The news is full of things no right-minded person could possibly find interesting. Contrived, giant, high-decibel, up-close, in-your-face nothingness like the Oscars and Elon Musk. But wait – here come some noteworthy voids: cave-ins!
No, not Donald Trump’s laughable kowtowing to China for the chance to sell some pig feed. These are cave-ins at our very own Hong Kong-Zhuhai Mega-Bridge – specifically the Hong Kong Port passenger clearance building, built on a 130-hectare reclamation now officially known as Shortage of Land Island. Holes have appeared in the floor of the building, swallowing up many hundreds of suitcase-trundling Mainland tourist-shoppers whose remains (the history books will no doubt recount) were never found.
According to the Standard, a worker says the subsidence ‘could have been caused by subsidence’. But let’s not rush to conclusions. This is a recently completed infrastructure project of immense national importance, and everyone must have worked so very hard to make sure it was perfect – it’s hard to imagine how or why it could be crumbling away within months of opening. Perhaps termites?
Could this be the same artificial island that suffered from the famous Drifting Dolos outbreak last year? No, that was a different one. And it didn’t happen anyway – you imagined it.
You imagined this, too.