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Why Mong Kok pedestrian area should be closed to noisy performers

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 03 May, 2018, 2:11pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 03 May, 2018, 2:11pm

I am writing in response to the article, “Street singer’s legal challenge for longer Mong Kok performance hours rejected by Hong Kong High Court” (April 30).

I think the Mong Kok pedestrian area should be closed to performers. It brings lots of problems, noise pollution being the most serious. Most of the performers use microphones and loudspeakers, which can harm the hearing of local shopkeepers and staff, as well as shoppers and other pedestrians. And those living nearby are affected the most. 

Also, the pedestrian area is mostly occupied by elderly square dancers. It doesn’t really showcase the local culture of Hong Kong, so this concept has lost its original purpose.

Alice Li, Kwai Chung