VIDEO – Hong Kong’s Weirdest Public Service Ads 13


GovHK are hosting 151 of their Public Service Announcements on YouTube. The nanny state ads range from sensible (The Harm of Abusing Ketamine), to bizarre (Common Tree Problems) to downright obscure (Window Maintenance). Below are a few favourites…

Radiation is Awesome: Quit panic buying salt – radiation is everywhere, safe and possibly delicious… (See also: Daya Bay Contingency Plan PSA)…

Don’t be a Dick: This ad about diversity fails to show any of HK’s minorities, which make up 6% of the population – instead, it helpfully reminds comrades not to be dicks to each other… (see also: Want to be respected? Respect others first)

Fat Kids: Child obesity is super cute but stop feeding them crap, so says the awkwardly titled PSA “Healthy Rewards make Healthy Kids Start Smart with Health” – a slogan we can all get behind…

Stop Being Sad and Be Happy Instead: Shut up and be grateful you miserable swines…

Common Tree Problems: Your tax dollars at work in this long-winded, weird yet oddly mesmerising PSA soap opera on the subject of  ‘Common Tree Problems‘…

Pre-Pool Poo: In a cartoon series aimed at younger Hong Kongers, this gem rightly reminds kids to “poo before your dip”…