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Road to Riches | 2 // We’re hovering over the busiest junction in Yau Ma Tei - the crossover between Waterloo and Nathan Roads. Yau Ma Tei is a locality in Kowloon between two of its noisier neighbours that command more attention - Tsim Sha Tsui to the south, with its expansive harbour frontage, pricey boutiques, famous hotels and civic amenities, and Mong Kok to the north, with its frenetic teen-oriented shopping and dining. Together, these three localities form the core of the Western side of Kowloon, and locals often refer to them together as "Yau Tsim Mong", which is also the name of the District Council covering the area. Yau Ma Tei, as you can see, doesn't boast of any notable skyscrapers, but nonetheless, the neat street grid and the dense profusion of buildings still make for something interesting and memorable from above.
Yau Ma Tei started off as small fishing village. The origins of the name are not entirely clear, but the literal meaning of the name is "place of hemp and oil", which some have suggested to be connected with the fact that this area may have been once a place for fishing nets made of hemp, and a place for the export and trade of lacquer oil. Over the Colonial Period, parts of Yau Ma Tei became a leafy suburb as gentrification headed north from Tsim Sha Tsui. In the subsequent urbanization, however, Yau Ma Tei became once again the dwelling place of the middle to lower class, perhaps more famous for its red light offerings, and to today, Yau Ma Tei is one of the more impoverished parts of urban Hong Kong, with small living spaces in relatively older buildings.
For the average visitor, there is a lot of see and do around Yau Ma Tei, so it shouldn't be overlooked in favour of its more famous neighbours on either side. It is home to the famous Temple Street Market (yes, that Instagram spot!), it is the location of Hong Kong's Wholesale Fruit Market, a historic theatre (recently restored), our Jade Market, and a few old-style Chinese tea houses that still remain. And it is a good spot for hunting those remaining neon lights we were once so famous for!
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The colors in this drone shot by @blondeshooter are amazing. Check him out for more aerial bangers!