Talk:Culture of Hong Kong

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Leisure time[edit]

Hong Kongers traditionally spend their leisure time playing games There should be other activities as well, like watching traditional yuet drama (whatever that's called in English), drinking tea (yum cha), horse racing (depending on whether you include activities that started in the past century as "traditional" enough)

There should be some mention of more contemporary activities like watching movies, karaoke, etc.

(Sydneyfong 08:02, 22 January 2006 (UTC))

Sounds like you probably know enough to add them yourself, Sydney. Do it, do it!  :) I checked and there's even a yum cha article to link to.
From what I've heard, it seems gambling ought to be included as well... certainly betting on horses, anyway. Or is that just a stereotype?
By yuet drama, would you mean some variety of what's called "Chinese opera"? At any rate, I understand opera still has a significant presence and following in HK. But I don't think I know enough about it to write it up. Theater in general would be a good topic for a paragraph.
Television certainly should be discussed here. I could probably do enough quick research to add a few decent sentences, but I'd rather throw it out there for someone who knows more than I.
Michael Wells 21:57, 17 March 2006 (UTC)


The fact the article are just crumbled together, I would appreciate if somebody will categorized. Then once again, Hong Kong doesn't limited from just Chinese and British Cuisine. They have a bunch of Korean, Japanese, European and South East Asian cuisine plus tons of local dish dishes sitting in Hong Kong too.--MeowKun 14:39, 19 May 2006 (UTC)

Mongkok poppycock[edit]

Someone has added two lines about 'Mongkok culture'. Surely this is trivial and should be deleted? Does anybody want to retain it? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Earthlyreason (talkcontribs) 2007-03-26 08:05:07

Album cover removal[edit]

I removed the album cover because it is a fair use image that has no policy-compliant reason for being used in this article.

The album cover is, according to the caption, being used to show that Cantopop is the most popular music genre. This usage does not meet the following points of the policy:

1. "No free equivalent. Non-free content is used only where no free equivalent is available or could be created that would serve the same encyclopedic purpose." - we could conceivably replace the cover with a Cantopop concert photo? Or even a chart that shows Cantopop album sales vs that for albums of other genres; whether such pictures currently exist does not matter, they can be created to replace the role this image serves in the article.
3. (b) "Resolution/fidelity. Low- rather than high-resolution/fidelity is used (especially where the original is of such high resolution/fidelity that it could be used for piracy)." - the image as it appears in the article is even larger than the Aberdeen Harbour photo that follows.
8. "Significance. Non-free content contributes significantly to an article (e.g., it identifies the subject of an article, or illustrates specific, relevant points or sections in the text); it does not serve a purely decorative purpose." - why this particular cover is used to illustrate the section is not explained at all in the article.
10. (c) "The name of each article in which fair use is claimed for the item, and a separate fair use rationale for each use of the item, as explained at Wikipedia:Fair use rationale guideline." - the image lacks a rationale for usage on each article that uses it.

I see it is used in Twins discography and its use in that article can be justified (please add the fair use rationale for that article on the image description page, per point 10(c)), but not here. Do not revert my removal again. Resurgent insurgent 01:23, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

No prob. I thought you deleted it cause the album cover wasn't copyrighted enough. Benjwong 17:04, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:TinHamanhua.jpg[edit]

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Major rework needed[edit]

How come in a 2500-word article there is but one mention of any theatre (the Sunbeam, in North Point)? While 'comics', 'animation' and 'shopping' are included, among other short and trivial sections.

I've added briefly about Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong Arts Festival et al, but this needs expanding and the whole article needs re-balancing.
Onanoff (talk) 08:14, 18 April 2013 (UTC)