Date
22 September 2017
Doraemon whips up a bit of a frenzy during his tour of Hong Kong Friday. Photos: Facebook
Doraemon whips up a bit of a frenzy during his tour of Hong Kong Friday. Photos: Facebook

How HK police wrote Doraemon a ‘beef jerky’

Now it can be told: Doraemon likes — or got — “beef jerky”.

The popular Japanese comic character tucked into the Hong Kong favorite for the first time during a tour — by his likeness, of course — of Hong Kong hot spots, Apple Daily reported Friday.

The character toured Hong Kong on a decorated float and made a stop in a Causeway Bay street famous for its beef jerky.

Never mind that he pulled over on a double yellow line for which he quickly got a police ticket.

Coincidence? Well, “beef jerkey” is Cantonese slang for a traffic violation ticket.

But judging by its effusive organizer, the tour was a success from an early start.

Doraemon set off at 5 a.m. in the Star Ferry Pier in Tsim Sha Tsui, greeting early birds and commuters on their way to work, according to AllRightsReserved, which put the event together.

Could Doraemon help deliver newspapers, some vendors shouted over the early morning din.

The colorful character arrived in Kowloon Park where he joined a group of elderly in their morning tai chi session.

Then it was off to Sham Shui Po Kaifong Welfare Association Primary School to greet schoolchildren.

Students got red bean cakes as gifts, which happen to be Doraemon’s favorite food in the cartoon series.

A Doraemon-themed pop-up store will be set up in Hysan Place on Feb. 3, according to the organizer.

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