Must clean up Central

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 08 July, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 08 July, 1998, 12:00am

I have been living in Hong Kong since 1970. I used to enjoy going for a stroll around Statue Square and the neighbouring Chater Garden on Sundays.

Thanks to the Filipino maids who practically monopolise all the open areas and roads in Central, I now hate to come down to Central on Sundays.

Many readers have written to these columns about the mess created by the Filipino maids.

I would suggest that the Government immediately implements the following measures: Prohibit squatting, hawking and eating in public areas.

Open normal traffic on all roads in Central so that the Filipino maids have no place to sit, squat and sleep.

With the Hong Kong station and airport express now open, there will be plenty of traffic even on Sundays at Central. Let us give tourists a clean image of Hong Kong.

The Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank should erect barriers round its headquarters, to prevent crowds of Filipinos from gathering.

When these are enforced, gradually Filipinos will find other areas to meet and gather at the weekend.