High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Fruit Market also known as Yau Ma Tei Fruit Market and Yau Ma Tei Wholesale Fruit Market, is a wholesale fruit market in Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Yaumatei Fruit Market, corner of Reclamation Street and Waterloo Road. A portion of the Yaumati Theatre is visible on the left of the picture. It is known as gwo laan in Cantonese. gwo means fruit while laan means wholesale market, derived from railing and enclosed area. The market is a historically valuable site and is classified as a Grade III Historic Building since 1990. It consists of several blocks of one or two storey brick and stone buildings. Pre-World War II signboards are on the outer walls of the buildings. Another historical building, Yaumati Theatre is adjacent to the market, across Reclamation Street.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Yaumati Theatre, once the largest theatre in Kowloon, is located at the junction of Waterloo Road and Reclamation Street, in Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong. It is classified as "Grade II Historic Building" The abandoned building is the only remaining pre-World War II theatre in Kowloon. It is to be converted into a venue for Cantonese opera, scheduled for completion in 2011. Another historical structure, Yau Ma Tei Fruit Market is adjacent to the theatre, across Reclamation Street. Situated in the south of Kowloon, Yau Ma Tei was once a village and is now one of the most historic areas in Hong Kong. Before British rule of Kowloon in 1860, Yau Ma Tei was known in historical documents by the name of Kwun Chung with Tanka fisherman clustering around its beach and bay. Today, after many reclamation attempts by the Hong Kong Government, a harbour still stands which is used for the fishing industry. Yau Ma Tei is also famous for its Typhoon Shelter and seafood dishes which are offered both on and off-shore.