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Old 09-01-2011, 02:28 AM   #1
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Default Goldfish Street (金魚街), Hong Kong (lots of pics)

Last fall I attended the Chinese University of Hong Kong for as an exchange student. One of my HK friend recommended me to go visit a section of Tung Choi street, also known to the locals as "Goldfish Street" in the Mong Kok area of Kowloon. And holy crap I was not disappointed, my mind was BLASTED (not blown, BLASTED). The section was about 2 or 3 blocks of fish store or pet store one after another and stacked on top of each other. Not only were there so many, the quality in most of them were quite good, like you peps in SF who think Aqua Forest is legit stuff, some of the nicer stores here completely blows it out of the water in my opinion, both in displays/sale tanks and price... Fissidens geppii cost about 20HKD (1USD = 7.8HKD) and the shrimps were pretty cheap as well.

Anyway for those thinking of visiting HK for awesome food and a nightlife that ends at sunrise. To get to Goldfish Street you get off at the Mong Kok East MTR station and walk west on the cat walk, there are signs guiding you to Tung Choi. Around the area is also the "Flower Market" which sells exotic house plants and a Bird street.

Here are some pics from my trip, I wish I took more.... the stores were generally super narrow, crowded, and some won't let you take pics.

Enjoy =)

(some of the vertical pics seems a bit smooshed, click them to view them)


The start of the street....


A sign for a beetle shop






























Bag o shrimps









































They sell grubs too....









































Thanks for looking.
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Old 09-01-2011, 02:41 AM   #2
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I demand to have a Goldfish Street in Pittsburgh!
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unreal!!
that place is amazing!
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Great album! Thanks for sharing.

Fish already bagged on display??? Some were a PETAphile's head
just exploded.
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Old 09-01-2011, 03:21 AM   #5
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some of those display tanks were bigger than my bedroom.
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ahh yes. the asian market! Fantastic place
Hey bro, 你看得懂中文嗎?
Yea man I'm chinese
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ahh yes. the asian market! Fantastic place
Hey bro, 你看得懂中文嗎?
Yea man I'm chinese
lol, enough to know what your asking. Not enough to make it practical. Mystery dinner when the menu is completely in Chinese characters.

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And we wonder why US is so far behind scoring on the IAPLC. It's because, "WE DON'T HAVE STORES LIKE THESE!!"

AFA here in SF is better than nothing, but I wish we had Goldfish Street here as well. One day!
Exactly what I was thinking, half of the winning entries seem to come from Asia. haha.


Chiefroastbeef, got any tips on trying to get a job in HK? I've been dieing to go back, ahah. Its been a year since I went and I'm still having a hard time readjusting to normal life again. Not the mention the job market for new grads is shot to hell in this country. S Korea and Australia also seem to have better job outlooks atm...
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Oh you won't know how much I miss just wandering there after school back then. Thanks for these photos!

Most recent news I heard about that street is, the urban planning dep. are going to re scape the street, which killing lots of the "side-walk" selling/ small shops, and jet up the rent for the shops...
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pics 52 and 54 are amazing
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Amazing! Thank you for sharing those pics! Looks like every tank in there was heavily lit and running co2.
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Great pics! Thanx for sharing. Are there any stores in the US that even closely resemble these shots?
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Very cool, I can't believe those fish are hanging in bags. Why? Save space, but wouldn't they die faster?
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that is so cool!! I wonder too why they come prebagged.
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And we wonder why US is so far behind scoring on the IAPLC. It's because, "WE DON'T HAVE STORES LIKE THESE!!"

AFA here in SF is better than nothing, but I wish we had Goldfish Street here as well. One day!
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I am so f*ing mad right now.

We couldn't combine all the stores in the US and come close to what is on that street.
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