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Freeing HK

Real-life escape games offer respite from daily stresses

Instang Wan Sze-tang (left). Photo: Warton Li

Being blindfolded, handcuffed and locked in a dark room watched by a surveillance camera is not everybody's idea of fun. But a new game in Hong Kong is striking a chord in the crowded city of seven million, as highly stressed students and overworked young professionals and students look for a way to escape, literally.

Wednesday, 13 February, 2013, 4:43am

Who said it?

Instant Wan Sze-tang (right)

I think Hong Kong is the most stressed city in Asia … Everybody is always talking about money

Instant Wan Sze-tang, creator of "real escape game" Freeing HK

 

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U.S. Senator John Cornyn

 

13 Feb 2013 - 3:44am

Handcuffed Hongkongers play out escapist fantasies

Freeing HK founders Instant Wan Sze-tang and Raymond Sze Wai-hang pose in a locked chamber at Freeing HK in Mong Kok. Photo: Warton Li

Being blindfolded, handcuffed and locked in a dark room under the gaze of a surveillance camera is not everybody’s idea of fun. But a new game in high-pressure Hong Kong is playing on people’s escapist fantasies.

13 Feb 2013 - 12:10pm