] For more than a century, residents on Cheung Chau island
] erected tall bamboo towers covered with white steamed
] buns. People would scramble up the structures that looked
] like inverted ice cream cones and snatch the buns -
] offerings for wandering ghosts that the locals believe
] will bring peace.
] But the quirky ritual was banned after a bun tower
] toppled over in 1978, injuring 100 people.
] But the 26-year-old civil servant complained the new
] measures have made the game a little too safe.
] "It's more like rock-climbing," Chan said.
] "In the past, many people swarmed the mountain during
] the scramble. Now with just 12 people, the atmosphere
] just can't compare."
] "It's good to be safe but there are too few participants."