More customers, more money, more fun was how Wan Chai bar girl Lily Cheung greeted the news US ships would still come to Hong Kong after the handover. The 25-year-old said: 'We are very happy about the agreement. There are only nine weeks left and we were worried we might have seen the last ship and they wouldn't come any more.' Another bar girl, Judy Chan, 43, said: 'They are not the best spenders. It's not like the Vietnam War when you could make a fortune. 'The Taiwanese, Koreans and even some Chinese officers are very good. But it costs $4,000 to buy a girl out for a night and the US sailors cannot afford that. 'They do buy the girls drinks, though. All the bars charge the same - $121 to $363 a drink. 'They are quite generous if they've just been paid, but by the end of the trip they just buy beer from the 7-Eleven.' Candi Lam, 32, who works at a Lockhart Road club, said: 'Maybe there are a lot of them, but they don't spend very much.'