Thursday, October 01, 2009

Mon, 20 Jul 2009 100 Years Ago

In conversation with a Wellington pressman, Mr Yung Liang-Wang, Consul-general for New Zealand, said that the Chinese do not live so cheaply as is generally supposed.

They spent more money on food and drink than other men of their class in this country.

It was their custom to go out on Sundays nicely dressed, and to meet together at a social feast, where they would have eight or 10 courses, with Chinese wines, which paid a high import duty, and were rather expensive.

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