Heavy-duty mahjong

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A woman taking part in a giant mahjong game yesterday in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province in south-west China. Chinese media said the competition, which will be held in major plazas in Kunming until the end of April, is a contest of intelligence and physical strength.

"It's the first time I've seen this. People are just curious, and it has drawn many onlookers and players," said a spectator.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 26, 2016, with the headline 'Heavy-duty mahjong'. Print Edition | Subscribe