|The empty overpass at the cross harbour tunnel towards Poly U|
The funeral parlour is conveniently located near Hung Hom station and the bus stop for cross harbour tunnel buses. So when the service ended at 10.30am, I needed to take a cross harbour tunnel bus to get to the office.
Usually the overpass has lots of people walking across it at all hours, but this morning there was no one.
The overpass is lined with yellow water barricades to deter anyone from doing anything. But to see no one walking along the passageway was very eerie, following protesters' clashes with police in mid-November that led to a standoff for almost two weeks at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Yesterday the campus reopened certain sections of the campus that have been cleaned up. Other areas will be opened in phases later this month and in January depending on how the clean-up goes and safety inspections.
The second semester will start January 13, though the first two weeks will be scheduled with exams that were supposed to be taken last semester, and then classes start again February 3.