The Nam Jam Factory Ltd – Sham Shui Po

HF: Nam Jam Factory, a manufacturer of torches (not boiled fruit and sugar) was set up in Hong Kong in 1928 and subsequently opened a branch factory in Canton. First some background information about pre-WW2 industries extracted from the HK Memory Project – The Origins of the Hong Kong metal industry. “The metal industry of Hong Kong started budding in […]

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Ship breaking in Hong Kong – post WW2

HF: IDJ has sent several photos. As interesting as the ships themselves, ready to be dismantled, are the backgrounds showing Kwun Tong and Cheung Sha Wan in May 1963. Ship building and ship breaking were once two major industries in Hong Kong, of world importance and employing large numbers of people.  There are a few small shipyards still left, mainly […]

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