In the Yaumatei-Mongkok district of Hong Kong, prostitutes waiting for patronage is the common sight along the Shanghai Street and Portland Street. To the locals, rightly or worngly, the very mention of prostitution conjures up the image of Mainland Chinese women. According to the Prosecution Review 2009 published by the Department of Justice, "In recent years, the problem (keeping and operating vice establishments) was aggravated by an influx of Mainland women, either as illegal immigrants or as two-way permit holders, who came to Hong Kong to work as prostitutes." This statment gives some credence to such a common conception.
Talking about prostitution in Hong Kong, there is a classic film "The World of Suzie Wong" produced in the 1960s in Hong Kong, featuring Hong Kong-born actress, Nancy Kwan, as a prostitute in this debut movie of hers. Recently, the film icon puts her life on film in the documentary entitled "To Whom it May Concern: Ka Shen's Journey". Both are recommended to those who wish to take a side look into the history of the city.