Old Wan Chai Market (OVOMARKET)

Supernatural Tour: Hong Kong District VS Japanese Occupation Period

Old Wan Chai Market (OVOMARKET)

Hong Kong Island Hong Kong

Created By: Hong Kong Baptist University


Wan Chai Market

History Background:
The Old Wanchai Market, whose real name is Wanchai Market (English: Wanchai Market), is a partially demolished market building in Hong Kong. It is located at 262-264 Queen's Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong Island, at the junction of Wanchai Road and facing Stone Nullah Street. The market began operation on April 1, 1937, and ended in 2008. It was classified as a Grade III historic building in 1990 and was subsequently acquired and transformed into shops and private residences.

Ghost Story:
Wan Chai Old Market was built as early as the 1930s. Due to the Japanese occupation at that time, there was an air-raid shelter under the market. It is said that during World War II, a large number of civilians were killed by air bombs outside the air-raid shelter, and there were corpses everywhere. Unfortunately, the market was later used as a morgue. It is said that there was a shortage of food during the war, and some people even cut the dead flesh in the market to sell and use it as food. Therefore, it has always been said that there are extremely ferocious ghosts in the market. In the early years, shooting in the market was not even allowed. Otherwise, the camera and film would be scrapped.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Supernatural Tour: Hong Kong District VS Japanese Occupation Period


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