East Asia Company (東亞洋行)

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York Lo: East Asia Company (東亞洋行) East Asia Company and guests welcoming the 6th Earl of Verulam in 1960 at its 25th anniversary party. Left to right: HSBC manager J.A.H. Saunders, Mak Kwong-wan (麥廣環), Earl of Verulam, Uhlan Mac, trade commissioner J.F. Saunders, Chan Wah-lok, accountant Mok Chung-wan (WKYP, 1960-3-29) East Asia Company (not to be confused with the Danish […]

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Lee Po-lam (李寶林,1909-2002) – Theatre Owner in the 1950s to 1970s

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York Lo:  Lee Po-lam (李寶林,1909-2002) – Theatre Owner in the 1950s to 1970s Lee Po-lam and his wife (center) with actor Ng Chor-fan (left) and his eldest son Lee Pui-wan at the wedding of his second son in 1964 (WKYP, 1964-2-25) In the 1950s through the 1970s, Lee Po-lam was one of the major theatre owners in HK and Macau […]

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Central Theatre (中央戲院)

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York Lo: Central Theatre (中央戲院) Left: ad announcing the opening of Central Theatre with the movie “The Love Parade” in 1930 (SCMP, 1930-6-11); Center: Central Theatre in 1935 (as evidenced by the sign for the Cantonese opera movie); Right: Central Theatre’s ad in 1932 for Douglas Fairbank’s “Around the World in 80 Minutes” (China Mail, 1932-3-23) For 40 years from […]

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Mak and Mark: the century-old tales of two Nam Pak Hong families with the same surname

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York Lo: Mak and Mark: the century-old tales of two Nam Pak Hong families with the same surname In the early 20th century, Mak Kwong and Adolfo Mark were leading merchants in the Chinese medicine business in the traditional Chinese business district of Nam Pak Hong with global network of buyers and suppliers. Their Mak Kwong Kee and Yick Wo […]

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Fu Fai Enterprises (富輝企業)

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York Lo: Fu Fai Enterprises (富輝企業) Left: Fu Fai founder Leung Moon-chuen; Right: article about Fu Fai’s Avon Court on Broadcast Drive in 1973 (KSEN, 1973-6-14) Incorporated in 1970 and publicly listed between 1973 and 1988, Fu Fai Enterprises has been a player in the HK real estate scene for over half a century with projects throughout HK, Kowloon and […]

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Trailblazer: the life and time of Wang Tseng-hsiang (王增祥, 1926-2012), Taiwanese developer and investor in HK, Japan and the US

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York Lo: Trailblazer: the life and time of Wang Tseng-hsiang (王增祥, 1926-2012),Taiwanese developer and investor in HK, Japan and the US Left: Wang Tseng-hsiang speaking to the press in HK in the early 2000s; Right: the cover of Wang’s book The Financial Collapse of Japan published in 1998 (Cosmos Books) A pioneer in the HK real estate industry in the […]

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China, Kam Moon, Morlite and Standard – Manufacturers of Metal Windows in the 1950s and 60s

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York Lo: China, Kam Moon, Morlite and Standard – Manufacturers of Metal Windows in the 1950s and 60s Earlier in the group we have covered metal window manufacturers such as S.Y. Tang and his Canton Metal Window, Chow Mud-wai and his Cheung Fat Metal Windows and Ho Tak-fai and his HK Metal Windows (see article on Sing Fat Construction). Below […]

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The Kung family and Sam Kwong Weaving Factory (三光布廠)

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York Lo: The Kung family and Sam Kwong Weaving Factory (三光布廠) Left: Kung Yeuk-man (HK Pun U District Association, 1971); Center: ad for Sam Kwong in 1935 (Tin Kwong Po, 1935-11-1); Right: ad for Sam Kwong in the 1970s (HK Pun U District Association)  Sam Kwong Weaving Factory was one of the leading weaving mills in Hong Kong from the […]

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Sing Fat Construction (成發建築)

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York Lo: Sing Fat Construction (成發建築) Two Sing Fat projects in 1954-55 – left: two residential buildings in North Point and right: Tak Ming Middle School on Argyle Street in Kowloon (HKBCA Yearbook, 1954) Incorporated in 1960 but founded earlier, Sing Fat Construction has been a notable player in the HK construction industry for over seven decades and has evolved […]

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Sau Tao and Chewy – Noodle Giants

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York Lo: Sau Tao and Chewy – Noodle Giants Aside from “Doll” noodle covered earlier in the group, two of the leading local manufacturers of instant noodles are Sun Shun Fuk, maker of “Sau Tao” brand and Chewy, which were founded in the 1960s and 1970s respectively. Sun Shun Fuk (新順福食品) and “Sau Tao” brand (壽桃牌) Left: Sun Shun Fuk […]

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