Veteran snake handler Mak Dai-kong shows off the snakes at She Wong Lam in Sheung Wan. With his retirement the restaurant will close. Photo: Simon Go

Snake restaurant in Hong Kong to close after 110 years, marking end of an era

Family-run She Wong Lam in Sheung Wan was hugely popular, with actor Stephen Chow a regular customer. But its snake handler is nearly 90, and no one in the family wants to continue the business

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Veteran snake handler Mak Dai-kong shows off the snakes at She Wong Lam in Sheung Wan. With his retirement the restaurant will close. Photo: Simon Go
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