The following are multiplying at an uncanny rate in Hong Kong’s older districts (hungrily gobbling up all scraps of local character):
1. Gong Cha taiwanese-style bubble tea takeways.
2. ‘3’ shops.
3. Loan sharks e.g. Promise, Public Finance, Credit Gain.*
4. The red banners of 田生地產 (Richmond Realty, an acquisition company) in windows (like a plague).
*A TV ad for the latter featured members of the public and staff shaking their asses and singing show me the money…