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Apliu Street is a street in the Sham Shui Po area of New Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Apliu Street
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The market in Apliu Street (2015)
Native name鴨寮街
Maintained byHighways Department
LocationSham Shui Po, Hong Kong
Apliu Street
Traditional Chinese鴨寮街
Shops in Apliu Street
Old style Road Sign of Apliu Street

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LocationEdit

Apliu Street runs parallel to Cheung Sha Wan Road between Yen Chow Street and Nam Cheong Street. An easy way to reach it is to get off at the MTR Sham Shui Po Station. Use the A2 or C2 exit and you will be ascending directly into Apliu Street.

NameEdit

The Cantonese name "apliu" (鴨寮) comes from a village which was formerly located nearby but has long since been buried underneath the urbanization of Sham Shui Po.

RetailEdit

Apliu Street has a huge flea market containing electronics, electrical components, and related items. A shopper can find both new and used merchandise in the area. Apliu Street is well known for geek shopping, and at one time it had an unsavory reputation as a "thieves' market".[1]

While Apliu Street is famous for electronic parts, the Golden Shopping Arcade found on the other side of Cheung Sha Wan Road is famous for computer hardware and related items.

TriviaEdit

 
Kong Wah Telecom (HK) Limited on this street was a site of American TV show The Amazing Race 27.

The shop Kong Wah Telecom (HK) Limited (near the junction of Kweilin Street) was a site of the Detour in the eleventh leg of the reality TV show The Amazing Race 27.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jason Wordie, Streets: Exploring Kowloon (Hong Kong University Press, 2007), ISBN 978-9622098138, pp. 146-150. Excerpts available at Google Books.

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