Friday, 10 August 2012

Picture of the Day: Anniversary Celebrations Still Ongoing

A shockingly sad display celebrating the handover in Central
Ah Central. It's Hong Kong's business district where investment bankers and power brokers hash their billion-dollar deals while high-end fashion labels show off their latest stylish designs that are quickly snapped up by tai tais and nouveaux riche.

So it's jarring to see this horrific-looking display in Statue Square that marks the 15th anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong to China.

It's a kitsch presentation of Chinese-style lanterns, representations of fireworks, people in traditional Chinese dress and even a junk in the centre.

Couldn't the city come up with a better, more suitable design than this one that persists in presenting pathetic stereotypes of Chinese culture?

Please don't tell me my tax dollars went to this set up which surely must be the laughing stock of most major cities.

And you thought the logo for the London 2012 Olympics was bad...


2 comments:

  1. I just came across this display -- all lit up -- on the way to City Hall for a concert this evening. My first thought was... are the displays already up for the mid-autumn festival?! And then I saw that big "15". Oh dear... guess it looks worse in daylight than in the dark!

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  2. Yes it's horrible!!! Can't Hong Kong come up with something better???!!!

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