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Hello Market
Location:  Mingtan Rd., Zuoying Dist., Kaohsiung City 813, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Date: 2012-03-09 10:14:06
GPS:  120°17'57.0"E/22°41'24.88"N
Traffic Information: By car: Da Zhong Junction, Tzui Hwa Road, Huan Tang Road, Ming Tang Road
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In 1958, The government wanted to create employment for retired military personnel so Zuoying Fourth Public Market was established. Half of it was operated by civilians, and the other half by retired military personnel who drew lots.

In the early days, US army personnel based in Zuoying often came to the Fourth Public Market to buy supplies. However at the time, the greengrocers did not speak any English, and were unable to engage in conversation with the American soldiers. They could only say “Hello, hello.”The sound of”hello, hello” could be heard in the market. Therefore the fourth public market became known as“Hello Market.”

Hello market mainly wholesale and retail. The main customers were concentrated near the military zone. Therefore military supplies became the main products for sale. There is also a nickname called “Soldier city.” Currently it is the most crowded market in Northern Kaohsiung.
 
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