熱門搜尋

Story of Hong Kong

20 個相關集數
From a little fish village to an international financial centre, Hong Kong has experienced a lot of changes. We would like to invite you to look back to the history of Hong Kong, the story of our home.
載入中 ...

《HONG KONG STORIES XIX - Our Classic Brands》 Made in Hong Kong

2013-03-13

《HONG KONG STORIES XIX - Our Classic Brands》 Made in Hong Kong

2013-03-13
The influx of immigrants in the 1950s and 1960s brought much labour force to the city. As part of its population policy, the government established several industrial areas, including Kwun Tong, Chai Wan and San Po Kong, to develop light industry, which was characterized by small scale of machines and intensive labour. Most factories were located in multiple storey factory buildings, and they hired workers living in the vicinity. Such easy journeys for workers also meant that they could bring some work to finish at home with their family members. As result, this helped to increase the income of many families and lead to the development of many industries, for example textile, garment, plastics, electronics, watch and toys etc., and the export amounts of watches and toys once excelled the world in the heyday. While Hong Kong products were featured by relatively low prices, high qualities and standard design concepts, they soon began to be recognized internationally.

Although most of the early industries did not require high technologies, there were some exceptions. In the late 1950s, industrialist Haking Wong gave up the prosperous plastics business to turn to the production of optical products. He invested a large amount of money to set up factory to produce cameras and was regarded as “The King of Optical Appliances.” He overcame all sorts of technical difficulties in this new sector and produced a 100% made-in-Hong-Kong camera, Halina, which was soon exported to major countries in Europe and the U.S.A.

Apart from professional cameras, a plastic camera produced in the 1960s also stood out from all sorts of local products and became very popular in the 1970s. The camera, called Diana, has become a hit again in the 21st century, and even new versions of Diana have been produced to satisfy the needs of young photographers for today.
回頁頂