Mon, Feb 18, 2019 - Page 8 News List

Gotta gram ‘em all

By Elaine YU  /  AFP, HONG KONG

It is where Korean boy band Seventeen shot a music video and is now being promoted by the government’s tourism bureau.

Local resident Chow Keung, a 72-year-old kung fu master, is fairly sanguine about the visitors as he watches them from a bench.

“Many people have asked me how to get here and I give them directions, I don’t mind... but I’ve had to ask some tourists not to leave their trash behind,” he sighs.

A man surnamed Liu recalls a bygone era when children actually rode scooters and freely played basketball on the courts.

Today’s teens have to navigate the groups of photographers as they play. One 14-year-old resident, who gave his name as Yik, says he now fears racking up a bill when he shoots hoops.

He adds: “I once accidentally hit someone’s phone.”

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