Hong Kong’s MTR passengers were confused by an inexplicable sight on Oct 13, when five Instagrammers set up a mahjong table on the train and started playing a round.
It all began at Mong Kok
According to other passengers’ accounts reported by news portal HK01, the group of five boarded the train at Mong Kok station. They proceeded to set up a folding table and mahjong tiles on the carriage walkway, and played for a while before clearing their setup and alighting at Choi Hung station.
Mahjong MTR (3)That was a fast round
Their journey would have taken about 15 minutes, which is barely enough time for a mahjong round. So we guess it was all just for the ‘gram.
One of the Instagrammers posted a video clip of their stunt, in which passengers were staring confusedly in the background at the mahjong setup. He captioned the video with: “When are we eating hotpot?”
MTR staff were not amused
HK01 reported that MTR Corp has launched an investigation into the incident while also urging people to refrain from disturbing other passengers and keep train carriages unobstructed. This is one instance where it’s appropriate to say “please try this at home”.