Top 10: stinkiest things in Hong Kong

Top 10: stinkiest things in Hong Kong

Peeyuuu! What’s that smell? We asked our readers: what’s the stinkiest thing you’ve ever encountered in Hong Kong? Here are some of our favourite responses

The phantom menace

Well, I haven’t actually encountered this, because it has usually been flushed away before I can see it. That’s right, it’s poo. The smell, even after it’s been flushed away, it still stays. And let me tell you, you’re lucky if you’ve never been to a public toilet and smelled the ineffably horrible stink.

Ady Lam, 11, Beacon Hill School


People actually eat this stuff?!?

For me, the stinkiest thing I’ve ever encountered in Hong Kong is stinky tofu at a food store selling this “delicacy” near the Science Museum. It tastes like rotting food and I wonder why people love it.

Asher Lam, 12, TWGHs Wong Fut Nam Secondary School


What has four wheels and flies?

I’ve heard the government has improved the rubbish truck design but I always hated the smell of when one passes by. I either had to run past it or hold my breath for a solid two minutes. Don’t judge me.

Jeanie Li, 14, Maryknoll Convent School


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More like ‘don’t’-rian

To some, durian is one best smells in the world, but to me, it smells like garbage. The worst part is, like stinky tofu, you can probably smell this stuff from five blocks away.

Clement O’Ryan, 15, Sha Tin College


You don’t wanna walk a mile in these, trust me

Every time I finish a workout, I just want to flop onto my bed, and kick off my trainers. I always forget that doing this releases something that could potentially incapacitate me ... and quite possibly the world.

Austin Gigi, 15, South Island School


This goes against the Geneva Convention

The smelliest thing that in Hong Kong would definitely be the PUBLIC TOILETS. It’s like all the toilet paper has been marinated in biological waste and grime. Gross!

Martha Chow, 15, Sha Tin College


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Get me out of the outhouse!

The smelliest thing I’ve ever come across has to be those little blue toilet cubicles that you find in parks or fun fairs. Absolutely disgusting stench of poo, pee, and other rubbish. It’s a whole new world in there.

Bakhita Fung, 15, Island School


It could bring tears to your eyes

There is nothing stinkier than getting my DSE results yesterday, and finding out that I only got a 2 in Chinese, practically ending all hopes for a place in university.

Justin Wong, 17, TWGHs Wong Fut Nam College


Minibus, big stink

One time a woman brought a durian on board the minibus I was on, and sat down right next to me. The “aroma” was so thick in that tiny minibus that I didn’t know if I’d be able to last until my stop.

Belinda Ng, 16, South Island School


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A perfect storm of stench

I was on a side street lined with food stalls that sold durian and stinky tofu among other things. What’s worse is that cars were driving along the road, and the smell of exhaust mixed with the putrid smell definitely made me a bit nauseous!

Erica Qiu, 16, Chinese International School


For next week’s Top 10, tell us: what’s the best way to break the news of your DSE results to your parents? Send your answer, along with your name, age and school, to reporters.club@scmp.c­om, and our favourite answers will appear in next week’s Top 10 page!

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