Hong Kong / Recreation

Carnival in Lan Kwai Fong

We happened to be down in Central the same time as Toys’R’Us was hosting a carnival in Lan Kwai Fong, so the kids and I decided to wander over and have a look.

Now, I don’t know about you, but when you arrive at a kids event, the last thing I expect to find is a stall selling beer at the entrance and yet that is exactly what we found. “Get your yard glass of beer here” … “oh – and why don’t you have a cardboard hat (advertising a brand of condoms) too!”

Uh – I’ll pass, and no my daughter does not want a shiny silver hat with your product logo on it no matter now pretty you think she will look in it.

We walked through the Toys’R’Us arch into a crush of people and craziness. There wasn’t much room for the kids to breath, let alone see any of the stalls set up. That didn’t make it much fun for the kids at all. We stayed about 10 minutes, most of which was trying to fight our way back out of the insanity. Back on the main carnival street for LKF we opted to walk up the hill where it was considerably less crowded. We happened across a balloon man making balloon characters. For a charitable donation he created a pink panther from balloons for Bethany.

Sadly that was the highlight of the carnival. One of these ‘live’n’learn’ experiences, we won’t be bothering with the Toys’R’Us carnival next year as it wasn’t anything like what the promotions for it made out to be.


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