Bun fever may have cooled off, but some Cheung Chau festival organisers are already looking ahead. Kwong Sai-loi, an organiser of the week-long festival that ended yesterday, promised to stage the bun scramble on a bamboo tower instead of a steel one if he heads the organising committee next year. 'The government has no right to stop us from reviving our own tradition the way it should be,' said Mr Kwong, who helped clear debris at Pak Tai Temple. The Cheung Chau native was among those watching the bun climb on the Leisure and Cultural Services Department's steel tower on Sunday night. He said the game, with 12 contestants climbing in mountaineering gear, was well organised and spiced up with a lion dance and fireworks. But he said this was misleading to outsiders because it was different from the traditional game, which was only open to men on Cheung Chau and had no limit on the number of climbers. Mr Kwong said islanders had not been told whether the 14-metre steel tower would remain on the football pitch. 'Some elderly people say that this structure has adversely affected the island's fung shui by blocking the sea view of the Pak Tai Temple,' he said. The game was revived this year after a ban following the 1978 tower collapse that injured 100 revellers. The Leisure and Cultural Services Department said earlier that the steel tower could be dismantled and stored near the pitch. Football club members also raised concerns over possible disruptions to their matches. Some feared that if the scramble were held more than once a year, as Secretary for Home Affairs Patrick Ho Chi-ping suggested, the site would be closed for most of the year. Chan Lam, the island's authority on the bamboo bun towers, said Sunday's climb reminded him of an incident 30 years ago when he was asked to fabricate the game for a television crew. 'The crew went for some food around 11pm, thinking they would still have plenty of time before the climb started at midnight,' he said. But the game was held earlier than usual that year as impatient participants rushed to the towers. 'When the crew came back, the game was done and the buns were all snatched. They paid us to stick buns on one side of a smaller tower and we sent about 10 locals to climb on it,' he said. 'I am too old to care about the politics of the festival. But as long as I live, I will try my best to build the towers. I hope one day people will climb on them again,' he said. Meanwhile, the island's two bun bakers said they ran out of flour hours before midnight on Sunday, having sold at least 20,000 buns in a day. Islanders who still wanted a piece of the holy bread had to pick the hardened buns from the towers.