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Pearl Report one year on!

Time flies, it's been a year. Pearl Report, HK old shops and Small Shops, Big Hearts!

Hing Bee Zips

This story starts with the malfunctioning of the zipper on my little red boots. The shoe craftsman who makes all his shoes by hand used...

Ho Tai Kwun exhibition

I was thrilled to be invited by the ceramics master Ho Tai Kwun to attend his annual ceramics exhibition. The theme this year is three...

Hui Ka Hung paper craftsman

I’d like to share with you an inspiring story of three generations. I was scheduled to meet with a paper craftsman called Hui Ka Hung on...

Eslite TST

Autumn breeze, sale time at Eslite TST, 10% off our book (bilingual). It will make for a great Xmas gift. Author proceeds wholly donated...

Ho Tai Kwan ceramic sculptures

Ho Tai Kwan, the last remaining ceramic sculpture artist in HK, renowned in making traditional ceramics in the style originating in Shek...

Biu Kee Mahjong

I have a passion for understairs stalls, but know that these stores are diminishing at a fast pace. Right before the arrival of Category...

Bor Kee at Champagne Court

Looking back, i’ve probably visited more than a hundred old shops and their owners in the past couple of years, and some of them...

Muji Festival Walk

A great surprise today, Small Shops, Big Hearts on sale at Muji, Festival Walk. All author proceeds donated to elderly causes....

555 no more

I received the sad news this morning about the end of production for HK home grown 555 Kung Fu T shirt. Due to environmental regulations,...

Shun Heung Yuen pastry factory

As I was growing up, I loved all the Chinese-style pastries packed into small little bags, simple packaging yet so tasty. Sesame...

Master Tang signature chop

On a heaving Summer's day, I'm walking around Sheung Shui to locate the hand-carved stamp craftsman. I was in luck, there he is in the...

Eslite Bookstore promotion

Small Shops, Big Hearts featured under Design on 3/F of Eslite bookstore in Star House, TST. Our publisher MCCM creations has a special...

Hop Fung Iron Works

On a hot Summer's day, i met Mr Chan On Cheung, owner of Hop Fung Iron Works, and brother 9 within a family of 11 brothers and sisters. A...

Snake Soup - Master Mak retires

When I heard Master Mak decided to retire from She Wong Lam (the largest snake supplier in hk) after working there for more than 70...

Lee Yim Kee Flower Shop

Lee Yim Kee Flower Shop. We call it a flower shop but this beautiful workshop in the old Yuen Long old market has nothing to do with real...

Bird cage craftsman

Uncle Choy, one of the few remaining bird cage craftsmen. Uncle started learning the craft from his own Uncle when he was 12. He...

Jade Market

At the beginning of the 60s, there were less than 10 Jade trading shops in HK, but then with rapid development, the number grew to more...

Homeless and elderly in the community

The author proceeds from Small Shops, Big Hearts are being used for helping the homeless and elderly in need in our community. I bumped...

Yau Ma Tei car park

My beloved Yau Ma Tei car park will be demolished in less than 2 years time. Saddened that another of our landmarks will disappear....