[Wikimedia-l] AffComs $40,000 Hong Kong junket

Andrew Lih andrew.lih at gmail.com
Mon May 13 21:57:38 UTC 2013

On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 2:30 PM, Russavia <russavia.wikipedia at gmail.com>wrote:

> That list is for 5 star hotels; something that I hope that donor money
> is never put towards covering the cost of; regardlessofwho itis.

I don't see any indication that list is for 5 star hotels.

Also, I'm not sure you'd be happy hearing this, but it's not a new
phenomenon -- donor money has been spent on hotel rooms in this price range
for many years now.

> The Tsim Sha Tsui area of Hong Kong around the university is packed
> jam of decent lodgings, that are a far sight cheaper than the $200 per
> night being budgeted for at the Regent.

Er, unfortunately it's a real mixed bag, because the TST area is well known
for its hourly hotels (yes, it's what you think they are) and
tenement-style accommodations that are hygienically challenged. I'm not
saying good budget lodging cannot be done, but it's certainly not a target
rich environment.


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