The Chan Family of Sun Wui and the Entertainment Business in HK and Macau

The Chan Family Of Sun Wui Detail Image 6 York Lo

York Lo: The Chan Family of Sun Wui and the Entertainment Business in HK and Macau Natives of Sun Wui in Guangdong province, the family of Chan Wai-ting has been involved in the entertainment business in Hong Kong and Macau for close to a century through the operations of at least five movie theaters, the Kai Tak Amusement Park covered […]

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The Central Mid-level Escalator

Central Mid Level Escalator Source Landmark

HF: Central Mid-level Escalator is the world’s longest outdoor covered escalator system, opened in 1993. It runs for over 800m and rises over 135m in elevation, from Queen’s Road Central up to Conduit Road. It was built to ease traffic congestion in the residential Mid-levels district, and comprises of 20 escalators and three inclined moving walkways.  The system runs downhill […]

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Ping Shan Enterprise Co Ltd, disused factory, Yuen Long

HF: The apparently disused factory shown in the photos below is located on Ping Ha Road, Ping Shan and is immediately to the north of the Century Centre as shown on the map below. Its two or possibly three factory buildings are in one compound which I was unable to enter. Jennifer Wong has kindly translated the signs shown on […]

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BAAG Naval Section Intelligence Summary, early November 1942, ship repair, maintenance and movements

BAAG Report WIS #11 Detail 2 A1

Elizabeth Ride has sent the Naval section of a British Army Aid Group (BAAG) Waichow Intelligence Summary (WIS No.11) dated 8th November 1942. This covers shipping movements in and out of Hong Kong during the Japanese occupation in World War Two during mid to late October 1942. These reports also describes time spent by vessels undergoing repairs and maintenance in a […]

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Lucky Enamelware (立基搪瓷)and Leader Manufactory (立泰製造廠)

Lucky Enamelware Detail Image 2 York Lo

York Lo: Lucky Enamelware (立基搪瓷)and Leader Manufactory (立泰製造廠) Left: Chow Yuk-Ho; Right: Chow Yuk-ho (second from right) with his wife, son Donald and daughter Audreyin the 1950s. (CUHK website) As profiled in several articles earlier on the website, many players in the once thriving HK enamelware industry in the 1950s-60s had either shut down or relocated their operations to West […]

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Kenneth Alfred Wolfe Barry, obituary, consultative work for the KCR early 1900s

KCR Tai Po Market Station Image 1910s From KCR Website

“Kenneth Alfred Wolfe Barry (c1879-1936) Second son of John Wolfe Barry Partner in business with his father, along with A.G. Lyster, Past President of the Institution of Civil Engineers, and G. E. W Crutwell, M. Inst. C.E. J. S. 1936 Obituary: Kenneth Alfred Wolfe Barry , O.B.E., was the senior partner in the firm of Sir John Wolfe Barry and Partners. […]

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Teh Hu Steamship (德和輪船公司)

Teh Hu Steamship Detail Image 1 York Lo

York Lo: Teh Hu Steamship (德和輪船公司) Left: T.Y. Wu at an international shipping convention in Taipei in 1971 (National Repository of Cultural Heritage, Taiwan); Right: “New Teh Hu” on slip at the Taikoo Dockyard (presumably in the 1960s)  Since 1949, Shanghainese shipowners had dominated the shipping industry in Hong Kong but while most are familiar with Y.K. Pao of Worldwide […]

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