How to Play $20 Tai Yuen Street, aka “Toy Street,” Wan Chai
Taking its name from its red and white stripes, this hollow plastic ball is said to have been invented by Hong Kong industrialist Chiang Chen in the 50s. A ball cost around the price of a can of Coke (about $2.50), so kids from poorer families could afford them. It’s basically the same as soccer, except the ball’s a lot harder and more fragile. Watch out for the bulging air hole sealed with plastic to prevent air leakage, which is particularly painful if it hits you in the head.