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Home > Festivals > Cheung Chau Bun festival > 2005

2005 Bun Festival Cheung Chau

Lots of controversy this year because of the decision by the LCSD to put up a metal bun tower, and allow the climbing of the bun towers to resume.  It isn't that people object to the climbing -- it's to the idea of metal bun towers.  As one resident said; it looks more like a rocket than a bun tower! Here is the official announcement about the resumption of the bun tower climbing during Cheung Chau Bun Festival.

Of course they are going to cover it in bamboo, paper, and buns -- so it should look better when it's done.  But going up it looks like this:

metal bun tower on cheng chau
Metal bun tower on Cheng Chau

More objectionable to the local people is the fact that their festival is being "taken over" by the government who are introducing things like mountaineer training for the climbers, time trials, and "bouncy castles".  It becomes more of a fun-fair than a traditional festival.

Also it seems that the climbers are going to be "outsiders" (not people from Cheung Chau island) because it will be people who have climbing experience and are from climbing clubs.  Not the local fisherman as in the traditional event.


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