Makers of Preserved Fruits – Wong Wing Kee, Lee Wah Mui, Hing Ah, Lee Sin Kee, Yam Hop Hing and Koon Wah

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York Lo: Makers of Preserved Fruits – Wong Wing Kee, Lee Wah Mui, Hing Ah, Lee Sin Kee, Yam Hop Hing and Koon Wah I wrote an article earlier on the website about the “Five Treasures” of the HK sauce industry. Another traditional Chinese food product industry which is closely associated with sauce is preserved fruit (eg. Dried plums) as […]

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The “Five Treasures” of the HK Sauce Industry

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York Lo: The “Five Treasures” of the HK Sauce Industry While many industries and its players in HK had come and go, the sauce industry is one where the players have particularly strong staying power and within the sauce industry, five firms – Pun Chun, Mee Chun, Tung Chun, Koon Chun and Pat Chun- collectively known as “Five Treasures” (as […]

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King of Kings (皇上皇) – Ice Cream and Dried Sausages

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York Lo: King of Kings (皇上皇) – Ice Cream and Dried Sausages King of Kings (biggest blue sign) next to Chung Yuen Electrical (red sign under the blue Sony sign) on Des Voeux Road Central in the 1960s.   Earlier on the website we have covered several prominent ice cream manufacturers from the past such as On Lok Yuen, Finland […]

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Po Chai Lemonin (普濟檸檬精)

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York Lo: Po Chai Lemonin (普濟檸檬精)   Left: “Lemon King” Chan Shiu-chuen; Right: Po Chai Lemonin ad Founded in Canton in the early 1920s by Chan Shiu-chuen (陳少泉, 1903-1968) and moved to HK in the late 1940s, Po Chai Drug Co (普濟藥行) was best known for its Lemonin – a popular pain killer medicine across China and Southeast Asia from […]

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China International Motors (鎧興汽車) – Distributor of Bedford, Vauxhall and Buick automobiles

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York Lo: China International Motors (鎧興汽車) – Distributor of Bedford, Vauxhall and Buick automobiles Left: China International Motors ad from the 1950s; Right: Vauxhall ad in the HK Police Magazine in 1956 The American auto giant General Motors (GM) once had a significant presence in the HK automobile market from the late 1940s to the 1960s with its Chevrolet and […]

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Wong Pui-kow (黃佩球): the HK Toy Industry and Chinese Products Store Pioneer  

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York Lo: Wong Pui-kow (黃佩球): the HK Toy Industry and Chinese Products Store Pioneer Left: Wong Pui-kow and Yuen Luk-on and their children – including future Legco Councillor Wong Ting-kwong (front row center) in 1951 (Apple Daily); Right: Wong Pui-kow (left) presenting a flag to Kwan Hang-sze in 1985 at a CIEA function (TKP, 1985-6-29) During the Double Ten riots […]

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Lee Lim Ming (李琳明): King of Metal Pins and Badges

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York Lo: Lee Lim Ming (李琳明): King of Metal Pins and Badges Left: Ming Sang Industrial Building; right: a Lee Lim Ming pin for the Royal HK Regiment Founded in 1939 and incorporated in 1963, Lee Lim Ming Metal Works (李琳明金屬製造廠) has been making metal pins and badges for large companies (such as Maxim’s, KFC franchise operator Birdland, Cathay Pacific), government […]

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Djiauw Pok-kie(饒博基 1910-1973): Indonesian Chinese Tycoon in Hong Kong

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York Lo: Djiauw Pok-kie(饒博基 1910-1973): Indonesian Chinese Tycoon in HK Capital from overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia has played an important role in the economic and industrial development of Hong Kong with a lot of it coming from Indonesia. Examples range from the tea and sugar tycoon Kwik Djoen-eng who acquired large plots of land in North Point in the […]

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