Governor Sir Murray MacLehose is presented with a bouquet during a visit to the Lunar New Year flower fair in Victoria Park on February 6, 1978. Pictures: SCMP
Jason Wordie
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Then & Now by Jason Wordie

Why it’s bloom and bust for Hong Kong’s Lunar New Year flower markets

Tens of thousands of symbolic flowers and plants shipped to packed annual fairs make for a colourful, if brief, tradition, before fulfilling their destiny in the city’s landfills

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Governor Sir Murray MacLehose is presented with a bouquet during a visit to the Lunar New Year flower fair in Victoria Park on February 6, 1978. Pictures: SCMP
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