Rosalind Henwood of Flying Cargo – Pioneer of the Air Freight Industry in Hong Kong

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York Lo: Rosalind Henwood of Flying Cargo – Pioneer of the Air Freight Industry in Hong Kong According to HKTDC, there were 1314 air cargo forwarders in HK employing 17287 that handled 4.5 million tons of air freight in 2016 and the HK International Airport also ranked first in the world in terms of international air cargo throughput last year. […]

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Ting Fung Iron Works (鼎豐鐵工廠)

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York Lo: Ting Fung Iron Works (鼎豐鐵工廠) Ting Fung owner Fu Chuen-sang (centre) with his assistant Fung Man-biu (left) and head of sales Shen Sin-lai (right) heading over to West Africa. Shen Source: Wah Kiu Yat Po 1965-8-9 Founded in 1948, Ting Fung Iron Works was one of the leading enamelware manufacturers in Hong Kong. Like most of his peers, […]

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Yakult (益力多): 50 Years in Hong Kong

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York Lo: Yakult (益力多): 50 Years in Hong Kong Left: glass bottle of Yakult before 1971; Middle: the original Yakult HK plant at 161 Wai Yip Street in Kwun Tong (Yakult HK website); Right: plastic bottle of Yakult today In the late 1960s around the same time when Japanese instant noodle (see our article on Winner Food and Doll noodles) […]

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King of Kings (皇上皇) – Ice Cream and Dried Sausages

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York Lo: King of Kings (皇上皇) – Ice Cream and Dried Sausages King of Kings (biggest blue sign) next to Chung Yuen Electrical (red sign under the blue Sony sign) on Des Voeux Road Central in the 1960s.   Earlier on the website we have covered several prominent ice cream manufacturers from the past such as On Lok Yuen, Finland […]

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Glory Metal Works (光榮五金製品廠)

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York Lo: Glory Metal Works (光榮五金製品廠) Glory Metal Works was one of the leading manufacturers of pressure lanterns and kerosene lamps alongside World-Light (covered in an earlier article), Lea Hin and Union Metal Works (to be covered later). The firm traced its origin to Kwong Hing Electroplating Co (廣興電鍍), which was founded by Lee Pun-yee (李彬義, 1888-1972), a native of […]

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The “Five Treasures” of the HK Sauce Industry

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York Lo: The “Five Treasures” of the HK Sauce Industry While many industries and its players in HK have come and gone, the sauce industry is one where the players have particularly strong staying power and within the sauce industry, five firms – Pun Chun, Mee Chun, Tung Chun, Koon Chun and Pat Chun- collectively known as “Five Treasures” (as […]

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Pao Hsing Cotton Mill (寶星紡織廠)

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York Lo: Pao Hsing Cotton Mill(寶星紡織廠) 7 story Pao Hsing Mill – the largest cotton mill in Kwai Chung in 1961 (HKU Libraries) While Pao Hsing Cotton Mill might not have been one of the largest and best-known cotton mills in HK, it was a notable firm in the history of HK cotton spinners for several reasons – its unusual […]

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Hongkong Food Products Manufacturing

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York Lo: Hongkong Food Products Manufacturing HK Food Products’ new flour mill in Kwun Tong in 1966 (Kung Sheung Daily News, 1966-11-30) As mentioned in the article about David Sung and HK Flour Mills (HKFM), HKFM acquired the Kwun Tong mill of HK Food Products (the mill was known as “Kellogg Flour Milling Co” 康樂麵粉廠 in Chinese) in 1976 and […]

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Kin Yick Liong (建益隆) – Real Estate Developer from the 1960s

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York Lo: Kin Yick Liong (建益隆) – Real Estate Developer from the 1960s  Left: Kin Yick Liong’s ad for Kin Tak Mansion and King Fung House in Kwun Tong (TKP, 1965-2-11); Right: Kin Tak Fung Industrial Building in Kwun Tong (Landvision)  In the 1960s, Kin Yick Liong Co Ltd was one of the active real estate developers in Hong Kong […]

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Reiss Bradley (泰和洋行) – the Forgotten Hong

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York Lo: Reiss Bradley (泰和洋行) – the Forgotten Hong Left: Article about the formation of Reiss Bradley in 1936 (HK Telegraph, 1936-6-30); Right: Reiss Brothers warehouse on Quay Street in Manchester, UK (Manchester Libraries) In an earlier Q+A on the website questions were raised about the origins of Reiss Bradley, which was the parent company of Far East Flying School […]

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