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Will half a million free tickets save Hong Kong from tunnel vision?

The case for Asia’s ‘World City’, a safe haven for harried tonsils and wild boar – and the truth about masks, quarantines and excitable toll booth ladies

Vijay Verghese
Published Fri, Oct 28, 2022 · 02:00 PM

WITH Hong Kong opening up and quarantines lifted, I wondered what might be in store for visitors to this fine city, my home of almost 40 years. Travellers will be glad to learn that masks of all colours remain popular and are mandatory. This protects arrivals from toxic garlic fumes that can be particularly incapacitating at close quarters on the Mass Transit Railway.

There are other courtesies. In some countries, you might get your hands and feet washed before entering a …

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