Spirit of Hong Kong

Spirit of Hong Kong is a series that looks behind the scenes of one of Asia's largest and most vibrant cities by focusing on those whose contributions often go unnoticed yet are vital to the everyday success of Hong Kong. 

Vivienne Poy, great-granddaughter of the man who started the Lee family's business, mainland émigré Lee Leung-yik. Photo: David Wong

How Lee family property play makes Causeway pay

Causeway Bay is better known for being home to some of the world's most expensive retail property than it is for being steeped in history. And it's a little known fact that the district was dominated by a single family for a good part of the past century: the Lees, widely regarded as one of the four most influential families of the colonial era.