Frank was quite delighted with these little critters, especially when we told him that in Chinese medicine the gecko is used for increasing male virility!
Sunday is the only day of the week that all of the domestic helpers get off work so we call it maid day in Hong Kong. Visit any public space on maid day and you will see hundreds upon hundreds of Philippino and Indonesian ladies (the two biggest expat groups in HK) sitting out eating and playing cards in what looks like a cardboard city.
Most of the dried seafood shops in Sheung Wan have pet cats who diligently guard the stock. At US$165 a bag this quantity of Fish Maw (swim bladder) is worth a small fortune. Maybe the jewelers should consider following suit and bringing in some furry guardians to sit on the diamonds..
If you’ve ever wanted your very own teenage mutant ninja turtle then make your way over to Mongkok where you can purchase a little Donatello for as little as HK$15 (US$2). *Disclaimer; Hello Hong Kong does not encourage the keeping of ninja turtles as pets/friends/miniature warriors