Hong Kong’s Sedan Chair Race

Here’s my most recent story for NPR’s sports show, Only a Game. It’s about an annual race here in Hong Kong (香港) in which hearty souls race around Mount Kellett road carrying whimsically decorated sedan chairs.

Of interest, sedan chairs were registered in the territory as late as 1962, according to this South China Morning Post article. For a photo of a reposing  Air France crew enjoying the luxuries of a coolie-carried sedan chair, check out gwulo.com, a wonderful online repository of old Hong Kong.

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