Salt production at San Hui, Tuen Mun
HF: Salt has apparently been produced in the San Hui/Wong Ka Wan area since the Qing Dynasty.
This map shows the original coastline of the Tuen Mun area. Reclaimed land is indicated by grey. San Hui is at the north-east most point of the original bay.
The article below was published in The Hong Naturalist , January 1940
The third location mentioned where salt was “prepared from sea-water” was San Hui.
IDJ sent in the following photos. They are from a 1980s Tuen Mun District Committee publication on the history of the town.
He points out that for some reason the captions indiciated are in all but one photo wrong. He has sent the correct captions.
This article was first posted on 18th April 2014.
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