An Expensive Shop for Storing Baby Milk Powder

This expensive shop on 111 San Fung Avenue is now controlled by a nearby drugstore just to hoard baby milk powder! Their lucrative business is able to drive financial companies away from this street!

Months ago Appledaily has reported that the rental cost of a nearby shop is above HKD 100,000,  causing CITIC bank to close its branch.

The attic of a nearby tenement building has also been used to store baby milk powder. Previously it was a cyber cafe.

San Fung Avenue, considered as the main street of Shek Wu Market, Sheung Shui, is also known as “bank street” as many retail banks have established branches there for many years. But due to the cross-border smuggling activities in these two years, banks are moving out while smuggling goods stores are moving in.

UA Finance has fleed. Drugstores take it.

Source: Mr. Lau Koon Tsuen.

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Trash Tax Trash Talk

[Commentary] The Legislative Council holds a public hearing to the opinion on the garbage tax today. They want to hear in which way you would feel more comfortable being robbed.  This includes how much they should rob you before making you pain; in a fixed rate or depending on how much you waste; whether they count it by each household or by each building; and how to collect your tribute, such as through forcing you buying official garbage bags (and other bags are illegal for collecting waste). Anyway, they have decided to rob you $30 – 74 per month. But according to many polls commissioned by environmental groups, it seems that a majority of people are willing to be robbed because they believe that through redemption, waste production can be reduced (and perhaps less guilty shopping and discarding). If you are one of these, please watch the following photos to see how smuggling activities cause serious littering problem in Sheung Shui. Then think again whether garbage tax will stop these littering activities and eventually reduce the garbage problem.

There is always a large pile of garbage outside drugstores every morning.

Garbage can be found every day in the tunnel that leads to the warehouse zone. This tunnel is mostly used by smugglers.

While street cleaners work hard on collecting garbage, smugglers begin their lucrative business and start dumping rubbish.

Smugglers left lots of garbage every night in the open space at Choi Yuen Shopping Plaza, managed by the Link REIT (HKEX: 00823.HK)

Flower bed outside a drugstore. Chinese tourists aka smugglers like to sit on the flower bed. When they left, they also left garbage.

Chinese tourists / smugglers like to dump package to reduce luggage weight & space.

It is a lucrative business for selling goods to Chinese tourists and smugglers. Every night after these shops stock up supplies, they just dump the wooden cargo pallet! No recycle. No reuse. And how to charge them with garbage tax?

Who wants garbage tax while foreigners keep dumping garbage everyday?

Source: Mr. Lau Koon Tsuen, Ken Lee, NDPICG.

Red Alert: Parents should Stock Up Baby Milk Powder ASAP

Red Alert: Parents especially those living in Kowloon east should really go stock up baby milk powder as soon as possible, as advised by Dr Ko Wing-man. A netizen reported to the pressure group that monitors cross-border smuggling activity that a baby milk powder queuing gang appeared at Lower Ngau Tau Kok Estate tonight. They bought milk powder with baby formula voucher provided by their leader. After transactions, they handed milk powder to the leader, and kept the bonus stamp for themselves.

Queuing gang buying baby milk powder at a drugstore at Lower Ngau Tau Kok Estate

On the same day, a smuggler moving a big pile of milk powders for distribution was spotted at Kowloon Bay station. These prove that Ko is speaking the truth. Indeed, the HKSAR government should have received accurate intelligence to feel panic. All local parents should act now before you feel regret.

A milk powder distributor at Kowloon Bay station

Source: North District Parallel Imports Concern Group

Land Liberated from Smugglers for Building New Estate

A piece of land near Sheung Shui Station has been planned for building a new public house.

It was once occupied by smugglers for minding their business. [The editor has forgotten the time and the source of this photo. Probably it was before people protesting against the smuggling activities and was probably taken by readers of North District Parallel Imports Concern Group.]

Then the authority has sealed the place.

It is what it will look like in future, according to the archive of District Council.

Extracted from the Archive of District Council of North District. URL: http://www.districtcouncils.gov.hk/archive/north_d/pdf/2011/N_2011_016_TC.pdf

Extracted from the Archive of District Council of North District. URL: http://www.districtcouncils.gov.hk/archive/north_d/pdf/2011/N_2011_016_TC.pdf