Date
29 May 2017
A wall of water rises against a yellow backdrop in the Tung Chung bus terminal after a malfunctioning fire system accidentally turned a bank of sprinklers on. Photos: Patrick Tsang/ Facebook
A wall of water rises against a yellow backdrop in the Tung Chung bus terminal after a malfunctioning fire system accidentally turned a bank of sprinklers on. Photos: Patrick Tsang/ Facebook

Firemen douse Hong Kong’s newest ‘tourist attraction’

Early birds were treated to a colorful water display in the Tung Chung bus terminal when a malfunctioning fire system turned a bank of sprinklers on.

A wall of water shot up several meters against the dim yellow lighting in the depot, creating an eerie spectacle netizens quickly dubbed the “House of Dancing Water” after photos emerged on social media.

At this writing, the post was trending, complete with equally entertaining comments.

One commenter called it Hong Kong’s newest tourist attraction. Another said it was a “cooling down” exercise.

A spokesman for Long Win Bus Co. Ltd. which uses the depot said a faulty fire service system caused the sprinklers to accidentally go off.

There were no disruptions to bus services, Sky Post reports.

Firemen arrived shortly after the incident and put things in order.

The management company in Yat Tung (I) Estate said it was notified about the incident at 5 a.m. and emergency repairs were completed by 7:30 a.m.

District councilor Andy Lo said the Tung Chung bus terminal has never seen anything like it.

Because it happened very early in the morning, the inconvenience to residents was minimal, he said.

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