- 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.
The street is less than 100 metres long. It runs one-way (west to east) in one lane of traffic.
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."
- Wordie, Jason (2002). Streets: Exploring Hong Kong Island. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press. p. 143. ISBN 962-209-563-1.
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