There will be free tickets to watch the Cheung Chau Bun Scrambling Contest final, which will be distributed near the competition venue shortly before the event begins on the night of May 26. The contest, which will begin with an opening ceremony at 11.30pm, will be held at the Pak Tai Temple Playground that can accommodate around 1,400 spectators. Tickets will be given out starting at 10pm on a first-come-first-served basis.

Members of the public can queue up at Pak She First Lane, next to Cheung Chau Fire Station, and along Ping Chong Road for their tickets. Entry to the contest venue will open at 10.30pm, and the event will begin at 12am on May 27, after the conclusion of the opening ceremony.

This year’s contest will see 12 men and women finalists compete to take home the champion titles in their respective divisions. The Full Pockets of Lucky Buns prize will also be awarded to the participant who picks the most buns off the tower. In addition, any male or female contestant who has won the first prize in the Bun Scrambling competition three times since 2016 will be declared the King of Kings or the Queen of Queens of the event.

The Bun Scrambling Contest final will be cancelled in case of adverse weather, such as thunderstorms, in the interest of safety. The winners will then be decided based on the results of the selection contest as the event cannot be rescheduled since it is traditionally held during the Cheung Chau Jiao Festival.

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The competition is the final event of the Cheung Chau Bun Festival, which began on April 16, after being suspended for three years due to the pandemic. Some of the other events held include the display of the winning entries of the Student Colouring and Drawing Competitions and the Climbing Carnival on May 14, which visitors could join on the spot.

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From the Middle East to the Far East and a couple of places in between, Anjali has lived in no fewer than seven cities in Asia, and has travelled extensively in the region. She worked as a lifestyle journalist in India before coming to Hong Kong, where her favourite thing to do is island-hopping with her daughter. You can check out her musings on motherhood, courtesy her Instagram profile.

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