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Pawn Shop Museum @ Macau

“Pawning” is an integral part of Macau’s cultural history which dates back to the Qing Dynasty period.  Macau was blessed as it was never involved in wars and it was the place where the mainland Chinese sought refuge during the Sino-Japanese War (1938 – 1945). It was about the same time that pawn shops started to flourish as refugees traded in their valuables in exchange for cash, and the Macanese frequented pawn shops during this period of economic decline.  The “Tak Seng On” Pawn Shop Continue reading

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