Wan Chai Market

Hong Kong Urban Council 258 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai 1937 The Wan Chai Market, completed in 1937, was an active market on Hong Kong Island catering to local residents.  The market is an interesting example of the stylistic shifts taking place in Hong Kong’s...

Central Market

  Hong Kong Urban Council Jubilee Street, Queen’s Road Central, and Des Voeux Road, Central 1938 The Central Market was Hong Kong’s first wet market, and it has existed at its current location since 1850.  The current building was completed in 1938.  The...

Bridges Street Market

The Bridges Street Market retains much of its original character and appearance, representing one of the very few surviving examples of the Bauhaus architectural style in Hong Kong. The building reveals a valuable history and story of the first and once vibrant public market places of the territory. Opened in 1953, the market housed 60 stalls selling fish, meats, fruits and vegetables. As the first post-war market of its kind, the building holds an important place in the architectural timeline of Hong Kong.

Yau Ma Tei Fruit Market

Since the 1910s this place at the junction of Reclamation Street and Waterloo Road, Yau Ma Tei, has started in the form of straw sheds as a market of vegetables, seafood and fruits. It is not until 1930s that the permanent buildings of 2-3 storeys were built. They were constructed in block and brickwork with external renderings and roof tiles. The Market with the original features could still be seen now among the later addition. Since then, it has gone through expansion and maintenance alterations, which results in the current combination of original building block, feature façade and patches of galvanized-iron & light gauge metal panels & framing. After the 60s, the Market has been used solely as Yau Ma Tei Wholesale Fruit Market.

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