Stories behind Hong Kong street names: Yee Kuk Street and its benefactor


When people talk about Sham Shui Po today, the first thing that comes to mind for many is its thriving electronics flea market. Others know of it as the poorest district in Hong Kong. It’s a working-class neighbourhood rich in culture and history, and the best place to get an idea of how much of the city was in the 1960s.
One of the movers and shakers behind the development of Sham Shui Po a century ago was a wealthy entrepreneur named Wong Yiu-tung, who owned a wide range of businesses,...