The lights of Kowloon’s famous Temple Street Night Market shine brightly in 2012. Shop and stall owners there and at Stanley Market, tourist magnets for five decades, fear they will have to close because visitor numbers have plummeted. because of the coronavirus pandemic and anti-government protests in the city. Photo: Dickson LeeThe lights of Kowloon’s famous Temple Street Night Market shine brightly in 2012. Shop and stall owners there and at Stanley Market, tourist magnets for five decades, fear they will have to close because visitor numbers have plummeted. because of the coronavirus pandemic and anti-government protests in the city. Photo: Dickson Lee
The lights of Kowloon’s famous Temple Street Night Market shine brightly in 2012. Shop and stall owners there and at Stanley Market, tourist magnets for five decades, fear they will have to close because visitor numbers have plummeted. because of the coronavirus pandemic and anti-government protests in the city. Photo: Dickson Lee

Hong Kong souvenir sellers at Stanley Market, Temple Street Night Market, report ‘zero sales’ as tourism dies

  • ‘Some days not one person will walk through my door,’ says a woman who’s sold souvenirs at Stanley Market for 30 years. She’s not alone. Many shops have closed
  • At Temple Street Night Market, ‘zero sales today’ is a common refrain. Yet landlords still want their rent, despite the hit from street protests and coronavirus
Topic |   Tourism
The lights of Kowloon’s famous Temple Street Night Market shine brightly in 2012. Shop and stall owners there and at Stanley Market, tourist magnets for five decades, fear they will have to close because visitor numbers have plummeted. because of the coronavirus pandemic and anti-government protests in the city. Photo: Dickson LeeThe lights of Kowloon’s famous Temple Street Night Market shine brightly in 2012. Shop and stall owners there and at Stanley Market, tourist magnets for five decades, fear they will have to close because visitor numbers have plummeted. because of the coronavirus pandemic and anti-government protests in the city. Photo: Dickson Lee
The lights of Kowloon’s famous Temple Street Night Market shine brightly in 2012. Shop and stall owners there and at Stanley Market, tourist magnets for five decades, fear they will have to close because visitor numbers have plummeted. because of the coronavirus pandemic and anti-government protests in the city. Photo: Dickson Lee
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