Synthetic Marble Pioneer Dr. Andrew Liu and his Family

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York Lo: Synthetic Marble Pioneer Dr. Andrew Liu and his Family While his father physician Dr. Liu Yan-tak and sibling jurist Benjamin Liu and politician Dorothy Liu might have a higher profile, Dr.  Andrew Tze-chiu Liu (1929-2000) left his mark in HK industries as the founder of Marble Synthetic Products, the first local manufacturer of synthetic marble in the 1970s […]

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Fourseas Bowling Centre and Whimsy

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York Lo: Fourseas Bowling Centre and Whimsy Fourseas Bowling Centre and the Wonderful World of Whimsy are two family entertainment venues which have left a mark in two different generations of Hong Kong people and both enterprises were founded by the family of Daniel C. Go (吳文卿), a Filipino Chinese financier. The Go Family and Paramount Insurance in the Philippines […]

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The Chan/Tyson Family and Gande, Price & Co

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York Lo: The Chan/Tyson Family and Gande, Price & Co The Chan/Tyson family is one of the most prominent Eurasian families in Hong Kong. Family patriarch Chan Kai-ming made his fortune serving as the secretary of the Hong Kong Opium Farm and he acquired the control of Gande Price, which remained one of the leading distributors of liquor in Hong […]

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The Life and Family of S.M. Churn (張公勇, 1887-1959) of China Provident, Union Trading and Vibro

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York Lo: The Life and Family of S.M. Churn (張公勇, 1887-1959) of China Provident, Union Trading and Vibro Major Samuel Macomber Churn (hereafter referred to as “S.M. Churn”) was a prominent business figure in the first half of the 20th century as he was the taipan of China Provident, which controlled many godowns in the Western district and North Point, […]

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Fast Eddie: the rise and fall of Eddie Wong (王永祥), international tycoon of mystery and original developer of Discovery Bay

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York Lo: Fast Eddie: the rise and fall of Eddie Wong (王永祥), international tycoon of mystery and original developer of Discovery Bay Eddie Wong (center) with John Pain (right), executive director of the HK Tourism Association at a press conference for HK Resort in September 1976. (SCMP) Known as “Fast Eddie”, Edward Wong Wing-cheung was a legendary business figure in […]

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Marklin Advertising (美靈廣告)

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York Lo: Marklin Advertising (美靈廣告) Left: Chinese New Year ad of Marklin Singapore in 1958(Singapore Free Press, 1958-2-16); Middle: BOAC “Visit Hong Kong” poster in 1960 designed by Marklin; Right: Marklin founder Derek Nurse (HK Album, 1967) From the 1950s to the 1970s, Marklin was one of the leading ad agencies in the Far East with branches in Hong Kong, […]

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Chinachem – Collection of Early Advertisements

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York Lo: Chinachem – Collection of Early Advertisements Chinachem, one of the major real estate developers in Hong Kong, is perhaps best known for the kidnappings and disappearance of its founder Teddy Wang and the prolonged estate battle between his wife Nina Wang and his father and after her death, between her estate and the former fengshui master Tony Chan. […]

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Paramount: Ad Agency and Interior Decorator

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York Lo: Paramount: Ad Agency and Interior Decorator Although it is largely forgotten today, Paramount Advertising Agency (百樂門廣告) was one of the leading Chinese-owned ad agencies in Hong Kong which was also involved in interior design and neon lights. The firm which counted many Japanese clients and business partners was responsible for interior decorations for major hotels in HK and […]

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Hit Maker: Yam Wu-fa (任護花) and his Novels, Newspapers and Movies

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York Lo: Hit Maker: Yam Wu-fa (任護花) and his Novels, Newspapers and Movies Yam Wu-fa (second from right) with his family in 1959 (WKYP, 1959-8-21) When it comes to a novelist whose works were adopted into movies who was also a newspaper publisher in the Chinese world, the first name that comes to most people’s mind is probably Louis Cha, […]

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Tarzan Hui, Tung Leung and Lim Yiong-lin – three consecutive chairmen of Po Leung Kuk from 1968 to 1971

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York Lo: Tarzan Hui, Tung Leung and Lim Yiong-lin – three consecutive chairmen of Po Leung Kuk from 1968 to 1971 Tarzan Hui, Tung Leung and Lim Yiong-lin were three leading businessmen in the 1960s to the 1980s who succeeded each other as chairman of the charitable organization Po Leung Kuk (hereafter referred to as PLK) from 1968 to 1971 […]

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