Standing on the back of Mini Mokes and throwing firecrackers (when they were still legal) in colonial Macau, before the casinos arrived. All pretty unsafe in retrospect. Madeleine Fitzpatrick, writer
My dad was at the opening of Ocean Park in 1977 – lots of the animal trainers and high-divers used to come into my parents’ bar. In the ’80s the amusement park also had a water park called Water World attached, which I remember being tremendous fun – although I also remember loads of kids breaking bones. Health and safety regulations were less of a concern back then.
The Lai Chi Kok Amusement Park was really old: a tin-pot rollercoaster, a weird haunted house and a creaky Chinese mansion. There was an acrobat show with guys in silk pyjamas sword-fighting, smashing wood and jumping on trays of fresh eggs without breaking them. My brother and I loved it there.
Lee Cobaj, travel writer