🌊 Farewell, Flying Pan
30.4.21 | $100 bar and club vouchers for the vaccinated.
It’s a sad day in Hong Kong history… The Flying Pan, the city’s go-to 24-hour American and English-style diner, has closed after 17 years of service.
Cyril is definitely devastated about the sudden news, which you can read more about below. If you become a member of HT’s Meme Team, I’ll have Cyril send you some of his and his friends’ finest memories from The Flying Pan.
Strict regulations and other obstacles caused bars to turn away some people at the door the day of reopening. Issues with the iAM Smart app and providing vaccination proof printed in black and white prevented some from entering establishments.
100 pubs and clubs are offering customers a $100 voucher. Venues are hoping these will incentivise people to get their vaccinations (go get ‘em!).
Police are getting an app that will help them conduct stop and searches. This app, launching next month, will make ID verification faster as they will be able to forgo calling into the office.
Residents in three New Territories villages were evicted from their homes to clear the area for the development of a public housing estate. Some residents refused to leave and had to be forced out, claiming they were not given enough time.
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“The servers did not care about your existence but were lovely. Endless cups of coffee, as though you were transported to a New York noir novel. Endless cups of memories.”
— Cyril Ma, A Eulogy to The Flying Pan
This beautiful ode goodbye by Cyril will make you feel – it made me laugh just as much as it made me want to shed a tear. I personally recommend the read.
Shortlisted for the Arts Prize in 2018, Jake Thomas’ ‘Sunday’ focuses on foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong, concentrating on the idea of self-representation through the photographic image.
— HK Human Rights Arts Prize, Instagram
The Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize is accepting entries of artwork around the theme ‘Shared Future’, and winners are rewarded with cash prizes of up to $35,000.
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If anyone couldn’t tell just how sad Cyril has been after hearing about The Flying Pan’s end, this might just drive it home: