Monthly Archives: January 2015


BLOG – Wonders of the HK Police Masturbatory YouTube Channel

Presenting a mind-numbing selection of clips from the over-produced, little-watched, self-celebratory YouTube channel of the Hong Kong police force.

We kick off with a video of Senior Superintendant David Jordan exalting the behaviour of the police during the Umbrella Movement protests. Jordan, a high-profile fixture on the Occupy site front lines, was the subject of this suspiciously fluffy SCMP profile last year in which he complained of being cyber-bullied.

It is part of a playlist playfully entitled ‘Stay United and Professional in Handling Illegal Occupation’.

The next video is dedicated to Ivan Yam Cheuk-man who is all sheepish and overwhelmed having been hailed as a “police force hero”. (His heroic act? He shared some of his water in Mong Kok).


HISTORY – Happy Birthday Hong Kong: 174 Years Old Today

It is an event that neither Hong Kong, China nor Britain are likely to be celebrating. Nevertheless, on this day (January 26th) in 1841, the British flag was first unfurled at Possession Point by Royal Navy sailors.

At the time, Hong Kong was a sleepy backwater, though it would prove to be a handy trading outpost. “Albert is so amused at my having got the island of Hong Kong”, wrote Queen Victoria in 1841.


HK LIFE – Taxis & Vans in Hong Kong: All You Need To Know

Taxis:

Taxis in Hong Kong may be booked privately through taxi companies or via third party apps. Below is a comprehensive list of taxi services around the territory…

Red Hong Kong Island/Kowloon taxis:

  • Hong Kong Taxi Centre – 2574 7311
  • Taxicom Vehicle Owners Association – 2529 8822
  • Chuen Lee RadioTaxi Association – 2398 1881
  • Hong Kong Taxicab Call Centre – 2186 6866
  • City Taxi O.D. Association Co. Ltd – 2343 3189
  • Fraternity Taxi Owners Association – 2527 6324
  • Royal Motors Taxi Company – 2571 2929
  • Happy Taxi Operator’s Association – 2728 8282
  • Hong Kong & Kowloon Radio Car Owners Association – 2760 0455
  • Hong Kong & Kowloon Rich Radio – 2729 1199
  • Hong Kong Kowloon Taxi & Lorry Owners Association – 2572 0097
  • Pak Kai Taxi Owners Association – 2728 2281
  • Abbo Taxi Owners Association – 2383 0168
  • Rights of Taxi (Si Hai) Telecommunication Center – 2332 2571
  • Sha Tin Taxi Service Association – 2332 2571
  • The Kowloon Taxi Owners Association – 2760 0411
  • The Taxi Operators Association – 2362 2337
  • United Friendship Taxi Owners & Drivers Association – 2760 0477
  • United Radio Taxi & Goods Vehicle Association – 2332 2477
  • Wai Fat Taxi Owners Association – 2861 1008
  • Wai Yik H.K. & Kln. & N.T. Taxi Owners Association – 2776 7885
  • Wing Lee Radio Car Traders Association – 2397 0922
  • Wing Tai Car Owners & Drivers Association – 2527 8524
  • Yik Sun Radiocabs Operators Association – 2394 0111

EVENT – ‘The Vagina Monologues’ Returns to Hong Kong for V-Day

‘V-Day’ returns to Hong Kong with an extended run of the ‘The Vagina Monologues’ by Eve Ensler.

Performances will be held between February 11th and 14th at 8pm each night at the Premium Sofa Club, 212-216 Wing Lok Street (West Side) Basement, Fui Nam Building, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong [Map].

Tickets available now online for HK$200 (or $250 on the door). All proceeds to go Hong Wrong’s sister project, HK Helpers Campaign.


BLOG – HK’s Own ‘Kim Jong-Un’ Crowd-funding Trip to Scare Crap Out of Americans

Following the success and controversy surrounding ‘The Interview‘, Hong Kong’s own lovable Kim Jong-Un lookalike is crowd-funding a trip to America.

Kim Jong Un lookalike, Howard

Kim Jong Un lookalike, Howard

“Kim” hopes to try and sneak into the Sony Studios as well as the upcoming Oscars Ceremony on February 22nd.


EVENT – 5th Hong Kong International Pillow Fight Day, April 4th (a Public Hol!)

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Prithee once more, we shall unleash our cushiony wrath in a ferocious feathery frenzy! For lo – with great vehemence and spirited fury – we shall prepare our fleecy headrests and pronounce: “You can take our freedom, but you cannot take our pillows!” Hongwrong.com plays host to Hong Kong’s biggest annual flashmob.

Event

2015 marks the fifth International Pillow Fight Day in Hong Kong – held on April 4th, 4pm at Chater Garden, Central.

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Previous events: 2011 coverage, 2012 coverage2013 coverage, 2014 coverage.