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Australian in HK : Express station's Puddle Park

【明報專訊】Much has been said about the recently-opened West Kowloon Station. But as far as I know, there have not been any reports about the terraced park above the bus station adjoining West Kowloon Station on the other side of Jordan Road.

The open park is a good idea, but it has a serious problem: rainwater has nowhere to go, it just stays in puddles because the park's surface is flat. Even the stairways to the park are puddle-prone.

Such is life in Hong Kong. When I see people walking through puddles on footpaths and in parks and playgrounds, with wet shoes leading to colds and flu, I keep hoping some government engineer will discover the Law of Gravity and make sure that all outdoor surfaces have a tiny gradient, so that Brother Water, being a clever creature, will flow away and not cause health problems for pedestrians.

■Text: John Wotherspoon 胡頌恆

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