Sugar Street

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Not to be confused with the street of the same name in Cairo, which is the subject of a novel by Naguib Mahfouz, the last book in his trilogy.
Sugar Street

Sugar Street (Chinese: 糖街; Jyutping: Tong2 gaai1) is a street located in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.

Name[edit]

According to local folklore the street received its name after the Hong Kong Mint, based here from 1866 to 1868 failed because although silver was poured into the coin making machinery, "sparkling white sugar grains emerged."[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Michael Ingham (9 May 2007). Hong Kong: A Cultural History. Oxford University Press. p. 70. ISBN 978-0-19-972447-5. 

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Coordinates: 22°16′48″N 114°11′12″E / 22.2799°N 114.1866°E / 22.2799; 114.1866