Sunday, May 13, 2007
Random Picture of the Day (Or So)
Yau Ma Tei Fruit Market
Opened in 1913, this is an old style fruit market and Grade III listed building in Kowloon. It operates mainly at night and became briefly notorious in the 1970s as a hotbed for drug-dealing. Nowadays only fruit wholesalers trade their wares during the early morning hours, providing businesses in the Kowloon area with fresh produce.
The government is currently debating plans to relocate the market whilst preserving its historical features. After the massive public outcry over the demolition of the Star Ferry terminal, the authorities are keen not to mess this project up as well.
Picture from Globalphotos.org.