Commuters and their umbrellas in North Point, Hong Kong, in February. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Kate Whitehead
Opinion

Opinion

Kate Whitehead

Why Hongkongers need schooling in umbrella etiquette

  • Anyone over a certain height is at risk of losing an eye in the city
  • Hongkongers do not know how to brandish a brolly, despite naming a revolution after it

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Commuters and their umbrellas in North Point, Hong Kong, in February. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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Kate Whitehead

Kate Whitehead

Kate Whitehead is a freelance journalist who worked on staff at the SCMP before editing Discovery magazine. She is the author of two Hong Kong crime books - After Suzie and Hong Kong Murders - and fully intends that the next book she writes will be less grizzly.