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HK’s ‘revitalized’ Central Market reopens after 18 years

A view of Hong Kong's Central Market, which reopened on Aug 23, 2021 after undergoing a three-year revitalization project. (RAYMOND CHAN / CHINA DAILY)

HONG KONG – Hong Kong's Central Market, which was closed in 2003, reopened on Monday after undergoing a three-year conservation and revitalization project.

Central Market, which has a rich history dating back nearly 180 years ago, is an important testament to the confluence of Chinese and Western cultures in Hong Kong.

Under the Urban Renewal Authority (URA)'s US$500-million revitalization project, the Grade III historic building kept its 80-year-old original architectural structure and retained 13 old stalls. 

Spanning 12,000 square meters, the revamped Central Market offers cultural and retail facilities and is also a space for leisure and social events.

A couple takes a selfie inside the newly opened Central Market in Hong Kong on Aug 23, 2021. (RAYMOND CHAN / CHINA DAILY)

Pedestrians walk past a signage of Hong Kong's Central Market on Aug 23, 2021. (RAYMOND CHAN / CHINA DAILY)

Visitors take photos of a mural at the revamped Central Market in Hong Kong, Aug 23, 2021. (RAYMOND CHAN / CHINA DAILY)

Visitors take photos inside the newly opened Central Market in Hong Kong on Aug 23, 2021. (RAYMOND CHAN / CHINA DAILY)