The festival saw tens of thousands flock to the island, but businesses did not register a spike in sales. Photo: K. Y. Cheng The festival saw tens of thousands flock to the island, but businesses did not register a spike in sales. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
The festival saw tens of thousands flock to the island, but businesses did not register a spike in sales. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Why Cheung Chau’s bun festival did not lead to a business boom for island despite large crowds

Retailers blame vegetarian custom and fear of projected masses

The festival saw tens of thousands flock to the island, but businesses did not register a spike in sales. Photo: K. Y. Cheng The festival saw tens of thousands flock to the island, but businesses did not register a spike in sales. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
The festival saw tens of thousands flock to the island, but businesses did not register a spike in sales. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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