THE UNEXPLAINED “RELIGION” (HONG KONG VS BANGKOK)
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An episode from the series TAXI TO ASIA
Cabbie Man is very confortable with Hong Kong capitalism since, like everyone else here, he believes it has been built using good fengshui. Strengthen by his convictions, Man handle the city’s frenetic pace with ease, but maybe also because he is a Tai-chi master.
Thailand has one of the world highest road fatalities rate with Bangkok the defining city. Therefore cabbies here tend to be Asia’s most superstitious: tuk tuk drivers hang talismans and engrave various emblems on their vehicles to ward off any bad luck on the road.