From fruit to fabrics: HK’s oldest market gets a makeover

Western Market is the oldest surviving market building in Hong Kong. The red-brick Edwardian-style structure, which features a granite archway and distinctive corner towers, was completed in 1906, and run as a produce market until 1988. It was renovated and reopened in 1991, and today is home to cafes, restaurants, curio shops, and fabric merchants who were rehoused from stalls in neighbouring alleys. It is located in Sheung Wan, occupying a block between Connaught Road Central and Des Voeux Road Central – it can be easily accessed by tram on the latter street, and is in fact one terminus of the tramway.