Russell Street in Causeway Bay. Photo: Rachel Cheung

Stories behind Hong Kong street names: Russell Street, a.k.a. Rat Street

The shopping street in Causeway Bay fronting Times Square was named after either a judge or an opium trader, and for decades housed a wet market notorious for its rodents, and a tram depot

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Russell Street in Causeway Bay. Photo: Rachel Cheung
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