Upper Lascar Row, also known as Cat Street. Picture: Ren Publishing
Lisa Lim
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Language Matters by Lisa Lim

Where the word lascar, and Cantonese mo lo, come from, and the case for changing a Hong Kong street name

Hongkongers may be familiar with Upper Lascar Row, a street in the city’s Sheung Wan district, and mo lo sheung gai, as it is called in Cantonese, but few today probably know the origin of these names

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Upper Lascar Row, also known as Cat Street. Picture: Ren Publishing
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