Dear Sai Wan Big Brother,I have been living along the Hill Road, up and down , for more than 3 decades.In my memory, this YU LAN OPERA event has been there since 80's.In the past, the event would last for more than a week when compared with only a few days currently.There were temporary kitchen and team would have meals in the open area. ( TAI WOR FAN).At the night time, hawkers were selling snacks within the avenue, kids were playing around. Haha
童年時，西環盂蘭節打醮很熱鬧, 主辦單位將幾架貨事泊在一起權作舞台攪綜合表演. 有歌舞, 有魔術等表演, 是我童年美好回憶的一部份~~
In the past, there were a busy wet market in the junction of Hill Road and South Lane. Inside the South Lane , there were stalls selling cheap clothing and domestic goods.At that time, there were a stone stair-case joining the Hill Road and Queen's Road West, in the site of the current market complex.The man called " Kai ( chicken) Yu", who were a live chicken seller, hanged the cages over the cliff of the stair-case and kept his live chicken there.
I dont recollect any wet market in south lane, this is because in my childhood time we dont have to/ go that far to buy groceries. South Lane is now a quite street with only a few isolated/deserted street stalls, however, new residential skyscrapers are erected waiting for occupation~~
There were a huge Banyan Tree in KA LUN TERRACE which were suffocated to death just few years ago by the government pubic works.
I know that tree, last time I remember it was still there~~
Then there was PO TUCK ST, in the old days, every morning, noon and evening , that was before and after school time, there were food hawkers selling "Chair Chai noodles", Cheung Fun", " Small bowel shark fins soup", " chicken legs, kidneys ..."I used to have my pre-school breakfast and post school snacks there for many many years. In front of PO TUCK ST, there were to Green Colored stalls, selling all sorts of soft drinks, ice-creams, potato chips, shrimp chips ..... and small toys and models...All my pocket money were spent there,.. ..I still remember, one of the stall owner named " CHUI KOR", the other was " CHU PAK ( uncle) and CHU SHUM ( Auntie ).
Haha,, such sweet and heart warming childhood memories~~
山道附近的變化已經𣎴算巨大了, 起碼保德街, 加倫台仍未有參天高厦~~