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Win $10,000 in Chinese Street Naming Competition

By Sophie Pettit 11 January 2016
We all have nicknames for our favourite hangouts in Hong Kong - dinner in "Rat Alley" or shopping at "The Lanes" anyone? - but now we get to name some for money. The Civil Engineering & Development Department is inviting Hong Kongers to participate in a street-naming competition for the Kai Tak area. For a chance to win cash prizes up to $10,000, you must come up with innovative Chinese names for the ten pedestrian streets in the Grid Neighbourhood in the Kai Tak Development (KTD). [caption id="attachment_44500" align="aligncenter" width="535"]Grid Neighbourhood Grid Neighbourhood[/caption] The suggested names must reflect the unique local identity of the area, be "innovative, original, and unique", and incorporate the public creatives for the KTD project. Each street is ten metres wide and planted with trees and shrubs to create a quiet and comfortable ambience - that should give you some inspiration. The deadline for entries is February 2, so you have a few weeks to get your creative juices flowing and come up with something - or use Google Translate (we tried it, it works!) Click here for more information.
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Sophie Pettit


Sophie is always on the lookout for a great story and her next big adventure and loves nothing more than discovering the city’s hidden gems—and most delicious cocktails. When she’s not exploring new places, she’s off travelling and ticking countries off her bucket list.