Built in 1913, the market is a historically valuable site and has been classified as a Grade II historic building since 2009. Like the Yau Ma Tei Theatre, the market’s outer walls and signposts are from the pre-World War II
era. There is a wide variety of fresh seasonal fruits and freshly squeezed fruit juice at the market for selection. For example, top quality watermelons, strawberries, avocados and different varieties of dragon fruit, tomatoes and cherries are readily available at reasonable prices. It is a fun experience to walk around the market to see all the fruits sold, a worthy trip for fruit lovers looking for a bargain. It is also of interest to note the different fruit stands whose names always end in ‘欄’ (pronounced ‘laan,’ meaning wholesale market in Chinese
). For those interested in gaining insight into everyday living in Hong Kong or local history and architecture, this is the place to go.