WATCH: HK Man 'Makes it Rain,' Tosses HKD6,000 from Building

By Matthew Bossons, December 17, 2018

0 0

A 24-year-old man in Hong Kong literally ‘made it rain’ in the most classic hip hop sense this past weekend, when he tossed HDK6,000 from a building in one of the city’s poorest areas, Sham Shui Po. 

The incident happened on Saturday, December 15, when Wong Ching-kit, who is also known as ‘Coin Young Master,’ according to Channel News Asia, tossed bank notes into the air above Fuk Wa Street – triggering a frenzy in the road below. The stunt, which has been linked to a cryptocurrency Wong was promoting, caused hundreds of people to swarm the road in hopes of snagging some of the falling HKD100 bills. 

According to South China Morning Post, in the lead up to the cash drop, a man (presumably Wong) got out of a luxury car and asked bystanders if they thought that money “could fall from the sky.” Channel News Asia further quotes a Facebook post from Wong in which he writes that his aim was to “help the poor by robbing the rich.” (Whether Wong actually robbed anyone for the money is unclear, although we should note the man in the video below does appear to be carrying a bow... Bizarre).

Watch footage from the scene below (VPN off):

Yesterday afternoon at around 4pm, Wong was arrested by police for ‘disorderly conduct in a public place’ after showing up again in Sham Shui Po for another stunt. According to numerous reports, Wong publicized on Saturday that he would be handing out ‘meal coupons’ outside a restaurant the following day, but was detained by authorities before he was able to carry out his plan.

SCMP reports that Wong livestreamed parts of his arrest on Facebook and news footage of the arrest shows he was taken into custody while holding a stack of bills. 

While it seems no injuries resulted from Wong’s HKD6,000 downpour, the public safety risks (read: stampede risks) that come with such behavior are very real. 

On December 31, 2014, coupons resembling USD100 bills scattered along the riverside in Shanghai were initially blamed for a deadly New Year’s Eve stampede that resulted in 36 deaths and close to 50 injuries.  

[Cover image: screengrab via QQ Video]

more news

Hong Kong Residents Protest Border-Crossing Shoppers... Again

Protests against daigou in the town of Sheung Shui have been ongoing since 2012​.

74 Flu Patients Dead in Hong Kong's Ongoing Flu Outbreak

Currently, less than 30 percent of preschool children have been vaccinated in Hong Kong.

World's First Monopoly Theme Park Opening in Hong Kong

Monopoly Dreams plans to build off the success of the 84-year-old board game by offering an array of fun activities.

1 Dead After Oil Tanker Fire, Explosions off Hong Kong Coast

One person is dead and two are missing after a fire broke out on an oil tanker one nautical mile south of Hong Kong’s Lamma Island.

Strong Earthquake in Taiwan Strait Felt in Shenzhen, Hong Kong

The quake, which occurred at a depth of around 20 kilometers, was measured at a magnitude of 6.2.

Tickets Now on Sale for High-Speed Train to Hong Kong

The high-speed train to Hong Kong will begin operation later this month.

'McRefugee' Population Soars 500% in Hong Kong

One McDonald's had 30 regular overnight sleepers, according to a recent survey.

What's On in Hong Kong: August 2018

Music and drama just south of the border.

0 User Comments

In Case You Missed It…

We're on WeChat!

Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at ThatsShenzhen for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

7 Days in Shenzhen With thatsmags.com

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday

Subscribe

Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's PRD!

Visit the archives

Get the App. Your essential China city companion.