Apr 22

Hong Kong Guide : Mahjong

Think you’ve heard all about Hong Kong’s love for Mahjong?

Check this out: Spotted at IFC, quite literally and creatively, mahjong (wall) tiles!

Hong Kong Mahjong Wallpaper image

Did you know:

  • The origin of the game is a much debated topic. For instance, one story suggests that Confucius created this game! As a bird lover, he named the game after the sparrow, known as “Maa Chuk” in Cantonese (or “Ma Que” in Chinese).
  • During a wedding banquet in Hong Kong, it is common for guests to have a few games. To attract good luck, many believe in superstitions such as bagging the best seats, carrying lucky charms and changing underwear after losing a game! Now, what’s yours?

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