SPECTACTULAR entrance to the 5-star Harbour Grand Kowloon hotel – children from 3-11 will be measured up to decide how much their mums and dads will need to pay for the kids’ meals off this year’s Easter buffet.

Measuring up what your kids are worth

IN his continuing search for the more weird, wacky and wondrous in this world, David Ellis says that wondering if the kids measure up to being taken out to a slap-up buffet lunch this Easter, will take on a whole new meaning at a hotel in Hong Kong’s Kowloon.

Because for the Harbour Grand’s spectacular annual Easter Buffet, up to two VIK (Very Important Kids) aged between 3 and 11 years and dining with their parents, will be charged for their meal according to their height – at a rate of HK$1(just 17 Australian cents) for every 1cm of height.

It makes us wonder how many mums and dads will see to it that their kids wear their flattest shoes possible for the occasion… and also brings to mind an observation once made by legendary Brisbane Courier-Mail columnist, Mike O’Connor of the behaviour of kids at the buffet aboard a South Pacific cruise he’d just undertaken.

According to Mike in his column, “the teams of children rampaging through the luncheon buffet each seemed capable of eating their own weight in food in a single sitting…”

Been there, done that so we know exactly what he meant.

David Ellis, ellispr@bigpond.net.au