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Cindy


Newspaper vendor

“I used to be a secretary at HSBC. No one believes me when I say that! This newspaper stand was my uncle’s, but he decided not to work anymore and I took over. I’ve had this spot for 25 years, and I live nearby.

I used to wake up at 4am, but now I start at 5am and can finish work by 3pm. The stand is crowded with people in the mornings – the first round are people who just woke up, second round are people who are going to work or school and it calms down at around 11am.

There are plenty of new restaurants and pubs in Tai Hang, unlike before. I don’t usually go to the new restaurants because I enjoy the neighbourhood restaurants instead, like Tak Shing Tea Stall. It’s spacious and clean, and people often go in there for chats and gatherings whereas other restaurants don’t encourage that. The best time to go is when the boss is there!”

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