The Industrial History of Hong Kong Group

Welcome to the Industrial History of Hong Kong Group’s website. The Group is for anyone interested in Hong Kong’s wide-ranging industrial history and heritage.

We are interested in the entire history of production in Hong Kong – making salt probably began in the 3rd century BC.

We are, of course interested, in manufacturing: from incense to textiles, cameras to rickshaws. However, our research also covers many aspects of agriculture and fishing, mines and quarries, shipbuilding and  ship breaking, technical education, telecommunications, traditional industries, transport and utilities. And much more…

Industrial Hong Kong has adapted and changed quickly throughout its history especially during the colonial period and many of its industrial areas and factories have disappeared. Where possible however we try to investigate physical remains.

We are also interested in the people who worked in industry from the poor and unknown to the rich and famous.

We hope you enjoy the site.

Please contact me for more information, or if you would like to contribute to the site.

Hugh Farmer

indhhk [at] gmail [dot] com