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Mini-buses for the Guilty Parents

Mini-buses for the Guilty Parents
Well, actually this whole army of minibuses are here to pick up the kids attending an elementary school nearby.

Like the West, in Hong Kong, people these days "prefer" work over family, or feel that having a family is way too expensive. For those who have children, often both parents work and find it difficult to drop off or pick up their children at school. Since Kowloon Tong is a wealthy area, the parents in this area can afford to hire private bus companies to pick up their children when school is out.

Hong Kong parents can be so busy at work that it's not uncommon to hear stories that children feel closer to their nannies/ babysitters than to their parents.

Such private mini- school buses in Hong Kong are known as 保姆車, which means "nanny vehicle," referring to that fact that the vehicle essentially serve the role of a nanny.

Sad eh? Money isn't everything.

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