A clean-up at an estate in Wong Tai Sin, in Hong Kong, in 1977. Picture: SCMP
Jason Wordie
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Then & Now by Jason Wordie

How Hong Kong’s Regina Ip got her ‘Broom Head’ nickname, and why the household item arouses such superstition

Feared for its ability to bring bad luck, the harmless broom – often the source of unflattering nicknames – is kept at arm’s length during Lunar New Year. Find out why

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A clean-up at an estate in Wong Tai Sin, in Hong Kong, in 1977. Picture: SCMP
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