Luisa Tam
Luisa Tam

SCMP Columnist

My Hong Kong by Luisa Tam

Hong Kong’s butcher heartthrob has the city swooning – like boy band Mirror, he’s making people feel they have something to be proud of

  • Samuel Lau, a butcher in Hong Kong’s Tsuen Wan district, has over 16,000 followers on a fan-made Facebook page, mainly housewives and middle-aged aunties
  • Why have so many fallen under the spell of this Average Joe? It could be that having a local celebrity we can call our own serves as an identity booster