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

Djiauw Pok Kie Detail Image 1 York Lo

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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Asiatic Petroleum Company Ltd – links to Arnhold & Company

Asiatic Petroleum Co Image Of Storage Petroleum Tanks Shanghai 1930s, P 88 Vaudine;s Arnholds Book

HF: The venerable firm of Arnholds, Karberg Company was founded in 1866 and I believe has had a continuous presence in Hong Kong since then, barring when it was liquidated during World War One. The company currently deals in building materials and engineering equipment distribution. Arnholds seems to have had close connections to the Asiatic Petroleum Co. Ltd about which we […]

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Kowloon Walled City 3 – images from 1910

HF with thanks to Tymon Mellor: The two images below are titled: Mac beside cannon, from old Chinese fort (Kowloon Walled City), Hong Kong,  c1910-1913 and, Cannon from old Chinese fort (Kowloon Walled City), Hong Kong, c1910-1913 See:   City Of Darkness Revisited  Ian Lambot’s new and expanded edition of the well-known book about Kowloon Walled City This article was first […]

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Chow Mud-wai (周沕桅) – Maker of Steel Windows, Owner of Theaters and Philanthropist

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York Lo: Chow Mud-wai (周沕桅) – Maker of Steel Windows, Owner of Theaters and Philanthropist Left: Chow Mud-wai (Confucian Academy website); Right: Ad announcing the opening of Zenith Theatre in 1951 (Cinema Treasures) Aside from S.Y. Tang of Canton Metal Windows (profiled earlier) and Paul Lee Yao-I of China Steel Works (to be profiled later), another key figure in the post-War […]

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Waterfront Air – Shenzhen to Shenzhen to Macau and Guangzhou in ????

see other Waterfront article Hong Kong-based WaterfrontAir, which originally planned to operate a seaplane service between the city and Macau, will launch seaplane flights from Shenzhen to Macau and Guangzhou in the fourth quarter of this year. WaterfrontAir and Shenzhen Airport Ferry Terminal Services Company, a subsidiary of the Shenzhen Airport Company, yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding to provide […]

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Shing Y. Tang (鄧典初) – Pioneer of the HK Nail and Metal Windows Industry

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York Lo: Shing Y. Tang (鄧典初) – Pioneer of the HK Nail and Metal Windows Industry SY Tang (second from right) and his fellow CGCC colleague Leung Chan-fai (梁燦輝,second from left) distributing rice in Yuen Long with local Yuen Long leaders Chiu Lut-sau (趙聿修, first from right) and Tang Tung-kwong (鄧同光, first from left) (Ta Kung Pao, 1960-5-25) While the […]

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Shek O Bus Terminus – cantilevered balcony, art deco lettering from 1955

HF: Malcolm Morris and I took the bus to Shek O for lunch yesterday. Malcolm hadn’t been for many years and as we set off from Shau Kei Wan I mentioned the extraordinary Shek O bus terminus which he didn’t know about and which has both delighted and puzzled me since I first saw it in 1989. The former because […]

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