Probably the ugliest of our old colonial buildings, easy to get to by tram but honestly not a lot going on inside unless you want to buy fabrics
Western Market is not my cup of tea at all and it really is offbeat as unless you have an interest in buying fabrics it is quite frankly a complete and utter waste of time.. I often wonder how people can come up with such stupid ideas.
Western Market reminds me of another stupid idea that involved putting around 50+ antique shops next to each other on Hollywood Road and calling it "Antique Street". This has been a bit of a disaster with a lot of shops closing down... the link is simple, someone decided that one whole floor of Western Market be devoted to fabric suppliers, this might work if the rest of the place was interesting but it isn't so hardly anyone visits.
The 3rd floor of the building is given over to a Wedding Banquet facility which is of no interest to anyone really unless you have the poor taste to have your wedding banquet there.
If you like old colonial buildings then it is interesting and has a lively history, I just think that they could have done so much better with this building and another positive point is that there is no Chow Tai Fook Jewellery shop inside and very few Mainland Chinese Tourists so it never feels crowded.
Anyway, make your own mind up and take your camera for those exterior shots.
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