Wet Market

Leung Chun-ying under fire for urging Hongkongers to stop buying live chicken

Hong Kong health officials approach a wet market on Tuesday.

Lawmakers accused Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying of being insensitive to stricken chicken farmers by urging Hongkongers to consider ending their tradition of buying live poultry for cooking.

Wednesday, 29 January, 2014, 3:37pm 3 comments

Poultry trade may be spreading killer H7N9 virus

Poultry trade may be spreading killer H7N9 virus

Poultry workers moving between wet markets and farms are probably responsible for the wide geographical spread of the deadly new bird flu virus on the mainland, says a Hong Kong expert invited by the World Health Organisation to investigate the outbreak.

6 May 2013 - 7:06am 5 comments

Hong Kong's heartbeat

G.O.D. founder Douglas Young relaxes on one of his red lamp chairs at the exhibition, which celebrates Hong Kong's street markets.

Hong Kong street markets are a feast for all our senses, says Douglas Young Chi-chiu, founder and chief executive of local retailer G.O.D. The 47-year-old designer, who set up his company Goods of Desire in 1996, is so proud of the city's heritage that he is helping to celebrate its markets in a new exhibition.

21 Sep 2012 - 10:46am

Going upmarket

Think tanks have been sweating out ideas to fight poverty. But, so far, they have come up dry. It never occurred to them to look to wet markets as a solution to poverty or even wealth creation. These public places have a hidden potential for entrepreneurial success.

2 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Wet market woes in Tin Shui Wai

A look at social problems in Tin Shui Wai brings to mind a single word: helplessness. Most people living in the area are poor - and are helpless to do anything about it.

It has often been pointed out that living expenses in Tin Shui Wai are higher than in other parts of the city. So the question is: Why do low-income people face such high costs of living?

2 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

HK$95 million renovation under way for Tai Yuen Market

The Link Management will spend HK$95 million on renovating a wet market in Tai Po - the first time it has turned its attention to wet markets instead of malls.

To compete with supermarkets, the 30-year-old Tai Yuen Market will be fitted with air conditioning and have walls, pipes and electricity systems renewed.

2 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Market tenants storm district council office over 'unfair terms'

Market tenants stormed into the Wong Tai Sin District Council office yesterday to urge Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene Cheuk Wing-hing to change what they said were unfair terms in new rental contracts.

Nearly 100 public market tenants staged a protest outside council premises, where Cheuk met councillors in the afternoon.

23 Sep 2009 - 12:00am


Gallery of Modern Art

Until Apr 30 German artist Cornelia Erdmann's second solo exhibition demonstrates that art and commercial design need not be mutually exclusive.

9 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Government should get out of wet markets

Wet markets are an integral part of Hong Kong's cultural fabric. They are where many of us get our fresh food and produce and catch up on gossip. Few other places are as colourful, vibrant or friendly. Yet government complexes set up decades ago to make an often chaotic sector more orderly are more often than not forlorn and empty - and increasingly so.

18 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Buyout offer sweetened for chicken retailers

Another HK$100 million was being offered to chicken retailers in an effort to persuade them to give up their licences, government sources said yesterday.

The hope is that 90 per cent will agree to the buyout as the city tries to sell its final solution to reduce the risk of bird flu by offering the trade a new HK$1.1 billion package.

25 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Stanley stallholders head for the exits

Disgruntled tenants of Stanley Waterfront Mart will abandon their stores next weekend after the government refused to waive their rents amid ongoing construction and unfinished facilities.

25 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Let's not lose another part of our heritage

Wet markets are among the oddest - and most captivating - sights of Hong Kong. Across this city of concrete blocks, stalls selling fresh vegetables, raw meat and live fish can be found along many back alleys and even main roads.

25 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Design, high rents dampen trade at Stanley wet market

It may be Hong Kong's swankiest wet market, but on most days there is hardly a shopper in sight at the new Stanley Waterfront Mart.

Shopkeepers in the stylish, single-storey, wood-and-glass structures along prime waterfront property say business is bleak because of the unsuitable design of the shops and construction work still being carried out on the HK$14 million promenade.

25 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

End of the road for four wet markets

Four underused wet markets on prime sites in the city will be closed down in the next few years for land sale or other public use as part of a consolidation of municipal services.

26 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Scheme for jobless aims to brighten up wet markets

A programme has been launched to help jobless people to start their own businesses in wet markets where occupation rates have been dropping because of keen competition from supermarket chains.

The scheme, called the Supreme Guide Market, is organised by the Chinese Young Men's Christian Association of Hong Kong and a private wet market.

3 Oct 2005 - 12:00am