Temple Street Night Market Hong Kong
Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong
  • What I find so different this time at Temple Street night market is the attitude of most of the traders, especially the younger ones

    • by Judith JKay
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      It looks like an ordinary night market found around Asia quite comparable to the night markets in Patpong (Thailand), Chinatown in Malaysia or Singapore.

      We arrived here around 6pm; and some of the stalls were still setting up. The street is closed to traffic until the early morning hours. There were many stalls - selling bags, pirated dvds, computer items, jewelry, clothing, toys, souvenirs and other merchandise. The trick


      here is hard bargaining plus a thick skin. We approached one stall that sells chopsticks and table mats; their asking price was too high. I bargained for half; the trader countered by reducing her price by only HKD 5. I walked away, and she called me back, saying okay her first sale for the night. I gathered that their asking prices were higher than that in the shopping complexes,

      • or even Stanley Market; but if you bargain, you can usually get a good buy. As such, we have gotten a number of good bargains such as bronze wind chime, lady purses, tablemats, kids’ watches and games!

        There were also food stalls and restaurants, but many of their offerings were in Chinese. Anyway we were not keen on eating there, after having seen one of the workers dropped some plates on the

        ground, and just placed them back, without re-washing them.

        What I find so different this time at Temple Street night market is the attitude of most of the traders, especially the younger ones. Their English is reasonably good, and they are polite; even if you don’t buy at the end of a presentation or negotiation, they are still amiable. Years back, they would have grumbled or even scolded you for wasting their time.

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