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Old Hong Kong

Throughout its history, Hong Kong has been a place of ever-changing contours and skylines as well as home to a great variety of people. Here we present columns, photo galleries and stories about people who've lived in and helped shape Hong Kong, buildings preserved and long vanished, historical events, the city's changing culture and how the past shapes the present.

Shanghai Street, Hong Kong: tradition and craft stand the test of time

Shanghai Street, Hong Kong: tradition and craft stand the test of time

Shanghai Street is a 2.3 km long street cutting through the Jordan, Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok areas of Kowloon. It was a busy business hub before the 1970s. Today it is home to several long-standing stores that have survived the ever-changing modern economy.