Singaporeans living in Hong Kong talk of residents' fear, sense of hopelessness

Residents gather after tear gas was fired at protesters in Sham Shui Po in Hong Kong, on Aug 11, 2019.
Residents gather after tear gas was fired at protesters in Sham Shui Po in Hong Kong, on Aug 11, 2019.PHOTO: AFP

For the last 52 years, Singaporean television producer Robert Chua has called Hong Kong home.

Over the past weeks, the 73-year-old has watched the ongoing protests and ensuing chaos in the city with dismay. "The protesters have already made their point, and the government has heard them," he told The Straits Times.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 15, 2019, with the headline 'S'poreans living in HK talk of residents' fear, sense of hopelessness'. Print Edition | Subscribe