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Welcome to Fulai Village

The names of new properties in Hong Kong are often confusing, and it is better to obtain the names of old-style housing estates, which are simple and well-meaning, such as Fuk Lai Village—“Fortune comes to the housing estate”. Although Fuk Loi Estate is definitely not the prettiest public housing estate, it seems to be well maintained. Unexpectedly, it will celebrate its 60th birthday next year. Most of the estates in the same period have been demolished or planned to be demolished. When I was in school, I was fortunate to visit the elders who lived in Fulai Village. In my memory, the unit has good lighting and the environment in the village is quiet.




The shops in Fulai Village mainly serve the neighbors. The row facing Haiba Street is furnished with a tutorial center, a hardware store, a pharmacy, a dentist's clinic, a dry cleaner, a grocery store, a restaurant, a newsstand, and a community center. If you walk around seriously, you will smile knowingly at the name of the store full of characteristics of the 1980s and 1990s.

 

"Victoria School Uniform" not only sells school uniforms, but also monitor and discipline ribbons. It turns out that different titles such as "Common Sense Special Agent", "Mandarin Ambassador" and "Library Waiter" have been added to primary schools. Immortals provide rich meals and personal care products; children can spend a 2 yuan coin in the toy store to get a chance to clip a doll, learn the piano and practice the piano, and go to the "Bright Music Store"; "Longji" is the most expensive, selling abalone ginseng Wing belly, I see the boss from time to time soaking sea cucumbers outside the store; "Gen Kee" continues to repair shoes silently at the back stairs at the far corner ...








Text & Photo by Kin Yan

 

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