Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Eye | Land | View

The Other Side

Far down the eastern end of Hong Kong island is Chaiwan. Up over the hill and and off to the left on the road to Shek O sits the massive public hospital Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital (PYNEH).

Discussing its long name with a friend, we finally decided English speakers who are newly arrived probably call it "the Pamela Youde" whilst oldtimers surely refer to it as "the Nethersole'; whilst Cantonese speakers have no problem at all, they just call it "Eastern Hospital".

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