bug-infested, many a time I ended up with huge bites across the backs of my thighs).
But happily, our streets are a lot cleaner than they used to be. Thanks to the later Lap Sap Cheong campaign - remember that awful mascot the government came up with !!!
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