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Pearl Report to close

We are homoured to feature in this year's Pearl Report. Having spent quite a bit of time providing background on each of the shops...

New friends

We have some new friends liking our Facebook page recently, thank you for the support. Our book, "Small Shops, Big hearts" marks the...

One-eyed herbal tea on Temple Street

Walking through temple street, you may notice a very old building. With its decoration, it's almost like time has stood still. The herbal...

Yuet Wo Retail Store Tsuen Wan

I met James Pang, the second generation owner of Yuet Wo sauce factory a few months back. The factory is started by his dad Uncle Pang in...

Fruit seller on Stanley Street

I was very moved by a documentary from RTHK, a story about a mobile hawker couple. Auntie Gun age 83 has been selling fruit for 70 years....

Lam Kee Steelware

Lam Kee Steelware. 88 years old Uncle Lam and his stall lie inside an alleyway on Shanghai street. Uncle Lam specialises in hand making...

Cheong Sam

I often look at my mother's old photographs with her dressed in a Cheong Sam and I marvel at the time when the ladies looked so elegant...

Smith's Confectionery Factory

I grew up eating Smith's Nougat, Orange and Melon Jelly, all my favorite sweets. The Three Fong Brothers are the second generation owners...

Oyster farm

I discovered a dreamy place today, Lau Fau Shan. Unfortunately the owner of the oyster farm wasn't here today but I'll be back. Hadn't...

Sauce Garden

I am thrilled to meet with the second generation owner, James Pang, of Yuet Wo Sauce Garden at Kwu Tung. This amazing business was...

Muji

Thrilled to have spotted our little book in Muji Book store, Olympic.

Happy Chinese New Year!

Wishing everyone a very happy Chinese New Year of the Dog. May you have health, good fortune and everything you wish for and last but not...

Uncle Tim calligraphy

Uncle Tim started his stall at the bottom of Upper Lascar Row after the end of the war. He is a registered optician and has been selling...

Sha Tin Buddies Restaurant

I want to recommend a very special local tea house to you, Sha-Tin Buddies Restaurant. The owner has successfully invited his master, a...

90 yrs old Wood Carpenter

No door sign no shop name, I visited a 90 year old wood carpenter hidden amongst Tsuen Wan industrial area. Uncle Lung has been hand...

SOIL

Although this small shop is not old by any measurement but the owner has a deep passion for local and international craft. SOIL designs...

Small Shops Big Hearts sales

Dear Friends and readers, happy to announce our publisher have established an additional online sales channel for "Small Shops, Big...