søndag 8. september 2019

Is it safe to be in Hong Kong? Against all odds the answer is still a strange ‘yes’

I must say it hurts to visit Singapore if your heart is in Hong Kong.I was there for a couple of days to attend an event that was originally supposed to be held here, but the organiser, a major multinational, changed the venue because of all the protest chaos that has pretty much destroyed our city’s reputation.
The contrast with Hong Kong was so acute, so in-your-face, that I couldn’t help feeling downright envious and borderline resentful about Singapore and its shiny, happy people. All those law-abiding folk skipping along spick and span streets, business booming in every shopping centre and street corner, uninterrupted commerce in gleaming office towers. I found it warm and welcoming there, and, above all, so peaceful.