Amoycan Industrial Centre – Kowloon Bay – connection to Amoy Canning? – major fire June 2016
James Chan: I came across this industrial building when out for an urban walk. The Amoycan Industrial Centre, Block no.1 at 7 Ngau Tau Kok Road, Kowloon Bay. The “Amoycan” part of the sign is very similar to the script used by Amoy Canning. I wonder if this building had a direct connection to the latter company?
I took the photos on 20th December 2014.
HF: On the 21st June 2016 fire swept through the building claiming the lives of two firefighters and becoming Hong Kong’s longest-running in decades. See the linked SCMP articles below. Thanks to Rod Parkes for alerting me to this tragic event.
JC: If you are not familiar with Hong Kong style industrial buildings you may be interested in what goes on in a contemporary one.The sign at the entrance shows a church, printing companies – I think “Menorah” is an American Jewish publishing house, a storage facility plus more traditionally, metal manufacturing and a weaving factory…
This article was first posted on 20th January 2015.
- Battling exhaustion, Hong Kong firefighters continue to combat deadly blaze at Ngau Tau Kok industrial building SCMP 23rd June 2016
- Deadly industrial building blaze claims life of second Hong Kong firefighter… with no end in sight SCMP 23rd June 2016
- Photos of ‘unimaginable’ Hong Kong fire released for first time SCMP 24th June 2016
- Deadly Ngau Tau Kok blaze finally extinguished more than 108 hours after it started SCMP 26th June 2016
Related Indhhk articles:
- Amoy Canning – a brief history since 1908
- Amoy Canning – connection to WW2 POWs and a particular Englishman?
- Amoy Canning – Cheng Yum Kwai Senior Manager, Production, Amoy Food Limited
- Amoy Canning locations – Ngau Tau Kok Road, Amoy Gardens, Ngau Chi Wan – clarification needed?
- World War Two – BAAG reports, Amoy Canning (Tinning) Co.