Friday, 3 December 2021

‘A look on the bite side’ | SCMP


What is it with subeditors and puns? 

What caught my eye was that there’s been 2,700 new “eateries” (when was that word invented?) opened in Hong Kong in the last year. Seven new “eateries” a day. That’s after F&B was hammered early in the pandemic. Now you’ve gotta book. Sometimes months in advance. Because no one’s leaving Hong Kong. Because you have to hotel quarantine for three weeks, by yourself when you come back. But you can’t get a hotel room, currently also booked out months in advance. So people in HK are staycationing and eating out. 

And swimming in the sea…