Yau Ma Tei was once a small fishing village with floating restaurants serving up exotic seafood. Today, it is a bustling urban area built largely on reclaimed land. The area is known for its unique character, combining old and new: you will find ancient temples and century-old fruit markets right next to modern shops and tourist attractions. Keep your eyes peeled for the eclectic mix of people too! Yau Ma Tei’s busy streets are humming with office workers, shirtless delivery men, hawkers, triads and ladies of the night, setting the scene for an infinite number of fascinating stories.
‘Sunset Survivors’ is a coffee table book by Lindsay Varty that tells the stories of Hong Kong’s traditional tradesmen and women through stunning imagery and candid interviews. Covering a myriad of curious professions that are quickly falling into obscurity, readers soon find themselves immersed in the streets of old Hong Kong. This Yau Ma Tei walking route will bring you to five of the people and their shops featured in the book. For more information on sunset survivors and how to buy the book, head to www.sunsetsurvivors.com.