The Decline of Hawkers Markets in Hong Kong – but where were they?

HF: The SCMP of 12th December 2014 contained a full page article, Bazaar Behaviour. This outlines the decline in the number of  hawkers markets and discusses the view that “public policy over the years has served to concentrate retail activity in sanitised malls.”

The article mentions:-
– there were about 40 such bazaars in the 1970s.
– that the number of licensed hawkers declined from 50,000 in 1974 to about 6,000 today.
– current unlicenced street markets operating include a night market at Pei Ho Street (Sham Shui Po); a dawn market from 5am to 7am on Nam Cheong Street (Sham Shui Po or Shek Kip Mei?); Mut Wah Street (Kwun Tong); and Bulkeley Street (Hung Hom)
– markets no longer operating  or at a substantially reduced size include Luen Wo Hui, (Sheung Shui), which began in 1949 andKi Lung Street, (Sham Shui Po)

40 in the 1970s. Can you suggest where? And earlier?

The following images are not from the SCMP article.

Peil Hp Street Market image

Pei Ho Street Market

Mut Wah Street Temporary Hawker Bazaar Kwun Tong image

Mut Wah Street Temporary Hawker Bazaar

See: SCMP article Bazaar Behaviour: HK hawkers stifled by government red tape demand a change 

Related Indhhk Articles: The Decline of Street Hawkers in Hong Kong

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