Hong Kong: Maids’ Day Off

Hong Kong Maids Day Off
Hong Kong Maids Day Off

Hong Kong, the city that opium built, is a hub of wealth, power and finance. Many visitors only see that side – the skyscrapers, the Victorian buildings, colorful alleys: The mix of east and west.

Hong Kong is home to 284,901 foreign domestic helpers. Women from the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand come to HK to work, sending money home. Sunday is their day off.

On Sundays you can see large groups of domestic workers in parks and public spaces. Gathering by nationality, they share food, play music, and enjoy a day away from their task which include caring for children and housekeeping.

Paddy in the Big Apple (his present local) did a post and video of the Hong Kong’s Maids Day Off. Take a look.

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