Hong Kong and Macau Heliports and Sky Shuttle helicopter company

Pearl River Heliports Sky Shuttle Helicopter At The Macau Terminal IDJ

IDJ has dug into his extensive HK transport files again. This time the subject is Pearl River Heliports, concentrating on those in HK and Macau extracted from an article published in the bi-monthly UK magazine, Airports of the World published by Key Publishing. The captions accompanying the images are those used in the original magazine article. Pearl River Heliports   […]

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SMC, DEMC and TAT – Pioneers of the Hong Kong Electric Fan Industry

Wing Tat Electrical Manufacturing And TAT Advert 1981 Wah Kiu Yat Po 1981 8 27 York Lo

York Lo: SMC, DEMC and TAT – Pioneers of the Hong Kong Electric Fan Industry Entrepreneurs from Hong Kong have long played an important role in the electric fan industry globally. The property and investments billionaire Joseph Lau made his first fortune selling ceiling fans to the US and the Middle East with his Union Ngok Kee and Evergo in the […]

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Joe Law (1922-2015) – HK Plastic and Toy Industry Pioneer

Joe Law Portrait In His Later Years Image 1 York Lo

York Lo: Joe Law (1922-2015) – HK Plastic and Toy Industry Pioneer Ignatius Joseph Law Cho-Yiu (羅祖耀, 1922-2015), aka Joe Law, was one of the founding fathers of the plastic and toy industry in Hong Kong. His involvement in plastic spanned six decades in products ranging from plastic flowers and toys to Christmas novelties and L.E.D. lighting. Along the way, Law […]

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BAAG Naval Section Intelligence Summary, late February 1943, ship repair, maintenance and movements

Suma Aka HMS Moth In Service 1942 Wikipedia

Elizabeth Ride has sent the Naval section of a British Army Aid Group (BAAG) Waichow Intelligence Summary (WIS No.21) dated 1st March 1943. This covers shipping movements in and out of Hong Kong during the Japanese occupation in World War Two during late February 1943. These reports also describes time spent by vessels undergoing repairs and maintenance in a number of […]

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HK Cutlery Manufacturers from the 1960s and 1970s – Chuang’s, Trinity, Foo Kwong, HK Tableware and Good Friend

Chuang's Cutlery Image 5 York Lo

York Lo: HK Cutlery Manufacturers from the 1960s and 1970s – Chuang’s, Trinity, Foo Kwong, HK Tableware and Good Friend  In the 1960s, the cutlery industry emerged in Hong Kong thanks to the UK government’s policy of Commonwealth preference which favored imports from HK over Japan. The industry grew very rapidly in the early 1960s, with total exports grew from […]

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Alfred Dickinson, Consulting Engineer HK Tramways – further information from his great, great nephew

HF: Peter Taylor, the great, great nephew of Alfred Dickinson, has left a comment below our article, Alfred Dickinson, Consulting Engineer HK Tramways, linked below,  about Mr Dickinson. I thought this was of sufficient interest and value to post in a separate article. Peter wrote in reply to an enquiry I made about whether he could offer any information  about […]

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Leader of the Battery Pack: Hing Wah and Five Rams Batteries

Hing Wah Anf Five Rams Batteries Image 6 York Lo

York Lo: Leader of the Battery Pack: Hing Wah and Five Rams Batteries Left: Five Rams batteries ad in 1955 (Source: IDJ); Right: Hing Wah’s HK plant in the 1950s (Source: HK Memory) Founded in Canton and expanded to Hong Kong in 1938, Hing Wah Battery Factory (興華電池廠) was one of the oldest and largest players in the batteries industry in […]

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Rose, Downs and Thompson – Engineers, Hull and London, branch offices opened in Shanghai and Hong Kong in 1910s

Rose, Downs And Thompson Detail Offices And Showrooms 1917 Courtesy Virtual Shanghai

Rose, Downs and Thompson of Hull, UK was a manufacturer of plant for processing edible oils for making animal feeds and  was also involved in supplying dredgers and excavators. This company biography suggests that in the first decade of the 20th century the company opened branches in bothShanghai and Hong Kong. 1777 Company established. 1871 Christiana Rose, of Rose and Downs, died 1874 […]

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The Kings of Industries – the family behind Wearbest Garment in HK and Wha Mei Tobacco in old Shanghai

Wearbest Garment Image 7 York Lo

York Lo: The Kings of Industries – the family behind Wearbest Garment in HK and Wha Mei Tobacco in old Shanghai    As profiled in many other articles in this group, Shanghainese industrialists played a crucial role in the post-WWII industrialization in HK in fields ranging from textile, plastic, enamelware, construction and many others. In the field of garments, Sieh-Ting King […]

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Air Cushion Hovercraft in Hong Kong

Air Cushion Hovercraft In Hong Kong Image 4 IDJ

IDJ: Air Cushion Hovercraft in Hong Kong Many HK residents will recall the HYF’s and Discovery Bay rigid side-wall hovercraft racing through the harbour during the 1980s and 1990s. However, true air-cushion hovercraft came to Hong Kong in the late 1960s or early 1970s, introduced by amateur owners and based at the Far East Flying Training School at Kai Tak. […]

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