Industrial Districts – Tsing Yi Island

This article is the result of several people’s research into industrial development and other related topics on Tsing Yi Island.

Tsing Yi Island (青衣島) has an area of 10.69 km². The island has been extended drastically by reclamation along almost all its natural shore and the annexation of Nga Ting Chau (牙鷹洲) and Chau Tsai.  Three major bays or harbours, Tsing Yi Lagoon, Mun Tsai Tong and Tsing Yi Bay (青衣灣) in the northeast, have been completely reclaimed.

If you can provide information on any of the subjects below, or add to the list, it would be good to hear from you. This framework can then be added to to provide a fuller picture with an acknowledgment of your contribution.

All contributions are Indhhk Group articles unless otherwise indicated.

Contributions from:-

BC Billy Clarke
HF Hugh Farmer
IDJ
YL York Lo
WTY Wong Tak Yan

Lime Making

WTY Lime-making on Tsing Yi island – 1984 RASHKB article

Lime making San Shing Lei Kiln Factory HKBRAS Vol 24 1984

Manufacturing

Swire Chlorine Plant

IDJ: Swire gained permission to construct a chlorine production plant [sometime during the period 1968-1980]. I cannot recall how long the Swire plant lasted in production or whether it ever produced paint there. I don’t think it did. [see image under Swire Duro Paint Factory]

Swire Duro Paint Factory

IDJ: “Swire Duro Limited was for many years best known in Hong Kong for its decorative and industrial coatings. However, while it continues to manufacture paint at its purpose-built factory on Tsing Yi Island, the bulk of its output now goes to the joint venture company, ICI Swire Paints Limited to which Swire Duro passed its brands and marketing operations in 1990.” undated

Can anyone confirm whether this image sent by IDJ shows the Swire Chlorine or Paint Factory on Tsing Yi?

Paint Swire-plant-at-Tsing-Yi-early-1970s from IDJ

Tien Chu (HK) Company

HF/YL The Tien Chu (HK) Company Ltd – founded by Wu Yunchu aka P. N. Woo – “Father of Monosodium Glutamate” – initial notes

Tsing Yi Paint Factory:

  1. BC 30 Mystery industrial building on Tsing Yi – paint factory?
  2. http://hongwrong.com/abandoned-factory

Tsing Yi Paint Factory HK Urbex

Mines

Shek Wan Kaolin Mine 1976-1983

IDJ/HF Kaolin Mine photo – near Laguna City, on Tsing Yi or Chek Lap Kok islands?

Kaolin-Mine-Tsing-Yi 2

Shipyards

Kwong Tat Loong Shipyard

HF Kwong Tat Loong Shipyard (Brothers) Ltd – Tsing Yi – a HK industry in decline

Utilities

Tsing Yi Power Station

  1. IDJ Tsing Yi Power Station – 1966 construction to 1998 demolition
  2. IDJ Felling of Five Chimneys at Tsing Yi Power Station – 1998
1969 16 Unit 3 boiler drum - lifting into position at top of boiler

1969 16 Unit 3 boiler drum – lifting into position at top of boiler

Related Indhhk articles:

  1. Industrial Districts – Chek Lap Kok Island, pre-airport
  2. Industrial Districts – Cheung Chau Island
  3. Industrial Districts – Lamma Island
  4. Industrial Districts – Lantau Island
  5. Industrial Districts – North Point 
  6. Industrial Districts – Peng Chau Island
  7. Industrial Districts – Sai Kung
  8. Industrial Districts – Tuen Mun
  9. Industrial Districts – Yau Tong

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