Weights & Measures

Although the international metric system is in official use in Hong Kong, traditional Chinese weights and measures are still common. At local markets, meat, fish and produce are sold by the léung, equivalent to 37.8g, and the gàn (catty), which is equivalent to about 600g. There are 16 léung to the gàn. Gold and silver are sold by the tael, which is exactly the same as a léung.