The practice of producing traditional handicrafts is disappearing globally. HK is no exception. Businesses passed on for generations suddenly stop existing. The Pearl Report visited shops to meet the owners, people who've forged part of HK's cultural identity.
With rising rents and increasing gentrification, small shops that were once tucked away in hidden corners of every neighbourhood are quickly disappearing. Writer and photographer Christina Yung decided to set out on a mission to document the shops that shaped Hong Kong’s history.
Earlier this year, her efforts came to fruition in the form of Small Shops, Big Hearts, which carries the tales of 33 such shops. HKFP spoke to Yung about her new book.