Siu On Realty (兆安地產)

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York Lo: Siu On Realty (兆安地產) Left: Siu On Realty founder Lee Siu-lun; Right: Siu On Centre in Wanchai In late January 2020, low-key real estate developer Lee Siu-lun (李兆麟) passed away at the age of 98. While he was relatively low profile compared to his younger brother Lee Shau-kee of Henderson Land, his Siu On Realty was one of […]

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Hong Kong Petrochemical Co Ltd – Lok On Pai Jetty, Tun Muen

HF: Photos taken 4th December 2014 by HF of the HKPC Lok On Pai Storage Facility.     See: http://www.hkpetro.com.hk/about.php – the company website This article was first posted on 12th April 2015. Related Indhhk articles: Asiatic Petroleum Company, China – family connections Kawakami Oil Company in WW2 (AKA Socony-Vacuum Oil Company) Royal Dutch Shell Oil Company in Hong Kong Socony-Vacuum Oil […]

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The Hong Kong Match Factory, newspaper report 1947

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IDJ has sent the following article providing information about, I think, a new company on our website, The Hong Kong Match Factory. Thanks to John Hall for proofreading the retyped article. Kowloon Manufacturer Plans Big Match Factory Although Hong Kong’s safety match industry is among the first casualties of Japan’s re-entry into the local and Southeast Asia markets, at least […]

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Man Loong Ginger Factory

Hugh Farmer writes. Many thanks to IDJ for supplying both the image and text. One of the first manufacturing industries in colonial Hong Kong was preserved ginger, as well as various fruits, grown mainly in Guangzhou. And one of the first such companies was Man Loong Ginger Factory. The description of the company below, written in about 1908, mentions that […]

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Hong Kong LP Gas Holdings (香港液體氣) and Shell LP Gas (蜆殼石油氣)

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York Lo: Hong Kong LP Gas Holdings (香港液體氣) and Shell LP Gas (蜆殼石油氣) In the 1960s, the major oil companies launched their liquefied propane gas (LPG) business in Hong Kong through partnerships with local firms such as Mei Fung Ltd which was the distributor of Mobil LPGcovered in the article about Taiwanese tycoon M.C Oung and the real estate developer […]

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Louis Auguste Cossart, Chief Accountant, Asiatic Petroleum (SC) Ltd, Hong Kong

Car C1922 Courtesy Mike Adair

Mike Adair has kindly sent this biography of his grandfather, Louis Auguste Cossart, who worked for the Asiatic Petroleum Company in Hong Kong. HF: There is an initial contribution about Mr Cossart in our previously posted article, Asiatic Petroleum Company employees, a compilation – information needed, linked below. Biography of Louis Auguste Cossart b. 4 Mar 1881 Battersea, London; d […]

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Pathé film – Kai Tak airport terminal building opening 1962

HF: This Pathé film shows the opening of the new one million pound Kai Tak terminal building on the 2nd November 1962. The film includes an aerial view of the new runway extending out into Kowloon bay. A Comet Four aircraft coming in across the Bay to land on the runway. The plane as it is taxiing along the runway and […]

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From Thompson Wong (堂煌廣告) to FCB (博達廣告)

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York Lo: From Thompson Wong (堂煌廣告) to FCB (博達廣告) Formed as Thompson, Wong & Associates in 1971 by Peter Thompson and Jenny Wong, Thompson Wong was one of the four largest ad agencies in Hong Kong and has gone through a dozen English name changes (but only one Chinese name change) over the past half a century thanks to a […]

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