Aug 16, 2012|
So you’ve just been evicted from HSBC. Fret not, there are plenty of other places to take your righteous indignation over a rigged capitalist system—this is Hong Kong, after all! Here’s our Occupier’s Guide.
Occupy Wyndham Street! This stretch of pricy wine bars is where the bulk of Hong Kong’s one-percenters hang out. Stick it to the man by steadfastly refusing to spend your money at any of the swanky, overpriced bars in the area and instead exclusively patronize that Persian carpet store that’s always having a sale for some reason.
Occupy Pinterest! Find cool photos of anarchy symbols online and share them with your 12 followers.
Occupy ParknShop! Ultra-tycoon Li Ka-shing owns the ubiquitous ParknShop chain. Subtly undermine its market dominance by refusing on principle to purchase egg waffles from their live cooking station. Down with egg waffle hegemony!
Occupy Taxi! With their noxious fuel emissions and white-collar exclusivity, the taxi is the ultimate symbol of the moral corruption of our decadent capitalist society. Therefore, it is your moral obligation to jump out, run and stiff the driver his fare the next time you get a cab home from Wan Chai at 3am.
Occupy Guard Rails! In a show of defiance against the aristocracy, are you ironically running in the Legislative Council elections on September 9? Make sure the whole world knows your face by plastering up campaign banners on roadside rails all over the city. Subvert the entire charade by using nonsensical slogans and hideous, amateurish photos of yourself. Oh, wait…
Occupy Typhoon! Is a severe tropical depression headed our way? Make sure everyone knows all about it by vigilantly posting photos of the typhoon track on your Facebook page and periodically updating your status, exhorting the observatory to raise the No. 8 signal so you can go straight home/to LKF.
Occupy Pole! Feeling weary? Looking to agitate society? Simply lean your sweaty, stinking back all over that pole in the middle of the MTR car so that no one else can use it. Down with the 99 percent—the everyday commuters!
Occupy The Space! If you wish to occupy The Space (210 Hollywood Rd., Sheung Wan) for your next corporate event, please email its events team. Check out www.thespace.hk for more details.