Where is ‘Kwan Chung’? Hong Kong drivers confused by typo on road marking

Spelling mistake made in directional signs painted on road leading to Kwai Chung

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 24 June, 2017, 2:49pm
UPDATED : Sunday, 25 June, 2017, 3:21pm

If you fancy a trip to Kwai Chung, you may face some confusion after you exit Hong Kong’s oldest road tunnel heading towards Kowloon.

An embarrassing blunder by a road-marking crew misspelled ‘Kwai Chung’ as ‘Kwan Chung’.

The gaffe was noticed by local resident Rebecca Holdaway, who snapped a picture of the road marking while her partner drove through the Lion Rock Tunnel.

“We drive that route all the time and we only recently noticed it,” she said.

A Google Street View image in January showed that the words had previously faded, with the letters ‘I’ and ‘C’ barely visible. Holdaway’s image was recently taken.

The Highways Department said it was following up on the case and would get its contractor or the responsible party to correct the marking as soon as possible.