Why is it that the Government always presumes to know what is best for the population it is supposed to serve and rarely bothers to consult or just observe what the real need is?
A glaring example is to be seen in Sai Kung’s main square.
The main photo above shows 40 or more elderly Hakka ladies playing the traditional Luk Fu card game, possibly for a few cents but who cares?
They are enjoying themselves but are trying to play comfortably sitting on a collection of ramshackle chairs with polystyrene boxes used as card tables.
Just next door are the existing exercise facilities for the elderly – totally unused.
Now we have a new exercise facility for the elderly which nobody has requested and is more than likely doomed to become another white elephant waste of tax payers’ money.
Why cannot proper fixed tables and stools be provided for these good citizens? Elsewhere in Sai Kung Town they can be found sitting on flattened cardboard boxes to play. Do District Councillors not care? Or are they blind?