Daily Archives: April 21, 2013


VIDEO – Shark Spotted in Sai Kung 2

Intense scenes in Sai Kung as a video of a six-foot shark spotted by fishermen went viral in HK over the weekend. Shared by more than 1600 Facebook users, the clip was shot somewhere between Sai Kung main pier and Kau Sai Chu island… Experts would be pleased, if the sighting is genuine, as it would mean this year’s ban on bottom trawling is having a positive effect. The shark appears to be a harmless sandbar species which feeds on crabs and small fish…


BLOG – Fake Monks Targeting Westerners on the Rise 8

For the past decade, increasing numbers of fraudulent monks have been giving hit-and-run blessings to passers-by before bowing, presenting small plastic Buddha statues and demanding cash. Previously, they would seek monetary ‘alms’ by going door-to-door around housing estates, but most local Chinese are now switched-on to the scam…

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via TrekEarth.com

Sure, being on the receiving end of an unwelcome sanctification is a refreshing change to risking an unsolicited stabbing (which would probably be the more likely outcome in other ‘world cities’). However, as they refocus on uninformed tourists and expats, these fraudulent holy men are making a mint from westerner’s mystified preconceptions of Buddhism and the east.