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After The Fire(火劫後花園街), Fa Yuen Street Market, Mongkok, HK
Hong Kong

 After the deadly blaze on November 30, 2011, Fa Yuen street has become width.The authorities ordered hawkers to cofine their merchandise to the designated three-by -four-foot pitches-no extensions allowed; no commodities can be stored outside the approved pitch area; stalls should have 1.5 meters of space between them; canopies made of flammable materials (such as plastics) are banned. 

2011年11月30日的一場奪命大火發生後,經過整頓,花園街市場已變得較前闊落。當局強制街檔小販採用統一的鐵皮攤檔,面積為4呎乘3呎;不准把貨物放於檔位之外,檔與檔之間必須留有1.5米的空間;攤檔所用的物料必須不易燃燒。

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Hochgeladen: 04/02/2012
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