Humour, satire, events, cartoons and other light relief from HKFP.

‘You Only Live Once’: latest Hong Kong police anti-drug campaign prompts confusion

“You Only Live Once” (YOLO) has become the Hong Kong Police Force’s latest attempt to get youngsters not to take drugs. As part of their Anti-Drugs Month campaign, the force sent a virtual reality promotional truck around the city so Hongkongers can “experience the harmful hallucinations of drug abuse.” “If you want to find out […]

Poetry in motion: New site allows people to create poems using Hong Kong novelty car plates

An online art project has been launched to let people create “poems” using the novelty car licence plates which are ubiquitous in Hong Kong. Visitors to the site “HKVANIT1ES” can choose from a collection of 2,500 plates to piece together quirky, unexpected sentences. “Poems” on social media with the hashtag “#HKVANIT1ES” are shared on the […]

‘Most dangerous place on Earth’: Taiwan Twitter derides The Economist’s latest cover story

The Economist‘s cover story this week labelling Taiwan as “the most dangerous place on Earth” has received pushback from Taiwanese Twitter users, who criticised the article as being alarmist. The article raised concerns over a potential conflict between the US and mainland China over the self-ruled island, calling on both superpowers to avoid war. Some […]

In Pictures: Australian artist creates miniature Hong Kong Mahjong shop

Following his popular model of a Temple Street building, Australian artist Joshua Smith has once again drawn inspiration from Hong Kong and created a model of a Mahjong shop. The shop, Biu Kee Mah-jong, which creates handcrafted Mahjong tiles, is on Jordan Road in Yau Ma Tei. Smith told HKFP that these particular premises were […]

Hong Kong’s Clockenflap music festival releases tickets for this year, says ‘confident’ event will resume

Organisers of the annual Clockenflap Music & Arts Festival have released discounted tickets for the November event despite lingering pandemic concerns. As the city begins to roll out Covid-19 vaccines, co-founders of the festival Mike Hill and Justin Sweeting told HKFP there were “good indications” the festival will be able to take place. “Clockenflap is […]

I’m ‘not bowing down to anyone’: Uncle Roger comic urges ‘no politics’ after deleting YouTube vid starring Beijing critic

The comedian behind viral phenomenon “Uncle Roger” has said he wanted “no politics, no drama” in his latest video after facing a backlash for apologising to Chinese fans and deleting a video featuring a fellow YouTube star who was critical of Beijing. Nigel Ng issued an apology last Tuesday on China’s Twitter-like Weibo platform for […]

‘Snubbed’ YouTuber urges ‘Uncle Roger’ comic Nigel Ng to research Communist Party after joint vid deleted over China criticism

YouTuber Mike Chen has urged fellow comic Nigel Ng to do “his own research” on the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) after the comedian behind the “Uncle Roger” persona apologised to Chinese fans and deleted a video collaboration over Chen’s critical stance on Beijing. Chen told HKFP that Ng had not notified him before issuing the […]

‘Uncle Roger’ apologises and deletes video featuring fellow YouTube star who criticised China

The comedian behind “Uncle Roger” has apologised to Chinese fans and deleted a video featuring a fellow YouTube star who has voiced criticism of Beijing. Update: YouTuber urges ‘Uncle Roger’ comic to research Communist Party Nigel Ng, the UK-based Malaysian comedian behind the comedic persona posted a collaboration with Mike Chen of the “Strictly Dumpling” […]

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