Hong Kong Trade

This is what this town is really all about.

Trade.

I was lucky enough to be invited to a ceremony a few weeks ago where they joined together the two bridge spans of the Stonecutter's Bridge at the port at Kwai Chung. I forget what the exact geo-technical engineering term for that is. Lucky because it gave me the chance to shoot some great stock of the port, (which I have yet to upload to my site), but not to shoot the pointless white elephant that is the bridge to nowhere (Ting Kau to Sha Tin link - I think??). The official ceremony was pretty standard. Dull suits from the Transport Department and fat contractors making boring speeches, patting each other on the back and shaking hands with each other extremely vigourously. And then the MC said what they always say: "And now I would like to ask Mr So-and-so to come up to the stage to say a few words." I wish someone would tell the PR companies around here to brief their 20-something-girl-in-a-black-skirt-suit-with-a-wireless-mic not to say the phrase "bla bla bla say a few words..."? I've lost count of the amount of times I have heard it at functions and events in Hong Kong and now it really grates on me. Note to PR companies putting together an event for  a client: be original!

Oh, and there's an economic downturn, so ocean container shipping firms are lowering rates because of slumping revenues in the first quarter of 2009.

 

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