Missing island reappears in Chinese waters
29 April 2016
Concerns are increasing for the safety of the artificial island formerly at the Hong Kong end of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, which is believed to have slipped away from HK waters without civil engineers' permission, and without his passport or home return permit.
The island yesterday appeared on Phoenix TV claiming that he is now happily in Chinese waters, is not being held against his will and is free to return to Hong Kong at any time. The island said "I just couldn't get settled. I had to slip away".
A spokesman for the Hong Kong SAR Highways Department said "the island's movement has been a little larger than we anticipated, but we are sure he will come back in the next 5 years or so. We can be reasonably certain of this because he left some of his luggage with his mother, the airport island." The spokesman accused journalists of dredging up the story and seeking to muddy the waters, adding that they had tried to keep the island from leaving using the non-dredging method.
Asked by reporters why he left in the first place, the artificial island said he felt lonely, and wanted to make out with some attractive new artificial islands in the South China Sea, which after all, must be Chinese because it's called the South China Sea. The island is now believed to be heading South, in the general direction of the alluring Mischief Reef. When asked what name he used to leave HK, the island replied "Well I'm the type of island who will never settle down. They call me the Wanderer, yeah a wanderer, I roam around, around, around".
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