Written by: Golden Chess McKayin
Last update date: 2020-11-01 01:12
Saturday (31st) is the annual Halloween (Halloween), a large number of citizens "pretend to be ghosts and horses" to celebrate in Lan Kwai Fong and Knutsford Terrace in Tsim Sha Tsui where the bars gather.
The bar industry predicts that this year’s Halloween business will increase by at least 20% compared to last year, and this year’s Halloween day atmosphere will be better than last year.
The industry emphasized that it will continue to comply with epidemic prevention measures and remind customers to wear masks when leaving their seats.
Qian Junyong, vice chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association, said that this Halloween coincides with the government's relaxation of some epidemic prevention measures. For example, the number of people per bar can be relaxed to four people, and the dine-in time will be postponed to 2 am.
He described the crowds at Lan Kwai Fong and Knutsford Terrace on Saturday, and many people dressed up.
Therefore, the association predicts that this year's Halloween business can increase by at least 20% compared to previous years, and the industry will continue to comply with epidemic prevention measures.
Qian Junyong also believes that last year’s Halloween was affected by social incidents and masking laws, which made alcoholics afraid to make up for fear of breaking the law. On the other hand, because of the epidemic this year, Hong Kong people could not travel abroad, and the public chose to celebrate with friends in bars this Halloween. Get together.
He pointed out that the atmosphere on Halloween this year is better than last year. Many citizens want to go out to celebrate because of the festive atmosphere.
In an interview with "Hong Kong 01", Li-Jen Leung, the president of the Licensed Bar and Clubs Association, described that there was a lot of people in Tsim Sha Tsui on Saturday night, "it is rare that there is a scene."
He pointed out that the bar business was "on the verge of life and death" earlier, and he hopes that the light will soon be seen after the relaxation of epidemic prevention measures.
Liang also said that the industry would urge customers to wear masks in addition to eating and drinking, but he admitted that "social distancing is difficult, and it is always a holiday."
He emphasized that the industry will communicate with the authorities, "The most important thing is that customers are safe and happy."
Joe, the owner of the bar upstairs, said that the bar business on Saturday night was far better than before the anti-epidemic measures were relaxed. It is estimated that it has more than doubled and the atmosphere is "very good."
He said that many customers originally planned to hold Halloween parties in hotels or homes, but they were willing to change to bars to celebrate in response to the relaxation of measures.
The bar will also take measures to prevent epidemics, including distributing masks and mask bags to customers, and thoroughly cleaning the store every day.
▼Relaxation measures for restaurants and listed premises starting October 30▼
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