Even in Hong Kong, $3,000 for two glasses of beer is enough to make anyone shout, or quack as in the case of the Wild Duck Bar in Tsim Sha Tsui. The pub yesterday lost its liquor licence after the Urban Council Liquor Licensing Board considered complaints from two Korean tourists and a Taiwanese tourist who was hit with a $4,300 bill. The board said the bar, seeking renewal of its licence, had operated dishonestly, damaging Hong Kong's image as a tourist centre. A spokesman said: 'The applicant failed to give a good reason why the bar charged two Korean customers $3,000 for just two glasses of beer on August 21 last year, and later took $700 which was all the money the customers had. When the police intervened, $172 was refunded to the complainants. 'Similarly, the applicant was also not able to give a good reason why a Taiwanese visitor was charged $4,300 on September 30 last year. NT$16,500 (HK$4,469) was paid when the customer said he did not have enough Hong Kong currency. 'When the police came to investigate the complaint, the bar agreed to further reduce the bill by 30 per cent to NT$11,550 (HK$3,268) and refund the visitor.' The board also heard the female licensee was absent during 11 police visits between February and November last year. This resulted in the recurrence of overcharging, said the spokesman. No one from the bar was available for comment last night.