Scaffolding was erected around Nam Cheong Pawn Shop’s neon signs in Sham Shui Po on Thursday, as they are set to become the latest of Hong Kong iconic shop signs to be demolished on Sunday.
In January, another shop sign in the district, the knife-shaped sign of Leung Tim Choppers Factory, was removed.
Giant overhanging and neon signs have been disappearing in Hong Kong.
Following the launch of the Minor Works Control System in 2010, many such signboards – a feature of Hong Kong’s cityscape which have appeared in many international films – have been deemed illegal structures subject to removal.
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