In the hot seat

In the hot seat

With South China Morning Post having started its "Celebrating Hong Kong" movement, and with the hot weather reaching its peak, we asked our readers what their favourite thing is about the summer in Hong Kong. Here are their answers ...

1. Getting bookish

My favourite thing is definitely the Hong Kong Book Fair. My fellow bookworms and I can always get the best deals there.

Heidi Kwan, 16

2. Rebel in the rain

The rain. While I do love the sunshine, sometimes dancing in the rain and being a total rebel is a lot of fun! But it is annoying when an angry thundercloud comes along and ruins a perfect beach day.

3.Wonderful weather

These days, Hong Kong's clouds decorate the plain blue sky and high mountains with white fluff, creating breathtaking landscapes. I wonder weather or not (pun intended!) they will stay like this.

Henry Lui, 14

4. Glistening glee

Being completely covered with sweat! We can walk around the city pretending we are mermaids that just got out of the ocean!

Giselle Chan Cheuk-ying, 17

5. Sleep easy

Getting lots of rest, obviously! Without having to go to school, I can sleep until my body starts decomposing.

Ruby Leung, 16

6. Clear as crystal

The clear sky. On sunny days, when the visibility is high, the sky is really clear. It makes me feel all bright and breezy!

Stanley Lam Tsz-kin, 16

7. Cool satisfaction

The best thing about summer in Hong Kong is the heat. I don't mean the actual heat, but the fact you can turn on the air conditioning and chill in your home for the whole day!

Liam Fung, 11

8. Sweet delights

The heat, for sure! If it's not scorching hot, how can we truly appreciate and enjoy mouth-watering desserts like shaved ice and creamy ice cream? Those things were made to keep us cool.

Winnie Lee Wing-yee, 18

9. Big, cold bump

Rushing onto the just-smoothed-out, sparkling ice rink and ending up falling face first - what better way to cool off from the sizzling summer heat?!

Amanda Ho, 16

10. Testing time

My favourite thing about Hong Kong's summer is the release of public exam results. No explanation necessary.

Kate Ng, 17

Next week:

Next week is the 40th anniversary of Bruce Lee's death. For our next top 10, tell us your favourite quote from Hong Kong's icon. Send your response, together with your name, age and school, to

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