First king of kings in bun fight

Central Station | Charlotte Luo 14 May 2019

Several hundred people queued to get ping on buns on Cheung Chau following the bun scrambling competition, which finished at midnight on Sunday.

The five-day annual Cheung Chau Bun Festival featured Taoist ceremonies and music, a parade, lion dances, drum beating and a scrambling competition on a bamboo tower covered with buns.

Kwok Ka-ming, the men's champion, made history by winning the first "King of Kings" award and "Full Pockets of Lucky Buns" prize. Kwok won the event for the third consecutive year by grabbing 112 buns and even managing to climb to the top of the tower this time.

Nursing student Janet Kung Tsz-shan, who had made four appearances in past finals, was the women's champ.

Around 1,800 people watched the nine men and three women finalists scramble up in the three-minute race.

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