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Mainland women spotted cooking noodles at HK airport

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When hunger strikes, forget the rules! This is what a group of mainland women apparently thought as they cooked noodles while waiting for a flight at the Hong Kong airport earlier this month. Photos: Internet

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Chinese tourists have gained a bad reputation overseas, with the visitors often facing flak for things such as littering, jumping queues and talking loudly. Now, we have a fresh case of questionable behavior, at least from the perspective of Hong Kong people. According to a video doing the rounds online, a group of mainland women took out an electric kettle and cooked noodles as they were waiting for a flight at the Hong Kong airport earlier this month. 

A witness told Apple Daily that he saw the activity in a restricted area of the airport, where people were waiting to get on a plane bound for London. To boil the noodles, the women plugged a kettle into an electrical socket in the departure lounge, taking liberties with a facility not meant for that purpose. Ignoring the disapproving looks of other passengers, the mainland women cooked the noodles and started eating, enjoying themselves thoroughly.

A person captured the incident on camera, claiming that it took place on June 10 at around 9 pm and that the scene lasted about 40 minutes. Posting the clip online, the netizen said he suspects the mainlanders violated airport rules as they misused facilities in the departure lounge. The only saving grace, according to him, is that the women, after finishing the noodles, cleaned up the seats they had occupied. 

Alerted about the incident, an Airport Authority spokesperson said the electrical sockets in the airport lounges are mainly for passengers to charge their mobile phones or laptop computers, and that they are not meant for other uses. Passengers who are found using the sockets for other purposes will be advised to stop the activity. If a person refuses to obey, he could face prosecution, according to the spokesperson.

Under an Airport Authority bylaw, no one is allowed to obstruct or interfere with power supply or other public facilities. People who violate the rule could be fined up to HK$10,000 and three months imprisonment. Cheung Sing-wai, an associate professor in the University of Hong Kong’s Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, warned people against using electric cookers at the airport. The devices should not be used as they involve heavy electricity load and pose potential safety risks, especially if water from the appliances wets the sockets, he said. In 2015, a video clip uploaded to social media showed a man from Shandong province preparing a meal for himself with his rice cooker at the departure hall of the Hong Kong airport. 

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Bravo! Salute them for being so innovative. But safety is still first in priority.

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Wow, I'm absolutely speechless haha.  At least they cleaned up I guess

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I have never seen anything like this before.  Maybe this is how to show their disappointment with the food sold at the airport even though it is wrong.

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Maybe she just preferred home cooking to eating out.

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I guess that is very creative but I wonder why they carry electric kettle while traveling in the first place........

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The picture looks like a metal electric kettle?  How did they even get that past airport security?  Is that allowed?

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Wow, this is saving money on the extreme and doesn't help the China reputation.

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that is pretty interesting. I see this the first time. I guess they are trying to save money from buying food at the airport.

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I don't understand why people from China think they are above the laws, taking Liberty  as they preferred and ignoring others feeling.  

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These people just could not be bothered. Anyway the food inside the airport is not cheap anyway. Some of the food prices are ridiculous.

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that is pretty interest the mainland woman cook the noodles at the airport. this is the first time I see this on the news.

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