Zung Fu (仁孚) and 65 Years of Mercedes in Hong Kong

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York Lo: Zung Fu (仁孚) and 65 Years of Mercedes in Hong Kong Left: Zung Fu’s Mercedes showroom at Tower Court in Causeway Bay; Right: Zung Fu Industrial Building in Quarry Bay Since introducing Mercedes Benz to the HK market in 1954, its exclusive distributor Zung Fu has been synonymous with the highly popular European luxury car brand. Founded by […]

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The Inventions and Ventures of HK Tech Pioneer Prof. S.C. Loh (樂秀章)

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York Lo: The Inventions and Ventures of HK Tech Pioneer Prof. S.C. Loh (樂秀章) Left: S.C. Loh with a communication device in 1979 (Source: Printing Today); Right: S.C. Loh in the 1960s (CUHK Bulletin, 1967)   Professor Shiu-Chang Loh (hereafter referred to as “S.C. Loh”) was an interesting figure in the history of Hong Kong’s information technology sector as he was […]

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A Century of Riding the Waves: the Hsu Family of Eddie Steamship

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York Lo: A Century of Riding the Waves: the Hsu Family of Eddie Steamship Shanghainese shipowners have dominated the HK shipping industry since the 1950s and within this group the Hsu family traced its start in the shipping business to 1922 when family patriarch Charles Eddie Hsu, an ambitious businessman with interests ranging from aerated water to ports development, bought […]

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Sine (信誼) – The Century old Saga of a Pharma Giant

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York Lo: Sine (信誼) – The Century old Saga of a Pharma Giant Ads in the 1930s for Sine’s Sinegal liquid (left), adhesive plaster (center) and Vita-spermin (right)  Sine Laboratory (Laboratories), once regarded as “the largest pharmaceutical firm in the Far East”, is another pharmaceutical giant with roots in Shanghai which had major presence in Hong Kong. The firm traced […]

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New Asiatic Chemical Works (新亞藥廠): Pharmaceutical Star

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York Lo: New Asiatic Chemical Works (新亞藥廠): Pharmaceutical Star  Left: Trademark for New Asiatic Chemical Works Hong Kong (HK Government Report, 1939); Right: Advertisement of New Asiatic Chemical Works’ tuberculosis drug Tibilon in Hong Kong from the 1950s  Founded in Shanghai in 1926 by K.C. Hsu and two others, New Asiatic Chemical Works was one of the largest pharmaceutical and […]

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Pacific Union Trading (聯泰有限公司)

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York Lo: Pacific Union Trading (聯泰有限公司) Ad for Pacific Union Trading in 1948 (Tung Wah Monthly Magazine, October 1948)  According to the 1948 ad above, the firm’s auto division was the exclusive agent of Hudson Motors. Meanwhile, its electric division was the sole agent in Southern China for China Electric Co Ltd, the subsidiary of International Telephone & Telegraph Corporation […]

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The Wongs and the Hungs – Pre-War pioneers of HK real estate and philanthropists

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York Lo: The Wongs and the Hungs – Pre-War pioneers of HK real estate and philanthropists  The four founding brothers of the Wong and the Hung families who donated the Four Friends Library at the Shimen Middle School in their hometown in the 1930s. Left to right: Wong Tze-lam, Wong Kin-chi, Hung Mak-yuen, Hung Sean-chau Natives of the Nanhai prefecture […]

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Tung Hing Lung Engineering Works (東興隆機器廠)

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York Lo: Tung Hing Lung Engineering Works (東興隆機器廠) Left: Tung Hing Lung ad from the 1950s with pictures of some of its firefighting products; Right Tung Hing Lung founder Chan Din (WKYP, 1963-12-5)    Tung Hing Ling is one of the oldest and largest manufacturer of fire fighting equipment and provider of related installation services and maintenance in Hong Kong.  A […]

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Live Long and Prosper: Longevity Condensed Milk (壽星公煉奶), Black and White Evaporated Milk (黑白淡奶) and Friesland Ice Cream (菲仕蘭雪糕

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York Lo: Live Long and Prosper: Longevity Condensed Milk (壽星公煉奶), Black and White Evaporated Milk (黑白淡奶) and Friesland Ice Cream (菲仕蘭雪糕) Left: Longevity milk from 1980 HK TV commercial (YouTube); Right: Friesland Ice cream factory on Hennessy Road in 1953 (Gwulo)   Since the 1930s and 1940s, Longevity sweetened condensed milk and Black & White evaporated milk have become staples […]

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