城市閘誌 HK Urban Canvas 2019
Wai Kwong Diesel Engines Limited
Artist: Marka Mak
In Cantonese, boat engines are often referred to by local boat owners as “cars”, and in Ap Lei Chau, Wai Kwong Diesel Engines Limited is the place boat owners come for “car” repairs and replacements! When the owner Mr Sin opened Wai Kwong in 1964, he initially provided engine repair works for fishing boats. In the years since, his business has developed and he is now a large-scale engine dealer doing trade in mainland China and South-east Asia. The shutter artwork celebrates Wai Kwong’s humble beginnings, and shows Mr Sin today, an international trader dressed in his best attire, against a background of the tools of his trade.