Five reasons why ukulele is the perfect Hong Kong instrument

At just 53.5cm long and 16.4cm wide, the standard soprano ukulele is ideal for our space-challenged city

PUBLISHED : Friday, 30 October, 2015, 12:27pm
UPDATED : Friday, 30 October, 2015, 6:41pm

1. You won’t get stopped, harassed or followed by MTR staff when you take one on a subway train.

2. It’ll fit easily into your 176 sq ft microflat without touching the walls when you play it.

3. You don’t need to buy a mini version for your three-year-old - and she’ll stand out from the kindergarten crowd because she’s not playing a violin.

4. When a learner’s chords are a bit off, it’s much less painful to bear than those on most other instruments - especially the recorder.

5. You can easily take it to the beach (so says Hawaiian professional player Taimane Gardner, who performs next week in Hong Kong)