Streets of Old Hong Kong
After the Opium War and the territory invasion of the nineteenth century, the Streets of old Hong Kong were dominated largely by the British Empire. The streets of Hong Kong witnessed early economic and social problems due to the wide disparities between the Western and Eastern cultures, traditions and philosophies. However, Hong Kong was able to strive and utilize the opportunity to outsmart some of the other East Asia countries by undergoing industrialization. The Streets of old Hong Kong witnessed trade activities such as sales of herbs and teas. China was the major supplier of local tea to the British. The British in those days took Chinese tea as a crucial commodity because the tea earned the tai-pans massive wealth. The Streets of old Hong Kong in 1897 witnessed the sales of tea in exchange for ‘sing-songs’ musical boxes, British watches and clocks. Silver was also used to pay for the teas where there were imbalances due to the large quantities exported. The Streets of old Hong Kong were also filled with crowded markets, local lifestyles and varieties of Chinese shops with locals taking their popular congee with barley and fish as breakfast. Many merchants on the street sell jade, silk and consult feng shui. Our Streets of old Hong Kong toys contain more than 80 unique varieties of building and items that recreate the old colorful street life of Hong Kong. You could get items like the fisherman, the clown, lion dance set, a small pack of dogs, the royal navy sailor-at-ease and lots more.