Historic buildings such as Tung Tak Pawn Shop have become increasingly rare in Hong Kong. They may not be able to yield great financial profit if preserved, however they are extremely precious and valuable to our sons and daughters as they tell stories through their architecture and of the different times, whether good or bad, that they have endured. They are living monuments of Hong Kong which witnessed the many changes of our homeland. What is more "valuable" to Hong Kong? The redeveloped property or the original monument which grew up with Hong Kong as well as you and me?
Serge Raïf Chehab