2017.05.07 | 新填地街基道小學對面 reclamation street opp. kei to primary school
drainage and aqueduct services is a real profession, but it at the same time represents a grass root industry as well as street-art novelty – in old districts’ back lanes or street corner, one is bound to see the two chinese characters “tong kui (gully clearing)” handwritten or painted accompanying a phone no.
this is a stall providing handy services including drainage, plus many others like renovation and electricity & water works.
obviously “tong kui” is one of the important services. three out of the four signage the stall displays highlight it. of course what draw my interest is the kind of obsession of this stall, it is not showing one and not two or three but four signboards. one hangs outside up on the facade of the building. the other three are hanged down outside the stall. one in the form of a light box, one is a plastic board, and the most exciting one is a paper-hand drawn piece. so hong kong, busy and never enough.