More and more young people in Hong Kong are turning to fortune-telling and astrology in their search for meaning, answers and solace.
Joseph Wong Ka-lok, a fortune teller in Wong Tai Sin in New Kowloon, shared that he had seen a rise in numbers when it comes to young Hong Kongers, university students specifically, who come to him for help.
"A lot of young people feel that it's getting harder to survive in Hong Kong," Wong Ka-lok was quoted in a South China Morning Post report last July 7. "Very often they are not satisfied with the status quo. They don't understand why they are not being properly rewarded for their hard work. That's why they come to me for explanations."
Wong is now in his 60s and has been fortune-telling for about 26 years. He sees around 200 customers every month, most of which are students. Wong, on his end, makes use of different divination methods in his approach, methods that are fast becoming popular among the younger crowd, such as traditional feng shui, palm readings, and even tarot cards.