HK Magazine Archive

Last Week in Viral News

We take a look back at the local news that spread like wildfire.

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 20 April, 2016, 3:10pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 5:04pm

Apr 9, Sat: A photo of a female passenger doing a facial on the MTR goes viral. She is standing with her head tilted back to prevent her sheet mask from sliding off her face. One netizen wonders if this is how she avoids being recognized in public, while another says he’ll be dyeing his hair the next time he’s on the MTR.

Apr 10, Sun: A photo uploaded to Facebook shows around 30 water dispenser refills lined up around a parking space, forming a large, rectangular border. Netizens wonder if this is yet another method of saving a parking space: Over the past month, two people had been seen online occupying empty parking lots to save them for incoming vehicles.

Apr 11, Mon: A woman walks to a corner of Sha Tin station on the East Rail Line and squats to urinate. She then gets back up and walks towards the platform while zipping up. Meanwhile, in Mong Kok, a man is captured on video urinating onto Nathan Road, into the path of passing motorists. A netizen wonders if he is just marking his territory.

Apr 12, Tue: At the Tuen Mun Magistracy, a judge hands down a one-year probation sentence to a single mother of two for harassing her Chinese medicine course lecturer, a married man. For nearly four years, the woman had repeatedly called her lecturer to ask if he’d ever loved her. At the peak of the harassment, the woman rang him a hundred times a day, finally prompting the man to file a police report. As part of her sentence, the woman is required to undergo psychological counselling.

Apr 13, Wed: A man wins a court case against a nightclub for sexual discrimination. With the help of the Equal Opportunities Commission, he had sued the nightclub for charging him higher entrance fees on Ladies’ Night. His lawyer tells the court the man will be seeking compensation from the nightclub for the emotional distress  he has endured. Find out more on p.14.

Apr 14, Thu: A man gets on his knees at Sheung Shui MTR station to beg staff to let him through the gate. It appears that a staff member prevented the man from entering the gate because he was carrying a large suitcase. The man pleads with the staff, but they are unmoved and he is led away.

Apr 15, Fri: A man pleads guilty to stealing the belongings of four female flight attendants from the luggage racks of buses. He stole their uniforms, high heels, makeup and thermos mugs, altogether worth more than $8,300. The court hears that since the man broke up with his flight attendant fiancée a few years ago, he had started collecting the uniforms of flight attendants. The case has been adjourned to the end of this month.