Luisa Tam
Luisa Tam

SCMP Columnist

My Hong Kong by Luisa Tam

Terrified of a typhoon? Not the people of Hong Kong – it’s a time to relax and have some fun

  • People in Hong Kong look forward to big storms sweeping the city – they can mean extra days off to play mahjong, dine with friends or go shopping in malls
  • The city’s ‘typhoon culture’ extends to Hong Kong folks’ sense of humour, with memes circulating that make light of the storm and poke fun at city bigwigs