A unique Hong Kong night market in Moon Festival

Visiting night markets is a real fun. Normally the markets are close to downtown. You can be entirely immersed to foreign cultures, experiencing what the local people do and eat in the busy and crowded areas while they are just off from work or having leisure time.

Unlike other cities in Asia, Hawking in Hong Kong is illegal and there is no regular area for night markets. This is quite strange for a city with globally famous name of Food Paradise. Night market and hawking are a easy entrance for young entrepreneurs where they can do small business and express their talents simultaneously. In a sophisticated society, there should be a range of social ladders for people. However, in Hong Kong, those ladders have been removed piece by piece.

food stall and drinking stall are the key for night markets, they are always attractive to people
food stall and drinking stall are the key for night markets, they are always attractive to people
Imagine that you can buy a good coffee from a night market, and the prize will be 50% of the price in chained coffee shops
Imagine that you can buy a good coffee from a night market, and the prize will be 50% of the price in chained coffee shops
engagement is important - clients have to ground coffee beans before buying a cup of freshly brewed coffee
engagement is important – clients have to ground coffee beans before buying a cup of freshly brewed coffee
Night market provides a medium for real engagement among people
Night market provides a medium for real engagement among people
Night market should be an easier entrance for young to create own business
Night market should be an easier entrance for young to create own business
Our society is lacking a social ladder for social mobility. Night market should be an alternative
Our society is lacking a social ladder for social mobility. Night market should be an alternative

A group of artists, designers, social workers, hawkers and students were organizing a night market amid busy urban center in Mid-autumn festival holiday. People were happy to see such an event next to their homes. Because they could find alternative entertainment and good food with a reasonable price during vacation. But the most important thing is that we could discover what Hong Kong used to be in past decades ago and what is missing now.

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independence shooting – a booth game with an interesting name that implies the rise of Hong Kong independence
Hong Kong people are not only ethnic Chinese, but also people from South Asians. Even Mid Autumn fest is a Chinese tradition, the expats can really enjoy this holiday
Hong Kong people are not only ethnic Chinese, but also people from South Asians. Even Mid Autumn fest is a Chinese tradition, the expats can really enjoy this holiday
Hit the target!
Hit the target!
Grabbing your beloved goods in a cheap price
Grabbing your beloved goods in a cheap price
An old lady makes a tee shirt wearing in the night market. The Chinese words mean neighborhood, indicating the night market is made up of neighborhood.
An old lady makes a tee shirt wearing in the night market. The Chinese words on the shirt mean neighborhood, indicating the night market is made up of neighborhood.
have a beer, chat with friends, this is what we should do in a holiday night
have a beer, chat with friends, this is what we should do in a holiday night
the basis requirement of innovation and creativity is freedom
the basis requirement of innovation and creativity is freedom
If you have been living in Hong Kong since 80s, you should be loving and missing those night markets
If you have been living in Hong Kong since 80s, you should be loving and missing those night markets

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