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Quiz: Do you know the stories behind Hong Kong’s street names?

By Ngai Yeung 8 September 2020

Header image courtesy of Ko Tim-keung (via Hong Kong Memory)

Hong Kong may be small, but as a melting pot of the East and the West, the place is brimming with stories from the past. Many of these stories are hidden in street names around the city—how well do you think you know these? Take our quiz and discover nuggets from Hong Kong’s past through its myriad of curiously named streets.

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Be honest: How many of these trivia questions on Hong Kong’s unusual street names did you get right? Take our quiz again if you want to take another stab at a better score, or share this quiz with your friends and see how well they can guess the stories behind these streets.

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Ngai Yeung


Ngai was born and raised in Hong Kong and is currently studying at university in the United States. You can find her wandering around the city, experimenting with egg recipes and nerding out about the news.