Sailors in a Wan Chai bar in Hong Kong, in 1969. Picture: SCMP
Jason Wordie
Opinion

Opinion

Then & Now by Jason Wordie

Why Hong Kong’s bars were the Europeans’ domain – tavern-keeping was one of few jobs they could get

Westerners were suited to the trade, often possessing the essential qualifications for barkeeping – affability, a nose for trouble and the ability to handle drunks

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Sailors in a Wan Chai bar in Hong Kong, in 1969. Picture: SCMP
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