Mrs. Ho, who didn’t want to give her full name, is the second-generation owner of Lee Wo Steelyard on Shanghai Street and maker of traditional Chinese weighing apparatus. Photos: May Tse.

Hong Kong’s Shanghai Street: goldsmiths, craftsmen, kitchenware and prostitutes

Shanghai Street in Kowloon has a history going back to the mid-19th century. It was once as busy as Nathan Road, selling kitchen equipment, gold, jewellery and abacuses, but today only a few older residents recall its colourful past

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Mrs. Ho, who didn’t want to give her full name, is the second-generation owner of Lee Wo Steelyard on Shanghai Street and maker of traditional Chinese weighing apparatus. Photos: May Tse.
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