Temple Street night market to set up 100-meter long food street
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government launched the "Night Vibes Hong Kong" Campaign to encourage a night-time economy.
Raymond Chan, Chairman of Yau Ma Tei Temple Street Association of Hawkers and Shop Operators, disclosed today (Sept. 18) that a food street is planned to be set up along a 100-meter section of Temple Street from Jordan Road to Nanking Street, where local specialties will be sold and ethnic minorities will also be invited to sell Southeast Asian delicacies.
The project will be launched as early as November this year and is expected to last for four to five months, Chan added.
Chan admitted that the outdated goods sold on Temple Street had made it less attractive. He is now discussing with the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department to allow Temple Street stalls to sell packaged food so that tourists can buy them as souvenirs.
He is also discussing with the Tin Hau Temple and the Jade Market in the vicinity of Temple Street to extend the opening hours, and the initial response has been positive.
Chan further pointed out that as Temple Street is close to residential areas, it is necessary to take into account the noise of the night market, merchandizing and electricity problems, and to strike a balance between business and residents' lives.