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Hong Kong Maids on Sunday

One of Hong Kong’s interesting characteristics is its 300,000+ population of live-in domestic helpers from mostly the Philippines and Indonesia.  Due to the busy and time demanding work lives of their employers, the domestic helpers who typically look after the household and any children apart from Sundays when they all get the day off.  You may be wondering just what 300,000 people who are mostly housebound during the rest of the week do on their day off.  Well, they get together where ever they can and enjoy themselves much like how you or I might, but Hong Kong isn’t a place where space is plentiful.  So, some public spaces within the city tend to see a sudden surge in population each weekend…

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