Stalls at The Jade Market. Imagine two buildings like this.
One of the very agressive sales people. She couldn't stop selling long enough to have her picture taken. Notice her right hand. She was waving the bracelet for me to see.
Actually bought a couple of carved wooden jewelry boxes from this vendor.
They are tearing down the old apartment buildings like the ones in the forefront and building new ones like the one in the back of the picture.
Maj Jong University. Not really a maj jong school but a club where you join a table and play for various costs.
Entrance to The Bird Market.
A variety of insects and worms sold for bird food.
Birds selling for ten dollars.
Took this picture for the price. This bird came from Singapore and cost two hundred dollars.
hese birds are ten dollars. People buy them and release them for peace.
Stalls at The Bird Market.
Carved bamboo and wooden bird cages.
The cages can be very ornate.
Birds of all types stacked in cage after cage.
Birds in hanging cages above the stacked cages.
Owner feeding his bird.
This cockatoo sleeping on it's stand would open it's eyes as people passed by.
A parrot on a stand that allowed people to come close to it.
Interesting that the majority of buyers are single men.
Owners will bring their birds to the gates to show them off or to sell or trade them.
Prior to 1997 the land to the north of Boundary Street was China and the land to the south was Britain.
Parents taking their kindergardeners home from school.
All school children wear uniforms.
Sign reads if your home has one of these bonsai trees, your home will always be rich.
Bamboo is a Chinese symbol of uprightness.
I loved these flowers and their zig zag leaves.
Ten roses for $6.50.
These flowers are typically used to decorate homes during the 3 days of Chinese New Year.
An entire shop of nothing but orchids.
These flowers look like babies. They are hung from the doors of a young couple's house to ensure healthy children.
Turtles for $1.50 to $5.
Fish for sale at store after store at The Fish Market.
Rabbit shop at The Fish Market.
Turtles in the bottom front tank cost $885.
A street of nothing but fish, cat and rabbit stores.
Tables are not set at local cafes. Each table has a drawer like the one in the picture and the customer sets their own table.