Pottinger Street, Central

Pottinger Street is one of the oldest streets in Hong Kong. As one walks along it, nostalgia is easily aroused because the street contains many reminders of "Old Hong Kong". The surface of the street is covered by granite blocks manufactured in the founding period of Hong Kong, so the street is a witness to the hundred years of Hong Kong's history. Thus, common name for the street is "Shek Pan Kai", meaning "Rock Board Street". The street got its name from the first governor of Hong Kong, Sir Henry Pottinger. There were some other interesting facilities in the street, such as an underground toilet. In those days, the ventilation of these toilets was very poor, and they were for men only.

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